Right after their Season 2 premiere, the cast of TNT police & detective drama Southland spoke to their fans live on Facebook, using the Livestream Facebook application. The cast discussed with fans their reactions to the premiere episode and answered fan questions.
Cast members Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Benjamin McKenzie, Tom Everett Scott and the rest of the cast answered questions like “What makes the cast’s chemistry on the show so great?” (see below for Ben McKenzie’s answer)
This event was another great example of a TV network maximizing the effect of a premiere episode event by incorporating a live chat. Jesse Ventura also recently spoke to fans via Livestream after the premiere of his new show Conspiracy Theory on TruTV.
Since this chat was embedded at TNT.com, the online viewers were able to watch preview clips for other TNT dramas leading up to the broadcast, allowing the network to promote other shows debuting mid-season.
Ben McKenzie answers a fan question:
Alternative rockers AFI will host a chat for fans on Thursday, February 11 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT. Band mates Davey Havok, Adam Carson, Hunter Burgan, and Jade Puget will chat with fans via Facebook and Twitter, while also unveiling the Director’s Cut of their newest music video for “Beautiful Thieves”.
AFI, also known as A Fire Inside, broke into the mainstream when their sixth studio album Sing the Sorrow hit #5 on the charts in 2003. Since then, hit tracks like “Girls Not Grey” and “Miss Murder” have made them a worldwide phenomenon. With the success of their latest release, Crash Love, the band will be touring in Japan and Australia next week.
Only viewers of this exclusive “Fireside Chat” will see the Director’s Cut of “Beautiful Thieves.” Don’t miss this live broadcast at http://livestream.com/AFireInside and on Facebook. You can learn more about AFI at http://www.afireinside.net.
Livestream will be broadcasting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences‘ announcement of the 82nd Academy Awards Nominations. Tune in on February 2 at 8:38 AM ET / 5:38 AM PT when the full list of nominees will be announced live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by Tom Sherak, president of the Academy, and actress Anne Hathaway. Watch the announcement on http://www.livestream.com/academyawards.
Social Media Week’s second annual conference launches on February 1 and lasts until February 5. The event will take place simultaneously in New York City, Berlin, London, San Francisco, Toronto and São Paulo and be streamed only on Livestream all this week. The five day conference will explore the profound impact that social media has on culture, business communications and society at large. For a schedule of events, visit http://socialmediaweek.org/newyork/livestream and to watch visit http://www.livestream.com/smw_newyork.
UK electronic outfit Hot Chip will broadcast a live session on Friday, February 5 at 9:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM PT. This session marks the release of their upcoming full-length album titled One Life Stand, which sees a proliferation of influences as diverse as the burgeoning UK funky scene to soul music, modern R&B, Northern Soul, Gospel, Golden Age Electronica, and House. This broadcast is brought to you in partnership with Astralwerks and Myspace and can be watched at http://www.livestream.com/hotchip.
AP Live will interview actor Victor Garber on Thursday, February 4 at 5:00 PM (ET). Garber is an Emmy-nominated actor of stage & screen, with roles in Titanic and cult TV favorite “Alias” among his credits. Also being interviewed this week were fashion PR mogul Kelly Cutrone , whose agency People’s Revolution produces top fashion shows every Fashion Week, and actor James Van Der Beek. Last week’s AP Live broadcasts include New Kids On The Block, Michael Vick and James Roday. Make sure to watch these exclusive interviews live or on-demand at http://www.livestream.com/aplive.
Irish rock band Ash will broadcast an exclusive performance live from the band’s own Atomic Heart Studio in NYC. Immediately following the performance, the members of Ash—Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray — will interact with their fans via a live Q+A session where they will answer questions submitted via Twitter and Facebook. In October 2009 Ash launched the A-Z Series, which will see Ash release 26 singles in one year. Tune in to catch this exclusive live performance and webchat on February 3rd at 3:00 PM (ET) / 12:00 PM (PT) at http://www.livestream.com/Ash.
On Tuesday at 7:00 PM (ET), NY Tech Meetup will be streaming their live forum “Rally for The Future” regarding where the technology world will be in 10 years. This discussion will include responses from Alliance of Youth Movements, Clay Shirky, and many more. Founded in 2004 by Scott Heiferman, the NY Tech Meetup has over 8,000 members, representing people from all parts of the New York technology community. They hold events every month to help promote technological start-up companies and their projects. Make sure to tune in at http://www.livestream.com/nytechmeetup to join the conversation.
Livestream will distribute the live show at http://livestream.com/avatar.
Avatar director James Cameron will be joined by cast members Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington to share their experiences on the movie and answer questions from their fans live, presented by LG.
Tune in to watch live and chat with the movie’s entire fan community on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Yahoo! at Livestream.com/Avatar
Amid allegations that Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won re-election through fraud, massive protests continue in Tehran and other Iranian cities on a scale not seen since the revolution in 1979. While expressing concerns over these events, the Obama administration has indicated an intention to continue its attempt at dialogue with Iran.
Tonight Thursday 25 June, from 6:30PM to 8PM (ET) Asia Society brings together two leading Iran experts to take a closer look at what’s happening in Iran and what it all means. How should we assess the outcome and aftermath of Iran’s presidential election? Has Iran entered an entirely new phase of its post-revolutionary history? How will these developments impact President Obama’s efforts to engage the country and US-Iran relations more broadly?
