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.
We’re excited to announce a new verification process for Mogulus Free channels which will give all of our best producers maximum exposure throughout the Mogulus Network, while helping Mogulus and copyright owners to better control any potential infringement. Along with that benefit comes a key change that you need to be aware of.
To begin, effective February 23, 2009, all UNVERIFIED Mogulus Free channels will be limited to an audience of 50 concurrent viewers and will not be listed at www.mogulus.com. If you apply and we verify your channel before or after February 23, your channel will support unlimited concurrent viewers and will continue to appear on the Mogulus channel guide.
In short, if you want to broadcast to more than 50 viewers at a time or want to be listed in the Mogulus Channel Guide, then you need to verify your Mogulus Free Channel.
- Mogulus does not tolerate copyright infringement by producers. Applying the viewer limit and adding the verification process will help us and copyright owners to better control any potential infringement.
- With over 150,000 channels to choose from, we need to help viewers discover great new content. With verification we can better match your channel with viewers that want what you have.
- As we continue to grow our overall concurrent viewer capacity for the Mogulus Network, we want to ensure that it is reserved for Pro and verified Free channels.
- It takes effort to build your channel, fill it with great video, and make it beautiful. By adding a step between when you launch your channel and when it is listed, viewers won’t accidentally stumble upon you until you’re ready.
- Since Mogulus Free channels are ad-supported, we want to make sure that the experience is as good as it possibly can be for everyone. By reviewing your content we can better match ads that fit your channel and your viewers.
Verified Mogulus Free channels get:
- Unlimited Concurrent Viewers: Support any number of concurrent viewers for any broadcast at any time.
- Mogulus.com Listing: Viewers can find your channel by searching or browsing in the Channel Guide or Grid at Mogulus.com
- Promotion Eligibility: The best content from verified Mogulus channels will be featured for great exposure at no cost, including spotlights and higher search rankings on Mogulus.com, promotion across the Mogulus Network, newsletter features, blog posts, and more.
And, of course, Mogulus Free is still absolutely Free!
What About Mogulus Pro?
There is no impact on Mogulus Pro channels, which already support unlimited concurrent viewers and give every producer direct control over whether or not their channel is published at Mogulus.com.
You can now use Adobe Visual Communicator to stream directly to Mogulus. Visual Communicator allows you to create customizable graphics, switch between multiple cameras and offers the ability to insert music clips, transitions and special effects into your broadcasts.
To set it up, simply download Visual Communicator from Adobe, and configure the streaming settings to include the Mogulus Media Server URL. Complete instructions are available over in the Mogulus Userguide. Enjoy, and let us know how it works for you!
GroundReport TV (http://groundreport.tv) was live at the Democratic debate in Philadelphia on the 30th October 2007. Their focus was to “lift the veil” on big media and the 2008 elections, they presented a behind-the-scenes look at the spin room and campaign machines. Viewers at groundreport.tv were able to participate in the live chat and help steer coverage.
NECN – a local news station in Boston has been streaming live this morning the Red Sox Victory Parade using Mogulus and Wireless EVDO. We thank Steve Safran at NECN who put together such a great coverage. The event reached more than 500 concurent viewers at noon. It is now completed but we will cover it soon on Mogulus Backstage TV.
Last blog, we told you about video effects PC software Webcam Max. We’d now like to give a plug to our friend Steve Green, who wrote CamTwist. This is very useful Mac freeware that’s already used by many of our Mogulus users for amazing video effects.
- Add real-time effects to your live video broadcasts, including RSS tickers, spotlights, halos, zooms, or countdowns.
- Stream still images or animated gifs.
- Stage an effect chain and preview it before pushing it live.
- Move objects around using fine-grained controls.
- Inset separate video streams for a picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
- Use multiple video chat programs or multiple video screens at the same time, with easy camera selection. (Note that CamTwist does not work with iChat.)
CamTwist runs on Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel or PPC). It can be quite resource intensive, so the more CPU processing power the better. The more interesting effects also require Quartz Extreme support. (To find out if your Mac supports Quartz Extreme, go to this article: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301347.)
You can download CamTwist at http://allocinit.com/index.php?title=CamTwist. Although it is freeware, we do encourage you to give Steve a donation for the privilege of using such great software.
For cool webcam video effects, our PC users can buy Webcam Max, priced at $29.95. This software lets you add videos, screens, pictures, flash and video effects to virtual or real webcam broadcasts.
- Add real-time video effects to your live Mogulus broadcasts, including fire, water, mosaic, distorting mirrors, camera zoom, do-it-yourself, and magic mask effects that move automatically with your head. For a sample of some of these video effects, do a Youtube search for “Webcam Max.”
- Substitute videos, movies, flash, desktop screen, pictures, and floating text to create “virtual” webcam feeds.
- Record webcam videos or snapshots.
- Inset separate video streams for a picture-in-picture (PIP) display.
- Access more than 1800 free effects online.
Webcam Max is compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista 32-bit OS. It runs with all instant messenger programs, no matter if you have a real webcam or if you want to use the virtual webcam feature. (There’s a fast switch between virtual and real webcam.)