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Vote for Ustream! And, Events for Week of April 1

Vote for Ustream

Ustream is a finalist for the Webware 100 awards! Vote now for Ustream as your favorite!

For April Fool’s Day, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Time, Josh and Chuck from HowStuffWorks.com will be doing a show about April Fool’s Day. Tune in to hear all about the day, the nature of laughter and other hijinks.

On Wednesday, Apr. 1, join Chef Bud at 1 p.m. Pacific Time as he hosts a special guest chef and teaches viewers how to prepare a signature dish in the picturesque town of Telluride, Colo.

At 10 p.m. PT on Wednesday, tune into “the fastest show on Ustream late night,” Driving Sports TV. The DSTV crew will show off the latest in new cars and automotive performance here.

On Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. PT, the Frontline Club will host a lecture with Stephen Grey called “Investigative Journalism at the Sharp End.” Tune in here.

At 2 p.m. PT on Thursday, join the Plain White T’s for a live chat! Check it out here.

Alfred DiBlasi hosts his weekly show at 6 p.m. PT on Thursday, April 2 and discusses the latest tech tools. Tune in here.

The Rock and Worship Roadshow continues on Thursday starting at 7 p.m. The show launched last month and the diverse line up boasts current GRAMMY® nominee and multi-platinum band MercyMe, Award-winning  and multi-Gold selling male vocalist Jeremy Camp and Hawk  Nelson, as well as new and burgeoning bands Tenth Avenue  North and Addison Road. The tour will hit over 20 U.S.  Markets.

On Friday, April 3 at 11 a.m. PT, John D. McHuge presents War in Multimedia for the Frontline Club here.

100 Hours

Starting on Thursday, April 2 and continuing through Sunday, April 5, Ustream will host the official 100 Hours of Astronomy event, a celebration for the International Year of Astronomy. Featuring webcasts from some of the best telescopes and planetariums from around the globe, 100 Hours of Astronomy brings together a global community to highlight exciting interactive highlights, including “around the world in 80 telescopes.” For more information, click here.

On Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time, Dan Aykroyd will be on Ustream! Gary’s Wine and Marketplace, a fine wine and spirits retailer in New Jersey, will host Dan Aykroyd as he launches his new line of vodka and answers questions from the Ustream chat room. Check it out here.


Miley Cyrus Live on Saturday 3/28!

Miley Cyrus is hosting a live chat on Saturday March 28 at 10:30a PT/1:30p ET! Ask her questions on Twitter–directed to @mileychat–and hear about her upcoming album and new movie, “Hannah Montana The Movie.”

For more information, click here.


H.264 Available On Mac- Meet Wirecast!

I’m glad to announce you can now get H.264 on a Mac and Ustream through Wirecast.  This is HUGE!

Wirecast is a live video production tool that allows Mac and PC users to create real-time or on-demand video broadcasts for the web.   You can do video switching, overlays, movies and text and really give your broadcast a professional look.   The great part about it is Ustream HD quality is built into the software for Mac AND PC.

For less than $500, Wirecast users can quickly and easily capture live events and create professional video webcasts on computers or laptops for real-time web distribution from any location.

Wirecast is useful for a broad range of users and business needs, including broadcasting of live press or sports events, entertainment, university lectures, live business presentations, marketing or training and more. Wirecast makes it easy for anyone to share live experiences and build a global community.

You can try Wirecast for free by downloading from the links below:
Buy Wirecast for Mac OS X
Buy Wirecast for Windows 2000/XP/Vista



Iditarod Live from Alaska: Final Day on March 19!

Iditarod

The 37th Annual Iditarod annual dog sled race across the state of Alaska, which started on March 7, is finishing tomorrow — Thursday March 19. The race will broadcast on Ustream here all day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pacific Time. The winner is the musher who arrives to Nome, Alaska first and will be awarded $69,000 and a brand new Dodge pick-up truck.

The broadcast is being run by a student broadcasting team from the Bering Strait School District, which has more schools in villages along the Iditarod National Historical Trail than any other school district – including the Iditarod School District!

Check out the exciting conclusion to the 1,151 mile race across the Alaska Range!

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Ustream + Tricaster = Sweet.

We are pleased to announce you can stream directly to Ustream from the powerful Newtek Tricaster.

