2013 was a banner year for the Ustream live streaming platform — so much so, that it took us until the last day of January to finish tallying the 2013 live video statistics! Here’s a sneak peek, but check out the full look-back HERE (you wont’t be disappointed!).
- In 2013, we powered our 2 BILLIONTH hour, lifetime. That’s a ton of hours. (You may remember Brad’s post in October: We’re Two Billion Strong, Thanks to You!)
- We used 2.1 petabytes of storage to record streams in 2013… Click HERE to see what Wikipedia has to say about “Petabyte.” (I needed the refresher)
- The award for Most Broadcasts Per Capita went to… a twin-island nation between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Any guesses?
Activity in Ukriane has continued to heighten, and we’re seeing many people turning to Ustream — broadcasters have taken to their cameras and mobile devices to show the world what’s taking place, while thousands of viewers are given the inside look. Here a snapshot of what was streamed live yesterday:
#EuroMajdan has been one of the most-viewed channels over the course of the last two months. In fact, it’s the top-viewed channel on Ustream at this very moment.
We’ve been crunching the numbers and wanted to share some stats:
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.
Box Breaking has become big business over the last year. Even sports card manufactures, like Topps and Panini America, have taken notice; showing signs of encouragement for some of the top box and case breakers. By adding the element of live video, box breaking has become an innovative facet of the sports card hobby, revolutionizing the game of card collecting.
The People’s Choice Awards made major buzz in the Entertainment universe last week, engaging fans around the world with the power of live video. Showcasing the best of television, movies, and music, this year’s award show was not only decided by the fans, a record number of viewers took advantage of watching every moment in live time on the Ustream platform.
As public relations professionals we are always looking for new ways to create social chatter around a product, make a big company announcement, or launch a new product. With the help of live video and the New Year filled with personal and professional goals, live video could be exactly what your company needs to boost a product launch, company announcement, or internal town hall to the next level.
1. Figure out what you can use live video for
Narrowing down what you can use live video for is always the most difficult part. Whether you are considering launching a new product, having a Q&A session, streaming a conference, creative a LiveAd, or only using live video internally; determining what will help you reach your goals, will help determine everything from who will go live on video, to what equipment you need.
Lights, Camera, Ustream!
Thanks to live technology, viewers around the globe have a virtual seat at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Providing a professional broadcast environment, premium content can now be pushed to any screen across various smart devices. The CES experience can now be showcased in a cost effective way; eliminating expensive satellite trucks with seamless integration of high encoding, switching equipment and all-in-one production systems. Let’s take a look at these professional live streams by tech powerhouses Sony,TechCrunch and Samsung are taking the wow factor to a whole new level in real time.
Starry Night Sky Live Cam Astronomical Observatory
It’s not only the beginning of a new year, 2014 is starting out strong with an outta-this-world event by NASA! Powered by Ustream, viewers are able to watch tonight’s Quadrantid Meteor Shower in live time, as it takes center stage in the night sky.
Watch Quadrantids Meteor Shower LIVE on NASA’s Official Ustream Channel!