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The Revolution Won’t Be Televised: It Will Be Ustreamed from Your Smartphone

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As a swarm of police invaded the thousands of Ukranian protestors before his very eyes, citizen broadcaster Aronets realized he had to take action. With no TV station crew or news reporters in sight, the world sat unaware as a nation demanded change from their government, and faced fierce retaliation. Before your imagination takes this story into Rambo mode, or any McGyver tactics to save the day, Aronets utilized a device each of use in our everyday lives (sorry James Bond). By simply using his smart phone and the Ustream Broadcaster App, Aronets placed a bright spotlight on the political unrest currently escalating in the Ukraine. LIVE. Before you scoff at the notion of live news, remove from your mind the traditional image of a rain soaked TV reporter being whisked away by strong storm winds. Thanks to technology, and the power of social media, not only can breaking events spread quickly via word of mouth, we now have the privilege to witness history through the eyes of the common man. In real time. This unprecedented, instantaneous access to the world is a concept assisting citizens of various nations, by giving transparency to their plights for democracy.

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Live Video is Reshaping the Ad Game – Here’s How to Make it Work for Your Brand

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What does Martha Stewart, Playstation, Salesforce, HBO’s True Blood and radio station Hot97 have in common? Each have become digital influencers in their own right, by utilizing the latest, innovative tool reshaping the advertising landscape: Live Video. In an era when technology and human interaction are intersecting in new ways, adapting multi-dimensional means of engaging your audience is key.

 Curious on how to optimize the effectiveness of your advertising campaigns to global audiences? Get ready to take notes, people. In this week’s live webinar, SVP of Marketing David Thompson showcased each brand’s boundary pushing strategies on the Ustream platform, and the number shattering stats surrounding their successful live-streamed campaigns.

 Read more for a recap of our SVP’s informative webinar and educate yourself on the latest trend in digital engagement optimization: the live video experience. Continue reading

Live Video Meets Public Relations and Advertising: How to Extend Your Reach and Win New Customers

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Last week Ustream’s SVP of Marketing, David Thompson, and the Vice President of Digital & TV Entertainment at Emmis NY, Lin Dai, hosted a workshop at PRSA’s 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia titledLive Video Meets PR and Advertising: How to Extend Your Reach and Win New Customers.”  It became clear during the workshop that publicists are interested in integrating live video into their publicity plans, but many of them either didn’t know where to start, or they already had a plan, but weren’t sure how to get the best ROI.  Integrating video into your B2B and B2C plans has been such a hot topic lately; we’re fielding inquiries like these more and more lately. And because we get questions like these so often, I decided to write an article highlighting David and Lin’s five points for how to seamlessly integrate live video into your publicity plan. Continue reading

LAUNCH: Explore.org Polar Bear Week

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Starting Tuesday, November 14th, Explore.org will bring Ustream viewers an intimate look at a bunch of seemingly cuddly (and might we add lethal) polar bears from Wapusk National Park in Cape Churchill, Canada. The bears traditionally gather there starting in October, waiting for enough ice to form in the Hudson Bay so they can feast on fat, juicy seals for the winter. However, ice melt due to rising global temperatures has been the single greatest threat to their survival. Explore, in partnership with Polar Bears International and Frontiers North, hope that revealing the bears in their natural habitat and exposing them to a worldwide audience will inspire people to become involved in preservation and ensure the continued survival of these arctic giants.

Got questions? Daily moderated chats with polar bear experts will take place between 10am PT and 1pm PT, so be sure to tune in daily right here.

‘Uscream’ Halloween

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Whether you’re ghost hunting, trick-or-treating, or getting ghoulish this Halloween, we’ve got tons of events to check out!

Tuesday, October 30th

Live Paranormal Halloween programming
http://www.ustream.tv/liveparanormal
5pm PT/8pm ET Karl Pfeiffer Ghost Hunters Academy Winner Q&A
6pm PT/9pm ET Fabio Costa of Project Runway LIVE interview
7pm PT/10pm ET How to Ghost Hunt 101
8pm PT/11pm ET Ghost Hunting Investigation

Ouija Movie Trailer: I am ZoZo
www.ustream.tv/livescifi
4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET
Catch the world premiere of the new movie “I Am ZoZo”: the partially true, completely terrifying story of a real Ouija board experience gone horribly wrong.

