This past Sunday, Ustream.tv Founder John Ham and I attended the exclusive premiere of ABCâ€™s new show â€œDirty Sexy Moneyâ€ â€“ starring Donald Sutherland, Billy Baldwin, and Peter Krause. Working in association with Entertainment Tonight producer John Pattyson, Ustream helped launch Starbiz.tv, the first live streaming celebrity entertainment show. Conceived by John Pattyson, Starbiz.tv gives viewers live access to Hollywood red carpet events and celebrities.
Equipped with just a Sony VAIO laptop and Handycam, we were able to stream high quality celebrity interviews live to fans around the world. When we told the actors they were live on the Internet, they seemed genuinely surprised and excited. When actor Seth Gabel â€“ who plays Jeremy Darling on the show â€“ heard he was live on Ustream, he even called his mother to tell her to go to Ustream and watch him.
Plus it was tons of fun to be able to ask questions on behalf of the chatroom audience. We even got Billy Baldwin to tell us what kind of sandals he was wearing. Just another example of how live video connects people.
If you liked the show, be sure to tune into future Starbiz.tv broadcasts, as well as tonightâ€™s â€œDirty Sexy Moneyâ€ premiere.