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USTREAM is an American live video streaming and video hosting company. It is based in San Francisco and has more than 180 employees in their San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Budapest offices. Company partners include Panasonic
Panasonic
, Samsung
Samsung
, Logitech
Logitech
, CBS News
CBS News
, PBS NewsHour , Viacom
Viacom
, and IMG Media . It received $11.1 million in Series A funding for new product development from DCM (Doll Capital Management) and investors Labrador Ventures and Band of Angels . It is owned by an American company of the same name, Ustream, Inc., based in San Francisco, California. Ustream
Ustream
was one of the live game streaming services for Sony's PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Paid service * 3 Automatic content blocking * 4 References * 5 External links

HISTORY

Ustream
Ustream
was born when the founders (John Ham, Brad Hunstable, and Dr. Gyula Feher) wanted a way for their friends in the Army, who were deployed overseas in Iraq
Iraq
during the war, to be able to communicate with their families. A product like Ustream
Ustream
would provide them with a way to talk to all of their relatives at once when free time in the war zone was limited.

Launching their public beta in March 2007, Ustream
Ustream
is one of a series of live video sites, including Justin.tv , Livestream
Livestream
, and Bambuser
Bambuser
. The company has seen significant growth in the political, entertainment, and technology fields.

Ustream
Ustream
has witnessed many notable people streaming from politicians such as Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
, Barack Obama
Barack Obama
, John Edwards , to artists like Tori Amos and the Plain White T\'s . Notable lifecasters such as iJustine and E-TARD The LifeCaster have made their mark on Ustream
Ustream
as well. The technology community has also adopted Ustream
Ustream
to include Robert Scoble
Robert Scoble
, Leo Laporte
Leo Laporte
, and Chris Pirillo
Chris Pirillo
.

On January 21, 2016, IBM
IBM
acquired Ustream
Ustream
. It will be combined with Aspera, Clearleap, and Cleversafe to form IBM's cloud video unit. IBM envisioned the use of its technology as part of an enterprise video offering.

PAID SERVICE

Ustream's basic service is free and supported by advertising revenue. A paid service called Watershed was formerly available, charging broadcasters on a per-viewer basis and allowing either ad-free service or broadcaster-supplied advertisements. In 2013, Ustream
Ustream
phased out the Watershed program for their Pro Broadcasting Services, based on monthly charges to broadcasters.

AUTOMATIC CONTENT BLOCKING

Ustream
Ustream
uses a copyright enforcement service provided by Vobile, which uses a proprietary fingerprinting system to automatically detect copyrighted content. This system has been known to generate what are considered by some to be false positives , blocking content that should fall under fair use , or which has been specifically licensed by the stream originator. In one such incident, the official livecast of the 2012 Hugo Award ceremony was terminated because it incorporated authorized clips of nominated television shows and movies, causing "a flood of livid Twitter messages". The following day, Ustream apologized for the incident and temporarily disabled automatic blocking while they adjusted the system to "better balance the needs of broadcasters, viewers, and copyright holders".

REFERENCES

* ^ "ustream.tv - Traffic Details from Alexa". Alexa Internet
Alexa Internet
, Inc. Retrieved 2013-04-22. * ^ CrunchBase Ustream
Ustream
Company Profile" CrunchBase , April 19, 2013 * ^ Cynopsis: Digital. April 14, 2008. * ^ "PS4 gameplay can be broadcast via Ustream
Ustream
profiles, says Ustream\'s David Thompson". PSU.com . June 18, 2013. * ^ WebWare , Merry Christmas, Mom: Ustream
Ustream
links soldiers with home, December 14, 2007 * ^ "Ustream.TV Experiences Significant Business Growth; Company Adds New CEO, Industry Partners and Thousands of Users". Businesswire.com. 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2010-08-23. * ^ Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins View Comments (2007-11-26). "YouTube and UStream Go Political". Mashable.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23. * ^ Brad Hunstable, Founder November 16th, 2007 (2007-11-16). "The Ustream.TV Blog » Blog Archive » Plain White T’s Event Serves 130,000". Ustream.tv. Retrieved 2010-08-23. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link ) * ^ "E-TARD The 24/7 LifeCaster". E-TARD.TV. September 5, 2006. Retrieved November 4, 2015. * ^ Konrad, Alex. " IBM
IBM
Confirms Ustream
Ustream
Acquisition As Part Of Cloud Video Unit Targeting "$105 Billion Opportunity"". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-08-21. * ^ "