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Ashton shares Twitter race win on Ustream

Tonight, Friday April 17th, 2009 at approximately 10:45 pm PT Ashton turned on Ustream to mobilize his Twitter follower base as well as to share in both the race leading up to one million as well as the celebratory moment that followed. Many gathered to share the moment together.

In case you missed it, the recording is at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1394392

It showed that as moments happen in our lives that if we care to share, we now can. Thanks to Ashton for sharing the moment.

Congratulations to Ashton Kutcher for being the first person on Twitter to reach 1 million followers!

Ashton Kutcher wins Twitter race on Ustream


History: Inauguration LIVE on Ustream

Over the last two years, Ustream has had the privilege to work closely with President Elect Obama’s campaign.  We stream speeches, we streamed townhalls, and we even had the honor to stream his victory speech.

History will be made Jan 20th, and you will all be able to watch this LIVE on Ustream.   As always, our interactive chat will be there to make this experience more of a social experience.

If you are not going to fight the traffic in DC and the pat downs from the secret service, then watch the inauguration of fellow Ustreamer, President Barack Obama, with me.

Here is the link to the Official Inauguration Live Stream Page:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/barack-obama-inauguration-day-live


12/31 and 1/1 New Year’s Live Events

Vinnie Paul of Pantera will broadcast his New Year’s Eve Party in Texas LIVE as he plays cover songs with his side project Gasoline and some special musician friends. The show will broadcast all evening on
New Year’s Eve leading up to midnight Central Time, and is sponsored by Affliction Clothing.

Show host and moderator and BIG VIN RECORDS promoter “Videobob” will be moving the show along and answering questions in the interactive chat room.

Tune in New Year’s Eve and check here for more info.

Broadcasting Live with Ustream.TV

As seen in the New York Times, choreographer Miguel Gutierrez is organizing Freedom of Information 2008, a dance piece that consists of solos by participants in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each solo will be performed on New Year’s Eve starting at 12:01 a.m., as a response to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Watch the dancers here on Ustream—each state’s dancer has his/her own
channel. For a full list of channels, check it out.

Ring in the new year live with the Mike Tech Show on New Year’s Eve 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. EST. Check out Mike’s blog for more details.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Join the staff of KadyTV.com to welcome 2009 live at the Watermark on Main, a new restaurant in West Ventura County. The live coverage will begin at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.

Maria Sanchez, Ventura County drive-time talk show host, and Chuck Muncie, former NFL All Pro running back from the San Diego Chargers (and 1976 Heisman Trophy runner-up when he was a senior at Cal) will join restaurant owners and their guests in the Roof Garden at the Watermark on Main, the same restaurant that Kevin Costner, a Ventura city native, held his cast party for a movie last August.

Join in the Disney fun from the comfort of your living room! Broadcasts of Disney World’s fireworks will broadcast LIVE on Ustream until Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time. Check them out!

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Join Jason Sadler from I Wear Your Shirt on New Year’s Day as he begins 365 days of wearing sponsored t-shirts. His first shirt is courtesy of Ustream, where he will live stream daily throughout 2009. Tune in at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on New Year’s Day to see how he’s celebrating the new year. Check out the website for more details.

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Malcolm X College in Chicago will host one of the largest seven-day Kwanzaa observances in the world LIVE on New Years Day at noon Central Time. The observance features culture, music and dance. This is the first time the event will be broadcast live on the web.

Video clips at Ustream


Puppycam popularity (Today Show, CNN, and NBC)

It all started 5 weeks ago, when a SF couple decided to setup a live puppy cam on Ustream. Ever since they hit the “broadcast now” button things have been interesting around the Ustream offices. Due to the “cuteness” of the puppies, the show, to quote NBC news anchor and managing editor Brian Williams, “has taken the web by storm.” 4 million people worldwide checked in on 6 of the most adorable puppies we’ve ever seen. It’s been remarkable to see how 6 little puppies have gotten so “big.”

The CNN segment is humorous. The Today Show segment is informative – make sure to watch!

Here are a few samples of their recent popularity:

Here’s the CNN segment:

The Today Show:

NBC Nightly News:


From Flaming Lips to Taylor Swift…

Got a couple of big music artists coming through this week for some good ‘ol fan Q-and-A. Here’s the lowdown on the events scheduled so far… hope you’re a fan!