Gagaween Party on the Hillywood Show
www.ustream.tv/thehillywoodshow
5pm PT/8pm ET
Join sisters Hannah and Hilly Hindi for their annual “GAGAWEEN” broadcast. Wigs will be donned, makeup will be applied, and good fun will be had by all!

Wednesday, October 31st

Rifftrax Rebroadcast of Voodoo Man
www.ustream.tv/rifftrax
1pm PT/4pm ET
Join the Rifftrax crew for an encore presentation of their screening of the 1944 film ‘Voodoo Man.’ Rifftrax is made up of former members of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, and they still bring their signature brand of irreverent humor to some of our least beloved films.

Beatport live with Kill the Noise
www.ustream.tv/beatport
2pm PT/5pm ET
Beatport will be live with producer Kill the Noise, and he’ll be dropping a spooky Halloween set from their studios. Possibly in costume. It’s guaranteed to be frightful.

“Spooktacular Orchestra” at the Univ. of North Texas College of Music
www.ustream.tv/winspear
6pm PT/9pm ET
Enjoy a Halloween-themed orchestral performance of seasonal classics like Thriller, plus film scores from Twilight, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more.

Live Paranormal
www.ustream.tv/liveparanormal
6pm PT/ 9pm ET Monsters & More Radio Zombie chat with Cleveland Browns NFL Player Ryan Miller
7pm PT/10pm ET Paranormal Uncensored Halloween special
9pm PT/12am ET Live Investigation Tampa Florida

Live Ghost Hunt with the Mystique Paranormal Research Society www.ustream.tv/MystiqueParanormal
7:30pm PT/10:30pm ET
Not for the faint-of-heart, the Mystique Paranormal Research Society will be conducting a live ghost hunt in Chattanooga, TN at the old Crombie Funeral Home & Mortuary.

 

Ustream wants U!

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Ustream wants U.

There’s the Republican party, the Democratic party and the Ustream party. Join our party.

Ustream is hosting a presidential debate party tonight as only Ustream can.

We’ll bring you the first presidential debate of 2012 live from Denver with the help of our major media partners including CBS News, the Wall Street Journal and the PBS NewsHour. And yes, the PBS NewsHour hatcam is back.

But wait there’s more … much, much more.

You can also occupy the debate by following protesters and citizen reporters. You can debate the debate with watch parties big and small from around the country and even one live from Thailand. You can even play along with a live debate drinking game.

And because we’re Ustream, we will have the best animal cams, this time with a political theme, including the Cat-pital.

We have celebrity commentators and… wait for it… Hooter Girls.

Why? Because Ustream can. Because you should get a choice. Because you should get a vote on what you watch.

Here’s your official invite:
Time: 5 pm Pacific
Where: Ustream.tv
RSVP: #Ustreamdebate
Attire: Red, white and blue

The debate schedule on Ustream.tv:
Today’s debate schedule on Ustream.tv

DEBATE PRE-PARTY: (All times Pacific)
9 am: PBS NewsHour: Political checklist with Christina Bellantoni

10 am: PBS NewsHour: Medicaid questions answered with Phil Galewitz of Kaiser Health News

11 am: PBS NewsHour: Historical debates and exclusive interview video footage between Jim Lehrer and past presidential candidates.
11 am: Occupy Denver

1 pm: Smithsonian: Great Debates in American History

3 pm:
PBS NewsHour
Breitbart News with Larry O’Connor from the media center at the University of Denver
Bibi the Bird, the talking patriotic political parrot

4 pm:
PBS NewsHour Hatcam live from the Newseum watch party
Peta Lindsey, presidential candidate from the Party of Socialism and Liberation party

