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Uncharted 3, Twilight Cast Handprint Ceremony, and more!

——– Tuesday, November 1 ——–

Machinima Uncharted 3 Launch
12pm PT/3pm ET
Join the gaming experts at Machinima for the launch of Uncharted 3–they’ll be doing a Q&A live gameplay. [clear here]

Billboard Live Miranda Lambert Q&A
1pm PT/4pm ET
Country Songstress Miranda Lambert is going live with Billboard to launch her new album, “Four the Record.” Tune in for the Q&A! [clear here]

NASA Asteroid Q&A
2:30pm PT/5:30pm ET
NASA scientists are looking forward to a unique asteroid observing opportunity on November 8, as an asteroid called “2005 YU55” flies past Earth at a distance slightly closer than the moon. Tune in for a special opportunity to ask questions with members of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office about asteroid YU55, and find out how NASA discovers, tracks and characterizes asteroids and comets. [clear here]

——– Wednesday, November 2 ——–

Chairman Bernanke’s FOMC Press Conference
11:15am PT/2:15pm ET
Chairman Ben Bernanke will hold one of his 4 yearly press briefings to present the Federal Open Market Committee’s economic projections. [clear here]

Destined: A House of Night Event
4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET
Check out a live broadcast hosted by the authors of “Destined,” the latest addition to the House of Night’ young adult book series. The bestselling mother-daughter duo will be answering questions for fans, so be sure to tune in! [clear here]

——– Thursday, November 3 ——–

Twilight Cast Handprint Ceremony at the Chinese Theatre
9am PT/12pm ET
See the cast of Twilight lend their handprints to the famous stip of pavement outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood! Robert, Kristen, and Taylor will be there, so clearly, this event is a must-see! [clear here]

Twilight Breaking Dawn Cast Interviews
5:56pm PT/8:56pm ET
Twilight fans, get ready! MTV is showing an exclusive, never-before-seen clip from Twilight: Breaking Dawn film, followed by a lengthily Q&A with the entire cast! [clear here]

——– Friday, November 4 ——–

International Rules: Ireland vs. Austalia

2:45am PT/5:45am ET
Another International Rules soccer game will kick off Friday morning between old rivals Ireland and Australia. Be sure to tune in and get your ticket! [clear here]

Blythe Raw
12pm PT/3pm ET
The lovely Blythe Metz will be live this Friday doling out more helpful tricks for eating and being healthy. She’ll be sharing more raw food recipes and exercise tips, so be sure to tune in! [clear here]

Ustream seals Joint Venture with Korea Telecom for Ustream Korea with $10m investment


Hope all is well. Today, we are happy to announce that Ustream has reached an agreement with Korea Telecom to launch Ustream Korea as part of our Joint Venture for Ustream Asia with Softbank Corp. in Japan. Korea Telecom will also invest an additional $10m into the company.

More importantly, we are excited to continue to march toward our vision of bringing the Ustream service to Asia in a steadfast and unwavering manner over a long period of time.

We thank our wonderful users and look forward to growing the Ustream service in Korea.



Battlefield 3, UFC 137, and Other Events for the Week of 10/24

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Battlefield 3 Streams
Join our gaming partners at Gamespot, Machinima, and StuffWeLike for a series of special programming and live gameplay around Tuesday’s release of the much-anticipated Battlefield 3!

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Live
Monday, October 24 at 2p PT/5p ET
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Battlefield 3 Midnight Launch
Monday, October 24 at 10p PT/1a ET

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Battlefield 3 Midnight Launch
Monday, October 24 at 11:45p PT/2:45am ET
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Machinima Battlefield 3 Gameplay
Tuesday, October 25 at 12p PT/3p ET
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UFC 137
UFC 137 events are kicking off this week leading up to the main card fight on Saturday between BJ Penn and Nick Diaz (after Welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre had to pull out because of a knee injury). Be sure to tune in for the highly anticipated match-up and catch all the events leading up to the fight!

