Ustream.TV is the live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size. In less than two minutes, anyone can become a broadcaster by creating their own channel on Ustream or by broadcasting through their own site, empowering them to engage with their audience and further build their brand.
With Ustream's interactive broadcast functionality, viewers can personally interact directly with whoever is broadcasting -- including personalities like their favorite musician or politician. Ustream viewers can watch specific broadcasts, explore our networks ranging from music, talk shows, sports and politics to discover a world of interesting new broadcasts, or review our past broadcasts.
Ustream opens up a new world of possibilities and experiences to broadcasters and viewers alike, which the pre-recorded static video that's predominated the Internet to date just can't provide. Today, people are Ustreaming everything including:
- Major political events such as debates, speeches, rallies
- Talk shows
- Entertainment events such as premieres and 'red carpet events'
- Music showcases of their favorite music, of their own band's performances, and live jam sessions
- Conference sessions
- School and business events and training
- Sporting events at college and high school level
- Personal milestones such as holiday gatherings, weddings, grade school events, parties, even births
- Interactive games for viewers to watch or join
Ustream was founded in the summer of 2006 by John Ham, Brad Hunstable, and Dr. Gyula Feher as way to help overseas soldiers connect more efficiently with their families.
John and Brad met as cadets at West Point. Serving in the US Army as officers in a wartime environment, John and Brad noticed an opportunity for revolutionizing communication. Soldiers were limited by the phone or instant messenger to connect with family and friends back home. They could only talk with one person at a time. John and Brad wanted to find a way to allow soldiers to connect with all of their loves ones, all at the same time. Hence, our goal of creating a way for them to stream with family members in cities all over the U.S. and the world. After a few months of late night brainstorm sessions, John, Brad, and Gyula decided to take a risk on behalf of a better vision. As they say, the rest is history.Today, Ustream.TV empowers everyone from sports fans and guitar heroes to Presidential candidates and rock stars, with a camera and an Internet connection, to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size. In less than two minutes, anyone can become a broadcaster by creating their own channel on Ustream or by broadcasting through their own site, empowering them to engage with their audience.
Experience live video. In just minutes, you can broadcast and chat online with a global audience. Completely free, all it takes is a camera and Internet connection. Try it now!