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Ustream Live Video Channel Racks Up 309 Million Views

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A Ustream channel broadcasting from a certain livecam in Decorah, Iowa has become the latest Internet video sensation. In fact, it is possibly the most popular live video of all time with more than 309 million views and 94,000 subscribers.


The camera, operated by the Raptor Research Project, is located above a bald eagle nest, and last Wednesday night it captured the mother eagle laying her first egg of 2015. By Thursday morning, the channel has racked up an additional 181,000 views.

The Decorah eagles aren’t the only feathered friends building a worldwide audience on Ustream. The OKC Great Horned Owl-Cam channel broadcasts live from a second-story planter ledge at a home in Oklahoma City, where a family of Great Horned Owls made its home in 2012. Now in “Season 4,” the channel has more than 9,000 subscribers and has amassed more than 5.7 million views worldwide.

While these windows into nature are always appealing to a broad audience, they are also a testimonial to the power of live video. Live video is a powerful, tool engaging people with emotional content. Yet, it enables the broadcaster to reach a much larger audience than would ever be possible in-person at a live event. That’s why live video as a communications tool is gaining traction in the enterprise and being used to share exciting corporate events like conferences, product launches, shareholder meetings, executive presentations, trainings, and more.

Here are a couple of tweets you can use if you’d like to share this exciting event with others:

Eagle lays egg live: http://bit.ly/17AmVcC 309+ mil views, 35 days to #Ustreameaglet@foxnews http://fxn.ws/1z5vouW

Power of live video, 309+ mil views: http://bit.ly/17AmVcC, 35 days to #Ustreameaglet@foxnews http://fxn.ws/1z5vouW

This Week in Highlights – Special Decorah Eagles Edition!

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It has been quite a busy week in Decorah, Iowa!
Here are the top 5 Decorah Eagles moments, in no particular order:

1. First Pip of the Decorah Eagles 2012 Season!

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2. The Hatching of D12!
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3. The Hatching of D13
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4. Mom feeds D12 while D13 Sleeps 

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5. Mom and Dad Change Shifts Taking Care of Eaglets   

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And the EGGcitement continues as we await the hatch of D14!
Be sure to tune in here so you don’t miss a moment: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

This Week in Highlights – The Top 5 Moments of the Week!

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It has been quite a busy week on Ustream!
In case you missed it, here is a run-down of the top 5 Ustream moments this week, in no particular order:

Apple Reveals the New iPad
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad which will start at $499 and be available starting March 16! Whether you call it iPad 3, iPad HD, or simply The New iPad, come take a look at what is currently the talk of the town in tech.

Oprah Winfrey Joins Lady Gaga at Harvard
Lady Gaga descended on Harvard University with Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday to launch the Born This Way Foundation, aimed at empowering young people.

Making of Halo 4
Gamers Unite! The team at 343 Industries breaks down their reinvention of the Halo franchise.

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Ocho Cinco and Evelyn Lozada chat with fans
Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and Basketball Wives cast member Evelyn Lozada chat with fans on Ustream! See what the two reality lovebirds had to say here.

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Decorah Mom keeps Eggs Warm in Blanket of Snow
The eggs have FINALLY arrived at Decorah and we are very EGGCITED for the upcoming hatch of new eaglets! Did anyone catch this moment live?

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What was your favorite moment this week?

Let you know your favorite Ustream moment in the comments below, and you may be featured in next week’s “Viewers Choice” highlight!