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NASA in 4K UHD, CDN Strategy, Product Reviews and More: Ustream in the News

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The use of video by organizations for marketing, communications, training and education continues to grow. Leading publications are turning to Ustream and its experts for insights and best practices.

Check out the latest articles highlighting Ustream on a diverse range of subjects:

Digital Trends, “Stargaze in Glorious UHD with NASA’s Upcoming 4K Network, September 14, 2015
In announcing NASA’s new 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) channel, Digital Trends writer Adam Poltrack noted that 57 million users have logged on to the International Space Station feed on Ustream — a testament to the popularity of NASA’s footage.

Streaming Media, “Teradek Announces VidiU Pro for High-Bandwidth Streaming,” September 1, 2015
Troy Dreier covered Teradek’s release of the VidiU Pro to complement its VidiU and VidiU Mini on-camera encoding and uploading devices. The new technology is compatible with several live broadcasting platforms, including Ustream.

Streaming Media Review, September 1, 2015
Streaming media producer and consultant Jan Ozer offered a detailed review of Pro Broadcasting, Ustream Align and Ustream Demand, concluding that Ustream is “just getting started” and rapidly moving to augment its offerings to enterprise clients.

CNET, “Will gaming breathe life into live-streaming YouTube?,” August 27, 2015
With the announcement of YouTube Gaming, CNET Digital Media contributor Joan E. Solsman explored whether the new feature will strengthen YouTube’s share of the live streaming video market. Among the experts consulted for their insights was Ustream CEO Brand Hunstable.

Macworld, “Forget television: The revolution will be live-streamed,” August 19, 2015
Macworld staff writer Caitlin McGarry reviewed the reasons for the rapid rise of streaming video in recent months, and she asked Ustream CEO Brad Hunstable to contribute his expert opinion.

Bloomberg News, “The Media Landscape: Are More Partnerships in Store?,” August 18, 2015
In this Bloomberg News video, Ustream CEO Brad Hunstable and Revolt Media CEO Keith Clinkscales reacted to NBC Universal’s $200 million investment in Buzzfeed and the deal’s implications for the future of media partnerships.

CIO Review, 6 tips for pivoting your business,” August 17, 2015
CIO Review‘s Jennifer Lonoff Schiff asked key business experts — including Ustream CEO Brad Hunstable — to offer their advice on how to tell whether it’s time for your business to make a shift.

San Francisco Chronicle, “Ustream settles in with TechCrunch, Adobe in SoMa tech hub,” August 15, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle‘s Julie Balise took readers on a virtual tour of Ustream’s San Francisco headquarters in an historic building that was once home to Macromedia, Eventbrite, Zendesk and Yammer.

Wall Street Journal, Twitter, Facebook Flex Live Video Muscles,” August 14, 2015
In her coverage of Facebook’s and Twitter’s forays into the live video arena, WSJ‘s Cat Zakrzewski noted that Ustream powers many of Facebook’s live events, including the Game of Thrones season premiere.

CIO Review, “Is Your CDN Strategy the Elephant in the Room?” by Arpad Kun (page 20), July 30, 2015
How can a CIO address the demand for more high-resolution, high-bitrate video without stressing the company’s servers to the breaking point? Ustream’s own Director of Network Operations, Arpad Kun, shared his insights on this question in the July issue of CIO Review.

JVC Partners With Ustream for One-Click Video Streaming

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At last week’s NAB Conference in Las Vegas, JVC Professional Video announced a partnership with Ustream that will offer organizations a streamlined experience when broadcasting live video.

Two new JVC cameras support the industry-standard Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), which allows up to four Ustream channels to be stored for easy access via the camera menu. Users can either stream video live or record it for immediate on-demand viewing with the touch of a single button. A planned firmware upgrade will add the capability to three additional JVC models.

“Ustream’s partnership with JVC enables a one-click solution for organizations to create high-quality live and on-demand videos to engage with internal employees, stakeholders, and even global audiences,” said Ustream CEO Brad HUnstable. “From employee town halls to sharing live events, the applications are virtually limitless.”

Read more about JVC’s partnership with Ustream.

Official Launch of The Great Spirit Bluff Falcons!

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Thanks to conservationist Bob Anderson and his Raptor Resource Project, Ustreamers the world over have already experienced the magic of live nesting and bird watching with the famous Decorah Eagle Cam (www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles). Over the weekend Bob was at it again, working with a team to launch a live 24/7 camera feed of wild Peregrine Falcons. The high quality camera is positioned on a wooden falcon box located on the side of a steep cliff.

The live Ustream feed will run 24-hours a day and viewers may watch the entire nesting and mating process of the Peregrine Falcons while interacting in chat/Social Stream. The birds are expected to arrive some time between late February and early March of 2012.

The live feed can be found here: http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons.

Check out some additional Press for the Spirit Bluff Falcons:

Falcon Cam Installed In La Crescent
By Pete Zervakis
October 1, 2011


You’d have a hard time finding a more scenic outlook than the one on the Howe family property but what you can’t see from the family’s backyard is the treacherous cliff below.

On that cliff sits a bare wooden box, which is expected to house a few visitors starting in late February.

“They’re nature’s top gun and they’ve marveled mankind for all of our history,” said conservationist Bob Anderson. “The Peregrine Falcon has been clocked at 270 miles an hour on dives.”

But 50 years ago, the Peregrine falcon was on the brink of extinction after a pesticide called DDT poisoned a sizeable percentage of the species.

However Bob Anderson was one of several conservationists across the country who fought to save the species.

His non-profit group, the Raptor Resource Project, has been breeding falcons in captivity and then releasing them into their natural habitats.

“This cliff in La Crescent has had falcons for thousands of years,” Anderson said. “Except for the 50 or so years because of the DDT But now they’re back.”

But on his latest project, Anderson had some help – in the form of boy scout Jonathan Howe.

The 16-year old is currently trying to attain ‘eagle rank,’ which he says is the highest honor a scout can achieve.

All applicants for eagle rank are required to complete a project and, for his, Howe is assisting Anderson with the installation of a camera into the aforementioned falcon nest.

That camera will then provide a live stream here: http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons.

The stream allows the public to have 24-hour viewing access to the entire nesting and mating process of the birds, which are expected to arrive some time between late February and early March of 2012.