NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2009) — Chart-topping musical phenomenon Tori Amos and media giant Universal Republic have partnered with Livestream to broadcast an exclusive in-store session of cuts from the new ‘Midwinter Graces’ album live here on Friday December 11, at 3 p.m. EST.
Universal Republic, a division of Universal Music Group, is celebrating the release of her first ever seasonal album with the event, during which Amos will also interact with her online audience live at http://www.facebook.com/toriamos and http://www.livestream.com/toriamos.
A follow-up to Amos’ critically acclaimed studio album, ‘Abnormally Attracted to Sin’, ‘Midwinter Graces’ finds her reworking and expanding on classic carols as well as developing some of her very own seasonal tracks.
Raised in the Baltimore area under the watchful eye of her Methodist minister father, Amos grew up playing holiday carols at Sunday services and Christmas Day celebrations in his church. These were the songs that gave a young Amos her first taste of music, and now almost 40 years later she gets her chance to re-imagine classics like “What Child, Nowell” and “Star of Wonder.”
With Livestream, the player widget for the webcast can be embedded anywhere. Integration with Facebook and Twitter allows social media users to engage in an online conversation with Amos. The performance will be encoded for the iPhone making the broadcast accessible to over a million iPhone users with a 3G wireless connection at http://iphone.livestream.com
President Obama will hold a prime-time speech tonight, live from West Point, about the Afghanistan strategy. The President announced earlier today that “The 30,000 additional troops that I am announcing tonight will deploy in the first part of 2010 – the fastest pace possible – so that they can target the insurgency and secure key population centers. They will increase our ability to train competent Afghan Security Forces, and to partner with them so that more Afghans can get into the fight. And they will help create the conditions for the United States to transfer responsibility to the Afghans.” Tune in at 8:00pm (ET) at livestream.com/myfoxny to watch the highly anticipated speech take place.
On Tuesday December 1, the US Tennis Association (USTA) will be sponsoring Serving for a Cure, which will stream live from New York City. Serving for a Cure will be presented by Empire on behalf of the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The exciting charity event will feature an exhibition tennis match between top-ranked James Blake and Andy Roddick. The event will start at 7:30 pm (EST). Catch the tennis match at http://livestream.com/usta.
On Tuesday December 1, metal band Mudvayne will be hosting their “Exclusive Album Release Party”. Fans will be able to get a special peek into this industry-only early listening party for Mudvayne’s self-titled album, which is coming out on December 22, 2009. The band members will host the party at Paul Booth’s Last Rites Tattoo Theatre, starting at 9 pm (EST). Attend the party at http://livestream.com/mudvayne.
On Wednesday December 2, the 76-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be lit live. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will flip the switch, illuminating the 30,000 energy efficient LED lights on the magnificent tree. The event will be co-hosted by 30 Rock actress Jane Krakowski and Chuck star Zach Levi. In addition, it will feature special live performances by Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Shakira, and others. The coverage will start at 7 pm (EST), and end at 9 pm (EST). Catch the Christmas spirit at http://livestream.com/nydailynews.
Wednesday December 2, Former Governor of Minnesota and Ex-WWF Wrestler Jesse Ventura will hold a live fan chat to promote his new show on Tru TV. The show is called Conspiracy Theory, and will debut on Wednesday December 2, at 10 pm (EST). Ventura will appear on Livestream at 11 pm (EST) to answer questions from his fans live on Facebook and Twitter. Sit ringside to watch Jesse Ventura at http://livestream.com/trutv.
On Wednesday December 2, recording artist Brandi Carlile will hold a live performance and chat with fans. Carlile, who is a folk singer/songwriter, is promoting her new album called “Give up the Ghost,” which was released on October 6. The event will take place in the Borders at Columbus Circle in New York City at 12:30 pm (EST). Sit front row at http://livestream.com/brandicarlile.
Wednesday December 3, rock band “3” will debut their “Rapid Animals” video live. With the help of SputnikMusic.com, “3” will be releasing their previously filmed video, and joining fans for a live chat about the video. The video will premiere at 10 pm (EST)/7 pm (PST). Rock with “3” at http://livestream.com/3live.
NEW YORK (Dec. 1, 2009) – Xfire, the leading online gamer community with 14.5M users and Livestream, the internet’s live video leader, today announced the launch of a social live video game broadcasting partnership, enriching Xfire’s gaming platform with Livestream’s live video streaming technology.
