Monthly Archives: January 2009

Jan. 29: Hudson River Plane Crash Survivor LIVE Tonight at 6 p.m. PT

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Rhett & Link

Tonight (Thursday, Jan. 29) at 6pm PST catch a special guest on the RhettandLinKast Live. Rhett and Link will be interviewing a survivor of the US Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River, Mike Kollmansberger.

Tune in for a behind-the-scenes, step-by-step retelling of the events of that day, and Mike will also take viewer questions during the live stream. For more information, visit RhettandLink’s blog here.

Plane photo

Events for the week of January 26, 2009

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On Monday, January 26th, from 2-3:15pm EST, tune in for the Installation of the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Wayne Clough, and Regents’ meeting news briefing. Be sure to watch with us here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/smithsonian-on-ustream.tv


Monday, January 26th, at 12:30am PST LIVE Malayan Tiger Feeding. There are three cameras located inside the show area and one inside the night/feeding area. Be sure to tune in and watch these beautiful animals with us: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-malayan-tiger

Tuesday, January 27th at 7pm PST, Peter Himmelman and guests jam LIVE! This has become one of the most watched shows on Tuesday evenings, tune to find out why:http://www.ustream.tv/channel/peterhimmelman
Tuesday, at 9pm PST, watch a LIVE streaming performance of Lil Wayne debuting the world premiere of his new single from the Cox Arena. Watch with us LIVE at the  AT&T Facebook page or here:

Wednesday, January 28th at 10pm PST Driving Sports TV, the fastest show on Ustream.tv Late Night. Tune in and watch the DSTV crew showoff the latest in new cars and automotive performance: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/driving-sports-tv
Also on Wednesday the 28th, at 6pm PST we have our second RiffTrax LIVE show of 2009! From the head writer and stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes RiffTrax, full of hilarious mp3 (and now LIVE) commentaries of some of your favorite and not-so-favorite movies. It’s like watching a movie with your funniest friends! Tune in LIVE with us here:


Daily at 12 Noon, watch Jason Sadler of IWearYourShirt.com in his daily LIVE chat. This Thursday, January 29 he’ll be wearing a Zappos.com shirt! Be sure to watch with us: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iwearyourshirt-daily-shirt-show

Thursday, January 29th at7:30pm the LIVE recording of PotterCast will be a very special one, featuring Hank and John Green, otherwise known as the Vlogbrothers! Tune in this week as they discuss the latest news on Harry Potter in: PotterCast 183! Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pottercast

Friday the 30th at 10pm PST, Meet the Bloggers bring us unconventional political opinion and analysis. This weekly digest of news analysis, opinion, and progressive issues from the blogosphere, accessible to a general audience but tailored to appeal to mainstream media political reporters, opinion leaders, and a politically-savvy online audience. Watch here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/meet-the-bloggers
Friday, January 30 at 11pm EST, the second annual Bloggie Oscars will be taking place LIVE! This event will be giving awards in seventeen main categories and five supporting content categories, and a few yet to be announced awards. Watch with us here:

214,000 iPhone Viewing App Downloads in 48 hours

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The Ustream Viewing Application hit the App Store on the night before
the Presidential Inauguration and by the next morning, iPhone and iPod
Touch owners downloaded it in record numbers.  On day one, the Viewing Application
soared to the #1 spot on Apple’s Entertainment section and the #4 spot among all of the thousands of free applications in the App Store with more than 214,000 downloads … and this all happened
in less than 48 hours.

The enthusiasm for the Inauguration of President Barack Obama translated
into a record-breaking day for live streams on Ustream – both online and
on mobile.  We received tremendous feedback from the iPhone community
about watching this historic event:

I watched on Ustream (computer, not iPhone), and not only was it smooth, but it was actually a split second ahead of my television.” – James

I watched on my iPhone, and was amazed at how good it looked!” – Megan

I watched Ustream on my iPhone from Paris, no problem, best stream from all of ‘em.” – Sammy

Thanks again for making us #1 in the App Store. Stay tuned for updates on the next version.

Record On Ustream – A Day To Remember

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Today proved to be historic not only for the inauguration of our 44th president, but also because it was an amazing day for Ustream!

It was the biggest day Ustream has seen since the Election on Nov. 4, surpassing our record of one million streams for one event. What’s more, Ustream had hundreds of separate inauguration-related streams. Our streams were conversational and niche, with hosted professional streams as well as user-generated broadcasts.  We had our personal best today, so why not brag alittle?

Some highlights:

- Ustream powered more than an estimated 3.8 million streams today
- 400,000 concurrent people were watching Inauguration events at any given moment during the speech and swearing in.

- Tens of thousands watched live on the iPhone

If you watched a Ustream live stream today, please vote for us in this poll!
http://mashable.com/2009/01/20/inauguration-coverage

Thousands of people watched the inauguration from our newly-released viewing app. You can download it here:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301520250&mt=8

Here are a few photos of Ustreamers watching today’s events unfold. Enjoy!

Ustream Viewing Application is in the Apple App Store

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The Ustream iPhone Viewing Application is now available in the Apple App Store.

The Ustream iPhone Viewing Application was pending approval from Apple and was approved in time for the inauguration. Now any iPhone owner can watch the inauguration from their iPhone. Presently, the Ustream iPhone Viewing Application is WiFi only to ensure the highest quality broadcast on the iPhone, but stay tuned for developments.