Tricaster

For those of you who don’t know what a Tricaster is, let’s just say it is the gold standard for high quality video production.  It allows you to add tons of elements to your live broadcast like lower thirds, movies, audio, intros, powerpoint, chroma key etc.

Now anyone can have a high quality broadcast like the professionals.  The Tricaster is very portable and great for on-site events.  If you already have a Tricaster, you can download the latest patch from Newtek’s website to get direct Ustream support.

The team from CBS Buzz Out Loud is using a Tricaster if you want a sample of the quality and power:


Music, Green Leprachauns at the Belmont Austin

It’s been a great tech week here at Southby in Austin Texas. And like the seasons, we’re going to see a sea change in the crowds, as the our tech folks make room for the lovely madness that is Music week at South by!

We’ll be broadcasting ALL week as well, and you already know where to watch that.

And if you’re in the Austin area, well we better see you there at the Belmont Austin! Come meet the Ustream team and pick up lots of Ustream swag, including t-shirts and guitar picks. On the corner of 6th and Lavaca, map below:

305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Let us know you’re coming in the comments below, with your Ustream channel or ID!

Artists set list for the rest of the week:

The Belmont Music Week overview.

All Events and Music are Free, Open to the Public, NO WRISTBAND REQUIRED

Tuesday March 17th – uStream/The Belmont

“Green With Envy” (St. Patty’s Day Party)
Details: Find the Leprechaun at The Belmont for a FREE Green Beer
No Cover, Free Live Music, No wristband ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT
Amazing Drink Specials

2pm-2:30- Pat Green
2:45-3:15- Bucky and The Blues Buckets
3:30-4:15-Roster McCabe
4:30-515-Heatbox
530-6:15- Daughters of The Sun
630-7 15- Evening Rig
7:30-815- Kevin Devine and the God Damn Band
8:15-10- Jake Dilley and The Color Pharmacy
10:15-11:15- Peter Himmelman – Furious World Live from The Belmont
11:30-12:15am- John Cruz
12:30am – 2am (Special Guest)

Wednesday March 18th – uStream/The Belmont

11am -7pm- “Cardiac Music Group Party”
Details: Free Beer
Free Live Music
No Cover, Free Live Music, No wristband ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT

The Straw man Complex (Phoenix)
The Silent Armada (San Diego)
Rosemary’s Garden (L.A.)
Underwater Get down (Phoenix)
Matt R (Phoenix)
Tugboat (Phoenix)
Aristeia (Portland)
This Twilight City (Michigan)
Egress (Texas)
Sorry Ok Yes (Italy)
Kalab (Las Vegas)

Covalent Records Presents

 

8:00-8:30- Dark, Dark, Dark
8:45-9:30— The Evening Rig
9:45-10:30—Jake Dilley and The Color Pharmacy
10:45-11:30- O’brother
11:45-12:30—The Jakes
12:45-2am- Jonathon Tyler and The Northern Lights

Thursday March 19th – uStream/The Belmont

 

“Covalent Records Presents”:
Details: Free Live Music
No Cover, Free Live Music, No wristband ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT
$3 Beers, Wells, $5 House wine 3 -7pm, $5 Apps Menu

2:45-3:30- Speakeasy
3:45-4:30- The White Iron Band
4:45-5:30pm- Moving Matter
5:45-6:30pm- Little Red Radio
6:45-7:30pm- Sea Bird
7:45-8:30pm- Chris Pierce
8:45-9:30pm- Mae Day
9:30-10pm- Set up for Mandy Lauderdale
10:00-11pm- Mandy Lauderdale
11:15-12am- Amazing Baby
12:30am-2am- (Special Guests)


Friday March 20th – uStream/The Belmont

12pm-6pm- Vanguard and Russell Carter Mgmt
Details: No Cover, Free Live Music, No wristband ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT

Sarah Borges
Death on Two Wheels
The Bridges
5:00pm – The Indigo Girls
9pm-10pm- Into the Presence
10:15-11pm- Elisabeth and The Catapult
11:15pm-12am- Rachel Goodrich
12:15am-1am- Abalone Dots
1am-2am- (Special Guest)

Saturday March 21st – uStream/The Belmont

12pm-4pm- Favorite Gentlemen Party

12:00-12:30 Harrison Hudson (acoustic)
12:45-1:15 Winston Audio
1:30- 2:00 Leslie
2:15- 2:45 Kevin Devine
3:15- 3:45 Gringo Star
4:00- 4:30 Manchester Orchestra
4:45pm- 5:30pm- Into the Presence

