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Put Yourself into the Director’s Chair with the New Ustream Producer 5


The live video production market is rapidly evolving and broadcasters need responsive tools that can keep pace with the changing industry. Consumer needs are constantly shifting in terms of video-consumption, which presents some adoption challenges for broadcasters.

In response, Ustream has been working closely with Telestream to develop and deploy an industry-leading solution, to meet today’s video production demands and prepare for future needs.

Last week, Ustream released the newest version of Producer.

Weekly Events Calendar 8/29

——-Monday, August 29———-

Mill Mountain Zoo Announces Birth of a Baby Red Panda!

12pm PT/3pm ET

The Zoo wants the public to be aware that mother pandas are protective and secretive about their young. Frequently mothers build multiple nest sites and transfer the cubs from one site to another. However, the cubs remain in the dens, out of sight, (except during the transfers), until they are between 2 and 3 months old. The Zoo looks forward to sharing this new treasure with visitors as soon as the mother feels comfortable sharing the baby with the public. [clear here]

It’s Zuora Day on Ustream!

1:30-5:00pm PT/4:30-8:00ET

Zuora’s subscription billing and commerce platform changes the way subscription businesses manage and sell to customers, allowing them to bring new products to market in less time, with more flexibility and less hassle. Zuora customers are up and running within 90 days and often recognize 200% ROI within weeks. Zuora is built from the ground up by SaaS industry visionaries and veterans such as, WebEx, Accenture, Google, eBay, Oracle and Vitria.[clear here]

——-Tuesday, August 30———

LAUNCH: Animal Planet’s New Series, “Tanked”: Featuring The National Aquarium

1pm PT/4pm ET

Follow the antics of two brothers-in-law as they run the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the nation! Tanked dunks viewers into the high-decibel, family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). Led by business partners, best friends and constant rivals Wayde King and Brett Raymer, this 13,000 square foot facility, located in Las Vegas, produces some of the most outrageous, larger-than-life and one-of-a-kind tanks for some of the most striking fish and clients around. Tanked brings the secrets of the underwater world to the surface with a comedic twist, leaving viewers amazed and enthralled with each project from conception to final reveal. Tune in Fridays at 9 PM E/P, beginning August 19![clear here]

ACUVUE® 1•DAY Celebrity Chat with Meaghan Martin!

4pm PT/7pm ET

You’re tuned into the ACUVUE® 1•DAY Celebrity Chat channel! Have a question for Meaghan? Tune in during her live chat! Your question could be answered live! [clear here]

QVC Awards with Mally Beauty!

6pm PT/9pm ET

What time is it? It’s time to GLAM! Tune in here to get your beauty on with the one and only Mally Beauty! Today’s featured products include Face Defender, High Shine, and Volumizing Mascara! Did I mention there’s free shipping? If you are a cosmetics queen, you don’t want to miss this! [clear here]

——-Thursday, September 1———

YES Movie Premiere on BIZ TV

6pm PT/9pm ET

The great myth that if you grow up, go to school and get your degree, find a job where you work for an employer – many times unrecognized as an individual – but work hard nonetheless, you can climb the ladder to the top. After you put in thirty-plus years of hard work you can one day possibly own a home, have a mediocre savings, and retire. The truth is that many of the individuals who follow down this so called path to success find themselves forced to come out of retirement and rejoin the workforce a few years later often in a minimum wage job and having less freedom. Looking for a way to dodge this situation? If the answer is YES, you found the right place! [clear here]

——-Friday, September 2———

G Series FIT Presents: Q&A with Lacey Stone

11am PT/2pm ET

G Series FIT presents a LIVE Q&A with New York City SUPER-Trainer Lacey Stone! Looking to get back in shape, or maintain that svelte physique? Well get ready to feel the burn here! [clear here]

FastLife Fridays with Joe Jonas

5pm PT/8pm ET

FastLife Fridays with Joe Jonas LIVE! What more can I possibly say? It’s Joe Jonas! [clear here]

And last but not least…..