“Ustream is excited to join the app store and bring a great application to the iPhone. Now iPhone users can watch and chat with any Ustream show directly from their iPhone. So now, wherever you are, you can be part of the global community around shared live experiences.” John Ham, Founder and CEO of Ustream

“The Ustream iPhone Application is a major advance in bringing the full power of the internet to mobile phones. Now anyone can watch everything from Taylor Swift concerts to your out of town high school football game live on the iPhone.” Brad Hunstable, Founder and President of Ustream

“Ustream has developed a technically amazing application for the iPhone. The iPhone has an amazing viewing experience and is a great platform for showcasing the Ustream experience. It was a pleasure developing an application for the iPhone and the Apple developer support was amazing.” Dr. Gyula Feher, Founder and Head of Technology of Ustream

The application can be downloaded at this iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301520250&mt=8

Inauguration Day Coverage – January 20, 2009

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Be sure to tune in for all of our LIVE Inauguration Day Coverage:

Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day Live Stream
Tuesday, January 20: 8am EST
Tune is, as President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office


The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian 
Tuesday, January 20: All Day
Watch live coverage of the Capitol grounds and will zoom in on the podium during Obama’s Swearing-In Ceremony.

Tuesday, January 20: All Day
Watch the celebration hosted by Shira Lazar, in collaboration with Mobilize.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to youth civic engagement.

Tuesday, January 20: 7pm PST
Live event coverage from Downtown LA at the beautiful Mayan featuring a full live theatrical performance by The Mutaytor, and special guest performance by The Crystal Method, as well as DJ Motion Potion, DJ Wolfie.
Tuesday, January 20: 10pm EST
Live event coverage of the celebration featuring; live music, fire dancing, and some of the hottest artists on the East Coast

RandomTV Inaugural Coverage
Tuesday, January 20: 8am EST
The RandomTV crew will be bringing us all the emotions, the drama, and the hopes of people as they witness the inauguration of America’s first black president.

Tuesday, January 20: 8am EST
The Quaker “Start with Substance” campaign will help to encourage American families to answer President-elect Barack Obama’s call to help others in a time of need.

Watch the Inauguration Live on the iPhone with Ustream

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As seen in Techcrunch , Ustream has developed an application for the 3G iphone that allows you to watch Ustream anywhere w/everyone. Regardless of where you are at and what you are doing, you can choose to be in the moment with others in a shared live experience around a live event. If you are out-on-the-town and know that a guest speaker at a major conference is “going live” and want to watch live and be-in-the-crowd, then you can with this application.

You will be able to watch the Inauguration LIVE on Ustream with chat.  

I’d like to introduce Ustream’s iPhone Viewing Application.  We hope you like it!

We have a limited number of beta invites/testers.  Email iphone@ustream.tv to get Ustream’s viewing application on your iphone.

 

History: Inauguration LIVE on Ustream

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Over the last two years, Ustream has had the privilege to work closely with President Elect Obama’s campaign.  We stream speeches, we streamed townhalls, and we even had the honor to stream his victory speech.

History will be made Jan 20th, and you will all be able to watch this LIVE on Ustream.   As always, our interactive chat will be there to make this experience more of a social experience.

If you are not going to fight the traffic in DC and the pat downs from the secret service, then watch the inauguration of fellow Ustreamer, President Barack Obama, with me.

Here is the link to the Official Inauguration Live Stream Page:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/barack-obama-inauguration-day-live

Events for the Second Week of January, 2009

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This week on Ustream we have some really amazing stuff. From an LA hitchhiking cam, new puppy and kitten cams, Rifftrax LIVE, iPhone app demos, great music and much more. 

On Tuesday, January 13th Marc Horowitz will be hitchhiking from his home in LA to the Pacific Ocean, and bringing his MacBook Pro and LiVE stream along for the ride. If you haven’t seen TalkShow247 yet, this would be a great time to start watching: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/talkshow247

On January 13th and 14th from 8:00a to 5p PST, the 2nd Annual OneMedForum will take place in San Francisco during the healthcare finance community’s largest gathering of the year. Be sure to tune in for this great event, where the Finance Forum will bring together promising emerging healthcare and life science companies with strategic and venture investors focused on new technologies, emerging and micro cap public companies.  Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/onemedforum-2009

On Wednesday the 14th, tune in for Southern California High School basketball when Oaks Christian takes on a school from Wheaton, Ill featuring a 6-8 center! Tip off is at 6p PST, with special guest announcer, former NFL Star Chuck Muncie. Watch with us LIVE here: 

On Thursday, January 15th starting at 4p PST The National Museum of Natural History is inviting the world to join them for the 24th Annual Martin Luther Kine Jr. Program LIVE from the Smithsonian Latino Center. With a keynote address by Baldermar Velasquez and a LIVE preformance by Rudy Arredondo, this event will certainly be a great one. Be sure to watch this event with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/smithsonian-on-ustream.tv

On Wednesday the 15th, we have the first RiffTrax LIVE show of 2009! Mike, Kevin and Bill will be riffing the classic short “Self Conscious Guy” broadcast LIVE from RiffTrax HQ in San Diego and viewable right here, totally FREE of charge. Stick around after the Short for a bit of Q&A with the guys. Tune in LIVE with us here:


Thursday the 16th, Zedalza New York, hosted by Frank, Anthony, and Mike will be LIVE from NYC chatting, playing music, and making fun of pretty much everything! Zedalza incorporates an open talk forum and encourages viewers to participate in the broadcasts by calling in live and interacting through the chat room during the show. Be sure to tune in with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/zedalza-new-york

We also have 2 great NEW baby animal streams! A litter of puppies was born this week LIVE on Ustream, and we can all watch them learning to walk here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cricket-cam

And the latest baby kittens can be seen 24 hours a day LIVE right here, enjoy: