Monthly Archives: February 2008

Ustream.TV Powers Veoh Networks’ New ‘Viral LIVE’ to Take Viewers Behind the Scenes of Their Favorite Internet TV Shows

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Los Altos, Calif. – February 28, 2008

Ustream.TV (www.ustream.tv) a web-based live video broadcasting platform, today announced a joint effort with Internet Television leader, Veoh Networks, to bring fans closer to their favorite Internet TV productions through Veoh’s new Web series, “Viral LIVE.” Viral Live is a live monthly program that gives Veoh viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at some of the most popular Internet shows, casts and characters. Hosted by Veoh’s resident content guru, Sunny Gault, Viral LIVE will kick-off today at 2:00 pm PST with the producers and cast of CBS’ hit web series, “Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side II.” Viewers can log into the Viral LIVE channel on Veoh at www.veoh.com/virallive or the Ustream.TV site at www.ustream.tv to watch the live broadcast from Universal Studios, where CBS’ Ghost Whisperer is taped. Today’s show will feature interactive interviews with Ian Sander and Kim Moses – the executive producers of both the television and Internet series – as well as four of the main cast members from Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side II. Viewers can use the Viral LIVE chat function to ask the producers and cast questions and chat live with other Ghost Whisperer fans.

“Working with Ustream.TV, we can provide our viewers with the unique opportunity to ‘visit’ the sets of their favorite Internet TV shows and interact in real-time with the characters, producers and others involved in these productions,” said Annie Morita, Vice President of Marketing for Veoh Networks. “Without the power of live video on the Web, this type of access would not be possible…” Ustream.TV enables people of all ages around the globe to connect with each other through the power of live, online video broadcasts. Since its launch in 2007, more than 190,000 broadcasters have joined Ustream.TV. Each day, 9,000 hours of video are broadcast using the Ustream.TV platform with up to 600 simultaneous broadcasts taking place, attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers. “Live video broadcasting on the Web brings a fresh element to the world of entertainment,” said Brad Hunstable, founder of Ustream.TV. “And innovative companies like Veoh that are embracing the live video medium are giving their users more options for personalizing their online viewing experiences, while providing new ways for them to get involved every time they tune in.”

About Ustream.TV

Ustream.TV is a platform for live online interactive video broadcasts that let people everywhere connect, interact and engage with one another more deeply. Ustream.TV allows anyone with a camera, computer, and Internet connection to broadcast live video to a global audience. Each day, people ustream talk shows, concerts, sporting events, even weddings and graduations. The company was founded by two U.S. military veterans and a technologist who strived to create a way for people of all ages around the globe to connect with each other through the power of live online video broadcasts. Ustream.TV is headquartered in Los Altos, California and is privately held. For more information please visit: www.ustream.tv

Ustream.TV Named Finalist for 11th Annual SXSW Web Awards

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Los Altos, Calif. – February 25, 2008 -

Ustream.TV (www.ustream.tv), a web-based live video broadcasting platform, today announced it has been named as a finalist for the prestigious SXSW (South by Southwest) Annual Web awards, in the Film/TV category. The Film/TV category honors sites related to actors, television, films and the film industry, as well as online destinations that offer streaming video content.

“Ustream.TV was among the elite group of finalists that stood out to the SXSW Interactive judging panel,” said Shawn O’Keefe, the Web Awards Coordinator for SXSW. “Given the record number of submissions our judging panel received, the nomination separates Ustream.TV as the cream of the web crop, especially for sites launched in the past year.”

The Annual SXSW Web Awards, presented this year by Adobe, uncover the best new websites and celebrate those who are building and implementing tomorrow’s online trends. Hundreds of innovative web designers and developers from across the globe submitted websites in this year’s competition. All sites entered into the competition have been launched or completely redesigned in 2007.

In addition to the Film/TV category nomination, Ustream.TV and finalists across all categories are qualified for the SWSW “People’s Choice Awards,” which are determined by public vote online up until March 3rd, at http://sxsw.com/peoples_choice/.

“Competition is tough for the sought-after SXSW awards, and that makes our nomination a valuable achievement,” said Brad Hunstable, co-founder of UStream.TV. “We’re thrilled to be recognized this year and believe this is a testament to the value we’re bringing to millions of people across the Web.”

Winners in each of the Web Awards categories (ranging from “Amusement” to “Blog” to “Music” to “Technical Achievement”) will be revealed at the SXSW Web Awards Ceremony, scheduled Sunday evening, March 9 at the Hilton Austin Downtown. For a complete list of SXSW 2008 awards finalists, visit: http://2008.sxsw.com/interactive/web_awards/finalists/.

About Ustream.TV

Ustream.TV is a platform for live online interactive video broadcasts that lets people everywhere connect, interact and engage with one another more deeply. Ustream.TV allows anyone with a camera, computer, and Internet connection to broadcast live video to a global audience. Each day, people ustream talk shows, concerts, sporting events, even weddings and graduations. The company was founded by two U.S. military veterans and a technologies who strived to create a way for people of all ages around the globe to connect with each other through the power of live online broadcasts. Ustream.TV is headquartered in Los Altos, California, and is privately held. For more information, please visit: www.ustream.tv.

About SXSW Interactive Festival

Scheduled March 7-11 in Austin, Texas, the 2008 SXSW Interactive Festival provides practical how-to information as well as unparalleled career inspiration, bringing together some of emerging technology’s most creative thinkers. The event features five days of keynote speeches, more than 120 panels, the SXSW Web Awards, the iF! Trade Show & Exhibition, the ScreenBurn Arcade, and dozens of exciting evening events. For more information on SXSW Interactive, see www.sxsw.com/interactive.

Ustream.TV Provides Digg with Live Web Broadcasting Capabilities

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Ustream.TV Provides Digg with Live Web Broadcasting Capabilities to Power Town Hall Meetings

Los Altos, Calif. – February 21, 2008 -

Ustream.TV (www.ustream.tv), a web-based live video broadcasting platform, today announced that it is providing live streaming capabilities to Digg, one of the top community sites on the Webm to enable a new series of virtual Digg Town Hall Meetings. The meetings, the first of which will be held on Monday, February 25th, will feature Digg founder Kevin Rose and CEO Jay Adelson, providing attendees with updates on current Digg activities and addressing topics and questions proposed by the Digg community.

Ustream.TV enables people of all ages around the globe to connect with each other through the power of live, online video broadcasts. Since its launch in 2007, more than 190,000 broadcasters have joined Ustream.TV. Each day 9,000 hours of video are taking place, attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers.

“Given the unique approach Digg takes towards community driven content , it makes perfect sense that they would offer live broadcasts as a compelling new way to bring the community together,” said Brad Hunstable, founder of Ustream.TV. “We’re excited to provide the means for Digg to further engage in discussion with their members through the power of live Web video.”

With over 25 million visitors a month, Digg has become the leading destination for people to discover and share the best content from anywhere on the Web. From the largest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best content as voted on by the community.

For more information on Digg Town Hall Meetings, updates will be provided on the Digg blog at http://blog.digg.com/.

About Ustream.TV
Ustream.TV is a platform for live online interactive video broadcasts that let people everywhere connect, interact and engage with one another more deeply. Ustream.TV allows anyone with a camera, computer, and Interact connection to broadcast live video to a global audience. Each day, people ustream talk shows, concerts, sporting events, even weddings and graduations. The company was founded by two U.S. military veterans and a technologist who strived to create a way for people of all ages around the globe to connect with each other through the power of live online video broadcasts. Ustream.TV is headquartered in Los Altos, California, and is privately held. For information, please visit: www.ustream.tv.