Come gather with us this holiday weekend to enjoy some festive seasonal streams and even a great deal or two for a worthwhile cause on Friday!
Interactive Thanksgiving? A group is doing a live interactive Thanksgiving turkey smoking all day starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. View the live stream here.
Cameras will broadcast the smoker and the cooking process, along with a chat and a Flickr pool where others can post photos. A Twitter feed will include updates from a USB thermometer rig, allowing anyone to join in to participate in a virtual, interactive Thanksgiving. For more details, check it out.
Marc Horowitz from TalkShow247 is doing a special Thanksgiving Island show. Tomorrow, one unfortunate friend or family member is going to eat their green bean casserole alone… outside… on the porch!
Tune in to cast your vote on who should eat Thanksgiving dinner alone! Will it be Marc’s mom, Marc’s best friend, his ex-girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend’s twin sister, Marc’s mom’s blind date, or will it be the host himself?
Check it out starting at 9 a.m. PST. The final vote will be cast at 4:30 p.m. PST. Tune in early and make your opinions and decisions!
Tune in for a cool charitable event and some great deals on Friday: CompUSA and TigerDirect, leading retailers of consumer electronics and technology products, are branding November 28 as “Pink Friday for the Cure” for the second year in a row and expect to raise more than $250,000 from a portion of total sales and from customer donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.
Check out the live webcast all day here on Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in which limited quantities of products will be sold at 50 percent off their list price, with the full proceeds of the sale products going directly to Komen. For more information, visit the web site.
The week of November 24, 2008 is full of great streams including standbys like TalkShow247, Jordan Winter, and Africam, but also new great events including TigerDirect/CompUSA’s Pink Friday and many more. Here is a quick look at a few of the streams I’ll be tuning into this week:
The Flamingo Island Africam is a great stream to turn on and leave on all day. These birds eat, play, and walk around the camera 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tune in once, and I am sure you’ll come back:
On Thursdays at 5pm PST, take a peek into the daily life of NJ based indie-rocker Jordan Winter. Jordan’s song “Dream” was featured in the 2007 film, “And Then Came Love” starring Vanessa Williams. Jordan was also one of ten new songwriters invited to participate in the 2007 ASCAP Foundation Extended. Jordan opens her life to the world, and you’re invited to chat, play, and have fun with here every week.
Thursday 7pm PST, tune in for Live with Jeff Joslin. This is a weekly show hosted by professional fighter Jeff “the Inferno” Joslin. Expect a unique behind the scenes perspective as Jeff talks about all things related to the sport of mixed martial arts. Contests, stories, videos, fighter interviews and much more will be included within the future streams.
Talk Show 247, is a talk show from an LA apartment that anyone can be on! If you have a Ustream.TV account, ask Marc to co-host, and he’ll gladly chat with you about anything you’re up to. If you would like the full experience, stop by his Apt, sit on the couch, and chat in real life while being viewed around the world. Past guests include college students from around the world, movie producers, his landlord, and a TV host from South America.
On the 28th, TigerDirect/CompUSA will be hosting it’s second “Pink Friday” webcast which will be an all day event in which viewers can get 50% off a large range of products, and ALL proceeds go directly to the Susan G Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer research.
On Sunday, November 30, Join some of the best pool players in the world as OTBN tv live broadcasts the quarter, semi, and finals of the Eagles’ Pool Holiday Classic. Catch all the action on OTBN’s Ustream channel:
There is also a new puppy cam that may be the cutest yet. This boxer named Apple is going to be giving birth any day now.Apple is a 2-year-old purebred reverse brindle boxer, and the sire of the puppies is boxer, brindle and 2 years old as well. Tune in daily to be one of the first to see how cute the new litter is:
It all started 5 weeks ago, when a SF couple decided to setup a live puppy cam on Ustream. Ever since they hit the “broadcast now” button things have been interesting around the Ustream offices. Due to the “cuteness” of the puppies, the show, to quote NBC news anchor and managing editor Brian Williams, “has taken the web by storm.” 4 million people worldwide checked in on 6 of the most adorable puppies we’ve ever seen. It’s been remarkable to see how 6 little puppies have gotten so “big.”
The CNN segment is humorous. The Today Show segment is informative – make sure to watch!
Here are a few samples of their recent popularity:
Today, Tuesday November 18, at 2:30pm PST, Country Music Star Whitney Duncan, will chatting with fans on her Ustream channel Whit’s Whit Live. Whitney will be answering questions from the chat live from Nashville, TN.
At 5pm PST, Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose are hosting another Digg Townhall! The guys will share the latest Digg news and discuss the questions and issues their community has posted in the call for topics.
