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.
Today, Livestream was included in a list of 17 companies that were added to the Facebook Preferred Developer Consultant (PDC) program. Livestream joins a group of companies that Facebook believes “understand social mechanics and technical possibilities” of Facebook Platform.
In December 2009, Facebook introduced the PDC program to connect companies and brands to the resources they need to build with Facebook products and technologies. Recently, Facebook applications have become more branded and personalized, with companies large and small, well-known and not-so-well-known, often using a PDC in their campaigns and content. Livestream is proud to be included in this list of well-regarded companies.
Also included in the post on Facebook’s Developer Blog is the news that they are now accepting submissions for the next round of the PDC program.
To learn more about this program, visit http://developers.facebook.com/preferreddevelopers/
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Fans Across the Globe Can Tune In Online for the Interactive Justin Bieber Experience
Movie Opens in RealD 3D, Digital 3D and 2D Nationwide on February 11, 2011
HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 7, 2011) – Paramount Pictures has teamed with Livestream to present the live movie premiere of JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER. The live 2 ½-hour purple carpet event, which will begin airing online tomorrow, February 8th, at 5:00 p.m. PT, marks the first time Paramount will stream a movie premiere exclusively on Livestream. For a truly communal experience, fans worldwide can watch together as the purple carpet event is streamed free at http://www.livestream.com/bieberpremiere and http://www.facebook.com/JustinBieber. Twitter users will also be able to view the live stream’s minute-by-minute coverage on Twitter.com by going to http://twitter.com/justinbieber.
In addition, fans can tune in early, beginning at 4:00 p.m. PT, for an exclusive behind the scenes look at Justin – with special celebrity appearances and never before seen clips – as the countdown begins for his movie’s premiere at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, while also being able to participate in real time via Twitter and Facebook. Fans will also be able to watch live wherever they are on mobile devices.
The Livestream ON Demand functionality will also provide fans tuning in from different time zones around the globe the chance to relive the event highlights throughout the following day.
“I’m so grateful for everything that I get to experience, and I know I couldn’t do any of this without my fans,” said Justin Bieber. “What a cool way for them to experience my movie’s premiere with me!”
JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER is the inspiring true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin from street performer in the small town of Stratford, Ontario to internet phenomenon to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at the famed Madison Square Garden in 3D. It is directed by Jon M. Chu and produced by Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Usher Raymond IV, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.
JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER in 3D will open nationwide on Friday, February 11th.
To share this exclusive Justin Bieber event with your friends, see the attached embed code or visit http://livestream.com/bieberpremiere/share for more options.