YouTube announced Tuesday that the much-anticipated British royal wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William will be live streamed on the website' s live channel.
Next Friday, the live stream will follow the wedding procession, marriage ceremony at Westminster Abbey and balcony kiss, said YouTube in its official blog. The official channel (www.youtube. com/theroyalchannel), will have live blog commentary of the event, and users can also upload video wishes for the couple on the site.
"This one is already heralded as the first of the Internet age, where for the first time in thousands of years of royal history, the moment will be captured on-line and preserved forever," said the blog post.
YouTube, whose parent company is Google, will provide the technical support for the broadcast and the footage will be provided by the BBC.
On April 8, YouTube launched live streaming service YouTube Live, including a home page where users can view live events and a live steaming platform on which partners with accounts could stream live content.