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Wirecast 9 is Available: New Facebook Live Features (Update Ep60)

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Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.

The latest version of Telestream’s award-winning live video production and encoding software is available. Wirecast 9 has several new features. A few of the standouts are a brand new custom controller from X-keys, a faster and more convenient way to stream to Facebook pages, and Facebook Live comments. The pro version also includes remote control of PTZ Optics cameras.

More information on Wirecast 9 at LivestreamUniverse.com/Resources.

On today’s viewing schedule:

At 1pm ET, RJ Redden of Black Belt Bots will discuss Day 2 of the F8 Facebook Developer Conference, focusing on topics related Messenger Bots. View on the Black Belt Bots Facebook page.

At 3pm ET, it’s Live Positive with Jeff Adams on the BeLive TV Facebook page.

At 7pm ET, it’s time to Shop the Show! Join us for Livestream Deals. Guests include Tiffany Yarde, who will talk wine and your career, Julia McCoy will discuss Content Strategy, Eddie Garrison shares some Facebook Live tips and RJ Redden has a special offer to help you get started building messenger bots. That’s 7pm ET on the Livestream Universe Facebook page.

At 9pm ET, Jim Collison hosts Home Gadget Geeks. View at theaverageguy.tv/live.

Show & event links at our website. For http://LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Oculus Venues: Watch Live Events in VR (Facebook F8 Keynote) (Update Ep59)

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Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018.

Facebook revealed plans for live streaming sports, comedy shows and concerts in virtual reality at yesterday’s F8 keynote. Oculus Venues is the name of the app and it will feature content from NextVR, which already has streaming partnerships with professional sports Leagues and Live Nation for concerts. Live social engagement will be a big part of the experience as you can watch events in VR with friends and lots of other people. The app will be available at the end of May on Oculus Go and Gear VR.

Wondering why you should go live and why live streaming is important? Chris Strub addresses these questions and more as a guest on The Marketing Buzzword Podcast hosted by Ben Roberts. Listen at MarketingBuzzword.com

On the viewing schedule:

At 12pm ET, Chris Michaels of Wowza Media Systems is the guest on The Business of Video Podcast with Owen Video and Nick Nimmin. Chris will share live streaming tactics and tools on the Owen Videox Facebook page.

At 2pm ET today, Mitch Jackson and Joey Vitale host LegalHour Live on the Legal Hour Live Facebook page. They will discuss the importance of copyright protection for your blog.

At 3pm ET, it’s Camera Confidence Live with Molly Mahoney. Her guest is Kim Garst, who will talk about the balance between building a business and raising a family. That’s on the BeLive.tv Facebook page.

And Facebook will be live streaming Day 2 of the F8 Facebook Development Conference today. You can watch it at f8.com/watch.

Show & event links at our website. For http://LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Coach Jennie Live Moves to YouTube Live Exclusively (Update Ep58)

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Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

A couple of livestream shows are on the move…

Coach Jennie LIVE is heading over to YouTube exclusively. In case you don’t know her yet, Coach Jennie is the coach solopreneurs turn to when they can’t seem to get out of their own way. She’s the author of “Hilda: Tackle Your Inner Naysayer, Get Out of Your Own Way, and Unleash Your Badassery.”

Her show streams live weekdays at 12:30pm ET on her YouTube channel: youtube.com/coachjennie

Eddie Garrison is moving EG Live to Tuesdays and Fridays. it was previously Mondays and Fridays. Eddie shares tips on live streaming and social media. Today he’s talking about The Power of Social Media and how a brand doesn’t have to sell anything to have success on social. That’s 3pm ET on his personal Facebook profile.

And don’t miss Eddie Thursday night on #LivestreamDeals at 7pm ET. Authors Tiffany Yarde of MotoVino and Julia McCoy of Express Writers will be on the show. So will Messenger Bot Builder RJ Redden of Black Belt Bots. That’s Thursday, 7pm ET on the Livestream Universe Facebook page.

Getting back to today’s viewing schedule…

At 4pm ET, it’s Magnet Marketers with Jessika Phillips and Mike Gingerich on the Magnet Marketers Facebook page. They’ll be sharing the best free Google tools for marketers.

And at 8pm ET, Luxury Travel Blogger Mia Voss is our guest on Best of BeLive with Ross and Rachel on the BeLive TV Facebook page. Rachel Moore and Mia will be joining the broadcast live from Collison Conference in New Orleans. Should be a fun one.

Show & event links at our website. For http://LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Stop Streaming While Driving (Update Ep57)

Stop streaming while driving Mitch Jackson

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Monday, April 30th, 2018.

In Real Life or IRL live streaming too often means streaming while driving. And this is a trend that can have horrible consequences.

A YouTuber was involved in a serious car accident recently while distracted by reading comments on his phone. He failed to see the stop sign or notice the truck approaching him. He was reported to be in moderate to serious condition after being hospitalized with blunt force trauma and airlifted from the scene, according to CBS Philly & CNN Wire Services. The YouTuber said he was streaming to make the 40-minute drive less boring.

