After announcing their Livestream partnership this past week, the Associated Press streamed the 2010 Academy Awards red carpet ceremony on Sunday March 7th. On a night when The Oscar’s achieved its best viewership in 5 years, Livestream’s red carpet coverage concluded with George Clooney saying farewell to over 100,000 concurrent viewers.
With appearances from major celebrities including Miley Cyrus, James Cameron and George Clooney, fans were given unprecedented access to the awards, including live fashion commentary and a discussion of the night’s projected winners with the AP’s top entertainment editors. NewTeeVee took note of the buzz surrounding the player, noting the success of Livestream’s broadcast even in comparison to major outlets like ABC.
By partnering with Livestream the AP is working to bring this type of exclusive content to their fans on a regular basis, and will continue “to pioneer the distribution of packaged news and event content using emerging technologies” according to AP’s Global Director of Entertainment Products Michael Dutton. Another major aspect of the partnership was AP’s player syndication, which was taken advantage of by a number of media publishers including AT&T, Verizon, Bild.de, The Daily Beast, Mercury News, NZ Herald, and the Hindustan Times.
For regular live celebrity interviews and information about upcoming events, or to watch an exclusive replay of the red carpet coverage, tune in to Livestream.com/aplive or become a fan of AP Live on Facebook.
Watch the full replay here:
Film critic Roger Ebert tweets about AP Live:
Miley Cyrus on the red Carpet:
Mo’Nique on AT&T Entertainment:
Best Supporting Actor Winner Christopher Waltz on the Daily Beast:
Avatar Director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Cameron:
AP Live on Verizon.com:
Oscars Red Carpet Syndicated on Hindustan Times:
Christopher Waltz on San Jose Mercury News:
Gabourney Sibide on ReelzChannel:
Best Actor Winner Jeff Bridges on the AP Live Facebook App:
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:
On Monday November 16 lead singer/guitarist Justin Pierre from the rock band ‘Motion City Soundtrack‘ will be conducting a Live Q&A at 3pm (EST) on their Livestream channel: http://www.livestream.com/motioncitysoundtrack. Tune in to have your questions answered live by Justin via Twitter and Facebook.
Later that evening at 7pm ET on Monday Nov. 16, Operation Girl Power will be live from NYC with guest host Sherri Shepherd of ABC’s ‘The View.’ Operation Girl Power, presented by the Arts Effect, has been described as the Vagina Monologues for Tweens and will include free acting, writing, and blogging seminars followed by a girl power party. Tune in to chat and watch the entire event here.
Spaceflight Now has plans to broadcast the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which will be the last Shuttle launch of 2009 and one of only 9 launches left before the Shuttle fleet is retired. Tune in on Monday Nov. 16 at 2:28pm (EST) for complete coverage on http://www.livestream.com/spaceflightnow or on the iPhone at iphone.livestream.com
TEDx San Francisco, an independently organized TEDx event, will take place on Tuesday November 17 from 4pm-8pm PST (7pm-11pm EST). The event will focus on the theme of Creativity and Reinvention, and will feature talks with many thinkers from around the country. Tune in on Tuesday at: http://www.livestream.com/tedxsf
Streaming Media West will kick off on Tuesday November 17 and will run through Thursday the 19th, featuring keynotes from Bill Stone of FloTV, Jeremy Allaire from Brightcove, and Emil Rensing from EPIX. The highlight will come on Wednesday November 18th at 7:30pm PST (10:30pm EST) during the Reader’s Choice Awards, which will stream in it’s entirety from the official Streaming Media West Livestream channel page.
The Republican Governors Association will be live from Wednesay Nov. 18 – Friday November 20 celebrating the GOP comeback and welcoming the two newly elected US governors to their organization. Tune in for complete coverage of all the speakers and to chat live on Livestream and Facebook.
On Friday the 20th TEDx NASA will be taking place in Newport News, VA from 10am-7pm ET, and Livestream will be broadcasting all of the talks live. ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ author Mitch Albom will talk, in addition to many other accomplished artists and scientists. Tune in to watch and chat live on Livestream or on Facebook via the custom Livestream app.
The fastest female skier in the world Lindsey Vonn will host a live chat in conjunction with Vail Mountain, which is being billed as ‘Lindsey Is Epic’. The chat will take place on Friday November 20 from 5-6pm MT (7-8pm ET), and will enable fans to chat live with Lindsey. Kids can also submit video questions here for a chance to win a FREE 2009/2010 Epic Season Pass to Vail resorts!
Women’s Wear Daily will host a live chat with Fashion Designer Stella McCartney and WWD Executive Editor Bridget Foley, on Monday Nov. 9 at 3:40pm ET via Livestream and Facebook. McCartney will be discussing her work live from the St. Regis Hotel in anticipation of the Apparel/Retail CEO Summit.
