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Weekly Events Calendar 7/11

Monday, July 11th

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (Monday-Thursday)
1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET and 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET
Live from the booth at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference! Join Microsoft partners and industry analysts for updates twice daily. [clear here]

 

 
Insidious DVD Release
9pm PT/12am ET
Watch a live Q&A with the film’s stars following a screening of the movie from the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles. [clear here]

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 12th

Cisco Live Las Vegas (Tuesday-Thursday)
8am PT/11am ET
With hundreds of sessions planned at this year’s Cisco Live conference, you can build a custom curriculum to enhance your knowledge and advance your career. Don’t miss an opening keynote by Cisco CEO John Chambers, and a closing keynote by William Shatner! [clear here]

 

 

Big Sean Interview
9am PT/12pm ET
Radio station the New Wild Atlanta will be on-hand to interview Big Sean and ask him questions submitted by you, the fans! [clear here]

 

 

 

The Learning Annex: How to Create Funny Web Content
4:40pm PT/7:40pm ET
How many times have you watched videos of Maru the cat jumping into boxes? How about the Lonely island hit, “I’m on A Boat,” or the Whole Foods parking lot song? Want to know what it takes to create hilarious, viral web content and make the big bucks? Then you definitely won’t want to miss The Learning Annex class! [clear here]

Gatorade Athlete of the Year
5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET
Now in its 26th year of honoring the nation’s elite high school athletes with the Gatorade Player of the Year award, The Gatorade Company will present the ninth annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards to the nation’s best overall male and female high school athlete. [clear here]

 

 

Afterbuzz TV: Pretty Little Liars S:7 Ep:5
8pm PT/11pm ET
After tuning in for the new episode of Pretty Little Liars, tune in to see the Afterbuzz TV crew interview cast members and analyze all the moments that made the episode truly riveting! [clear here]

 

 

Wednesday, 7/13
Our Time’s “Buy Young” Launch Summit
6:30am PT
Over 125 of America’s top young entrepreneurs will convene at the Buy Young Launch Summit to discuss ways we can facilitate a better environment for start-ups. And Ustream’s own President and Co-Founder Brad Hunstable will be there! [clear here]

KROQ Kevin & Bean’s Breakfast with Incubus
8am PT/11am ET
Join Kevin & Bean for a live 90 minute chat and performance with Incubus from a secret location in Los Angeles! [clear here]

 

 

 

Thursday, 7/14

Emmy Nominations Announcement
5:30am PT/8:30am ET
If you’re up, be sure to tune in for the Emmy Nominations bright and early from Los Angeles, CA. [clear here]

 

 

 

Launch of Discovery’s “Shark Month” Cam
5am PT/8am ET
Discovery has Shark Week, and they’re giving Ustream the opportunity to share “Shark Month” with our viewers! See live footage from inside the shark tank at the Georgia Aquarium, including live daily feedings. [clear here]

Michael Buble
12pm PT/3pm ET
The man whose romantic songs have launched a thousand marriages (although this is still unconfirmed) is back on Ustream to chat with fans and talk about new projects. Watch his previous chat here and be sure to tune in on Thursday! [clear here]

Bravo: Watch What Happens Live
8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET
Watch Andy’s After Show LIVE online for the first time! Your host Andy Cohen will rehash best moments from your favorite Bravo shows every week until August 7th! [clear here]

 

 

Friday 7/15

Samsung Space Balloon Live
5am PT/8am ET
Samsung will launch their Galaxy II into space carrying your messages and tweets! Who knows, maybe if it encounters any aliens, the first thing they’ll read will be a message from Bob in Indiana that reads: “Hey, C U up there!” And it will look really cool. [clear here]

 

 

Zedd and Porter Robinson Live from Beatport Denver
12pm PT/3pm ET
Beatport is celebrating the launch of their redesigned HTML 5 site by broadcasting a live event with Zedd and Porter Robinson, two extremely talented producers and DJs. Don’t miss it! [clear here]


Events For The Week of Monday November 10, 2008

Today, Monday, November 10th, at 7PM (Brasilia time, GMT+2), Wikipedia is launching it’s Brazilian site LIVE on Ustream – http://wikibr.org/. This live event will be promoting the Brazilian page of Wikipedia, and there will be a debate with Jimmy Wales.

WikiBrasil Stream:

Tuesday, November 11th marks the 1-week mark for Marc Horowitz’s 24/7 talk show! The guy who lived in a Nissan for a month and the creator of The National Dinner Tour, launched a 24/7 talk show from his living room last week. This will be a live talk show, unedited and uncut, where Marc is inviting the world into his Los Angeles home to talk about anything they wish! His website is – http://www.talkshow247.com – and this talk show will only be happening until Ground Hog’s Day, so get your name on his calendar today! This is the first time anything like this has ever been tried, and his calendar is already filling up with great guests like his neighbor, New York Times Best Selling Authors, YouTube stars, and more. If you are not in the LA area, you can still co-host by using the Ustream.TV co-host feature.

