YouTube has launched a live-video streaming service in beta as it continues to build its live content offering.
YouTube has so far offered one-off streams of music concerts and sports events and will cover the IPL.
YouTube Live will eventually be a permanent feature of the search engine, integrating live streaming and discovery tools.
Viewers can watch the programming at youtube.com/live, where they can view all live programmes and add events to their calendar.
The news follows reports that Google is planning an overhaul of the YouTube home page and is investing $100 million in original content.