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Roland TR-808 Worldwide Anniversary Party on August 8

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When global music giant Roland celebrates the anniversary of its iconic TR-808 drum machine on Saturday, August 8 (8/08, get it?), fans around the world will be able to join in via the brand’s Ustream channel.

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A client and partner of Ustream, Roland frequently utilizes the Ustream platform for both internal communications such as sales trainings as well as public demos by A-list musicians of Roland’s latest equipment. “808 Day” is the first TR-808 anniversary celebration to be streamed on the Roland Ustream channel.

The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was among the industry’s first affordable and widely available programmable drum machines. Artists and producers across genres used the instrument — commonly called “the 808″ — which is often credited with changing the face of contemporary music and has even been referenced in the lyrics of several songs.

The anniversary celebration will take place at the Six01 Studio Sound Lab in Burbank, California, and will feature live musical performances from David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Bon Harris (Nitzer Ebb), Brian Liesegang (Nine Inch Nails, Filter), and Kerry Brown (Catherine). The live stream will begin at 8 p.m. PST, and the festivities can be tracked on social media with the hashtag #808day.

Catch the live event Saturday on the Roland 808 channel on Ustream and learn more about the Ustream Align for secure streaming here and Ustream Pro Broadcasting for scalable, reliable streaming here.

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South by Southwest (SXSW) to Highlight the Power of Online Video

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Starting on March 13, Austin, Texas will host thousands of interactive professionals from around the world when the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival 2015 kicks off.

Online video will take center stage at several SXSW 2015 sessions, including

  • Netflix Shares a Decade of A/B Test Learning, Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m., JW Marriott, Salon D
  • Hyper-Reality TV and Online Video Are a Perfect Fit, Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m., Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD
  • Cultural Connections: TV, Digital and the New Mainstream, Tuesday, March 17, 5 p.m., Austin Convention Center, Ballroom E
  • Storming The Gates of the Digital Frontier, Monday, March 16, 12:30 p.m., Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD
  • Behind the Blue Screen: Video Stories from Iran, Monday, March 16, 3:30 p.m., Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite

At this year’s event, Ustream co-founder and CTO Gyula Fehér will take part in the panel for Made in Budapest: Half the Cost and a Day Ahead on Saturday, March 14 at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Austin Downtown. The panel will explore how Ustream and other companies couple the power of American sales and marketing with smart and affordable European engineers and designers.

Can’t make it to Austin? Follow the action on Twitter using the hashtag #SXSW.

Ustream CEO to Speak at IBM InterConnect 2015

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Ustream CEO Brad Hunstable will appear on stage at two sessions during IBM InterConnect 2015: The Premier Cloud & Mobile Conference.

Thousands will gather next week at the MGM Grand & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for the event, which features more than 1,500 technical sessions, 42 tracks, 8 streams, 3 general sessions, hundreds of hands-on labs and certification opportunities, and unlimited peer networking.

On Monday, February 23, Hunstable will take the stage as part of the IBM SmartCamp Global Finals to share his insights on entrepreneurship. The session begins at 4:40 p.m. in Room 312/317 of the MGM Conference Center, Level 3. Sandy Carter, General Manager, Cloud Ecosystem Development, IBM Corporation, will introduce Hunstable and pose a series of questions about his journey as an entrepreneur.

On Tuesday, Hunstable will appear on the influencer panel for “When Big Data Met Cloud.” The session begins at 11 a.m. in the Cloud Theater, inside the Solution EXPO in Mandalay Bay, Shorelines A/B (Level 2). The panel will discuss a series of questions about how organizations are leveraging the cloud for big data, including:

  • Are organizations using cloud and big data to their full potential?
  • What challenges persist in harnessing the power of cloud for big data?
  • How has the relationship between cloud and big data evolved over the last few years, and where is it headed?
  • Would all enterprises benefit from tapping the cloud for big data, and what are the criteria for an organization knowing whether it’s right for them?

All attendees are encouraged to live-tweet from the sessions using the hashtag #IBMInterConnect and to tag @bhunstable.

A selection of IBM InterConnect sessions will be live streamed via the Ustream platform by SiliconANGLE.  To check out the live streams, click here.

 

Webinar: Live Video Boosts Sales, Marketing, Media Presence

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On Thursday, January 22nd, Ustream CEO Brad Hunstable and Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst at Wainhouse Research, will co-present The Burgeoning Set of Use Cases for Live Video Streaming,” a live webinar highlighting enterprise uses of live streaming video beyond internal presentations.