‘Old Dogs‘, the new Disney comedy starring Robin Williams, John Travolta and Seth Green, will be premiering on Monday November 9 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET in Hollywood. Livestream will be there on the red carpet with Livepack interviewing the entire cast and crew, allowing fans to watch it live and chat using Twitter and Facebook from the custom Old Dogs channel page: http://www.livestream.com/olddogspremiere
British Band Athlete will be streaming their documentary “Black Swan Song” twice on Monday Nov. 9, first at 1pm GMT and then again at 8pm GMT (8am & 3pm EST). The stream will be available to fans exclusively through Livestream, and will give them the chance to chat live using the integrated Facebook and Twitter chat on Livestream and Facebook.
Harper’s Magazine will present “The Family Table” on Wednesday November 11 at 7pm ET. The discussion will feature the authors Rivka Galchen, Ben Marcus and David Samuels, and will be available on both Livestream and Facebook so that fans can participate in the discussion.
The World Economic Forum‘s India Economic Summit 2009 continues this week with discussions on Monday November 9th, and a closing Plenary session on Tuesday November 10. Tune in to hear some of the world’s brightest minds discuss the future of India’s economy.
Gigaom TV will be kicking off a busy Thursday on Livestream with their all-day broadcast of NewTeeVee Live on Thursday Nov. 12 from 8AM – 6PM PT / 11AM – 9PM ET at www.livestream.com/gigaomtv. The conference will be discussing ‘Television Reinvented’ and will feature panel discussions from leaders in the field of television and communications. The stream will also be made available on to your iPhone if you can’t get to a computer! Check it out at: http://iphone.livestream.com/gigaomtv
Turner Sports is back with another NBA Live Chat, this time with former NBA Star Kenny Smith. In order to chat with him just tune in to the Custom TNT Livestream channel page during the half time Thursday’s Cleveland Cavs @ Miami Heat game at approximately 9:30pm ET.
Columbia University‘s school of Journalism will host a conference entitled “Changing Media Landscape 2009” on Thursday November 12 from 7-8:30pm ET. The conference is part of the “Columbia-Hearst Journalism Dialogue” series presented by the Heart Foundation and The Columbia Journalism Digital Media Program. For a complete broadcast and Live chat tune in at: http://www.livestream.com/columbiajournalism
As part of their “Social Innovators Series”, Livestream partners Reporters Uncensored have uploaded a video documenting the efforts of FilmAid International to assist Kenyan refugees entitled “The Real Refugees of Kakuma County.”
The video, which is available as an OnDemand clip on the Reporters Uncensored official channel page, covers FilmAid‘s efforts to bring entertainment to the thousands of Kenyans who live as refugees. They produce and screen films especially for the refugees, and even offer film workshops aimed to draw awareness to many of the social ills that exist in the camps. For more information about the project read the Reporter’s Uncensored most recent blog post on the Huffington Post.
The Reporter’s Uncensored Social Innovation series is a series of videos covering people and organizations who identify social problems and use entrepreneurial strategies to create and manage an initiative for social change. Last week’s installment featured the Global Innovation association Ashoka. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/TwPV3
Follow @reportersuncens on Twitter for updates about their live broadcasts, or watch the clip on-demand below.
Heidi Klum’s extravagant and popular Halloween bashes don’t go unnoticed in the media. Saturday night’s soiree proved no exception to the rule as Livestream and Facebook teamed up to stream the red carpet event live for the world to see at www.livestream.com/heidiklum and the party’s promoted Facebook Page www.facebook.com/Modelinia.
TechCrunch made the feed available on their site for the occasion and over 20,000 unique viewers tuned in to watch the event unfold.
Notable guests included Paris Hilton, Kelly Osborn, Perez Hilton, Rachel Zoe, Jessica Lowndes, Monique Coleman, Rick fox, and naturally Seal and Heidi Klum themselves.
Watch an excerpt from the live webcast below or watch a replay of the entire event here:
Asia Society will be hosting a conversation between Composer Tan Dun and artist Wendy Gu on Monday Nov. 2 form 7-8:30pm (ET). They will be broadcasting the entire conversation live from New York City as part of their fall Panel Discussion series, which you can watch on their channel page: www.livestream.com/asiasociety
Tuesday November 3rd at 1pm ET (postponed until next Tuesday Nov. 9 at 1pm ET) The Jump on NBA.com will be premiering exclusively on Livestream. The show will air weekly Tuesday’s 1pm ET and will feature NBA announcers Kyle Montgomery and Dennis Scott discussing the latest news, highlights and analysis of that week in the NBA. Tune in to interact live using Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday directly at http://my.nba.com/jump and www.livestream.com/thejump
Steven Curtis Chapman of EMI will perform an exclusive live show on Livestream at Livestream.com/emicmglabelgroup and Facebook.com/stevencurtischapman Tuesday November 3 at 7pm PT / 10pm ET. The country music artist is a veteran of the Country Music scene and will be performing in support of his latest record “Beauty Will Rise” on the official EMI Livestream channel page.
