One of the growing trends among the online video services including YouTube and Ustream is to offer pro services. During NAB Ustream is introducing some additions to their Pro Broadcasting service Ustream Cloud Platform including:
- live playlist
- hd–enabled web broadcasting console
- video on demand upload
- new player technology
- live close caption
The Ustream’s Pro Broadcasting service also now includes a linear programming capability which allows the broadcaster to take a recorded program and then run it on a continuous loop 24/7 or schedule to broadcast at a specific time. Ustream also has an integrated social stream, which allows the broadcaster to moderate a chat while the viewers can chat using either Twitter and Facebook.
The Ustream Pro Broadcasting Service has over 5000 global customers. One of the new partners for the Ustream Pro Broadcasting is Discovery Communication which will offer a 24/7 broadcasting of Animal Planet Live.
Ustream’s CEO Brad Hunstable will be moderating a panel at NAB “Re-inventing 24/7 Broadcast Media with Live Video Streaming Solutions” in South Hall Room S224 on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. If you are there it will be a panel worth going to.