Steve Smith of MediaPost’s VidBlog offers a quick run down of Ustream’s new Premium Memberships product. Smith reports that Ustream’s premium service combines ad-free viewing with special recognition for members at a cost of $3.99/month. He goes on to describe the typical lukewarm reception that users often have for ad-free services, and goes on to note that this product was developed in reaction to users’ overwhelming requests as they watched feeds like the Decorah Eagles and the Shiba Inu Puppy Cam. The service removes pre-rolls, overlays, and in-stream advertising.
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