PBS ‘NewsHour’ Taps Ustream For Convention Coverage
Five, 24-hour channels set up
August 22, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO: Ustream said it struck
an “exclusive agreement” to stream 24-hour PBS “NewsHour” coverage of the Democratic
and Republican National Conventions. During the convention coverage, PBS
will be streaming at least five streaming channels via Ustream, including one
channel in Spanish.
Other features during the convention only found on Ustream include an “Arena
Cam,” aimed at the convention floors, and a “Workspace Cam,” focused on speaker
rehearsals, speech writers and booths. Someone will also be wearing a “Helmet
Cam,” outfitted with an Android phone, on the convention floors during daytime
hours. A Social Stream feature will allow people “to
chat instantly with broadcasters and viewers,” Ustream said.