- Arang Keshavarzian, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University (he was in Iran for the presidential election and its immediate aftermath).
- Suzanne DiMaggio, Director of Policy Studies, Asia Society (moderator).
The event will be broadcast live at www.livestream.com/asiasociety
The coming days will be quite busy on Livestream. We have already mentioned some of the very exciting upcoming broadcasts such as the World Refugee Day (Saturday June 20th) and Invisible Children’s lobbying days in Washington (Monday and Tuesday 22-23 June). Here’s a selection of additional events that will take place from tonight on until Friday 26 June.
Asia Society, Wednesday 17 June, 6.30PM-9PM (ET)
The Road Not Taken: Zhao Ziyang’s Memoirs and the Legacy of Tiananmen. Join the Asia Society for a fascinating evening of discussion with two of the book’s editors, Adi Ignatius and Bao Pu, and former Ambassador to China, Winston Lord, in conversation with Orville Schell, Director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society.
NY Video June Meetup, Thursday June 18th, 8PM-9PM
This month’s presenters are:
1. Epix – Emil Rensing, Chief Digital Officer (Unveiling new JV)
2. Tremor Media – Shane Steele, VP Marketing
3. Zixi – Israel Drori, Founder & CEO
4. Motionbox – Chris O’Brien, Founder
5. ooVoo – Rodger Wells, VP BD & Tom Herman, VP PM
Open Video Conference, Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th, 9AM-6PM
Open Video is a broad-based movement of video creators, technologists, academics, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, activists, remixers, and many others. The conference will address the growing movement for transparency, interoperability, and further decentralization in online video.
World Refugee Day, Saturday June 20th 8AM-8PM (ET)
For the first time in history, the world will be able to witness refugee camp life. The UN Refugee Agency will stream from Chad and Central Columbia. Under the theme “Real People, Real Needs”, this World Refugee Day asks you to remember the millions of forcibly displaced and stateless people under our care who are struggling with their day-to-day lives.
How It Ends, Monday June 22nd and Tuesday June 23rd
Invisible Children, Resolve Uganda, and the Enough project are joining forces to bring peace and safety to the children caught in the crossfire of Joseph Kony’s war in Uganda. The program will include lobbying trainings, VIP speakers, a kick-off rally and will culminate in an unprecedented outpouring of activism on Capitol Hill, with hundreds of meetings taking place between Members of Congress and their constituents.
Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Monday June 22nd to Thursday June 25th
Presented by Techweb, the conference provides business managers with access to the right information at the right time through a web of inter-connected applications, services and devices. Stay tuned for more info and the schedule in the next couple days.
Structure 2009 Conference, Thursday June 25th, 9AM-7PM (ET)
Om Malik and The GigaOM Network team are proud to announce a premiere event for Cloud Computing and Internet infrastructure. The schedule is available here.
More than 800 participants from 50 countries will participate in the 19th World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town from Wednesday, June 10th to Friday, June 12th.
Jacob Zuma, the new President of South Africa, will host the meeting, where participants will gather to deliberate under the theme Implications of the Global Economic Crisis for Africa. The meeting provides an important platform for world leaders to address the global and regional implications of the crisis and develop a new roadmap for Africa’s future.
The forum’s sessions will be broadcast live Wednesday through Friday on the WEF’s Pro channel www.livestream.com/worldeconomicforum.
Tune in for the Opening Conference, Wednesday June 10th at 11.45AM (GMT+1) . For the full broadcast schedule, go to
Acclaimed Iranian American author Reza Aslan (“No God but God” and “How to Win a Cosmic War”) discusses Islam today in the context of history, faith, ideology, and culture. In conversation with Asia Society President Vishakha Desai, Aslan will explore historic patterns of interaction between the Muslim world and the United States, and the potential to build new and more meaningful relationships, particularly for the next generation.
The event will be broadcast live tonight from 6:30 to 8:00 pm EST at www.livestream.com/asiasociety. Viewers are encouraged to send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA TODAY‘s gaming experts Brett Molina and Mike Snider will broadcast from E3 Expo, the country’s largest video game trade conference, next week, Tuesday June 2nd to Thursday June 4th. Live from the showfloor at LA Convention Center, the hosts will hold product reviews, interviews, cover press conferences, and of course stream live gaming sessions.
Schedule is following:
Tuesday June 2, 1-2PM (ET)
Wednesday June 3, 11AM-12PM (ET)
Thursday June 4, 11AM-12PM (ET)
Also live from E3, Gamertag Radio, the online radio show dedicated to the Xbox Live community, will be broadcasting the following events on their Livestream channel gamertagradio:
-Monday June 1, 10:30AM (PT): Microsoft Press Conference
-Tuesday June 2, 9:00AM (PT): Nintendo Press Conference
-Tuesday June 2, 11:00AM (PT): Sony Press Conference
Next week is also Internet Week in New York. The week is shaping up to get pretty busy on Livestream, with the Startup 2009 conference presented by The Business Insider, and tons of other exciting broadcasts, it should be a blast so make sure to follow us @livestreamcom for updates! We’ll give you an update with schedules soon.
Friday 29 May, The Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station at 8:36AM (ET)/ 2:36PM (CEST) . European Space Agency astronaut Frank de Winne will begin his six-month stay.
The event will be broadcast live on the ESA’s Livestream Pro channel eurospaceagency!