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State of the Union Coverage on Ustream


Tonight all eyes will be focused on President Obama as he takes the national stage to give his 2010 State of the Union address. We have beginning-to-end coverage of the events tonight on Ustream, along with pre-and post-coverage and commentary of the State of the Union Address.

First, watch the address from CBS’ channel page here. It starts at 5pm PST/8pm EST with pre-coverage anchored by Cali Carlin. Obama gives his speech at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

After the speech is completed at around 7pm PST/10pm EST, then the commentary starts. The Young Turks, who are partnering with Ustream as their exclusive live streaming partner, will be doing post-speech analysis from their channel page here. The young Turks have been making waves since they became the first talk show on Sirius Radio, and have since expanded their repertoire to include a Ustream show that airs every weeknight from 4pm-7pm PST. They’re not afraid to talk about sports and entertainment in one breath and then tackle the Health care crisis the next. But tonight’s show will be entirely dedicated to rehashing and analyzing Obama’s State of the Union. You won’t want to miss it.

Tune in here to see Republican Governor Bob McDonnell address a crowd of his own following the speech and provide the Republican perspective. This GOP response won’t be streamed anywhere else, so tune in here to see the other side of the story starting at 7pm PST/10pm EST.

Also following the Republican response, singer/songwriter and Oprah protege Derrick Ashong will be live streaming his “Derrick Ashong Experience: The Obama Youth Response.” In it, he’ll discuss the meanings in Obama’s speech and will likely address some of the concerns and criticisms raised during the GOP response. Tune in around 7:30pm PST/10:30pm EST right here.

Ustream Goes to Sundance and Other Upcoming Events

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Ustream is bringing the Sundance Film Festival to you this year!

As the live streaming provider for the official Sundance Channel, click here to watch complete Sundance coverage from the organizers of the Sundance Film Festival. On Sunday, January 24th, they’ll be streaming the Composers Night Concert with special musical guests. On Tuesday January 26th, it’s Official Short Film Awards Party, and on Saturday, January 30th, they’ll cover the Official Closing Night Awards Show. Be sure to check out the recorded video of Robert Redford at the Opening Day Press Conference here.

Tune in to The Room Live on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to see live coverage of all the panels, parties, and celebs. They’ll be live from 9am to 3pm PST on Friday and Saturday, and from 9am to 12pm PST on Sunday. Watch here.

On Saturday at 10:30am PST, tune in here to watch actress Shira Lazar interviewing celebrities at Sundance from the Tweet House. There will also be additional panels focusing on the impact of real-time web on the movie industry, and a slew of celebrity appearances. Don’t miss it!

Saturday at 12pm PST, watch musician Jake Coco perform an exclusive 24-hour concert to promote his new album “I.LIVE.TO.LOVE”! He’ll be joined by other artists along the way to help him make it through, including Eric Baines, Jennifer Quiroz, and Ronnie Day. He’ll also be giving away free downloads of his new album, so be sure to tune in here to see who’s dropping by!

On Saturday at 1pm PST, tune in to Realtime Realite here for a live teleconcert benefiting Haiti’s earthquake victims. In a show of worldwide support, artists from all over the world will be Skyping in a live performance to the channel page here. Don’t miss this good music for a good cause.

On Saturday night, you might want to cancel all your plans and stay in to watch the live streaming coverage of the SAG Awards brought to you by Entertainment Tonight. They’ll be bringing you all the red carpet coverage with stars like Justin Timberlake, Felicity Huffman, and more, so don’t miss it. Show starts at 4:05pm PST right here.

Relief for Haiti


In the days since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, people all over the world have been coming together to help fund and provide emergency assistance needed in the area. For those wanting to stay in touch with what’s going on and provide assistance, here’s a quick rundown of some of the events happening on Ustream that aim to help the Haiti relief effort:

Keep updated with the latest live coverage from our partner, CBS News. From statements by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, President Obama, and others, tune in here for breaking news updates.

