Nip/Tuck’s Season 5 premieres on October 30th on FX. FX, among other major media companies, are embracing emerging technology to supplement traditional promotion efforts.
“Fans that interact with the stars on the launch or premiere of a series are far more likely to feel compelled to tune-in and watch consistently. After all, I’ve watched all the seasons of a major sitcom because I actually met the lead star…when you feel a sense of connection, it’s easy to decide on what to watch on TV,” says Angelica Valentine, Ustream.TV Manager.
For more information, please visit: http://mcnamaratroyla.com/losangeles/
The United Nation’s Millennium Campaign against global poverty streamed live today on Ustream for bloggers around the world.
The Millennium Campaign is an interagency initiative of the United Nations that supports citizens’ efforts to hold their governments to accountable for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals
Working in more than 30 countries, both rich and poor, the Campaign partners with a wide range of partners at the international and local level to inspire grassroots movements toward the achievement of the Goals.
STAND UP and SPEAK OUT is a worldwide call to take action against poverty and inequality and for the Millennium Development Goals. During the 24 hour period between Oct. 16th at 9pm GMT and Oct. 17th at 9pm GMT, millions will literally STAND UP and SPEAK OUT to show that they refuse to stay silent or seated in the face of poverty. Help us break the world record so we can break the record of broken promises.
For more information please visit: www.standagainstpoverty.org
What’s it like to chat with thousands of adoring fans live on the internet? Just ask Tori Amos.
Popular singer Tori Amos appeared today live on Ustream.TV and through her own website, www.toriamos.com in conjunction with the chat platform Meebo. Tori chatted for nearly a hour with our fans from all around the world.
This is one part of the promotion and marketing of Tori’s upcoming “American Doll Posse Tour“.
Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few music stars to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include “Crucify”, “Silent All These Years”, “Cornflake Girl”, “Caught a Lite Sneeze”, “Professional Widow”, “Spark” and “A Sorta Fairytale”.
Amos has sold over 12 million records worldwide and has also enjoyed a large cult following. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic.
For more information, please visit www.toriamos.com
Two great events took place recently on Ustream.TV
First, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama did his first official broadcast on Ustream. While Obama had appeared before in the context of the various debates that we’ve broadcast, this was the first time that his campaign officially used Ustream. As you can see, our broadcast was embedded in both Obama’s campaign Web site and MySpace page, and drew a nice
Second, Ustream.TV is proud to announce conservative uber-blogger Michelle Malkin has decided to use Ustream to add live video to her online political channel, HotAir.com. A brief test with her and her co-founder chatting and munching on takeout from McDonalds quickly scored several hundred viewers, a figure which will be much higher once she begins to embed and promote on MichelleMalkin.com, which is one of the most read political blogs in the
We continue to believe you will see more and more live streaming during the 2008 election cycle.
One of the powerful aspects of Ustream is watching live streams that are meaningful to you, not just those events with hundreds or thousands of people watching.
So when 15-20 people watched the Dallas Diamonds vs SoCal Scorpions @ Dallas today, I was glad to know these people watched a live event that mattered to them. I even chatted with a lady in the same league from Indiana who had a bye that day.
The Dallas Diamonds, the reigning 3-time Champions of the Women’s Professional Football League (WPFL), have just started the 2007 season on Ustream.TV.
Mainstream media would never be able to afford the costs of showing football games like the Diamonds. But now with Ustream and other similar services you can see those great, local content.
They say all politics are local, well, I think Ustreams are local too.
For more information on the Dallas Diamonds and women’s professional football visit:
Senator John Edwards streamed again today live on Ustream.TV.
John Edwards is in New Hampshire attending a series of house parties and accepting the Carpenter’s Union endorsement.
You can find events near, info on the campaign and John’s policy at http://johnedwards.com.
Whatever your political affiliation, you should get involved! Vote!
US Senator Tim Johnson and his wife Barbara Johnson thanked South Dakotans for their support, thoughts, and prayers at a “Welcome Home Celebration” in Sioux Falls LIVE on Ustream.TV today.
If you will recall, Senator Johnson had brain surgery back in December and it has been a long journey home for Tim, after eight months of hospitalization and rehabilitation in Washington.
We wish him all the best.
For more information on Tim Johnson, please visit http:www.welcomebacktim.com.
To see the replay of Senator Johnson’s speech see below:
With the political season heating up and Presidential candidates jocking for position and attention, Senator Hillary Clinton and Gov. Mike Huckabee streamed LIVE once again on Ustream.TV. Senator Clinton first appeared on Ustream from a breakout session at the YearlyKos convention. Gov. Huckabee is the first major Republican Presidential candidate to stream live on Ustream. Both appeared before a large audience in Orlando, FL at the IAMAW Staff Conference.
To see a replay of the streams, please see here:
This past weekend was witness to yet another Ustream.TV first- a LIVE Pool Tournament. The folks at Shooters in Olathe, KS streamed a 10-ball ring game tournament for the world to watch last Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Over the course of the entire weekend, nearly 20,000 people caught some portion of this event. The entry fee for the tournament was $3,000 and we have not yet heard, but are eagerly awaiting, the winner’s name and purse!
“Once again we see the excitement and power of interactive live video from Ustream.TV. We see a future one day when there are hundreds of pool tournaments live online every weekend,” says John Ham, Founder of Ustream.TV.
Congrats on a very successful Ustream event…