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Rising young country starlet Whitney Duncan kicks it off on Monday, Nov. 10, at 1 pm EST /noon Central with the inaugural session of “Whit’s Whit” . A finalist in the 2007 edition of Nashville Star, Whitney has been burning up the charts with her first hit single, “When I Said I Would”.

Just a few ours later on Monday, Nov. 11, 6 pm Pacific, Wayne Coyne, legendary frontman of The Flaming Lips, graces us for another fan Q-and-A.

Fast forward to Thursday afternoon, Nov. 13, where we have two webchats lined up back-to-back superstar friends and collaborators Taylor Swift (5 pm PST) and Tyler Hilton (4 pm PST).

EDIT: The Tyler Hilton Webchat is rescheduled to Friday, Nov. 14, 7 pm PST / 4 pm PST. Seeya then!

Also, we’ve got some interesting projects brewing on the hip hop side of things, so keep an eye out for some surprise announcement with some of the biggest names in hip hop in the coming week.

Remember, email music ustream.tv with your music specific events or broadcast projects.


Election Day LIVE events – Mon/Tues

Today and tomorrow, visit Ustream for Election Day live streams happening around the country.  We’ll have a variety of content streaming from many different sources. Join us for a momentous day—here a few highlights:

John McCain Campaign Schedule and live stream
Monday: 9 a.m. in Tampa, 11:45 a.m. at Airport Rally, 1:50 in Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. ET in Indianapolis, 6 p.m. MT in Roswell, NM, 7:45 p.m. in Las Vegas, NV, midnight MT in Prescott, AZ
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. MT in Grand Junction, CO

Barack Obama Campaign Schedule and live stream
Monday: 9:30 a.m. CT in Lee’s Summit, MO, 11 a.m. ET in Jacksonville, FL, 3:45 ET in Zanesville, OH, 5:25 p.m. ET in Charlotte, NC, 7:15 p.m. ET in Akron, OH, 9:10 p.m. ET in Manasass, VA, 10:15 p.m. ET in South Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday: 9 p.m. CT in Chicago

Rock The VoteRock the Vote and Warner Brothers is partnering with Ustream to live stream its phone bank from New York all day on Monday and Tuesday. Volunteers will be calling to remind young people to vote. Visit the channel to view the phone bank and chat with volunteers. Several music artists will be stopping by as well. It can all be seen here starting on Monday here.

ABC News logoABC News will be streaming all of their live election coverage on Ustream. If you can’t get to your TV in time, or want to embed the footage on your own web site or blog, check it out.

PressPassTVPressPassTV, a 4-time Emmy winning site, brings live interviews and chat with professional athletes from around the world on Election Day with Ustream. Athletes include James Ihedigbo, Chansi Stuckey, David Clowney, Abrham Elam from the New York Jets; Sinorice Moss from the New York Giants; Geoff Pope from the Bengals; Darrell Reid from the Colts; John Starks formerly of the Knicks; Butch Beard, former Knicks, Nets and Golden State coach and player; and Leon Washington. The evening will be hosted by Jack Cognetta and the athletes, broadcasting live from Hoboken, NJ from 8:30-11pm Eastern Time. The stream can be viewed here.

One News NowOneNewsNow.com will be broadcasting live Christian Conservative election coverage from 6 p.m. to midnight Central Time on Election Day. Get a Christian world view of the election results.

Comment by SMS, email or phone, or visit the live blog.

PoliticoPolitico’s James Kotecki will be streaming live on Tuesday evening 7 p.m. to midnight ET from New York City. He will be streaming as a panelist on “FOX Report” with Shepard Smith. See the stream here.

WHPK-FM 88.5 will be broadcasting from Hyde Park, Illinois, near University of Chicago. WHPK’s Election Night program will feature guest commentators starting at 7 p.m. Central Time. Tune in live coverage of the results and events of Election Day 2008, from Barack Obama’s hometown here.


10/21/2008 Henry Kissinger Live On Ustream

On Wednesday October 22, at 7 pm EST, The Center for U.S. Global Engagement is hosting an event live with Henry Kissinger and Robert Rubin who will be discussing foreign policy and the election. This live event will be followed by Ed Rendell and John Lehman representing the Obama and McCain campaigns.

 

The Center for U.S. Global Engagement works to educate and inspire support among the public, opinion leaders, and policymakers for increasing American assistance abroad and strengthening our leadership in international affairs.