Also, today at 7pm PST, Brea Grant, The Speedster on Hereos will be chatting like with her fans and the world on Ustream.tv. Tune in, and be ready on twitter, as she is inviting the world to participate with questions through her twitter account. @breagrant
Wednesday the 19th, Carpix TV Live will be streaming from the Los Angeles International Autoshow. Bringing the world their first look at all the new car reveals, such as the Nissan 370Z and the all-electric Mini.
On Saturday and Sunday, live from The RAMP in Hamilton, AL will be a live streamed youth conference the event is expecting over 1,200 participants from all over North America.
Tune in here:
On Saturday the 22nd at 8am EST, GoNintendo.com and Ustream.tv will be teaming are teaming up to to create a live-stream charity event, with all proceeds being given to the Child’s Play organization. This event will be an 8 hour live event from New Jersey, and is being called the ‘Best of NES’!
If you have a puppy and are searching for training tips, the Dog Trainer Guru answers your questions, gives demos and information about everything from house to obedience training here on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. She’s on the road this week and will be training dogs live and interviewing their owners.
Love your puppies and want to watch them while you’re away, and even share them with the world? We’d love to see your stream on Ustream, too!
Tomorrow, November 14, 2008 is a historic day! At 7:55p EST the Orbiter Endeavour will be launched into space for a 15-day mission to the space station! This will mark NASA’s 124th space shuttle flight, and it will all be streamed LIVE on Ustream.TV.
NASA will only have a 10 minute launch window, but the people at - http://www.spacevidcast.com - will be ready to bring us some amazing live stream coverage.
Be sure to tune in for live coverage of the entire event:
Today, Monday, November 10th, at 7PM (Brasilia time, GMT+2), Wikipedia is launching it’s Brazilian site LIVE on Ustream – http://wikibr.org/. This live event will be promoting the Brazilian page of Wikipedia, and there will be a debate with Jimmy Wales.
Tuesday, November 11th marks the 1-week mark for Marc Horowitz’s 24/7 talk show! The guy who lived in a Nissan for a month and the creator of The National Dinner Tour, launched a 24/7 talk show from his living room last week. This will be a live talk show, unedited and uncut, where Marc is inviting the world into his Los Angeles home to talk about anything they wish! His website is – http://www.talkshow247.com – and this talk show will only be happening until Ground Hog’s Day, so get your name on his calendar today! This is the first time anything like this has ever been tried, and his calendar is already filling up with great guests like his neighbor, New York Times Best Selling Authors, YouTube stars, and more. If you are not in the LA area, you can still co-host by using the Ustream.TV co-host feature.
24/7 Talk Show Stream:
Thursday, November 13th is packed with great live content. We have:
NewTeeVee Live, the premier event showcasing the online video industry’s hottest topics, most talented video producers, promising technologies, leading innovators and top funding executives. The conference sold out early last year and also garnered rave reviews for bringing together the right mix of attendees. Buy your ticket early as this event will sell out.
The Connector.ie Meetup is also happening on the 13th, starting at 7pm. This will be a great event, with featured presenters from Bebo, The Irish Apprentice, and more. For the first time they have invited guests to present on a pre-selected topic, and what a line up they have. Philip McCartney, Head of Sales, Bebo Ireland, Jennifer Maguire- Founder Bella Makeover & Irish star of The Apprentice BBC 2008, Niall Harbison, Co-Founder iFoods.tv as seen on Dragons’ Den BBC 2008.
Friday, November 14th is the first of a 3 day Rock-a-thon! The Rock Medicine volunteers are putting on a 72 hour Rockband, Rockband 2 and Guitar Hero marathon! This 72 hour nonstop gaming marathon will be broadcast live online at www.rockthecause.net, where viewers can watch volunteers play, make donations to Rock Medicine and even win some unique and rare memorabilia. There will be a live chat room for viewer/artist interaction and even the ability to make song requests. For more information on the Rock-a-thon, visit www.rockthecause.net.
Also on Friday the 14th, Indiana University is having a Live Dance Marathon on campus, with all proceeds benefiting the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley Hospital for Children.
Also this week: Whitney Duncan, The Flaming Lips, Taylor Swift, and Tyler Hilton.
Tyler Hilton is a singer-songwriter and actor, who played the young Elvis in Walk the Line. He also has two Elvis cover songs on the award winning soundtrack. Tyler starred in a Taylor Swift music video, and will be live on Ustream just before Taylor Swift, who has a new album “Fearless”, that comes out on Tuesday and “Love Story”, the lead single, is a top 5 Billboard single
Next Week: On Tuesady, November 18th, Brea Grant is holding her first ever Twitterview on Ustream. Brea will be using Twitter and Ustream.TV to chat with fans from all over the world. More on this great event closer to the stream date.