The new service enables Xfire users to broadcast their game play to an unlimited number of viewers. Gamecasters and their audiences can interact using instant messaging, while viewers can watch the live gamecasts on PC’s and mobile phones. Live gamecasts are available at:
- Xfire - www.xfire.com/live_video/
- Livestream - www.livestream.com/guide/xfiregames, and
- Social networks, blogs or websites where users can embed video players
The new service creates unique opportunities for Xfire’s community:
- Share tricks and tips with their friends
- Get live feedback and help from viewers
- See live gameplay before making purchase decisions
- Engage their fans through live practice or match broadcasts
- Practice with their team members for tournaments
Publishers and developers can
- Build a marketing buzz for new releases and new content
- Engage with the community for various events, and
- Re-engage with gamers who stopped playing their games
“Live gamecasting is rapidly growing among our audience and reflects the growing trend of youth turning their attention to video games during traditional primetime TV viewing hours. We plan to use Xfire’s live video streaming service to build a marketing buzz with our community for a new content for Blood Bowl. It is one of the most cost effective marketing campaigns to reach out to our users” says Cedric Lagarrigue, CEO, Focus Home Interactive.“As leaders in competitive video gaming, we’ve found that Xfire’s live broadcast service empowers us to broadcast live our online leagues and tournaments, while giving the opportunity to interact with fans who tune in to watch us practice and play. Furthermore, it provides a platform where our pros can offer live lessons and tips with audio and text commentary,” says Chris Lemley, President of Team Pandemic.
“The partnership expands Xfire’s offering to our vibrant community. It keeps our users involved, engaged and active. For Livestream, the partnership adds compelling gaming content to the linear and on-demand video content already available to millions of viewers and reinforces the power of the Livestream Platform” says Chris Kirmse, Xfire’s General Manger. “We integrated Livestream’s Platform within two weeks using their Platform APIs providing our users a 1-click solution to start a live broadcast”
“Xfire is a true leader in the gaming industry, and this partnership is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase the power of live streaming in the gaming category,” says Max Haot, CEO of Livestream. “Live gamecasting has been one of the top categories on Livestream.com and with this partnership, we provide the best solution available for gamers and ensure continuous leadership in this growing market segment.”
What way to better celebrate Thanksgiving than watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? On Thursday November 26, the 83rd Annual Macy’s Parade will stream live on Livestream, presented by the Daily News. Viewers will be watching history, as for the first time in 82 years, the parade will march down 7th Avenue as opposed to Broadway. The 2009 parade also has a fantastic lineup of special guests, including Andrea Brocelli, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Cyndi Lauper, Ziggy Marley, Carly Simon, and many more. In addition, besides the usual gang of balloons, the new ones joining the cast are Sailor Mickey, Ronald McDonald, Spiderman, and the Pillsbury Doughboy. The parade will start around 12 AM (EST). As you’re eating your turkey, make sure to tune in at http://livestream.com/nydailynews/.
On Wednesday November 26 from 8am-5pm PST / 11am-8pm EST, Allrecipes.com will be hosting a live cooking show offering fans tips and tricks for preparing a great Thanksgiving feast, along with some new recipes and expert advice. Allrecipes.com is a leading online recipe Web site, featuring thousands of recipes, ranging in difficulty, cuisine, and style. So whether you’re looking for an easy-to-make recipe for children, or a the most expert recipe for a gourmet chef, you’ll be able to find it on Allrecipes.com. The entire broadcast will be available on Livestream and Facebook, allowing viewers to interact and contribute throughout the entire broadcast.
The Salvation Army of Greater New York will be streaming from one of it’s soup kitchens on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 26, 2009. The plan is to serve 10,000 meals to New Yorkers in need, and will be streaming live from one of the 10 locations that they have set up throughout New York City. Get into the Holiday spirit by watching live on Facebook and Livestream at http://www.livestream.com/salvationarmyny, or visit the official Salvation Army website for details about how you can contribute.
Thousands of viewers watched the events unfold, as host Nick Varios took fans inside the fashion show and even to the after party. Livestream also held interviews with some of the hottest models in the fashion industry, including Heidi Klum, Selita Eubanks, Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, and many more.
Since Livestream’s video broadcasting enables viewers to interact with the live event, fans from all over the world were delighted to hear their comments read out loud by the host during the live broadcast.
In addition, on Tuesday, December 1, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show from the Pink Carpet, will broadcast on CBS Television.
You can watch the replay of the exclusive Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show coverage at www.livestream.com/victoriassecret.
On Friday, November 20 everyone in the world will be able to enjoy a cruise vacation from the comfort of their home or office. The Oasis of the Seas Cruise Ship will take to the sea and there will be a live tour of the ship at 2:30pm (EST) on CruiseCritic.com and Livestream.
While it isn’t traveling anywhere exotic, the ship itself is a spectacle. The cruiser features 2,700 cabins, an ice rink, small golf course, four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, theme parks, nurseries, both indoor and our door theaters, and more. The new ship, which is five times larger than the Titanic, can hold 6,300 passengers and 2,100 crewmembers. Not bad for a $1.5 billion ship.