 

Be sure to tune in at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/center-for-us-global-engagement%3A-global-impact-of-election-2008


Getting “Red”y at The RNC

Black suits, ear pieces, matching sun glasses, camo, guns, badges, road blocks, and red elaphants oh my. With the convention coming up fast on Monday, security is exponentially getting tighter and the peremeter getting larger. The Xcel Energy Center is buzzing with a mix of Secret Service, Press, and two Ustream employees – all of whom are giving 200% to ensure perfection.

For the past three days Brad and I have been setting up streams for the Republican National Convention. The quality is, like all of our streams, amazing. For the first time ever, you will be able to watch the RNC from the comfort of your computer chair. It’s amazing that we live in an age where live premium content is delivered directly to our work, school, or home computer. Ustream allows us to stay informed in real time, and more importantly, share that experience with millions around the world.

Pictured below are Brad and I, standing in front of the main stage, ready to bring you into the RNC with Ustream.

As I finish this update, I notice I’m typing in synch with the loud throbbing military helicopters that are constantly keeping watch a hundred feet above me.


New Media Expo 2008!

It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…No! It’s Ustream and LA New Media at the New Media EXPO!

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That’s right folks, our very own Bryan Kim, master of content, is going to be there for all 3 days. Bryan, along with LA New Media and the very talented, musically gifted Ustreamer Walt Ribeiro will be on the scene streaming LIVE for all of you to see!

but wait, there’s more! We are going to be interviewing people at our booth constantly! We’ll be picking the minds of the very greatest in new media.

Just take a look at this schedule:

Thursday, August 14th
10:30am- 10:55am Tom Webster/Edison Media Research- The Efficacy of Podcast Advertising
11:00am- 11:25am Gary Vaynerchuk/Wine Library TV- Building Your Brand in the Web 2.0 World
11:30am- 11:55am Philip Hodgetts/Open Television Network- Extending/Building Your Brand to Generate a Livable Income
12:00pm- 12:55pm USTREAM.TV PERFORMERS (TBA)
1:00pm- 1:25pm Big Fantastic/Foreign Body- Advanced Story-Telling Techniques for Video Creators
1:30pm- 1:55pm Tim Street/French Maid TV- Marketing Your Products/Services Using Online Video
2:00pm- 2:25pm George Wright/Will It Blend- The WillitBlend.com Story: Successes and Lessons Learned
2:30pm- 2:55pm Mark Alyn/Mark Alyn Communications- Infomercial Techniques to Help Your New Media Project
3:00pm- 3:25pm Guy Clark and Nikol Hasler/Midwest Teen Sex Show- Creating Successful Series from Start to Selling Out
3:30pm- 3:55pm Keith Addison Tyler/Blood Feather Productions- Crafting Quality Content: Tips from the Top

Friday, August 15th
10:30am- 10:55am Roxanne Darling and Shane Robinson/Bare Feet Studios- How to Produce, High-Quality, Daily Shows
11:00am- 11:25am Andrew Lock/HelpMyBusiness.com- Insider Secrets to Creating Video Podcasts with Loyal Viewers
11:30am- 11:55am Jim Taszarek/TazMedia- Monetizing Online Media- Without Monster Traffic
12:00pm- 12:55pm USTREAM.TV PERFORMERS (TBA)
1:00pm- 1:25pm Rachel Salaman/Audio for the Web- When and How to Write a Script
1:30pm- 1:55pm Steve Garfield/SteveGarfield.com- Your Mobile Phone: The Ultimate Personal Media Creation Tool
2:00pm- 2:25pm Jeffrey Hermes/Brown Rudnick LLP- A Legal Thicket- New Media Production and Content Liability
2:30pm- 2:55pm Joel Witt/MarylandZoo.tv- Acting Like a Producer- Six Techniques
3:00pm- 3:25pm Gregory Markel/Infuse Creative- SEO Via Your Videos
3:30pm- 3:55pm Marcelo Lewin/Pixel Heads Network- Using Feedburner, Podtrac and Tubemogul to Track Your Video

Saturday, August 16th
9:00am- 9:50am Keynote- Zadi Diaz, Steve Woolf with host Sunny Gault- The Evolution of EPIC-FU

If you want a chance to ask any of our interviewees questions, you’ll have to tune in and get chatting.

Leave a comment and let me know which interviews you’re most excited for, I’ll definitely be tuning in for Gary Vaynerchuk and the WillitBlend guy!

One last thing, if you’re going to be at the New Media Expo, be sure to stop by our booth and say hey to Bryan and Walt for me!



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