The New Jersey Gubernatorial Elections will take place on Tuesday November 3rd and local Gannett properties will be hosting evening coverage of the process with several of their New Jersey affiliates including The Asbury Park Press, The Courier Post, The Daily Record, Mycentraljersey.com, and The Daily Journal. Visit any of the NJ affiliate websites for the coverage or visit the APP Livestream Channel page to watch on Livestream.
Tuesday November 3rd Livestream will be on the Red Carpet of the L.A. premiere of the new film ‘2012‘ at 6PM (PT)/9PM (ET). Tune in to the broadcast on Tuesday to the 2012 channel page to chat with fans using Twitter and Facebook, and to see all of the stars, including Hank Azaria, Jason Bateman, Camilla Belle, Jason Biggs, Lauren Graham, Natasha Henstridge, Jane Kaczmarek, John C. McGinley, Ruben Fleischer, Kevin McKidd, Luc Robitaille, Jessica Stroup, Sela Ward, Estella Warren, Rumor Willis.
Thursday November 5th at 6pm ET Food Inc. present a live Q&A with Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and Josh Trought of the D Acres farm. The two will be chatting live with the audience about their respective companies and their dedication to organic farming on: http://www.livestream.com/foodinc
The TedXEast Conference will be streamed live all day on Friday November 6th from 1-6:30pm (ET) on their custom Livestream page http://www.livestream.com/tedxeast. The inaugural TEDxEast event will feature a half day of speakers, TEDTalks, music and dance. The “Developing World Ideas” theme explores the people and processes that drive “world ideas” through stories that resonate on a global stage. Guest speakers will include web entrepreneur Rachel Sterne, best-selling author Suzy Welch and Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen among others. Tune in Friday to watch and chat live with Twitter and Facebook on Livestream.
Colgate University will host a new installment of their ‘Living Writers Series’ on Friday Oct. 6 at 4:30 pm ET. This week they will be presenting Chinese/American author Yiyun Li, author of “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.” Tune in to the Colgate Channel Page to watch and chat, and have a look at the complete schedule for upcoming speakers.
The India Economic Summit, presented by the World Economic Forum, will be live beginning Sunday November 8th and running through Tuesday November 10th exclusively on Livestream. World leaders will discuss some of the most pressing economic issues facing India in the global economy, and will brainstorm potential solutions and courses of action. The complete schedule and list of speakers is available here or you can tune in on Sunday to the official WEF Livestream channel to watch the entire broadcast.
After many months of development, we are proud to release the beta version of Procaster Mac!
Overall its functionally is similar to the PC version, allowing users to broadcast their digital life with one press of the GO LIVE button. We’re still working on some sought after features like local recording, broadcasting speaker audio and better CPU/quality balance, all expected within the next few weeks as the beta version gets augmented. Meanwhile, users should feel free to help us test the beta and provide feedback. We do suggest that users not use this version in the production environment yet; they should wait for the beta version to mature a little bit more.
While on the outside Procaster Mac looks very similar to Procaster PC, we’ve actually re-done the behind the scenes architecture of the product. From now on we’ll have a shared code base for both Mac and PC versions, and every new feature we add will be created for both platforms at once. It also means a more stable release cycle and a broader base for future expansions. Doing this allowed us to add an H.264 encoding, a new graphic auto updater and other features (all expected in the next PC version, too). Check out the new Procaster Mac wiki page here, which will be updated with more information as new versions are released.
As for the future, we’re working both on closing the small gap that exists with the PC version as well on some cool expansions that are expected in the next few months, which we believe will rock the broadcasting world and open huge new possibilities for producers to enrich their broadcasts. Stay tuned.
- Lior Messinger
Wyclef Jean performed on Thursday October 29 at Quincy Jones’ Bermuda Music Festival, and chose to stream the performance on Livestream using his custom channel page: http://www.livestream.com/clefzonemedia
Fans could tune in and chat with one another live using Twitter or Facebook while Wyclef put on one of his legendary performances. Wyclef also added the player as a custom App to his Facebook fan page where fans could automatically tune in on Facebook.
The Bermuda Music Fest has been hosting live chat’s with a number of the artists who will be performing during the festival in anticipation of this weekend, including Eykah Badu, Quincy Jones, John Legend and, of course, Wyclef Jean.
On Thursday October 29th basketball fans will be able to go online and chat live with NBA great Kevin McHale at approximately 9:30pm (ET) during half time of the 8:30pm (ET) San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls game.
Turner Sports, in conjunction with NBA TV, will be broadcasting the game on their cable television network, and hosting the webchat using the custom Turner Sports Livestream channel page and Facebook App. The Livestream player will also be embedded on NBA.com/turnersportslive, where fans can chat with McHale and each other using the integrated Twitter and Facebook chat.
This will be the first in a series of online Q&A’s that Turner plans to host with NBA stars, following up on the series of Q&A’s that they hosted with MLB stars during the 2009 MLB Post-season.
Tune in at 9:30pm (ET) to chat with the former Boston Celtic exclusively on Livestream: http://www.livestream.com/turnersportslive