Thursday, October 27 at 1p PT/4p ET

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Friday, October 28 at 4p PT/7p ET
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Heavy MMA: Fight Day from UFC 137
Saturday, October 29 at 2p PT/5p ET
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UFC 137 Official PPV Fight
Saturday, October 29 at 6p PT/9p ET
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Other Events this week…

Dr. Drew Lifechangers Chat
Wednesday, October 26 at 10:30a PT/1:30p ET
The famed Board Certified Physician will be live on Ustream to answer your questions about life, health, and what on earth that disturbing squashing segment was about on last week’s show. [clear here]

Divorce Court with Judge Lynn
Wednesday, October 26 at 5p PT/8p ET
The professional advice continues later on with Judge Lynn, the world’s most famous TV judge! She’ll be doling out sass and sound advice, so be sure to tune in and join her crowd so you never miss a show! [clear here]

Pinching Penny World Premiere
Wednesday, October 26 at 7p PT/10p ET
See the world premiere of the film that’s being called “Fargo meets Snatch.” This indie film is about a British hypochondriac who turns to a life of crime after becoming addicted to consumerism. How timely. Check it out and be sure to RSVP! [clear here]

Howie D Live Chat
Thursday, October 27 at 12p PT/3p ET
Howie D (former Backstreet Boy) is going live from his official Ustream channel on Thursday to chat with fans and premiere his new video for 100 Reasons! [clear here]

Westlife Q&A: Greatest Hits
Thursday, October 27 at 4p PT/7p ET
Irish “boy” band Westlife have enjoyed 26 top-ten hits and 44 million albums sold over their 14 year career. They’re parting ways after their upcoming greatest hits album, and want to sit down to chat with fans about their plans for the future and their fondest memories together. Take a walk down memory lane with them during their live chat! [clear here]

International Rules: Australia vs. Ireland
Friday, October 28 at 1:45a PT/4:45a ET
International Rules Football combines the rules of Gaelic and Australian football. Not surprisingly, it’s one of the more lively, exciting forms of international football out there, and it’s available as a PPV event on Ustream! See Ireland and Australia face off on Friday! [clear here]

A Dialogue with Eckhart Tolle and Ram Dass
Friday, October 28 at 4p PT/7p ET
Witness a meeting of two great spiritual minds, as Eckhart Tolle and American Spiritual Leader Ram Dass meet for a global dialogue. [clear here]

TLA: Real Housewives of New York
Red Carpet Ready in 20 Minutes
Friday, October 28 at 4:40p PT/7:40p ET
Join the Sonja Trent Morgan of the Real Housewives of New York for a class that teaches you how to look your absolute best in an astonishing 20 minutes…from a gal who knows a little something about making a public appearance. Perfect! [clear here]

TLA: Cooking in Your Toaster Oven
Friday, October 28 at 5:10p PT/8:10p ET
Yes, you can cook gourmet meals using only your Toaster oven, and it’s easy! Check out this class headed by Real Housewives of NY star Sonja Morgan on creating simple and delicious meals at home using nothing but a little ingenuity and your trusty ol’ toaster oven. [clear here]

NASL Championship Series: Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. NSC Minnesota Stars
Saturday, October 29 at 4p PT/7p ET
The North American Soccer League is broadcasting their championship series for FREE, live on Ustream! Be sure to tune in on Saturday to see the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers host the NSC Minnesota Stars! [clear here]

Weekly Events Calendar 10/17

Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ with Coldplay
Tues. 10/18 at 7:30a PT/11:30a ET
Join KROQ’s Kevin & Bean from the Kevin & Bean Morning Show as they host a live “breakfast” and performance with Coldplay! West Coasters, we promise this one will be worth waking up for! Be sure to RSVP so you get an alert when they go live! [clear here]

Ocean Spray “Ask Ming” Live Q&A
Tues. 10/18 at 9:30a PT/12:30p ET
What’s a cranberry bog doing in NYC? Chef Ming Tsai will answer user-submitted questions from inside the cranberry-tastic Ocean Spray pop-up about anything from his recipe recommendations to cooking tips. You can submit questions with #askMing! [clear here]

Justin Bieber Chat & Video Premiere
Tues. 10/18 at 4:54p PT/7:54p ET
I smile, you smile…because The Biebs is coming back to Ustream! After a too-long hiatus (you can catch up on his past Ustreams here) he’s going live with MTV to chat with fans and debut the video for his new song, Mistletoe. [clear here]

