To celebrate the release of Hands All Over, Maroon 5 will be performing live from Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto, CA on Thursday September 30 at 7pm PT / 10pm ET. The live broadcast, which will include the band taking questions directly from fans via Twitter and Facebook, will be streamed on Livestream.com and Maroon 5′s Facebook Page. Fans can also watch from their mobile devices at Livestream’s Mobile platform.
After a three year-hiatus, the Grammy-winning quintet Maroon 5 have returned to the music scene with their highly anticipated third studio album, which was released on September 21. Produced by rock studio legend Robert John “Mutt” Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars), Hands All Over is a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B.
Fashion may have a new home in NYC, but your front row seat is always here, on Livestream. For more information and for up-to-the-minute updates, follow Livestream on Twitter.
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by Adam Ostrow
However, unlike services like Ustream and Livestream that offer live video features for Facebook Pages, Facebook Live is more of a channel dedicated to the happenings of the social networking company as opposed to a platform for others.
In a statement, the company says it will be using Facebook Live “to be your window into what’s new at Facebook” including celebrity guests that stop by the company’s HQ, demos of new features from employees and special events taking place (conceivably, things like the f8 conference).
The app itself looks a lot like other live video platforms, with integrated chat that broadcasts out to the News Feed. It’s also embeddable, and the company will be testing it out when actress America Ferrera stops by at 6 p.m. ET this evening.
It will be interesting to see how Facebook goes about promoting the feature. Might we see notifications in the News Feed when a big guest stops by the company’s HQ? That would give the site an opportunity to aggregate some huge audiences around live video, though it remains to be seen if that’s in the cards or if this is more of a PR move to make the company feel more personable.
Either way, it’s a nice boon for Livestream, which has been chosen as the official live video partner for the project.
Livestream will host a benefit concert for Nashville Flood Relief with Country Music Award winners Lady Antebellum on Thursday June 10 at 9:15am CT / 10:15am ET. This marks the first time on Livestream that fans are joining together to donate via a Pay-Per-View concert for charity, this time for Nashville flood recovery efforts. This intimate concert will be available at livestream.com/ladyafornashville for a minimum $5 donation. The show will also be watched on ladyantebellum.com.
“We want to keep doing our part because it isn’t over yet…Music City has a long way to go,” guitarist Dave Haywood said. “Streaming the event online is a cool way for us to include more of our fans in this event, and all the money goes to a great cause.”
You can watch this live benefit concert by clicking here to buy tickets now.
This Monday, May 24, fans of cosmopolitan cult classic Sex and The City will have two ways to watch the red carpet event for the highly anticipated big screen sequel, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Viewers can watch the official stream from Warner Bros. to catch all the red carpet fashion, see all their favorite stars arriving, and be a part of it all as they watch the event unfold.
In addition, Livestream partner AP Live will be interviewing all the celebrities on the carpet! Get to know all the details about the making of the bombshell blockbuster and find out who the ladies are wearing to the star-studded premiere and so much more.
So strap on your Manolos and get dressed to the nines! Tune in Monday night at 3pm PT / 6pm ET to get “Carried” away all over again!
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iMap® Weather Radio is Designed to Save Lives by Combining the Power of a Weather Radio with the Precision and Convenience of a Smartphone
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 7, 2010 — Helping to save lives and protect property during severe weather events and other natural hazards, weather leader Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., (WDT) is launching a new nationwide alerting program for iPhone in partnership with local broadcasters across the United States.
The alerting program, dubbed the Integrated Multimedia Alerting Program (IMAP) is designed to provide consumers with precise alerts for their location and up to four other locations delivered to their mobile devices. The solution also delivers real-time streaming video from local television stations, live audio feeds from local radio stations, and spoken warnings from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS).
“NOAA wants its alerts to be widely available through multiple methods to enhance personal safety and security for the general population,” said Chris Maier, National Warning Coordination Meteorologist for NOAA’s National Weather Service. “Enabling mobile users to access timely alerts from NOAA ensures this critical information gets to those in harm’s way.”