This follows a near-incident in which a popular and controversial YouTube IRL vlogger just missed causing an accident while driving and live streaming with other IRL streamers in his car.

Streaming Attorney Mitch Jackson has been a leader in raising awareness about distracted driving.

As a Livestream Universe guest in May 2017, Mitch drew a sharp line in the sand when it comes to streaming while driving.

Mitch and his son Garrett Jackson run the Stop Distracted Driving Facebook group.

On Today’s viewing schedule:

At 3pm ET, Owen Video hosts BeLive Weekly on the BeLive TV Facebook page.

At 9pm ET, it’s “Ask Mike Murphy.” Bring your tech and podcasting questions to the Mike Murphy LLC Facebook page.

Show & event links at our website. For http://LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Newsjacking with Nick Rishwain (Update Ep50)

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Wednesday, April 18th, 2018.

Technode is reporting China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism shut down 370 live streaming apps after examining nearly 5-thousand of them. There are also some major players in China’s livestream industry that are under investigation, including two that received a combined one billion dollars in funding. Areas being investigated include content that promotes “violence, pornography, gambling, superstition, and other values harmful to public morality.”

Beyonce racked up the highest YouTube livestream viewership of any performance in Coachella’s history. She had 458,000 simultaneous live viewers during her Saturday set.

Our Wednesday Spotlight theme features musicians who livestream:

Azania Noah is an international singer, song-writer and recording artist. She’s been invited to perform for 4 heads of state and in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Azania won first prize in a French TV competition similar to American Idol. She was also featured on “The Voice” in France, seen by more than 8 million viewers. In addition to sharing her singing voice on livestreams, Azania uses live video meetings to provide vocal training and career coaching to aspiring singers through her Singer Elite program.

Claudia Santiago is also a bilingual singer and international recording artist who performs live in many different musical styles. Claudia has a new album coming out soon. Her live streaming talk shows cover a wide range of topics including health, careers, women’s empowerment and art. She also livestreams her rehearsals. Claudia organized full-day music festivals in support of Mario Armstrong’s Never Settle Show.

Speaking of the Emmy winning Never Settle Show, co-produced by Roker Media, the show’s band features Cassandra Kubinski on keyboards and lead vocals and Tony Daniels on guitar. Cassandra has released 6 albums and her songs have been chosen for tv shows and commercials. She’s collaborated with some of the biggest stars in the music business, including Billy Joel. She wrote the inspiring song “Not So Different” in support of Autism Speaks. Tony is an accomplished voice actor doing everything from movie and commercial characters to tv promos, animation and narration. He’s the voice of Tony the Tiger and does a wide range of accents.

On the viewing schedule:

At 12pm ET, it’s the Business of Video Podcast with Owen Video and Nick Nimmin on the Owen Video Facebook page. Video Marketing World Founder Jeremy Vest shares million dollar brand strategies for YouTube.

At 2pm ET, it’s Legal Hour Live with Mitch Jackson and Joey Vitale talking about what podcasters and live streamers should know when recording phone conversations. Do you need interview agreements with your guests? View on the Legal Hour Live Facebook page.

At 3pm ET today, it’s Camera Confidence Live with Molly Mahoney on the BeLive TV Facebook page.

Show & event links at our website. For http://LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Beyonce Sets YouTube Livestreaming Record; Musicians Who Livestream (Update Ep49)

Azania Noah Livestream Universe Update

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Wednesday, April 18th, 2018.

Technode is reporting China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism shut down 370 live streaming apps after examining nearly 5-thousand of them. There are also some major players in China’s livestream industry that are under investigation, including two that received a combined one billion dollars in funding. Areas being investigated include content that promotes “violence, pornography, gambling, superstition, and other values harmful to public morality.”

Beyonce racked up the highest YouTube livestream viewership of any performance in Coachella’s history. She had 458,000 simultaneous live viewers during her Saturday set.

Our Wednesday Spotlight theme features musicians who livestream:

Azania Noah is an international singer, song-writer and recording artist. She’s been invited to perform for 4 heads of state and in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Azania won first prize in a French TV competition similar to American Idol. She was also featured on “The Voice” in France, seen by more than 8 million viewers. In addition to sharing her singing voice on livestreams, Azania uses live video meetings to provide vocal training and career coaching to aspiring singers through her Singer Elite program.

Claudia Santiago is also a bilingual singer and international recording artist who performs live in many different musical styles. Claudia has a new album coming out soon. Her live streaming talk shows cover a wide range of topics including health, careers, women’s empowerment and art. She also livestreams her rehearsals. Claudia organized full-day music festivals in support of Mario Armstrong’s Never Settle Show.

Speaking of the Emmy winning Never Settle Show, co-produced by Roker Media, the show’s band features Cassandra Kubinski on keyboards and lead vocals and Tony Daniels on guitar. Cassandra has released 6 albums and her songs have been chosen for tv shows and commercials. She’s collaborated with some of the biggest stars in the music business, including Billy Joel. She wrote the inspiring song “Not So Different” in support of Autism Speaks. Tony is an accomplished voice actor doing everything from movie and commercial characters to tv promos, animation and narration. He’s the voice of Tony the Tiger and does a wide range of accents.