Words cannot even do this event justice. Be sure to tune in to catch the awesome insanity that is Burning Man. Celebrating its 25th year! [clear here]

10/13/2008 Upcoming LIVE Events on Ustream

For the week of October 13th—

Join thought leaders from politics and the news media on Monday,
Oct.13 and Tues., Oct. 14 during the Time Warner Politics 2008 Summit
in New York City, streamed live at:

The line-up includes correspondents, editors and analysts from CNN,
TIME, Fortune, Politico, CNBC, Business Week, Vanity Fair, and more,
and runs from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
(Eastern Time) on Tuesday. For a full list of panelists and timing:

On Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time Terrell Owens will again
host Inside the Huddle with special guest Wide Receiver Patrick
Crayton. With Tony Romo out for the next four weeks with a hand
injury, TO and Crayton will be discussing everything from what went

wrong against the Cards, to Crayton’s three catches and 84 yards.

Watch the interview live at

On Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, Liz Scott, musician and
singer will host a web chat. The next project from Made Records’

super-producer Markus Moser, this chat will surely be the last chance
to intimately chat with Liz Scott before the release of her starmaking

debut album!

In Their Boots, an online magazine show, will broadcast live on
Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. The show explores how the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are impacting people—veterans, active
service members, and military families—here at home. Funded by a grant
from the Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact fund (IADIF) and produced
by Brave New Foundation, IN THEIR BOOTS is streamed live every
Wednesday and exclusively online at

On Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, Meet the Bloggers will be
interviewing actress and comedian Margaret Cho. She been seen on shows
from VH1, E, and her own show, “The Cho Show” find out more at:

With the stock market in constantly changing state, check out
DayTraderRockStar show that tracks up-to-the-minute fluctuations in
the market:

10/5/2008 Upcoming LIVE Events

For the week of October 6, 2008 –

Tuesday the 7th is a big day, at 6:00p PST, T. Boone Pickens and Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope will begin hosting an e-Rally!

This high profile environmental advocacy group will be using Ustream to conduct a large-scale video chat centered around next week’s presidential debate. Their last event had over 13,000 people attend online.

Also, at 7:30p PST, Inside the Huddle returns with Terrell Owens and special guest Martellus Bennett.

Out of Texas A&M, Bennett is a 21-year-old Tight End for the Dallas Cowboys. Tune in with me to watch TO and this 2nd round draft pick talk about everything under the sun.

Wednesday the 8th, at 4:00p PST, Michelle Williams, will be live.

1/3 of Destiny’s Child will be on live chatting with fans, and answering anything you want to know. Be sure to check this one out at –

Thursday the 9th at 6:00p PST, Rhett and Link host their weekly show.

They have a “Super Note” contest happening right now, so I am sure there will be plenty do listen to, viewers can also chat with them live and participate in twitter contests.

Friday October 10th, at 10a PST, tune in for Meet the Bloggers weekly show.

This week, Dr. Richard Sagebiel is on to discuss John McCain’s medical history and the controversial ad that has been banned from most television networks.

Saturday, Oct. 11 (Time TBD) there is a User Generated Conference called BarCamp, and this week’s focuses on Africa – Live stream link will be available later in the week.

9/29/2008 Upcoming LIVE Events on Ustream

Don’t miss these Ustream events starting today September 29, 2008.

Check out the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal. Ustream broadcaster Preston Fosback is featured for his innovative use of Ustream!

Tuesday Sept. 30th 5:30p PDT, Terrell Owens will be live on Ustream. The Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver is one of the best known NFL players in the game, known for not only his speed

and footwork on the field, but also for his antics in the end zone. Be sure to check him out.

Wednesday, October 1st at 3pm PDT The Altitude Lounge presents, Hello
Goodbye!  Catch Altitude TV as they invite rock superstars Hello Goodbye for an exclusive interview and LIVE performance.  Altitude offers rock fans a blend of videos, performances, interviews and exclusive content, direct to mobile, from the most trusted and cutting-edge original mobile rock channel available.

Check them out live at –

Thursday, October 2nd at 1:30pm EDT, Apocalyptica will be on WJRR
Orlando. These guys have been nominated as for ‘Best International
Band’ at at the ‘Rock Alternative Music Prize’ (RAMP) hosted by
Russian music TV A1. Tune in at –

Thursday, October 2nd, Amit Kapur, COO of, and Tim Westgren,
Founder of will be live from Digital Music Forum West. Live
at –

Check back this week for more updates. When we know, you’ll know!

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