Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ustream CEO Talks Shark Week in the Washington Post

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For the 28th year in a row, viewers around the world are tuning in for Shark Week, Discovery’s annual event celebrating one of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures.

While live video has been a part of the Shark Week festivities for several years — last year’s streams attracted more than 67,000 unique viewers — Ustream is adding a new dimension to this year’s event.

“Shark-lovers this year can tune into the live camera at the National Aquarium’s Blacktip Reef Shark tank,” writes The Washington Post‘s Hayley Tsukayama, “not only to watch the sharks swim, but also to chat live with scheduled experts who will be fielding questions underwater.”

The next diver chat will air on Wednesday, July 8 at 3:20 pm Eastern Time on the National Aquarium’s Blacktip Reef Shark channel on Ustream. Viewers can submit questions to the divers on the channel’s live feed or on Twitter using the hashtag #SharkDiverChat.

This event is the latest evidence of a broadening of the media experience beyond traditional channels. In engaging with brands, today’s audiences enjoy — and expect — real-time digital interactions, including social media as well as live streaming video.

In a chat with CEO Brad Hunstable, Tsukayama highlighted Ustream’s partnerships not only with media companies like Discovery, but also enterprises such as Intuit and Home Depot. “With our company,” Hunstable said, “a significant portion of it comes from enterprises.”

Read the full article here.

New Ustream Align Plans

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Based on Ustream’s robust, reliable, and scalable video platform, Ustream Align enables you to deliver engaging video to communicate more effectively with your staff while ensuring that your internal content remains safe and secure.

To help you experience the value of video streaming for your internal communications,  we’ve added three new Ustream Align plans available directly from our website. These plans provide you with a quick and cost-effective way to leverage Ustream Align for your internal communications within teams and departments.

 

Ustream Align for Business Plans

The Ustream Align 25 plan is priced at $299 per month and includes 25 concurrent viewer seats and provides 250 GB of storage for your videos. BUY NOW

The Ustream Align 50 plan is priced at $499 per month and includes 50 concurrent viewer seats and provides 500 GB of storage for your videos. BUY NOW

Both the Ustream Align 25 and 50 plans offer 1 channel, 1 administrator account, email authentication, secure embedding and our basic support package.

 

Ustream Align for Free

If your communications needs are limited to 5 teammates or fewer, you can sign up for our Ustream Align for Free plan and use its features for as long as you wish without any cost to you. TRY IT NOW!

The Ustream Align for Free plan includes 5 concurrent viewer seats with 1 channel and 1 administrator account.

To get more information, purchase the Ustream Align 25 or Ustream Align 50 plans, or sign up for a Ustream Align for Free plan, click here.

 

Ustream Align for Enterprise

Many of our customers leverage Ustream Align to engage and inform employees and staff across their entire organization. Our Enterprise plans support any number of concurrent viewer seats, multiple channels and administrators, additional storage capacity and enhanced enterprise capabilities such as:

  • Best-in-class, enterprise-level security with Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • In-depth analytics of individual viewer behavior
  • Enhanced viewer engagement with integrated text Q&A
  • Reduced network loads with eCDN
  • Preferred support with a dedicated Customer Success Manager

To speak with Ustream sales about a Ustream Align Enterprise plan, please call
+1 (800) 778-3090 or email us at sales@ustream.tv.