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.
[reblogged from the original on Mashable on November 10]
by Jennifer Van Grove
The Livestream for Facebook application works in conjunction with the Livestream Procaster software for PC and Mac and gives Page owners the ability to stream live to their Facebook Page with a single click. The application is also fully customizable, supports Facebook chat and has features baked in that encourage Page visitors to share activity on their walls.
While live streaming services like Ustream and Justin.tv have been around for years, they’ve remained relatively niche in nature and have yet to really break outside the tech and entertainment bubbles. Before today, brands could work with these services to build custom live streaming video experiences into their Pages, but for a cost. Facebook, for instance, partnered with Livestream to power its Facebook Live channel.
Livestream’s do-it-yourself Facebook application for streaming video will no doubt help to popularize the live streaming movement for brands and businesses, especially given that the application is free to use, easy to install and works within Facebook’s familiar (and often viral) confines.
The application is now available through Livestream or Appbistro.
[reblogged from the original on TechCrunch on November 10]
by Alexia Tsotsis
Livestream, the live video streaming service that has hooked up with Facebook in the past for Facebook Live, is launching another partnership with the social networking giant. From today onward brands with a Facebook fan page can manually link up their Livestream channel to their page and host live video on Facebook for the first time ever, for free.
The Livestream For Facebook application allows you to take your current Livestream channel and embed it onto your Facebook page as well as manage multiple tabs and customize your viewer. Livestream also plans on added Facebook Credit capability for Pay Per View services in the near future.
As of today, interested users can download the Livestream Procaster here or find it on Appbistro and start live streaming video in one click to Facebook, their Livestream channel, their personal website and/or phone.
This move is a harbinger of the next step in live video streaming, social. While both Livestream and Ustream have been providing white label livestreaming on Facebook for about a year, this is the first time this feature is available on DIY basis at no cost. Big brands that have already signed up include Ford Explorer, Maroon 5, and The Women’s Conference.
Says Facebook’s Erin Kanaley, “We have seen a growing need by brands and artists wanting to live stream inside their Facebook page to engage their community. While we are platform agnostic, we are excited to see Livestream deploying the first self-service application to enable live streaming within Facebook pages”
Livestream broadcasts over 1.4 million channels and boasts 22 million unique monthly viewers, supporting both ad free and ad sponsored viewing. In the same space as Ustream and Justin.tv, the video streaming service has $12.7 million in funding led by Gannett.
With the tab manager you can see all the pages where Livestream is installed and add the application to any pages where it is not. Get Started
When you set up a channel for your Facebook Page you can add a header image and choose to show chat or the on-demand library. Get Started
We can develop custom Facebook live streaming applications to suit your needs, including pay-per-view, donation, ‘like-to-watch’, live-blogging, multi-channel and much more. Watch the showreel.
We hope you enjoy your experience with Livestream for Facebook.
– The Livestream Team
Join the cast and crew of the Harry Potter series for the red carpet premiere live from London’s Odeon Theatre in Leicester Square! Appearing live to say hello to fans and answer your burning questions about the film will be stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson! Also appearing are Ralph Fiennes, Tom Felton, director David Yates, and many others. Last year’s premiere of Half Blood Prince had a massive live stream event and we expect this year to be no different! Don’t miss the cast of the magical film saga that has captured the world, live at http://livestream.com/harrypotter.
Boxing fans get unprecedented live access leading up to the world super welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito, courtesy of HBO Boxing. Beginning Tuesday November 9, fans can follow fight week events with live daily webcasts, starting with the fighter arrivals in Dallas. Fans can also observe the official weigh-in before the fighters step into the ring! There’s also an exclusive debate featuring HBO commentators Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Emanuel Steward as Saturday’s showdown approaches. Watch the excitement leading up to the fight live at http://livestream.com/hboboxing.
Also This Week
Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe, Nashville’s acclaimed weekly roots/Americana radio show, is proud to announce a new broadcast partners when it returns for its first anniversary show on Wednesday October 20 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT.
Livestream.com will provide a new multi-camera broadcast, streamed free to thousands of fans worldwide at MusicCityRoots.com and Livestream.com/MusicCityRoots. Roots will now be able to syndicate this broadcast anywhere on the Web through a single embeddable player widget, complete with Facebook, Twitter and chat integration. With this partnership, Livestream will provide an engaging user experience for the Roots audience.
To learn more about Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Café, visit MusicCityRoots.com.
[reblogged from the original on NewTeeVee.com on October 14]
by Ryan Lawler
Livestream is ramping up its efforts to court music labels and Hollywood studios with the opening of a new office in Los Angeles. And the startup’s first hire for the office is new Jeff Varnell, who was poached from Livestream competitor Ustream.
Varnell joins Livestream as its new executive vice president of business development, and will lead the new L.A. office and studio. Also joining him on the west coast is Livestream head of production Otto Cedeno, who is relocating to L.A. to head up operations and production there. In addition, Livestream plans to add three director-level hires to strike partnerships in three main verticals: music, movie studios and brands.
Sound familiar? That’s the same type of template Varnell followed when he led the media team at Ustream as director of business development there. While he was on board, Ustream found some significant traction with studios and brands that wanted to use live events — like streaming red carpet movie premieres — to drive interest in their products. Livestream is hoping that it too can strike similar relationships.
Livestream CEO Max Haot said in a phone interview today that the company wants to ramp up the live streaming and turnkey production services that it offers to media companies. “With these live streaming premieres, it’s usually the same department that is buying pre-roll,” Haot said, “but it’s more effective for [consumers] to watch a 20-minute movie premiere” than to watch a two-minute video trailer.
The strategic initiative comes as Livestream tries to get more aggressive about growing its business. According to Haot, the startup has generated more than $5 million in revenue, and has reached profitability already this year.