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Ring in the New Year with Ustream!

Where did the year go? It seems like just yesterday we were waiting for the Decorah Eagles to fledge and seeing the first images of citizen journalism coming out of Cairo and the Middle East. Is anyone else concerned with how quickly time flies?!

Luckily we have a great lineup of New Years Eve streams to celebrate the start of another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it year. All of the programming below can be found on our New Years’ Eve Super Channel–where you’ll be able to choose from a live view of Times’ Square, fireworks in Portugal, or live performances!

EarthCam Live from Times Square in NYC
Start time: 12/31 at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET
A special birds-eye view webcam allows visitors to watch as the massive crowds gather at the Crossroads of the World and showcases a perfect view of the famous New Year’s Eve Ball.

Madiera Fireworks 2012!
Start time: 12/31 at 3:45pm PT/6:45pm ET
Spectacular NYE fireworks show from the Madeira Islands.


Ayumi Hamasaki NYE Countdown
Start time: 12/31 at 5:30am PT/8:30am ET
Ring in the New Year extra-early in Japan with pop star Ayumi Hamasaki’s live PPV concert!

CBS News Live from Times Square
Start time: 2:50pm PT/5:50pm ET
Watch live coverage of the Times Square 2012 festivities with panoramic views of Times Square. There will even be live musical performances and a special guest at midnight!

And as usual, if you want to go LIVE and stream the festivities in your town, comment on this post and you might find yourself featured on Ustream’s homepage! Happy New Year everyone!

Show Us Your Lights!

Season’s greetings, Ustreamers!

The holidays are in full swing, and whether you’re in Kansas or California, we want to see how you’re celebrating! So whether you’ve got the best light display on the block or the coolest Menorah in your window, go LIVE and show us! We’ll pick 10-20 of the best submitted channels and feature them on our homepage throughout the holidays. Here’s how to enter:

1. Set up a Ustream channel

2. Include your city and state in the channel info section (so we know where you’re coming from)

3. Go LIVE! Use either the web-based broadcaster, Ustream Producer, or other encoding methods to stream your fantastic tree, holiday lights, or festive family gathering.

4. Comment on this post with your Ustream channel URL or recorded video link that shows your lights/decorations!

And just to show you how tough the competition is, check out some of these channels for inspiration:

Show us what you got!

Weekly Events Calendar 12/5

The Black Keys Live in NYC
Monday, December 5 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
Fresh off their Saturday Night Live performance, the Black Keys are going live from Webster Hall in NYC with MTV’s The Hive to perform new and classic material for the Ustream audience! [clear here]New Years Eve Movie Red Carpet Monday, December 5 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
With a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Jon Bon Jovi, Ludacris, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, and too many others to name, New Years Eve is sure to be one of the best films of the holiday season. See the all-star cast walk the red carpet during the film’s premiere LIVE on Ustream! [clear here]Mally Beauty Holiday Special
Wednesday, December 7 at 5pm PT/8pm ET
Makeup guru and Ustream regular Mally Roncal will show you how to achieve the perfect holiday makeup looks using products from her own line. [clear here]

30 Seconds to Mars PPV Concert
Wednesday, December 7 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
Epic news: 30 Seconds to Mars are going live for a worldwide PPV concert powered by Ustream! Join them as they play their record-breaking 300th show for “This is War.” [clear here]

Gamespot/Umloud: Child’s Play Charity at DNA Lounge
Thursday, December 8 at 6:30am PT/9:30am ET
Ümloud! is the can’t-miss gaming event of the holiday season! Held every December in San Francisco, it’s a night to remember where gamers gather to rawk and to benefit Child’s Play Charity. [clear here]

VH1 Basketball Wives Photo Shoot Live from Miami
Thursday, December 8 at 7:45am PT/11:45am ET
The ladies will be live on Ustream during a photo shoot in Miami! That means Wacky Jackie, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman, and all the rest of the cast will have to play nice for at least an hour. Should be interesting… [clear here]

Dogcatemy Rescue Awards with Cesar Milan
Thursday, December 8 at 6pm PT/9pm ET
You are cordially invited to attend the 2011 DogCatemy Rescue Awards, a red carpet event that will benefit the Animal League’s life-saving mission to rescue, nurture, and adopt nearly 20,000 animals into loving homes each year. Watch Cesar Milan present the $10,000 Check to the winning school of the Mutt-i-grees® America Adopts PSA contest. [clear here]

Tech Wildcatters Conference
Tuesday, December 6 at 11am PT/2pm ET
Check out the hottest tech startups at Tech Wildcatters Fall 2011 Pitch Day and hear from Ustream CEO and Co-Founder, Brad Hunstable, on how he helped build the largest live streaming service on the web. [clear here]

Le Web
Tuesday-Friday See full schedule
LeWeb brings together the most influential audience in the Internet ecosystem. Top industry entrepreneurs, executives, investors, senior press & bloggers gather for 3 days in Paris to focus on the key issues and opportunities in the web marketplace.  [clear here]

UFC 140 Evans vs Davis Presser, Pre-Presser, and Weigh-Ins
Kick off UFC 140 with the usual suite of free pre-events, including the Pre-presser and official weigh ins. Then tune in for the fight on Saturday to see Jon “Bones” Jones take on Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. [clear here]

King of the Ring V – Resurrection Roy Jones Jr. vs Max Alexander
Saturday, December 10 at 4pm PT/7pm ET
Boxing Legend Roy Jones, Jr. is back in the ring this Saturday as he fights Max Alexander for the UBO Intercontinental Crusierweight Title Fight! Catch the official weigh-in and a live chat with Roy Jones himself on Friday at 11am PT/2pm ET. [clear here]

SAFF Cup Matches

The SAFF Championship continues this week, with semi-finals and finals kicking off this weekend. Check the channel for a full schedule and lineup.



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Must See Moments: King James vs Kevin Durant Flag Football Event

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL??

In case you missed all the flag-football awesomeness that was Lebron James vs Kevin Durant, here are some must see moments of their big rumble on the astro-turf!

Get ready to watch some jaw dropping interceptions, awe-inspiring touchdowns, and most importantly some sizzling hot endzone victory moves, Cat Daddy included!

Here’s our top five moments, in no particular order:

Kevin Durant Interception and Touchdown Dance


Was that the Touchdown Tango? Watch Kevin Durant get SPICY with his endzone victory dance here



Rich Paul Does the Cat Daddy for Endzone Dance


Any Cat Daddy fans? Rich Paul takes it to the endzone and gets his groove on! Watch his moves here



LeBron makes a 95 yard touchdown!


He. Might. Go. All. The. Waaaaaayyyy! Click here to watch King James make a 95 yard TOUCHDOWN!



LeBron Talks About his End Zone Moves


Dying to know where Lebron gets his victory dance steps? King James gives you the 411 here



87 Yard Touchdown Interception Run by Team Durant


What a PLAY! Click here to watch an amazing 87-yard interception touchdown run by Team Durant!





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