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Chingy, Steph Jones, Lansdowne Chat With Fans Live

chingy1.jpgWe had a great interactive week at Ustream! In partnership with meebo.com, numerous major artists chatted with with their fans live on Ustream.TV.

First was Chingy, then Steph Jones, and finally Lansdowne (ADDED: I forgot A Fine Frenzy!). I love seeing artists stepping out to interact with the very people who have made them successful. And guess what, from what I’ve seen the Artists are LOVING chatting with their fans. Just about every artist we have watched had to be pulled off the chat…. Interaction is everything. They are starting to get it.

The walls between celebrities and the public continue to come down. I had a great discussion with Mark Rizzn from Mashable.com on this topic earlier in the week. Getting the labels to this point has been slow, but the live interactive experiences with the artists have been so powerful that it was WELL worth the wait.

Miss the live chats? Watch the replays!

Steph Jones Live Chat:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/aV8EWDYU,gfyZxF48Nku400MZvteE4Pm

Lansdowne Chat:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/Krz,XILSjBrvvqhDepoD5w
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/liRZdUJFW8cyxDA5kj8,c17KVfF0iJ4I

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iHollywood- Stars Stream Live On Ustream –

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In cooperation with Warner Bros. Pictures, the Ustream Entertainment division streamed a live, interactive red carpet event this past Sunday for a upcoming major film called “The Bucket List”.

Fans who tuned in live saw Morgan Freeman, John Mayer and yes…even Jack Nicholson himself.

You can check out the interviews with Morgan Freeman and John Mayer below!
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/ezD1oS.m8TZalu6xkzo1QGzOAwallSjq

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/P4i.NzL4bcYJ23tr43hOIg

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Sen. Obama and Oprah Go Live – Sen. McCain Streams For Private House Parties

obamaoprah.jpgWe continue to lead the political world in demonstrating the power of live video in the internet. People interacting and watching live is democracy in action.

This past weekend was no exception. Senator Barack Obama rallied with TV star Oprah Winfrey live from South Carolina on Ustream. The rally had nearly 80,000 people in attendance and the live stream almost matched that with close to 77,000 views over the course of the 4 hour rally. Currently the archived video has about 43,000 views.

If you missed it, please check out the replays:
Obama’s Speech: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/,zWfP91noJbmXc8aSIKDpg
Oprah’s Speech: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/bAQpQSwWXIlKTrm,cUTtIQ

Republican Senator John Mccain also streamed live this past Sunday to 14 house parties across the country dubbed “Fiestas For McCain.” The private webcast allowed various house parties to interact and speak with Senator McCain in real time.

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Santa Claus LIVE From North Pole All Week!

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I just got off the phone long distance with Santa from the North Pole and its confirmed: Santa will be streaming live Dec 9th-15th at 8pm EST/5pm PST.

What a honor!

Santa has asked all the kids to join the chat and tell him what they want from Christmas. But he wanted me to remind everyone they must be a good boy and girl!

Tis The Season To Stream!


“Rhett and Link” Make Ustream Debut

rl.jpgRhett and Link (from RhettandLink.com) made their Ustream Debut this week. If you missed the episode, you gotta watch the replay:

Rhett and Link LIVE Episode 1.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with these guys the past few weeks and love them. Rhett and Link’s dry sense of humor kills me. These guys are not acting, they are naturally “pee in your pants funny.”

See them perform their song “Cornhole” Live..

Check them out every Friday at 12pm EST or 9am PST (5pm London) here:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-rhettandlinkast-live


Gov. Romney Speaks On His Faith Live To Thousands

romney1.jpgGovernor Mitt Romney, a US Presidential candidate, today gave a national speech LIVE on Ustream.TV.

Introduced by George Bush Sr., Gov. Romney spoke very eloquently about his faith and its impact on his potential presidency. This was a highly viewed stream reaching 100,000’s of people across the world for the live and recorded feeds.

If you missed it live, you definitely should check out the replay:
http://ustream.tv/blog/2007/12/05/faith-in-america-gov-mitt-romney-speaks-live/

Mitt Romney’s video has set records on Ustream for the most watched recorded video after only 3 hours. It has been huge! Mashable.com even covered it: http://mashable.com/2007/12/06/mitt-romneys-speech-breaks-online-video-views-records/

Whether you agree with Gov. Romney or disagree, you can’t help be amazed at the free flow of information, specifically video, that continues to revolutionize our lives and the web. Microbroadcasting of live events (not otherwise covered by main stream media), then interacting during them through chat, is powerful, engaging, and normally a incredible experience.

And it spans many areas of our lives. Here are just a few examples:

Epileptic Gaming, a great live video game show:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/hq6NX34eTrA9IAWOs1qsu63x2z1KUZHp

Sen. Barack Obama, US Presidential Candidate:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/jTos98XxJyrWWgZsmn6H3w

College Hockey:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/cTg6qq9LqR9aF0dXzbh.VA

Aspiring Musician’s Like Matthew Ebel:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/hNRmZO9ewadhW6Bhb.qD6w

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United Nations Climate Summit Starts Tomorrow On Ustream.TV

un_cl.jpgStarting tomorrow December 3-14th, the United Nations will stream live their Climate Summit in what is being termed as a “Virtual Bali” Conference. In both Second Life and Ustream.TV, the United Nations is providing a low carbon alternative to people around the world flying out to the conference, thus wasting precious natural resources and decreasing the conferences carbon footprint.

The live feed will begin at 7:30am EST and run throughout the day. To watch the live feed, please go to: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/virtual-bali

“The 15,000 politicians, civil servants, green and industry lobbyists and journalists who will fly in are estimated to emit the equivalent of more than 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to the annual emissions of the African state of Chad.” This is just one way the UN is trying to do their part to minimize this effect.

The Global Climate Summit is a United Nations sponsored debate on Global Climate Change. It is produced in conjunction with OneClimate. OneClimate is an initiative of OneWorld UK, a not-for-profit organization and whose mission is ‘to leverage media innovatively for a fair and sustainable world’.

For more information on the UN Climate Summit, please visit:
http://oneclimate.net/

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Sony BMG’s Soulsavers LIVE Interview Today From Bebo.com Offices Today

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Watch the live Soulsavers interview today at 12pm PST LIVE from the Bebo.com Offices in San Fransisco.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/soulsavers-live-interview

Soulsavers are an English production and remix team comprised of members Rich Machin and Ian Glover.

They have released two albums, Tough Guys Don’t Dance in 2003 and It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s the Way You Land (with Mark Lanegan and others) in 2007.

The pair are also making headway as film score composers, with a portfolio of work that includes 2 feature documentary’s for the GNN group.

Their song ‘Revival’ was featured on the November 22 episode of Grey’s Anatomy, ‘Crash Into Me’ Part 1.

For more information on the Soulsavers, check out their Bebo profile:
http://www.bebo.com/soulsavers


Politics Returns To Ustream Tonight- Republicans and Kucinich Go Live

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Politics Returns to Ustream Tonight with several Republican candidates streaming live during and after the CNN/Youtube Debate. One noted is Governor Mitt Romney who is picking up steam in the Republican polls.

Also tonight, Congressman Dennis Kucinich will stream his Town Hall On The Constitution starting at 8pm EST.

We continue to believe strongly the impact of live video on the political landscape. Bringing more information to voters, more interaction with candidates and more live events allows you to make a more informed decision.

See this recent Mashable article on Ustream and politics: Youtube And Ustream Go Political

Also, Senator Barack Obama streamed his Open Discussion On Foreign Policy yesterday. If you missed it, check it out here:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/obama-foreign-policy

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