Monthly Archives: January 2014

Thanks 2013, Here’s to An Even Better 2014!

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2013 Lookback

2013 was a banner year for Ustream — so much so, that it took us until the last day of January to finish tallying! Here’s a sneak peek, but check out the full look-back HERE (you wont’t be disappointed!).

  • In 2013, we powered our 2 BILLIONTH hour, lifetime. That’s a ton of hours. (You may remember Brad’s post in October: We’re Two Billion Strong, Thanks to You!)
  • We used 2.1 petabytes of storage to record streams in 2013… Click HERE to see what Wikipedia has to say about “Petabyte.” (I needed the refresher)
  • The award for Most Broadcasts Per Capita went to… a twin-island nation between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Any guesses?

See if you’re right, and check out our full report here: http://www.ustream.tv/2013

Tackling Top Issues (Part 1): Production Equipment Workflow

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Today’s Tuesday Tips post is the first of a five-part series, which will focus on how to tackle some of the most common issues our broadcasters face. Kayla D’Alonzo, one of our Customer Success reps, will be sharing advice over the next five weeks, starting with production equipment workflow.

Ustream is the easiest and most powerful platform to broadcast live – it’s as simple as setting up your account, connecting your camera and encoder, and pushing the “GO LIVE” button. Sometimes, however, broadcasters can hit a bump in the road before, during, or after their broadcast. We know at times it can be frustrating figuring out why your audio is out of sync or why your equipment is not working. Perhaps you are experiencing excessive buffering or your broadcast just isn’t showing up on mobile. Don’t worry, Ustreamers: we can help!

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Ukraine Streams by the Numbers

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Activity in Ukriane has continued to heighten, and we’re seeing many people turning to Ustream — broadcasters have taken to their cameras and mobile devices to show the world what’s taking place, while thousands of viewers are given the inside look.  Here a snapshot of what was streamed live yesterday:

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#EuroMajdan has been one of the most-viewed channels over the course of the last two months. In fact, it’s the top-viewed channel on Ustream at this very moment.

We’ve been crunching the numbers and wanted to share some stats:

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Put Yourself into the Director’s Chair with the New Ustream Producer 5

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The live video production market is rapidly evolving and broadcasters need responsive tools that can keep pace with the changing industry. Consumer needs are constantly shifting in terms of video-consumption, which presents some adoption challenges for broadcasters.

In response, Ustream has been working closely with Telestream to develop and deploy an industry-leading solution, to meet today’s video production demands and prepare for future needs.

Last week, Ustream released the newest version of Producer.

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Trend Watch: Live Box Breaking on Ustream

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Box Breaking has become big business over the last year. Even sports card manufactures, like Topps and Panini America, have taken notice; showing signs of encouragement for some of the top box and case breakers. By adding the element of live video, box breaking has become an innovative facet of the sports card hobby, revolutionizing the game of card collecting.

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The Hottest Trend on the Red Carpet This Year? USTREAM!

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The People’s Choice Awards made major buzz in the Entertainment universe last week, engaging fans around the world with the power of live video. Showcasing the best of television, movies, and music, this year’s award show was not only decided by the fans, a record number of viewers took advantage of watching every moment in live time on the Ustream platform.

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Live Footage of Kiev Protests, as Told by Citizen Broadcaster Gifs

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For a LIVE guide of protest streams by broadcasters in Kiev, check out our previous Ustream blog: ‘Happening NOW – Live Footage of Chaos in Kiev’

 

 


 

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Happening NOW: Live Footage of Chaos in Kiev

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Mayhem and violence have taken over the city of Kiev, as protesters clash with riot police in the name of democracy. Thanks to brave citizen broadcasters, the world has a unique privilege to watch history take shape in the Ukraine in live time. News is no longer is limited to printed and video recollections reported by sharply dressed anchors hours or days later. LIVE is NOW, sending powerful visuals globally faster than a speeding tweet.

With that said, stay up to live time as the people of Ukraine not only revolutionize their country, but the way we witness world events as they happen. Here’s a list of LIVE news channels, brought to you by the brave broadcasters of #EuroMaiden.

 

Chaos in Kiev Caught Live on Ustream

 

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