Trey Songz Chat
Tues. 10/18 at 6p PT/9p ET
Trey Songz is going live again to chat with fans about his upcoming mixtape, “Anticipation II.” Be sure to join his crowd (it’s still the biggest on Ustream) so that you get alerts every time Mr. Steal Yo Girl goes live! [clear here]

Fair Trade USA: Every Meal Matters
Wed. 10/19 at 1p PT/4p ET
Join Fair Trade USA for a special live show that explains why every purchase and every meal matters. When you buy Fair Trade Certified goods you are making a choice that means quality products, improved lives and environmental protection. Learn more during the live show! [clear here]

TLA: Digital Video: Where it’s Heading and How it Will Change the Online Space
Wed. 10/19 4p PT/7p ET
The Learning Annex presents a class that will help businesses and individuals understand and predict the role of digital video in the marketing and advertising world. From sizzle reels to live streaming, digital video has profoundly changed the online landscape, and will continue to do so! [clear here]

Portugal. The Man Lomography Event
Wed. 10/19 at 4:30p PT/7:30p ET
The band Portugal. The Man will be going live from the Lomography gallery to announce the winner of their Nature competition! They asked fans to capture images that convey the bounty and beauty of nature using Lomography cameras, and will be unveiling the winners in a live broadcast! [clear here]

Jersey Shore Cast Chat
Thurs. 10/20 at 9p PT/12a ET
It’s GTL time on Ustream! (That’s gym, tanning, laundry for the uninitiated). The entire cast of The Jersey Shore will be live for a Q&A to talk about Italy, the upcoming season in Seaside, and their plans for the future (i.e. energy drink endorsements…right?) [clear here]

Potted Plant Owl
24/7 Stream
Our Potted Plant owlets have hatched! You may remember hearing their story from the previous blog post here, but in a nutshell these cute little guys have been pushed out of their natural habitat due to building development, and have taken up residence in a potted plant in someone’s backyard! Be sure to tune in to see all their developmental milestones–including the fledge! [clear here]

Occupy Together On Ustream!

Thanks to an increasingly connected and engaged public, the Occupy Wall Street protests have already spread far beyond the confines of Wall Street. People all over the world have been organizing their own “Occupy” movements in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, and they’re harnessing the power of social media and live video (hey, that’s us!) to connect with supporters. We’ve been working with local organizers to set up ad-free channels under the main OccupyTogether Ustream account, and so far over 70 cities and schools have started channels.

If you want to keep up with the Occupy Together movement, we’ve compiled a list of the participating cities (so far!) and their channel URLs. All of the channels are being housed under the main OccupyTogether account, so check back regularly as more cities get added!

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Interested in starting a channel of your own? Ustream is offering ad-free streaming to anyone who reaches out to us at with their city, state, and event details. We definitely want to help spread the word about this newsworthy cause, and are happy to help in any way possible!

Weekly Events Calendar 10/10

——– Monday, October 10 ——–

Kid Ink:  “Wheels Up” Listening Release Party
5:00p PT/8:00p ET
Kid Ink is taking his release party to Ustream. His new mixtape, “Wheels Up,” will be played in its entirety for fans during the broadcast. So tune in and check it out! [clear here]

Trey Songz Live
6:00p PT/9:00p ET
Trey Songz is going live again tonight to get fans hyped up about his upcoming mixtape, “Anticipation II” on 11/1/11. Since it’s around dinner time (if you’re on the west coast) let’s call it “dinner with Trey.” If you’ve seen his broadcasts before, you know he’ll probably be eating. [clear here]
——– Tuesday, October 11 ——–