According to a recent Wainhouse survey, internal applications such as employee training and executive presentations continue to be the most popular uses of live streaming video. However, outward-facing applications such as customer service, corporate advertising and branding, and IT support are all gaining traction.

Companies Deployed One-to-Many Online Video for Specified Application

One of the case studies to be covered will be that of CreativeLive, an online training destination that launched in 2010. Driven by a model that blends free live video with paid access to on-demand content libraries, CreativeLive draws as many as 20,000 registrants to its live presentations … and seven times that number to its on-demand recordings.

Other case studies to be presented will feature

  • “This Week in Technology” (TWiT), which has built a media brand around live streaming video
  • iStrategy Labs, which leverages video to promote marketing interaction
  • Teradek, which expands its audience reach and measures content effectiveness through its Ustream channel
  • Zuora, which uses live video to keep employees connected across nine time zones

The webinar will begin on Thursday, January 22nd at 10 am PST; to register, visit http://www.ustream.tv/lp/business-use-cases-for-live-video-streaming#itm_source=blog&itm_medium=onsite &itm_content=live_video_use_cases&itm_campaign=wainhouse4_odw

Be part of the New Year’s Eve show on Ustream!

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Ustream has teamed up with www.index.hu to show live broadcasts from different time zones and cultures over a 12-hour period this New Year’s Eve. If you are planning to stream your New Year’s Eve event or know of a channel that will, please send us the channel link to press@ustream.tv. We’ll include it in our global show. Follow us on Ustream or Twitter and watch the world celebrating the New Year!

The Concert For Valor: Saluting America’s Veterans

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This Veterans Day, Ustream will provide live streaming services for The Concert For Valor – a free concert to honor our veterans. The Concert For Valor is a first-of-its-kind event designed to bring artists, celebrities and millions of Americans together to honor the courage and sacrifice of veterans, active duty service members and their families. This event will provide a national stage for ensuring that veterans and their families know that their fellow Americans’ gratitude is genuine. Millions of people, including veterans, active duty service members, their families and Americans from all walks of live are expected to watch the free concert.

Performing artists include Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Dave Grohl, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Metallica, Zack Brown Band, and Rihanna.

Watch the show live on TheConcertForValor.com this Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11, 2014 as we broadcast our gratitude to America’s soldiers live from the National Mall in Washington, D.C..

Forging New Paths at the Pioneers Festival

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On October 29–30, more than 2,000 individuals representing technology, science and entrepreneurship will gather in Vienna, Austria for the Fourth Annual Pioneers Festival.

Thanks to Ustream, thousands more around the world will be able to experience the event live as it happens through the Pioneers Festival channel.

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Established in 2011, the Festival’s mission is to gather the smartest minds in technology and science entrepreneurship “to showcase, impact and shape our tomorrow.” The 2014 slate of speakers includes Fred Destin of Accel Partners, Nancy Duarte of Duarte Design, Neil Patel of Kissmetrics and Justin Kan of Twitch/Y Combinator.

And if that’s not enough, how about a flying car?

At Pioneers Festival 2014, Slovakian company AeroMobil will unveil the Flying Roadster, the prototype of “the world’s most advanced flying car.” The company has been working on developing a flying automobile for two decades, and on October 29, the world will get its first live look — in person in Vienna and around the globe via Ustream

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Over the last four years, attendance at the Pioneers Festival has grown from just over 1,600 to 2,500 – and Pioneers Festival 2013 attracted more than 55,000 unique visitors worldwide.

It all kicks off Wednesday, October 29 at 10 am CET; to follow all the action, tune in to the Pioneers Festival channel on Ustream.

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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Stargazer’s LIVE Guide to 2014 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

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 It’s not only the beginning of a new year, 2014 is starting out strong with an outta-this-world event by NASA! Powered by Ustream, viewers are able to watch tonight’s Quadrantid Meteor Shower in live time, as it takes center stage in the night sky.

 

Watch Quadrantids Meteor Shower LIVE on NASA's Official Ustream Channel!

Watch Quadrantids Meteor Shower LIVE on NASA’s Official Ustream Channel!

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Be Here Now: Connect with Loved Ones Live During the Holidays

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Live video technology is quickly becoming an innovative solution for friends and family to stay connected when it matters most. From lavish holiday feasts to New Years celebrations, Ustream allows anyone, anywhere to share the ultimate gift with their loved ones: their presence.

Looking to optimize your holiday experience this season? Transform standard audio phone conversations on your smartphone into visual, interactive experiences in live time. Be here now.

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