4:30 pm: Occupy Denver protests streaming from the Occupy march

5 pm: USTREAM DEBATE WATCH PARTY BEGINS
5 pm
Pop Sugar TV
The Sports Joc Special Debate Show
Animal Planet’s Too Cute Cam: Kittens playing at the Cat-pital
Decorah Eagles: Return to the Nest
Debate protesters

5:30 pm
Debate Drinking Game
Hooters Interrupted: Show Interrupted + Hooter Girls
Wall Street Journal: coverage includes Romney economic adviser Glenn Hubbard, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and WSJ personalities like DC bureau chief Jerry Seib, Sara Murray and John Bussey. All hosted by WSJ Managing Editor Alan Murray.
ItsOurEconomy/Occupy the Debates: Occupy the Debate panel
Chicago Young Republicans watch party
Louisiana State University Reilly Center, School of Media and Public Affairs watch party
Michigan State University watch party
Golden State Tea Party watch party

5:45 pm:
Running Late Show with Scott Rogowsky
“Play by Play” from Mario Nunez: HuffPo Citizen Journalist

6-7:30 pm: PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
University of Denver, Moderator: Jim Lehrer
6 pm:
PBS NewsHour special debate coverage
Wall Street Journal
CBS News
Ru Paul’s Drag Race chat for Logo TV
Pauly-tics with Pauly Shore
Obama San Francisco watch party
Republicans Abroad in Bangkok watch party

7:30 pm: POST DEBATE
7:30 pm:
PBS NewsHour
Wall Street Journal
Breitbart News inside the “Spin Room”
CBS News
Comedian Jo Koy

7:45 pm
Obama for America: Vice President Joe Biden gives a brief live response after the debate.

8 pm
PBS NewsHour: Google hangout with undecided voters about their thoughts on the debate.
Streaming Garage comedians

Get excited: The Mars rover landing will be live on Ustream

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With the Mars Rover scheduled to make its historic landing on the red planet on August 5, we’re in a total space frenzy. And thanks to our partnership with the space junkies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (that’s JPL for short) we’re excited to offer a series of live events, tweetups, and chats leading up to the big landing!

About the mission: The dune buggy-sized Curiosity has been in transit since it launched in November of 2011. Once it lands, it will be able to collect and record valuable information about the rocks and soil of Mars that could help us understand whether the atmosphere ever supported microbial life. Yes, this means we may finally be able to answer David Bowie’s age-old question: Is there life on Mars?

Be sure to RSVP for these events on the NASA JPL channel here: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl.

Full schedule of live events below:

Thursday, August 2
NASA’s Next Mars Rover
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT
NASA News Conference: Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Mission Science and Engineering Overview

Friday, August 3
Mars Rover NASA Social
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. PDT
NASA will host its first-ever multi-center NASA Social on Aug. 3 to preview the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT).

Saturday, August 4
NASA Previews Mars Landing
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PDT
NASA Science News Conference – Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Mission Status and Entry, Descent and Landing Overview

Sunday, Aug. 5
NASA Mars Rover Update
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PDT
NASA Science News Conference Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Pre-Landing News Conference – Rover Communication overview

Sunday, Aug. 5
NASA Previews Mars Landing
3 to 4 p.m. PT
NASA Science News Conference – NASA Science Mission Directorate

Sunday, August 5
NASA Mars Rover Landing
8:30 to 10:45 p.m. PT
Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Landing Coverage and Commentary #1 – Entry Descent and Landing

Sunday, August 5
NASA Mars Rover News
No earlier than 11:15 p.m. PT
NASA Science News Conference: Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Post-Landing News Conference.

Need to bone up on your space knowledge? Here are some fast facts:

Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory
Rover name: Curiosity rover
Size: About the size of a car — 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall
Weight: 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds)
Features: Geology lab, rocker-bogie suspension, rock-vaporizing laser and lots of cameras
Mission: To search areas of Mars for past or present conditions favorable for life, and conditions capable of preserving a record of life
Launch: Between Nov. 25–Dec. 18, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida
Arrival: August 2012 at Mars
Length of mission on Mars: The prime mission will last one Mars year or about 23 Earth months

Awesome Animal Cam of the Week: Seven Kittens

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What’s small, furry and CUTE all over?