Christina Perri LIVE from London
11a PT/2p ET
Singer/songwriter Christina Perri is in London right now, and she’ll be streaming her show at Monto Water Rats for fans worldwide to see and hear her sweet melodic voice! [clear here]
Thom Yorke Spinning on Boiler Room TV
12p PT/3p ET
Tuesday it’s time for a Radiohead takeover on Boilerroom TV. Thom Yorke will be spinning, along with Jamie XX, Caribou, Lone, and Illum Sphere. [clear here]
Evanescence Live with Billboard
1p PT/4p ET
Billboard presents a live Q&A with Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee. Fans will get a chance to have their voices heard by asking questions in the social stream, so be sure to tune in! [clear here]
New Stage with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
5p PT/8p ET
Because the NIH has still failed to classify his mere existence as a health hazard, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is starring in a new webseries called New Stage. Meant to be a comedic take on shows like So You Think You Can Dance, The Situation plays a hip hop star on the judges panel. Sound like a recipe for hilarity? We think so. [clear here]
——– Wednesday October 12 ——–

Ask Dr. Drew
10:30a PT/1:30p ET
TV’s favorite board certified physician is taking his advice game to Ustream, where he’ll be talking about his new show, Lifechangers. Dr. Drew aims to give viewers the chance to live their best lives by transforming the way they look at health, happiness, and fitness. The Doctor is in! Now is your chance to ask a question. What will it be? [clear here]
Dadlabs Chat
12p PT/3p ET
The Dads at Dadlabs are back this week with an all-new show, and their usual advice for dads on parenting, fatherhood, children, and coping with wives and mothers. Tune in as the Dads tackle the issues of today: from breast feeding in public to head lice to poop in the tub. [clear here]

Weird Al Interview with Billboard

1p PT/4p ET
It’s been an awfully long while since Weird Al graced Ustreamland with his live presence (see this video here), but we’re so excited to have him back this Wednesday for a Q&A with Billboard from their offices! If you could ask the master of song parody anything, what would it be? [clear here]
Mac Miller on MTV
8p PT/11p ET
Rap’s rising star Mac Miller is going live with MTV this week. Why? We have no idea! So why don’t you tune in and find out! [clear here]
——– Friday, October 14 ——–

MTV NY Comic Con Live
All Day
MTV is bringing you coverage from New York’s Comic Con! That means all of the costumes, gamers, fans, and celebrities will be accessible from wherever you are in the world–so you can get a first peek at all the latest developments and news from the world’s biggest popular culture convention. [clear here]
——– Saturday, October 15 ——–

OneThroughLove Premiere and Live Global Dialogue
12p PT/3p ET
OneThroughLove is a film that depicts the growing popularity of the life and writings of Jalaluddin Rumi and Shams of Tabriz in the West. Running at the Mill Valley International Film Festival, the stream will serve as a “live global dialogue” to discuss the many ways of applying the ancient teachings to modern day life. [clear here]
——– Sunday, October 16 ——–

Dalai Lama: Mind & Life XXIII: Ecology, Ethics, Interdependence
8:30a PT/11:30a ET
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be engaging in a live dialogue from Dharamsala, India with activists and ecological scientists to discuss the intersection of individual choices with environmental consequences. [clear here]

Eckhart Tolle Live TV Meditation
1p PT/4p ET
Spiritual leader and guide Eckhart Tolle is leading another live meditation on Ustream this Sunday. His book “The Power of Now” has transformed modern spirituality and is widely regarded as one of the most important books on Spirituality written during our time. [clear here]
American Ballet Theatre Season Preview Guggeheim
3:30p PT/6:30p ET
The American Ballet Theatre is giving a free season preview to Ustream viewers. The venerated ballet company has been wowing audiences since 1937, and is widely regarded as one of the foremost (if not THE foremost) ballet companies of the 20th Century. [clear here]

African Penguin Awareness Day!

It seems like there’s a day dedicated to everything (humiliation, cheese pizza, video games) why not dedicate a day to Penguins?! Our friends at the California Academy of Sciences have alerted us that there is indeed such a thing as African Penguin Awareness Day, and it is this Saturday, October 8! What better way to celebrate it than by checking out our very own African Penguins on Ustream! These guys call the Cal Academy home, and spend their days swimming, eating fish, waddling, and being generally adorable.

So go ahead, check it out, and don’t forget to hug a penguin today 😉

Broadcast in Higher Quality from iPhone or iPad

Hello there, it’s Tamas, Ustream’s Product Owner for all our iOS products.

Today we released an update to our iOS application which contains – along with some bugfixes – a cool new feature called High Quality (HQ) broadcasting.

