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.”
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