6pm-2am- Roxwel Party

 

7:30 pm- Fake Problems
8:30pm- The Von Bondies
10:00pm- Death Confederate
11:00pm- Right Away, Great Capitan!
12:00am- Glasvegas
1:00am- The Knux


Events for the week of Monday March 16, 2008

Monday from 1-2pm PST join us for a LIVE performance by the Super Furry Animals of their new album, Dark days/Light Years. from their studio in London. Tune in here:

Tuesday from 1-4pm PST LIVE from the Smithsonian in Washington DC we have a great forum covering Material Culture. For more information on the event please go to the Smithsonian website. To watch with us LIVE, tune in here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/smithsonian-on-ustream.tv

Tuesday from 6-7pm PST the Canadian singer, composer, harpist and pianist Loreens McKennitt will be hosting a webchat will all of her fans LIVE. Be sure to join the chat with all of your questions: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/loreena-live

Also on Tuesday LIVE from the Ustream Studio at the Belmont in Austin, Texas we have great musical guests, and amazing tech panelists. Some of the names you can expect to see are; Pat Green, Land of 10,000 Bands, Bucky and the Blues Buckets, Roster McCabe, Heatbox, Daughters of the Sun, Evening Rig, Kevin Devine and the God Damn Band, Peter Himmelman and a NEW Ustream favorite ‘Jake Dilley and The Color Pharmacy’. Come watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/studio

Wednesday through Saturday, from 11am-4pm join Gibson Guitar, Blue Microphones and The Syndicate and watch bands from around the world perform LIVE from The Gibson Bus – a mobile recording studio inside the exclusive Gibson bus that will be located in the heart of Austin, TX. After the show, the bands will be in the chat so be sure to tune in:

Also Wednesday through Saturday, we have an amazing LIVE lineup of music from the 10th Annual Texas Rock Fest, brought to you by Hit Music Link and one of our streaming partners Open Labs. Be sure to catch all of these great artists. Tune in here and watch with us: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hitmusiclink–1

Viper Room is also bringing a slew of great artists through, transplanting their legendary Los Angeles venue for a half week of great shows in Austin.  Check out some of the hottest bands from Tinseltown nightly, Wednesday through Saturday: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/viper-room


Adele, Big Lebowski, Pete Cashmore Kick Off Ustream Studio

It was the place to be last night. I’m downtown in Austin for the world’s largest music festival, LIVE from the Ustream Studio at The Belmont. We have the coolest venue in Austin decked out with a live production studio, 2 stages, plasma TV’s everywhere, and lots of great food and drinks.

We kicked it off with panel discussions yesterday with Peter Himmelman, Mark Rizzn Hopkins, Lucas Hendrickson, Evan White and myself.

Adele started us out right also with some great music for the star-studded party. I hung out with everyone from Pete Cashmore, to Gary V and even Jeff Dowd the real “Big Lebowski”.

If you are in Austin, make sure to come by the Belmont each night – still to come many more BIG NAME artists.

Also watch us online at www.ustream.tv/studio

More action from the night- I’ll post more photos as they come in:


Join me at Southby!

(Southby in Austin: so easy even a Ustream founder can do it)

Starting Friday, March 13 Ustream is inviting the world to the
first-ever Ustream Studio “Live from The Belmont” in Austin, TX! For
11 days, the Ustream Studio will feature amazing musicians, thought
leaders, journalists, futurists, artists, and more showingoff their
talents!  I’ll be there even to shake everyone’s hand

Some of the people you can expect to see include: Adele, Indigo Girls, Peter Himmelman, Manchester Orchestra, Von Bondies, Robert Scoble, Conal Byrne, Steve Jang, Chris Pirillo, Tony Hsieh, and many more.

The Ustream Studio will combine ideas and music with the interactive power of live streaming, and we invite you come and enjoy through the live stream or, if you’re in Austin, stop by!

To watch live, check out all the news and events here:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ustream-studio

Follow us on Twitter for live updates: http://twitter.com/UstreamTV

If you’re in Austin:

Come hang out: http://www.ustream.tv/studio
Directions: http://bit.ly/11maKW
Upcoming – http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2129557/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=68011852224

If you won’t be in Austin, be sure to check out everything from the
Ustream Studio:


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