When you open the broadcast screen we measure the available bandwidth for you. What this means is that if you’ve got a great connection while sitting under a cellular tower, we’ll know that. If you’re inside a nuclear bunker with just one bar, we’ll know that too.

If you have enough at your disposal just press the “HQ Broadcasting” button to start your broadcast in High Quality.

HQ Broadcasting means 640×480 with higher bitrate (amount of data per second) settings. With this feature you can broadcast in a quality that has not been available on a mobile device until now, and your viewers will enjoy your mobile broadcast in great quality.

HQ Broadcasting is not only available on your iPad — look for the HQ button on your iPhone’s broadcast screen as well.

We hope you’ll enjoy this feature, just head to the App Store and check for updates!

Broadcast in Higher Quality!

We updated our broadcast console today to allow you to broadcast in even higher quality. Even from a standard webcam, you’ll see an improved picture quality at the same bitrates. 

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Now here’s the geeky stuff….

Up until now, due to the limitations of Adobe’s Flash plugin, our web-based broadcast console was using the H.263 video compression codec, which was standard in previous versions of Flash.   

Now with the release of Adobe Flash Player 11, broadcasts done via the Ustream web Broadcast Console will be encoded in H.264, which is a more advanced and better-looking codec.  We’re already  using H.264 in Producer and we’re excited to be able to offer this higher quality via your browser as well.

You can read all about it here in case you want to get really geeky.

In order to take advantage of this new development, you need to install the latest version of Flash.

If you have an older version of Flash, you can still broadcast, but it will be using H.263, so we recommend you upgrade as soon as possible to improve your broadcast quality.

Visit Ustream to try out the new and improved quality.

Happy streaming!

-Alden Fertig, Product Manager, Broadcasting

Weekly Events Calendar 10/3

——– Monday, October 3 ——–

Trey Songz Debuts Single of His Mixtape “Anticipation II”
6pm PT/9pm ET
Mister Steal Yo Girl (and regular on Ustream) Trey Songz is going live on Monday night to give fans and Trey’s Angels a sneak preview of the single off of his upcoming mixtape, “Anticipation II.” Want to be part of the exclusive? Then RSVP to the event and tune in tonight! [clear here]

Dalai Lama Teachings on Nagarjuna’s “In Praise of Dhammadhatu”
9pm PT/12am ET
The Dalai Lama has been in Dharamsala, India giving teachings to supporters on Nagarjuna’s “In Praise of Dhammadhatu.” People come from all over the world to see His Holiness speak, but you can see it live on Ustream without leaving your living room! [clear here]
——– Tuesday, October 4 ——–

TLA: How to Get the World’s Best Hair
2:00pm PT/5:00pm ET
We all want it..but how do you get it? We’re talking about good hair, of course. Join The Learning Annex for this class that will dive into the techniques and nutritional supplements necessary for achieving the unthinkable: the world’s best hair. [clear here]
London & Partners: Bridging the Gap New York
2:00pm PT/5:00pm ET
London & Partners’ ‘Bridging the Tech Gap’ panel will share insight around best practices for hitting the ground running when you take your business abroad and why London is the logical first stop on your journey. Speakers include Tom Kneen, Head of Olympic Business Development and Economic Legacy, Cisco; Ryan Troy, Senior Director, Business Development, Boxee; Matthew O. Brimer, Founding Partner, General Assembly; David Blumenstein, Director, Tekworks; and Rob Deeming, Director of Strategic Projects, Gilt Groupe. [clear here]

TLA: The Startup Life — What to Expect as an Entrepreneur
3:20pm PT/6:20pm ET
Been wondering what it takes to succeed as a startup? Is your entrepreneurial spirit just itching to get out? Join instructors at The Learning Annex for an in-depth look at what to expect and how to prepare for the Startup Life. [clear here]
Judge Lynn Divorce Court
5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET
Judge Lynn is back this Tuesday for another chat about life behind the bench. Her wildly popular TV show, Divorce Court, is the longest-running Court program on TV. [clear here]
Toms of Maine Chat with Mondo Guerra from Project Runway
6:00pm PT/9:00pm ET
Designer Mondo Guerra from Season 8 of the hit Bravo series Project Runway is going live for a fan Q&A with Toms of Maine to answer questions about his creative process and sources of inspiration. Ever wanted to ask a designer what it’s really like having one of the most “glamorous” jobs on the planet? Well step right on up, because this will be your chance! [clear here]

