First look: Ustream.tv “shouts out” new streaming video features

Ustream just turned on new features — including a cool new “hotness” reporter — and I have an interview with CEO Chris Yeh talking about the new features.

New features in Ustream’s version 3?

1. Much improved chat.
2. Polling so you can ask your audience their answers to questions.
3. Shout meter so you can tell everyone that the show you are watching is hot right now.

Ustream is one of a new group of streaming video networks where you can easily send streaming video out to the world. In the 24-minute interview Chris Yeh explains all sorts of stuff about Ustream’s business.

And if streaming video isn’t your thing, I also put up an interview with a CNET executive, Erik Kokkonen, talking about his view of what’s happening in online media.

UPDATE: TechCrunch has more on this morning’s announcements.

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Comments

  1. uStream looks cool. There are many, many live flash media server based blogging services however. It’s nice to see that they have a couple quick things to set them apart from the rest. Until they all get cloned that is.

  2. uStream looks cool. There are many, many live flash media server based blogging services however. It’s nice to see that they have a couple quick things to set them apart from the rest. Until they all get cloned that is.

  3. I don’t really have anything valuable to add… except that’s my sister being interviewed right there next to the CEO! Sucks when your little sister has more geek credibility than you…. oh well.

  4. I don’t really have anything valuable to add… except that’s my sister being interviewed right there next to the CEO! Sucks when your little sister has more geek credibility than you…. oh well.

  5. I’ve been trying to watch a single movie on Ustream all day. The best it has gotten is 5 seconds or so of extremely jerky video.

    Someone needs to get them some infrastructure.

  6. I’ve been trying to watch a single movie on Ustream all day. The best it has gotten is 5 seconds or so of extremely jerky video.

    Someone needs to get them some infrastructure.