24/7 Talk Show Stream:

Thursday, November 13th is packed with great live content. We have:

NewTeeVee Live, the premier event showcasing the online video industry’s hottest topics, most talented video producers, promising technologies, leading innovators and top funding executives. The conference sold out early last year and also garnered rave reviews for bringing together the right mix of attendees. Buy your ticket early as this event will sell out.

UStream fans receive 25% discount on NewTeeVee live tickets by using the code USTREAM here – http://newteeveelive.eventbrite.com/?discount=USTREAM


NewTeeVee Streams:

The Connector.ie Meetup is also happening on the 13th, starting at 7pm.  This will be a great event, with featured presenters from Bebo, The Irish Apprentice, and more. For the first time they have invited guests to present on a pre-selected topic, and what a line up they have. Philip McCartney, Head of Sales, Bebo Ireland, Jennifer Maguire- Founder Bella Makeover & Irish star of The Apprentice BBC 2008, Niall Harbison, Co-Founder iFoods.tv as seen on Dragons’ Den BBC 2008.

Friday, November 14th is the first of a 3 day Rock-a-thon! The Rock Medicine volunteers are putting on a 72 hour Rockband, Rockband 2 and Guitar Hero marathon! This 72 hour nonstop gaming marathon will be broadcast live online at www.rockthecause.net, where viewers can watch volunteers play, make donations to Rock Medicine and even win some unique and rare memorabilia. There will be a live chat room for viewer/artist interaction and even the ability to make song requests. For more information on the Rock-a-thon, visit www.rockthecause.net.

Rock-a-thon Stream:

Also on Friday the 14th, Indiana University is having a Live Dance Marathon on campus, with all proceeds benefiting the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley Hospital for Children.

Dance Marathon Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/indiana-university-dance-marathon

Also this week:
Whitney Duncan, The Flaming Lips, Taylor Swift, and Tyler Hilton.

Tyler Hilton is a singer-songwriter and actor, who played the young Elvis in Walk the Line. He also has two Elvis cover songs on the award winning soundtrack. Tyler starred in a Taylor Swift music video, and will be live on Ustream just before Taylor Swift, who has a new album “Fearless”, that comes out on Tuesday and “Love Story”, the lead single, is a top 5 Billboard single

More on this week’s music lineup here: http://www.ustream.tv/blog/2008/11/09/from-flaming-lips-to-taylor-swift/

Next Week:
On Tuesady, November 18th, Brea Grant is holding her first ever Twitterview on Ustream. Brea will be using Twitter and Ustream.TV to chat with fans from all over the world. More on this great event closer to the stream date.

Brea Grant Stream:


A Short RNC Anecdote

Yesterday, at 4:00 pm sharp, all non security personnel were forced out of the building. As we walked passed the cold faced Secret Service standing at the door I could hear the heavy pant of the K-9 Bomb Detection Dogs. Turned around for just a second, my eyes idly followed a large German Shepherd as he paced around the room and disappeared past a dozen men in black. What specifically those men in black did next I have no idea, my line of vision had been obstructed when the door shut behind me, however one thing was for sure…The rock gods of the republican party were arriving in two days and things for both the RNC and Ustream were about to get crazy.

With our first stream of the convention, join viewers from around the world and watch McCain address how the RNC will change because of Hurricane Gustav. [live stream]

Check back tomorrow for live coverage all day and all week. Five cameras, one convention, millions of viewers.

See you there.



Oh Yes – There’s Another Digg Town Hall This Monday!

It’s been too long! Oh how we’ve waited and yearned for another Digg Town Hall. The duo of Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson is enough to warm any web loving techies heart! 5pm on Monday the 12th can’t come soon enough.

Like last time – The leaders of everyone’s favorite social news site, Digg.com, will get on camera to answer questions from the masses. Wondering if Digg will ever change their colors to black and blue? Ask them. Want to know how they made that sweet lip dub video? Ask them! Trying to figure out that new algorithm still? Well…you can try asking but I doubt they’ll tell you the secret 🙂

Tune in this Monday at 5pm PST to witness one of the most innovative Q-and-A sessions you’ve ever seen. They’re on the cutting edge of ingenuity when it comes to community management and we’re honored that they chose us as their communication tool. So – enjoy this Town Hall, because the last one was great, this one will be awesome, and the next one will be even better 🙂


Social Marketing: How to Attract Viewers to Your Live Show

As opposed to a blog post or a YouTube video, which are static and people can view at their leisure, your Ustream show is live and you must undertake the difficult task of grouping your viewers together concurrently and at a specified time. Through a combination of long and short term announcements you can use Social Marketing to capture their attention.

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Your Blog:
The important thing about your blog is that your subscribers will read it at some point. It might not be now, or in an hour, but chances are they will see the post before the day is over. You won’t be able to use your blog to get instant viewers, but it is a great place to notify them of future shows. Think of it as planting a seed… some will remember and some will forget, but either way they definitely hear about your show (this helps because when you post about it later on Twitter they will remember the blog post). (Tip – Announce your upcoming show three days before – then mention it again the day of)

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If Twitter wasn’t your best friend, it is now. Become intimate with this beautiful tool because it is the best way to get instant viewers. Post a message to Twitter ten to twenty minutes before you go live – this way your followers can put aside time and they know its coming up. Post again once you go live. Truth be told a lot of people will forget that you’re going to do a show, especially if its your first time. Twitter is the perfect way to remind them. (Tip – Don’t just spam a link to your show, make sure to keep it friendly and human, maybe ask a question. Then be sneaky and inconspicuously put the link in.)