“The IMAP network offers local media companies the ability to convert their audience’s mobile devices into a next-generation ‘weather radio’, featuring video, verbal, and/or textual severe weather early warnings,” said Mark Taylor, Senior Vice President, Interactive Media of WDT. “The location-sensitive platform allows local television and radio broadcasters to provide breaking news for the precise location of mobile device users and to deliver those broadcasts immediately, in times of impending danger.”
WDT is showcasing the IMAP platform at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual convention in Las Vegas, April 12-15, 2010. This IMAP platform provides a direct alerting connection between the United States’ broadcasting companies and iPhone users, allowing local meteorologists to provide real-time streaming video to smartphones during the weather events that affect them.
By joining the IMAP Network which provides sophisticated location-based services and pinpoint accuracy for any given severe weather alert, local media broadcasters may participate in providing a unique, co-branded service to consumers in their demographic market area (DMA). This allows them to extend their brand to iPhones and ultimately iPads and other mobile devices, and deliver important weather information via video or audio during times of hazardous weather.
By downloading the iMap Weather Radio application from mobile stores, weather alerts are automatically delivered directly to mobile devices and synchronized with branded, local media severe weather programming, providing a 360 degree multimedia view of any given alert event. In its initial implementation, local media company members of the IMAP Network are able to leverage the IMAP platform to create their own branded iPhone applications, which may be marketed within their own DMA’s as an integral part of the service broadcasters provide, tied to the seamless, nationwide IMAP network. The iMap Weather Radio application for iPhone also provides an Interactive iMap, showing the location of the user relative to warnings and radar echoes.
WDT is partnering with Livestream, the leader in live stream video technology for live streaming videos of local media content. “We look forward to helping local broadcasters integrate their live weather content with WDT’s ground breaking mobile weather applications,” said Max Haot, Chief Executive Officer of Livestream. “Livestream’s unique live streaming capabilities to iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and easy to install turn-key encoder makes it an easy choice for their broadcast partners,” said Haot.
Fans can follow award-winning AP sports reporting on the return of Tiger Woods
NEW YORK – Beginning Monday, April 5 at 2 p.m. ET with the scheduled Tiger Woods press conference and daily live Webcasts at 5:30 p.m. ET, The Associated Press will provide sports analysis of the Masters Golf Tournament through the AP Live multimedia platform powered by Livestream. Following last month’s successful launch of the AP Live “Oscars Red Carpet” coverage, the newly launched embeddable video widget (see below for examples) features live feeds, social media elements, on-demand clips, rich photos and news of major events.
A team of AP reporters, including AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson and National Sports Columnist Jim Litke, will report from the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA, and throughout the competition.
The AP Live coverage — dubbed “Tiger, The Return” — will deliver breaking news, scores, daily sports analysis, and special online video features such as one-to-one interviews with top golfers.
The AP-hosted and ad-supported platform, AP Live, is distributed on www.livestream.com/aplive, Facebook.com/aplive, and is available for syndication to AP member news sites and other distribution channels.
“The AP Live platform is an ideal means for distributing AP’s high quality journalism, and makes it easy for our members and other publishers to offer their end-users comprehensive and immediate coverage,” said Nick Ascheim, general manager of AP Digital with responsibility for its new strategic business unit, AP Gateway. “This offering is a continuation of our effort to create innovative news consumption experiences across multiple formats, devices and media.”
“The demand for real-time news coverage can be daunting, and AP Live is a nimble solution that gives publishers rapid-response reporting and multimedia coverage while also offering them an opportunity for incremental advertising revenue,” said AP Global Director of Sports Products Michael Lutzky. “We are pleased to be working with Livestream again to extend our success with the AP Live Oscars package into sports, particularly for a story that is generating so much international interest.”
AP Live “Oscars Red Carpet” coverage of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards drew more than 2 million streams.
AP reporters will also post updates to the interactive chats via Twitter and Facebook, viewable on AP Live. After the Masters, AP Live will continue to feature daily and weekly sports interviews and packaged content.