Introducing the new Paused Pro Subscription feature
Ok, so you got to the point where you are unsure whether you want to continue with your Pro Broadcasting plan. We understand. We can give you some space. But why start over from scratch when you realize that you do need some Ustream in your life?
On Wednesday, April 16 the Ustream development team released the Pause Subscription Feature for Pro broadcasting package users.
Ustream’s Live Playlists feature was launched last Spring by our Broadcaster Experience team, so that broadcasters could reuse previously recorded videos and schedule them to run as “live” content at specific times, or as continuous loops. The innovative feature is available in all Pro Broadcasting packages and allows you to provide instant content all the time, by filling you channel with linear programming. Reach audiences around the clock long after their transmission has ended!
Live-streaming is becoming the dominant method for delivering online video, but how can you harness the power of live video and turn the passive content consumption experience into something more active? The answer is easy: combining your video player with the social chat function — not only on the Ustream channel page, but also on your own website as well. Live video streams are a win-win way for your brand or campaign to go viral through social channels, and now you can drive all the attention directly to your site.
Last week, the Seattle Seahawks raised the 12th man flag atop the Space Needle; creating a powerful visual for an entire city to rally behind their winning team. Thanks to their Ustream broadcast, this special moment was not only shared by onlookers and the city of Seattle, but Seahawks fans around the world. By harnessing the power of live, the Seahawks have initiated a hub for fans to connect and engage with their favorite team.
We can’t guarantee a Super Bowl ring, but these helpful tips inspired by the Seahawks and other NFL teams will definitely help you win big in your broadcasts (insert end-zone dance here).
Thanks to live technology, viewers around the globe have a virtual seat at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Providing a professional broadcast environment, premium content can now be pushed to any screen across various smart devices. The CES experience can now be showcased in a cost effective way; eliminating expensive satellite trucks with seamless integration of high encoding, switching equipment and all-in-one production systems. Let’s take a look at these professional live streams by tech powerhouses Sony,TechCrunch and Samsung are taking the wow factor to a whole new level in real time.
Starting this Friday at 9:00am PST, Ustream will power a live stream of the EVO World Finals from Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring some of the most talented members of the fighting game community. This is the largest and longest-running gaming event of its kind. Over the course of the weekend, players will compete in 6 tournaments and 50,000 matches. In the end, there will only be one winner.
The World Finals will feature:
Special appearance by Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono
The world’s largest live Street Fighter IV competition
Tekken 6 playable on console
The best players from around the US and the world, including Japan’s legendary champion DaigoUmehara
The newest build of Tatsunoko Vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
First publicly playable Marvel Vs Capcom 2 for X360 and PSN
Tonight, Friday April 17th, 2009 at approximately 10:45 pm PT Ashton turned on Ustream to mobilize his Twitter follower base as well as to share in both the race leading up to one million as well as the celebratory moment that followed. Many gathered to share the moment together.
We just released our Flash Media Encoder integration! Now, any Ustream user can produce higher quality Ustream broadcasts with Flash Media Encoder. For those of you who are not yet familiar, Flash Media Encoder (FME) uses cutting edge codes to produce professional-quality audio and video broadcasts.
Coupling FME’s encoding power with Ustream’s robust broadcast console is the perfect solution for users seeking both high quality streams and powerful interactive features.
Ustream’s FME Broadcast Console allows users to:
* Start and stop their FME broadcasts
* Create FME broadcast recordings
* Add customized graphic overlays to their FME broadcasts
* Add polls
* Invite cohosts
Click here to get started or learn more about using FME.
Click the “Menu” button in the Vide Player. You’ll see we’ve upgraded it.
In the new Menu, users will now be able to:
Retrieve the URL and embed code for the show or recorded video
Share the show or video on Twitter, Digg, Stumbleupon, or Facebook
Report an abuse
Follow the Ustreamer
Easily navigate back to the show or video page on Ustream via a “Go to Show Page” button
In addition, we’ve added thumbnails for Live Shows so users can easily see what other shows are live on Ustream at that moment. There is also a search bar that allows users to search the Ustream site directly from the video player. Pretty cool, huh?
We hope you enjoy it. Be sure to look out for more new features in the next few weeks!
My Followers is the complement feature to My Feeds. Whereas My Feeds allowed you to manage the Ustreamers you are Following, My Followers allows you to manage the Ustreamers who are Following you.
With My Followers, you can send out Bulletins to all of your Followers at once. In addition, you can instantly send your Bulletins to Twitter. Pretty cool, huh?
In the Privacy tab, you can set what notification items get sent out to your Followers.
In Manage, you can Direct Message your Followers individually or choose to “Block” a user. Blocking means that even though the user has chosen to Follow you, he will not receive any of your notifications or see any of your recent activity.