Newsletters, Social Network Messages:
Use sparingly! I know it, you know it, everyone knows it – Spam sucks. Do not spam. Newsletters and other ways of messaging are good ways to notify potential viewers, however you must do it with tact. Once in a while is fine just don’t use a lot of exclamation points and keep it simple. If they get annoyed then stop immediately – you’re doing something wrong and continuing will only hurt you.

Thats today’s short Social Marketing lesson.

I’ll be posting a series of these so you should probably subscribe to the blog. If you have any questions, or different ideas leave a comment and I’ll respond. Even better – if you have different ideas – go write your own blog post and then send me the link!

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James Blunt and Missy Higgins to perform live on Ustream.TV!

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Anyone else in the mood for dreamy, guitar-strumming singer-songwriters? Boy are you in luck!

Ustream.TV is proud to present acoustic performances by not one, but TWO swoon-inducing artists; one ech for the guys AND the gals! The good folks at Sophie’s Lounge in San Diego presents Australian music indie rock luminaries Missy Higgins and James Blunt, this Friday and Saturday respectively, 11:30 AM Pacific / 7:30 PM London. Check them both out on Sophie’s Lounge Ustream channel.


Sophie’s Lounge
, a project of Sophie’s 103.7 in San Diego, regularly puts on intimate, exclusive acoustic performances by some of the best artists in the world. This Friday and Saturday, Sophie’s Lounge is inviting the world to experience the live music magic!

About Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter, best known for her hit singles “Scar” and “The Special Two” off her debut album The Sound of White. Her second album, On a Clear Night was released in April 2007.

On July 7, 2007, Higgins participated in the Australian leg of Live Earth performing her own set, as well as joining Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody and John Butler on stage for the song “From Little Things Big Things Grow.” The song could have been considered “the event’s anthem” and Rolling Stone cited it as a highlight, stating that the “whole crowd sung along – all eleven verses.”

In 2004, Higgins was nominated in four categories at the ARIA Awards. These included “Best Female Artist” and “Single of the Year”. At the awards ceremony on October 17 she received the award for “Best Pop Release”.

Have a taste of Missy’s music here:

http://profile.imeem.com/Brq8p3/playlist/0dS5ipVv/missy_higgins_music_playlist/

About James Blunt
James Blunt is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit “You’re Beautiful” — brought him to fame in 2005. His style is a mix of pop, folk and acoustic rock. Along with vocals, James Blunt plays a wide variety of instruments including the piano, guitar, organ, marimba and mellotron. He is signed to Linda Perry’s American label Custard Records. Blunt became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when his song “You’re Beautiful” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006; the last British artist to do so had been Elton John in 1997 with the song “Candle in the Wind 1997”. Blunt won two BRIT Awards and was nominated for five Grammy Awards in 2006.Have a taste of James Blunt’s music here:

http://frenchypet.imeem.com/playlist/zAC2lGJ4/james_blunt_music_playlist/


Hannah Montana Mania Coming to a Ustream Channel Near You!

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It was the entertainment story of the year: a ticket to Hannah Montana’s colossus “Best of Both Worlds” tour could cost you (or your poor parents) a pretty penny, with prices spiraling up to $3,500 a pop.

But in just a few hours (5:30 PM PST / 8:30 EST, 1/17/08), Miley Cyrus a.k.a. Hannah Montana will be walking the Red Carpet for her “Best of Both Worlds” 3-D premiere… and Ustream will be there LIVE, bringing you the best seats in the house to ask your chatroom submitted questions.

Today, Thursday, January 17, 5:30 PM PST/8:30 PM EST live from the legendary El Capita Theatre in Hollywood — tell a friend, tell a fan, tell your family. Don’t forget to join in on the chatroom to submit your questions while chatting with Hannah Montana fans from around the world.

Walt Disney Pictures is going all out on this one, confirming red carpet appearances from teen stars Jonas Brothers and Ashley Tisdale, as well as Jim Belushi, Donny Osmond, Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Madison Pettis, Rick Fox, Rob Morrow, Tony Plana, Vanessa Williams, and more.

This one’s for the kids!

What: Hannah Montana’s Best of Both Worlds Concert Movie Red Carpet Premiere

When: Thursday, Jan. 17
5:30 PM PST / 8:30 PM EST

Channel: www.ustream.tv/channel/hannah-montana

About HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT
Hannah Montana fans everywhere will have a chance to see their favorite singer, songwriter and actress, Miley Cyrus, perform her sold-out concert tour on the big screen in HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT. Shot during Cyrus’ 69-city tour and exhibited in state-of-the-art Disney Digital 3D™, the film will be coming to theatres for a special one week engagement on February 1, 2008.

Walt Disney Pictures’ HANNAH MONTANA & MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT is rated G and opens Friday, February 1, 2008

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