Our newest animal cam Seven Kittens!

On June 7th, Noodles the cat gave birth to seven little bundles of joy and thus the Seven Kitten Cam was born!

[clear here] The camera is located in Pittsburgh, PA where some good samaritans rescued a then-pregnant Noodles so she would have a safe place to have her babies.

Highlight: Cute kittens catch some zzz’s

[clear here] It is believed that all the kittens with orange variations are boys, and the two Tortoiseshell kittens are female. All the kittens are nameless except for the first kitten to be adopted Taco (he’s the biggest orange one with stripes and white feet).

From feline affionados to 9-5 professionals, we can all agree we have found our new obsession!

Click here to see for yourself some supercute awesomeness: http://www.ustream.tv/sevenkittens

This Week in Highlights – The Top 5 Highlights 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:

1. Soyuz Spaceship Blasts Off for ISS Mission

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2. Amile Jefferson Chooses Duke University

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3. Paul McCartney Performs “Yesterday” in Mexico City

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4. Stuffwelike: Diablo 3 Launch

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5. Adam Lambert Fan Interview with Billboard

Weekly Events Calendar 5/7

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Gold Derby
Monday, 5/7 at 12p PT/3p ET
Join special guests Kiefer Sutherland (“Touch” on Fox) and Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones” on HBO) for this weeks’ live episode! Both stars will dish with Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil on their shows, characters, the Emmys race, and more.

Ricki Lake’s ‘More Business of Being Born’
Monday, 5/7 at 5p PT/8p ET
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Ricki Lake returns to Ustream to chat live about her documentary, “More Business of Being Born.” [clear here]

NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Aftershow
Monday, 5/7 at 7p PT/10p ET
Host Christina Milian sticks around for The Voice Aftershow to talk about all the performances and buzz surrounding the new episode! It’s down to the wire with only 4 contestants left, so be sure to tune in and see what happens!

Silversun Pickups on KROQ Soundspace
Tuesday, 5/8 at 11:30a PT/2:30p ET
Indie-rock band the Silversun Pickups will be following up their performance at the KROQ Weenie Roast with an intimate live gig at the KROQ Soundspace. The band’s new album, ‘Neck of the Woods’ comes out the same day.

Nick Jonas and Rose Hemingway Live Q&A
Tuesday, 5/8 at 1p PT/4p ET
Nick Jonas has parlayed his Broadway performance in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” into a spinoff EP album. He’ll be live with his Broadway castmate Rose Hemingway to talk about the show and the album. Use the hashtag #NickEP to ask your questions!

Dove Mother’s Day Twitter Party
Wednesday, 5/9 at 5p PT/8p ET
Make Mother’s Day special. Join the DOVE® Chocolate Mother’s Day Twitter Party and share your favorite Mother’s Day memories with your favorite chocolate.

 

Bing Lounge: Death Cab for Cutie
Friday, 5/11 at 4p PT/7p ET
Swoon! Get your lighters ready, because indie rock three-piece Death Cab for Cutie are next up to perform in the Bing Lounge.

 

Asian 5 Nations Rugby: Korea vs. Japan
Friday, 5/11 at 8p PT/11p ET
In what is perhaps the most highly anticipated matchup of the series, Korea will take on Japan in the upcoming Asian 5 Nations Rugby League. PPV tickets are available now for only $9.99. [clear here]

FIM Mitas Czech Republic Speedway GP
Saturday, 5/12 at 10a PT/1p ET
Live from Prague, tune in for the Speedway World Championships, where intrepid, daredevil motorcycle racers will compete for the top prize! [clear here]

Island Assault 4: Viloria vs. Romero
Saturday, 5/12 at 6p PT/9p ET
Two of the world’s top flyweights will be in action on Saturday for the Island Assault 4 PPV boxing event. The fight is taking place in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines and is distributed in the US by Integrated Sports.