Announcing the New Livestream. Live. Redefined.
Dear Livestream Producers and Users,
It’s with great excitement that I would like to share with you first today we will be launching a brand new platform in beta: the New Livestream.
The Livestream product and engineering teams have been designing and developing the platform from the ground up for the best part of this year and we are excited to unveil it today and share the product and vision first with our passionate community of users and producers.
We hope that once you have a chance to experience the New Livestream and learn about all the features and strategic vision, you will agree that we are delivering on this mission and leaping forward the live streaming experience.
I would like to invite you to experience it yourself now by visiting http://new.livestream.com/
This Friday 28th at 9am EST (2pm Ireland Time), I will be officially announcing the New Livestream at the Dublin Web Summit (www.dublinwebsummit.com). Watch the full conference live from today, including my announcement Friday on the New Livestream: http://new.livestream.com/dws
I will also announce during this presentation our exclusive launch partner: The Volvo Ocean Race (www.volvooceanrace.com) kicking off the race on Saturday 29th.
We also would like to make it clear that the current ‘Original’ Livestream platform will not be affected in any way and the service will continue on as usual for Free and Premium users. More information on the roadmap and migration can be reviewed on this page.
Co-Founder & CEO Livestream
For broadcasters seeking to provide a high quality live stream, untethered to an Internet connection and a PC, Livestream has just introduced a device from Teradek called the Cube.
Yesterday we visited CEO Max Haot for an explanation of the new device which works with the Verizon 4G LTE nextwork and gets uploads at better than 8 mbps where the network is available.
The Cube, which attached to top of the camera, is an Internet device which is programmed to stream directly to a user’s Livestream channel. There is no need for a PC. Very cool.
The device costs from $1600 to $2000 depending on options. It works with WiFi. It only works on the Verizon 4G network, but will expand to other service providers in the U.S. and abroad, Haot says.
The Teradek Cube is a professional grade miniature hardware H.264 encoder that streams directly to Livestream over Wifi, Verizon 4G or Ethernet.
The Cube is now fully integrated with Livestream. Just enter your username, password and channel name and press the “Go Live” button to stream directly from the Cube to your Livestream channel via Ethernet, Wifi or even wirelessly with Verizon.
The hardware encoder is shipping worldwide and includes a one-month free trial of Livestream Premium with every Cube unit.
Check out the demo video below and don’t forget to visit the Teradek Cube page on Livestream at http://livestream.com/cube.