Huffington Post and Ustream Announce Exclusive Agreement for Live Citizen Journalism Content

HUFFINGTON POST ANNOUNCES WEB-EXCLUSIVE CONTENT AGREEMENT WITH USTREAM FOR LIVE CITIZEN JOURNALISM FOOTAGE OF RAW BREAKING NEWS CONTENT

Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Arianna Huffington and CEO of Ustream to Cheers Partnership with a Live-Broadcast Press Announcement Exclusively on Ustream at 3:30 p.m. EST

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.– June 27, 2012–Ustream Inc., the leader in live, interactive, streaming video, today announced an exclusive agreement with Huffington Post that grants the media outlet access to live-streaming videos from Ustream’s citizen journalists to embed on its breaking news pages. As citizen journalism continues to rise, Ustream has become the popular choice to stream live breaking news reporting. Now by partnering with Huffington Post, Ustream’s live on-the-street content will reach the media outlet’s almost 37 million monthly readers and viewers to provide a diverse perspective of late breaking events around the world.

At 3:30 p.m. (EST) sharp, be part of the groundbreaking exclusive live-press announcement event with Editor-In-Chief of Huffington Post Arianna Huffington and CEO of Ustream Brad Hunstable by watching and providing commentary through Ustream’s exclusive social stream at Ustream.tv/huffingtonpost.  Additionally, after the live-announcement, Ustream’s up-and-coming Citizen Journalist Luke “We Are Change” Rudkowski will give his perspective on why being a citizen journalist is important for today’s society especially with this generations’ greater access to mobile devices worldwide.

“We launched Off The Bus in 2007 to go beyond the one-dimensional horse-race aspect of election coverage and actually respond to the widespread dissatisfaction about the way campaigns are covered,” said Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. “So I’m delighted that we are partnering with Ustream for Off The Bus 2012, and renewing our commitment to holding politicians accountable and telling the stories that need to be told by tapping into a wide range of voices and perspectives.”

In the last 3 years, Ustream has seen an almost 50 percent increase in use of mobile devices as the main source of viewing content and 1 out of 8 broadcasts are live from mobile devices. With Huffington Post’s exclusive partnership with Ustream – its readers will now have access to on-the-spot footage of historical events such as:

In addition to the partnership, Huffington Post and Ustream are giving a call out for nominations to anyone who thinks they or someone they know has what it takes to be a citizen journalist for this year’s “Off the Bus Cover the Conventions Contest.” Winners selected from the nomination pool will have all their lodging and expenses paid as they report from on the scene of this year’s political conventions in Charlotte or Tampa. Additionally, Ustream will be offering exclusive training and support to the winners to enhance their skills to become an All-Star Ustream citizen journalist.

To be considered, send a video (less than 2 minutes) and reasons why you or someone you nominated should cover the convention then email it to offthebus@huffingtonpost.com.

“Citizen Journalism is increasingly democratizing the internet with live Ustream news events playing an important role,,” said Brad Hunstable, CEO and co-founder of Ustream. “Our partnership with Huffington Post will further push forward this trend and our mission to enable anyone, anywhere to share their stories. By combining Huffington Post’s world-class news reporting with Ustream’s live video citizen journalism viewers everywhere will now have a raw and unedited perspective of diverse voices on the world’s most important events.”

Over the last three years, Ustream’s development team has designed and created the Ustream mobile app for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices making the process of streaming live broadcasts and viewing this content as easy as a touch of a button.
Download the Ustream app and be an Off the Bus Citizen Journalist today! Sign-up at Ustream.tv/huffingtonpost.

Ustream and Clear Channel Team to Celebrate and Broadcast LGBT Pride Parade

USTREAM AND CLEAR CHANNEL SAN FRANCISCO TEAM TO BRING GLOBAL AUDIENCES LIVE, INTERACTIVE COVERAGE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO LGBT PRIDE PARADE

The 42nd Annual San Francisco Pride Parade Will be Ustreamed Live on Sunday, June 24 starting at 10:00 a.m. PT

