Author Archives: Brad Hunstable, CEO and Founder

About Brad Hunstable, CEO and Founder

Brad Hunstable founded Ustream more than six years ago with a vision to bring live broadcast technology to the entire world. Since then, the company has established itself as the leading live, social video site. Hunstable has been ranked among 50 "Digital Power Players" by the Hollywood Reporter and on Variety's Producers Guild of America's Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers for his work at Ustream. Brad is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from Ohio State.

Two sides of a stream: SaaS vs. Advertising

Two sides of a stream: SaaS vs. Advertising We’re intrigued by today’s news from Google’s I/O conference about how YouTube is making their beta live video service more available to certain select parters (those with more than 1000 followers and … Continue reading

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New Media vs. Old Media: Which Side Did You Partake In Yesterday’s Play-By-Play in Boston?

Yesterday, we at Ustream — along with millions across the globe — were taken in by the events that quickly unfolded as the second suspect of the Boston Marathon was captured.  Last night, we saw heightened engagement from a scanner … Continue reading

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In case you missed the NAB Show…

This year’s annual NAB Show, appropriately themed around the metamorphosis of broadcast media, centered heavily on social media and consumer engagement.  This year, I had the pleasure of hosting an NAB Info Session about the “Reinvention of Live Media,” where I got a … Continue reading

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Join Ustream as we celebrate Veterans Day

Please join the Ustream community this Sunday, Nov. 11, in celebrating our country’s veterans. Ustream began with a vision to connect deployed troops separated from their families and friends; enabling a soldier in Afghanistan to watch his sister’s recital in … Continue reading

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Streaming Wars: Ustream thinks YouTube’s numbers not so Stratos-pheric

“And since we’re in debate season, I’m willing to debate YouTube at Streaming Media West about their arithmetic” – Brad Hunstable, CEO Over the past few weeks, several large live broadcasts on the Internet highlight the tremendous popularity and growth … Continue reading

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Hugo Awards: An apology and explanation

NOTE: Post updated below 9/3 On Sunday night, The Hugo Awards were streaming live on Ustream (The Hugo’s are like the Academy Awards for science fiction). Very unfortunately at 7:43 p.m. Pacific time, the channel was automatically banned in the … Continue reading

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Go Ustream!

My Dearest Ustreamers, Hope all is well. Today, we announced an additional financing of $6m from our existing lead investors, Softbank and DCM. The timing is perfect for the company and for me to announce that I will be returning … Continue reading

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Ustream seals Joint Venture with Korea Telecom for Ustream Korea with $10m investment

Ustreamers, Hope all is well. Today, we are happy to announce that Ustream has reached an agreement with Korea Telecom to launch Ustream Korea as part of our Joint Venture for Ustream Asia with Softbank Corp. in Japan. Korea Telecom … Continue reading

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Introducing the New Ustream Facebook Application

When you broadcast live on Ustream we make sure that your event is viewable everywhere – on your Ustream channel page, on our mobile applications, and on embeds in blogs and websites throughout the internet. Today we are excited to … Continue reading

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Launch of Improved Measures to Protect Copyright Holders and Vobile Integration

We believe it is important to protect content publishers and provide tools to help combat the illegal sharing of copyrighted material. Today, we are releasing improvements to our copyright protection tools, and announcing a full integration with the Vobile fingerprinting … Continue reading

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