Cruise Critic’s editorial team will be on-board from November 20-22, filming live reports from the ship’s seven neighborhoods. They will share exclusive photos, videos, tweets, and more.
The coverage will start at 2:30 PM (ET).
Hop on the cruise live at www.livestream.com/cruisecritic.
Here’s a clip of the live action:
We are very pleased to report that Livestream was awarded two awards last night by the readers of Streaming Media magazine as part of the 2009 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. The third annual Readers’ Choice Awards were presented last night at Streaming Media West in San Francisco. The awards are :
Live Video Streaming Platform
Winner: Livestream (49%)
Best Online Video Startup Company -Technology
Winner: Livestream (43%)
We are extremely honored to have been chosen for these awards. We would like to thank Streaming Media as well as the producers and readers who chose to cast their vote for Livestream and make us win by such a comfortable margin.
NEW YORK (Nov. 18, 2009) – TEDxNASA has chosen Internet video platform Livestream to broadcast live the full proceedings of its first-time gathering at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, Va., on Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST, at www.livestream.com/tedxnasa2009.
The TEDxNASA event, with its theme of “Space to Create,” will provide an opportunity to leverage the strengths of NASA, accomplished scientists, artists and other thought leaders to present a unique opportunity for the exchange of game-changing ideas. The event is organized by NASA’s Langley Research Center and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA).
Interested parties can tune in to watch and chat live on Livestream, on Facebook via the custom Livestream application or from their iPhones. Users of socialmedia tools can also engage participants. Livestream allows the webcast to be embedded virtually anywhere, which enables the integration with Facebook and Twitter and builds larger online extensions to in-person events.
“Livestream has been a pleasure to work with, providing a technically capable and very responsive staff. We are very pleased to be able to invite people from around the world to join us live. It’s going to be an incredible event,” said Harla Sherwood, NIA’s Director of Communications and Partnerships.
New York Times best-selling author, Tuesdays with Morrie radio host, musician and philanthropist Mitch Albom will talk, along with experimental artist Chakaia Booker, creativity and innovation coach Gregg Fraley, robotics inventor Dr. Dennis Hong, astronaut Leland Melvin, humorous guitar virtuoso Mike Rayburn and many others. The event is expected to attract 1,700 attendees.
TEDxNASA attendees will include Internet pioneers, local technology leaders, movie producers, architects, creative directors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors, engineers, investors, celebrities, scientists and opinion shapers of all kinds. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/tedxnasa or www.twitter.com/tedxnasa09.
The 2009 Streaming Media West conference, which takes place from Tuesday November 17 through Thursday November 19, is the first to feature live video coverage of certain keynotes and events, and Livestream has been named as the official live streaming partner. You can watch complete coverage on Livestream at: http://www.livestream.com/streamingmedialive
The scheduled keynotes are:
- Bill Stone of FLO TV on Tuesday, Nov. 17 @ 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST
- Jeremy Allaire of Brightcove on Wednesday, Nov. 18 @ 4:45 p.m. EST/1:45 p.m. PST
- Emil Rensing of EPIX on Thursday, Nov. 19 @ 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. PST
In addition to these keynotes SMW will be streaming the 2009 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards in its entirety beginning at 10:30pm EST/7:30pm PST on Wednesday Nov. 18th, followed by a performance from video remixers the Eclectic Method.
NEW YORK (Nov. 17, 2009)— Today’s TEDxSF‘s next event, Creativity & Reinvention, will feature fascinating speakers, great music and more. TEDxSF has selected to broadcast the entirety of their event via Livestream, the leading broadcast platform and community for streaming media.
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx San Francisco where x equates to an independently organized TED event. At TEDx San Francisco, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
The speaker lineup includes Phil Hettema, a leader in experiential entertainment, who will explore “Immersion, engagement, storytelling and creativity.” Joining Hettema, Dr. Sam Wang from Princeton will explore “Willpower.” Walter McGuire, who led the Earth Day and Flex Your Power campaigns, will “Shock the Social Contract” and award-winning photojournalist Doug Menuez will present “Fearless Genius: How Silicon Valley Innovation Transformed the World.” In addition, the event features world-class musician’s Zoe Keating and Meklit Hadero, plus much more, including Ryan Wyatt, the head of scientific visualization at the Cal Academy’s Planetarium. Additional presentations include interactive play, creativity, photography and fashion.
Livestream allows the webcast to be embedded anywhere, including integration with Facebook and Twitter to allow users of the social media tools to engage in the ongoing conversation of TEDxSF. The conference is subsequently provided with immediate interaction with those viewers via the social stream, adding a new dimension to their live broadcast while further helping their message reach many thousands of viewers online.
The entire conference will also be live on the iPhone at http://iphone.livestream.com.
For more information and to register for TEDxSF Creativity & Reinvention, visit http://www.tedxsf.org.