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.– June 18, 2012–Ustream Inc., the leader in live, interactive, streaming video, today announced it will team up with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Francisco to provide exclusive live, interactive coverage of the 42nd Annual San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Parade at 10:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, June 24. Tune into www.ustream.tv/sfpridelive for the live parade coverage and on Monday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. PT for a live announcement and preview of San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade with the parade host Donna Sachet, who will be joined by San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and her parade co-hosts Michelle Meow and Sebastian Kunz.
CLICK TO TWEET: @Ustream & @SFPrideLive to share @SFPride with the world – live announcement with Donna Sachet at 3p.m. PT today www.ustream.tv/sfpridelive
“Pride’s theme this year is Global Equality and Clear Channel San Francisco cannot think of a better way to celebrate than to provide the world with the opportunity to experience San Francisco LGBT Pride live through Ustream,” said Val Klein, director of marketing & promotions at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Francisco. “With Ustream, we are finally able to realize our dream of reaching a worldwide audience. Ustream is making it possible for even the most isolated or closeted people to participate in the LGBT community and perhaps become empowered in the process.”
Viewers can join the festivities at the official San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade channel starting at 10:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, June 24. Viewers from around the world will experience the parade through multiple perspectives and angles throughout the day. This year San Francisco’s Donna Sachet will host the parade, along with Michelle Meow, host of Swirl Radio, Sebastian Kunz, on-parade reporter, Alicia Kimbrell, social networking director for Clear Channel San Francisco, and guest host Lenny Broberg of the San Francisco Police Department. The parade commences with the Dykes on Bikes® followed by more than 200 contingents representing a wide variety of the LGBT community, politicians and celebrity Grand Marshalls Sarah Silverman, Dot Jones (Glee) and Carmen Cararra (RuPaul’s Drag Race).
For more information on the 42nd Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade, please visit http://www.sfpride.org
Join in the conversation at: facebook.com/sfpridelive.com or @SFPrideLive on Twitter #SFPRIDELIVE

Decorah Eagle Fledge Watch Begins June 20th!

STARTING JUNE 20, FLEDGE WATCH BEGINS FOR DECORAH EAGLES: #1 MOST VIEWED LIVE-STREAMING VIDEO ON USTREAM EVER

Exciting times for bird lovers all over—it’s time for Ustream’s popular Decorah Eagle chicks to spread their wings and fly! To catch the highly anticipated fledge on June 20th, fans can tune in at ustream.tv/animalcams, a curated portal that also showcases some of the many other high quality bird and animal cams on offer. Last year, the live-streaming Decorah Eagle channel garnered more than 200 million views making it the number one most viewed live streaming video ever.

Between now and the first fledge, the junior eagles are practicing their techniques to prepare for their first flight. Currently the eagles are wingercizing, which entails flapping their wings and hopping. At times, they might catch a gust of air causing them to hover. After that, the junior eagles will start branching, which are small hops and lifts onto the closest branches around their nest. Lastly, the junior eagles will fledge or self-propel away from and back to the nest. This is all achieved with watchful parents on the sidelines.

The channel will go off air on Saturday, June 30 4:00 p.m. CT for the remainder of the 2012 season as volunteers focus on upgrading cameras, technology and the viewing experience for the 2013 season. The live video stream will go back on the air in November 2012 and the chat will return in early 2013.

To celebrate National Bald Eagle Day on June 20th, Ustream’s editors will be featuring www.ustream.tv/baldeagles showcasing all of the wonderful bald eagle cams, including live content, highlights, and recorded video on Ustream.

DECORAH EAGLE TIMELINE:

●  Copulation & Nesting: Three eggs were laid in late February: Egg one arrived on February 17, egg two arrived on February 20 and egg three arrived on February 24.

●  Incubation: About 35 days

●  Hatch Watch: The eggs hatched in late March: First egg hatched March 27, the second egg hatched on March 28 and the Third egg hatched on March 31.

●  Fledge Watch: Starts June 20th

●  End of Season: Saturday, June 30 4:00 p.m. CT

POSSIBLE INTERVIEWS:

●  The man behind the camera and the founder of the Raptor Resource Project, Bob Anderson, would be happy to discuss his love for birds, education, and background information on the Decorah Eagle project. Anderson provides the world a glimpse of the nature that surrounds us through his more than 30 animal cameras across the country.

●  CEO and Co-Founder of Ustream TV, Brad Hunstable would be happy to discuss live-streaming, the Decorah Eagle phenomenon, and the growing trend of live-streaming animals.

USTREAM CHANNAL:  http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

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