——– Wednesday, October 5 ——–

TLA: How to Get and Stay Organized
10:40am PT/1:40 ET
Chronically unorganized? Losing your car keys every 5 minutes? It sounds like somebody needs an organizational boot camp. Tune in to this Learning Annex class that will help you take your life from hectic to harmonious–all by achieving perfect organization! [clear here]
Dadlabs: Maternity/Dad Advice for Men
12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET
In this week’s show hosts Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay (aka Brad Powell and Clay Nichols) contemplate the ideal of the 50/50 marriage and recent trends in dads’ consumer spending. They’ll also reheat the Ragu ad controversy and talk about dads in the kitchen. Yikes! [clear here]
TLA: How to Open Your Own Art Gallery
12:40pm PT/3:40pm ET
The Learning Annex presents a class on how to open your own art gallery–yes, you can actually do it! So stop dreaming and tune in! [clear here]
PGA Tour: Tiger Woods
1:00pm PT/4:00pm ET
THE Tiger Woods is going to be live for a press conference on the PGA Tour immediately following his round at the Morning Pro-Am. Don’t miss it! [clear here]
Mally Beauty Chat
5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET
Mallynistas! It’s time for another week of makeup tips & tricks with the fabulous Mally Roncal and her awesome team! Remember, there will be a mandatory dance party to kick it off, so bring your comfy shoes and come to the party! [clear here]
——– Thursday, October 6 ——–

Kidd’s Kids Day 2011
4am PT/7am ET
Each year, Kidd’s Kids offers five amazing days of suspended reality to children whose lives have been ravaged by disease. Kidd’s Kids children and their families are given the chance to experience the exuberance of being “normal” by going on a trip to Walt Disney World! Don’t miss this special day and show your appreciation for the team making it possible by tuning in! [clear here]

X Prize: Exploring Today to Discover Tomorrow
10am PT/1pm ET
Founded in 1995, the X PRIZE Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization devoted to solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. Sound like a mouthful? Just tune in and we promise you’ll see some pretty cool stuff. [clear here]

Occupy U.S. Movement: The American Revolution
1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET
While the #occupywallstreet movement gains momentum across the country, a group of dedicated individuals are broadcasting from the Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. They’ve been sitting in since September 17th, and will continue their vigil through October. [clear here]

The First Annual National Lampoon Twitter Awards
6pm PT/9pm ET
Ustream is proud to support the 1st Annual National Lampoon Twitter Awards! The folks at National Lampoon have fallen in love with the Twitter Machine, in no small part because there are so many amazingly funny and talented people on it. And, in their own words: “Since there are awards for everything else in this God-Forsaken world, we’ve decided there should be awards for Twitter also, and we’ve decided we should be the ones to dole them out because… well, just BECAUSE.” Um, do you really need to hear more than that?! [clear here]

——– Friday, October 7 ——–

Paulo Coelho, Author of THE ALCHEMIST: Live Q&A
9:30am PT/12:30pm PT
Brazilian lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho will be live doing a Q&A on Ustream and answering all viewers questions. The famed author and writer of The Pilgrimage, The Alchemist, The Valkyries, and too many more to name will be sharing his insights and inspirations with viewers. [clear here]
UFC 136 Weigh Ins
2pm PT/5pm ET
Hard to believe, but UFC 136 is already upon us! Join the UFC for the official weigh in before the main event on Saturday between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. [clear here]

Rugby World Cup Quarterfinals

It’s time for the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup! For a complete schedule of who plays who (and what time) visit the official Rugby World Cup channel page! [clear here]

——– Saturday, October 8 ——–

UFC 136 Edgar vs. Maynard
6pm PT/9pm ET
UFC 136’s fight card includes the lightweight championship bout between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, and a featherweight bout between Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian. The event is available for $44.99 on Ustream Pay-Per-View! [clear here]

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