On the viewing schedule:

At 12pm ET, it’s the Business of Video Podcast with Owen Video and Nick Nimmin on the Owen Video Facebook page. Video Marketing World Founder Jeremy Vest shares million dollar brand strategies for YouTube.

At 2pm ET, it’s Legal Hour Live with Mitch Jackson and Joey Vitale talking about what podcasters and live streamers should know when recording phone conversations. Do you need interview agreements with your guests? View on the Legal Hour Live Facebook page.

At 3pm ET today, it’s Camera Confidence Live with Molly Mahoney on the BeLive TV Facebook page.

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LiveU Solo’s New Graphics Capabilities (Update Ep48)

LiveU Solo graphics Claudia Barbiero

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Tuesday, April 17th, 2018.

New York Emmy winners such as Mario Armstrong’s Never Settle Show and Jets 360 choose LiveU’s cellular bonding technology to facilitate the high-quality streaming of their award-winning content.

Individual content creators also rely on the LiveU Solo’s ability to stream to social media from even the most bandwidth challenged environments. Claudia Barbiero is LiveU’s VP of Marketing. At last week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, she talked with PTZ Optics about the new graphics capabilities coming to the Solo portal.

What is the degree of difficulty for learning the new features?

LiveU Solo’s new graphics capabilities will be live at Streaming Media East in early May. You can learn more about the LiveU Solo at GoSolo.tv.

Tonight at 8pm ET, it’s Best of BeLive with Ross and Rachel. For this episode, it’s a different twist. We turn the spotlight and critical eye on our own live streaming material. Join us live on the BeLive.tv Facebook Page at 8pm ET.

Show & event links at our website. For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Mario Armstrong’s Never Settle Show Wins Emmy for Interactivity (Update Ep47)

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Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Monday, April 16th, 2018.

The Emmy nominees included Newsday.com, MSGNetwork.com and WPIX-TV, but the winner of the NY Emmy for Interactivity goes to Mario Armstrong’s Never Settle Show, co-produced by Roker Media. Cathy Nolan was a cast member and the show’s caricaturist during the Emmy-winning first season. She said an Emmy never crossed her mind when she joined the show.

The Emmy for Interactivity rewards “cutting-edge innovation by actively engaging audience participation over multiple media platforms,” including “(digital and social media elements) to drive engagement before, during and after the broadcast.”

Cathy credits Mario’s hosting talent for the in-show engagement.

Cathy said Mario’s own journey in creating the Never Settle Show embodies what the show is all about.

What made being part of season 1 so special?

Thanks to Cathy Nolan for spending time and sharing her thoughts on the Never Settle Show’s Emmy Award. You find out more about Cathy and see her artwork across social media at @cathynolanart.

On the viewing schedule:

At 3pm ET today, Owen Video is leading an Ask Me Anything show on BeLive Weekly. He’ll have other BeLive hosts joining him to help answer your questions. That’s on the BeLive TV Facebook page.

At 9pm ET, it’s “Ask Mike Murphy.” Bring your tech and podcasting questions to the Mike Murphy LLC Facebook page.

Show & event links at our website. For http://LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Convert with LeadSurveys; Mobile Live Video Pop-Up Studios (Update Ep45)

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Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Thursday, April 12th, 2018. 

Lead generation is one the many ways entrepreneurs and businesses are using live streaming. Of course, not all prospects who visit your website are seeking the same content or services. So how do you segment new subscribers to ensure you send the right message to the right people?

Kim Doyal has just launched a new SaaS product called LeadSurveys that employs simple and easy to use surveys to segment new subscribers. On #LivestreamDeals, Kim talked about how LeadSurveys benefits entrepreneurs. 

Kim will discuss personalized marketing and provide a demo of LeadSurveys today at 4pm ET. That’s on the LeadSurveys Facebook page.

Fascinating discussion about assembling mobile pop-up studios for live streaming in challenging locations. On LiveU’s “The Studio Goes Rogue” show, VP of Marketing Claudia Barbiero talked about why pairing the LiveU Solo with SlingStudio can be an effective solution.

You can catch the replay on the LiveU Facebook page. LiveU is streaming multiple times per day from the NABShow in Las Vegas.

On today’s viewing schedule:

At 2pm ET, Mike Murphy brings his knowledge of tech and content creation tools to NEZNATION LIVE. He’ll chat with Professor Nez on the Professor Nez Facebook page.

At 3:15pm ET today, Jeff Adams and his fellow hosts of the official NABshow live broadcast will share their favorite products they found on the exhibit floor. See it at NABSHOW.com

Jeff’s Live Positive show on the BeLive TV Facebook page returns next week at 3pm ET.

At 9pm ET, Jim Collison hosts Home Gadget Geeks. Chris Nesi joins Jim to talk Educational Technology. View at theaverageguy.tv/live

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