On Saturday, One By One Media is hosting a Haitian Assistance Relief Telethon on their channel page here. The Telethon will be broadcast live from WS Radio’s offices in San Diego and be hosted by One By One Media’s Jim Turner. The program will raise money for the relief effort and help ensure that tens of thousands of Haitians who need help acquiring such basic items as food, medical care, and shelter are able to recover in the wake of the disaster.

Zedalza, one of Ustream’s oldest regularly programmed shows, is also doing a special for Haitian relief. They’ll be fund raising until Jan. 29th, so be sure to tune in to their channel page here between 6pm and 8pm PST during the week to show support and donate.

Gaming fans can tune in to the Gaming for Haiti channel, where community members at have come together to do what they do best: play video games and raise money! Tune in here to catch them taking turns playing Yoshi’s Island by Carnage.

Golden Globes Live and Other Events for the Week of 1/11

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It’s a big week at Ustream! Here’s a breakdown and schedule of all the events we have going on:

All day on Monday Jan. 11, tune in to The CW’s channel here to catch an extended sneak peek of their new show “Life Unexpected” premiering next Monday, January 18th on The CW. The series follows the story of “Lux” a teen from Portland, Oregon, who has been bounced from foster home to foster home all her life. Lux decides to take control of her life and become an emancipated minor, so tune in and get a taste of what the series has in store for this courageous young woman.

Starting Monday, Jan. 11th and going through Sunday, Jan. 17th, tune in to our full Golden Globes coverage here to watch exclusive pre-show footage and a live interview with the host of this year’s Globes Ricky Gervais. The coverage culminates in a live Red Carpet broadcast from the Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan, 17th, and the broadcast of the entire awards ceremony starting at 5pm PST on Sunday. For a complete schedule of Golden Globe events, click here.

Tuesday at 12:15pm PST/3:15pm EST, tune in for a special broadcast brought to you by our partner CBS News. They’ll be broadcasting the first in their “Where America Stands” series exploring everything that’s happened in the past year and offering analysis and reflections by some of their top news correspondents. Tuesday’s episode will feature CBS Medical correspondent Jonathan LaPook. Tune in to CBS’ show here to watch.

On Tuesday at 4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST, tune in to watch celebrity fitness trainer and author of “The Belly Fat Cure” Jorge Cruise as he doles out helpful advice for those hoping to lose weight and eat healthier from his channel page here. Jorge has been featured on The Today Show, Oprah, and CNN. People pay thousands of dollars to receive personalized one-on-one coaching from him, but you can tune in on Tuesday and get it for free!

Wednesday, January 13th at 12pm PST/3pm EST, tune in here for a live chat with reality TV’s favorite person, Kim Kardashian. She’ll be chatting with fans for a “lunch date” courtesy of Carl’s Jr. She’ll be updating fans on her latest gig– sexy commercial spots she’s been filming for Carl’s Jr. called “Salads are Sexy.” Make sure to tune in!

Beginning Friday and going through Monday, tune in here to catch the Swimnet Grand Prix series live from Long Beach, California. You’ll be able to see US Swimming champ Michael Phelps and others compete in the first Grand Prix of 2010. It all gets started Friday at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

Spend Saturday with Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers! Tune in on Saturday afternoon to watch “Nike Live with Kobe Bryant.” It will be the third Nike Sports event on Ustream featuring a top athlete. Kobe will bring Ustream viewers along as he unveils his latest shoe collaboration with Nike, and he’ll be taking questions from viewers along the way! Don’t miss this opportunity to interact live with one of the greatest athletes of our time!

Tune in daily at 4pm PST/7pm EST to see The Young Turks Live, a talk show that brings live news coverage from a liberal perspective. Their podcasts and daily Sirius Radio broadcast is seen/heard by millions, but they’re relatively new to the Ustream scene. Tune in here to see why they’re the winner of the 2009 Mashable Open Web Award for Best Political News Site.