University of California Television

University of California Television (Known simply as UCTV ) is a 24-hour satellite television channel presenting educational and enrichment programming from the campuses, national laboratories, and affiliated institutions of the University of California system. UCTV’s non-commercial programming of the universe of science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, and the arts to a general audience. Programming includes documents, readings, debates, interviews, performance and more. Continue reading

UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Pass is a video-streaming service based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship . The UFC Fight Pass consists of both a 24-hour linear streaming channel and on-demand programming from UFC’s library. UFC on-demand content launched for Xbox 360 on December 20, 2011. Subscribers are able to view pay-per-view events in high definition, connect with friends to predict fights, and have the ability to compare fighter statistics and records. [5] The UFC Fight Pass application was also planned for PlayStation 4 in early 2015. [6] Continue reading


Ustream is an American company founded in 2007 that provides video streaming services to more than 80 million viewers and broadcasters. 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 , Samsung , Logitech , CBS News , PBS NewsHour , Viacom , and IMG Media . [2] 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 . [3] It is owned by an American company of the same name, Ustream, Inc., based in San Francisco, California. Sony’s PlayStation 4 . [4]


Utah 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 during the war, to be able to communicate with their families. A product like Ustream would provide them with a way to talk to all of their relative at once when in the war zone was limited. [5]

Launching their public beta in March 2007, Ustream is one of a series of live video sites, including , Livestream , and Bambuser . The company has had significant growth in the political, entertainment, and technology fields. [6]

Utah has witnessed many notable people from the likes of Hillary Clinton , Barack Obama , John Edwards , [7] to artists like Tori Amos and the Plain White T’s . [8] Notable lifecasters such as iJustine and E-TARD The LifeCaster [9] have made their mark on Ustream as well. The technology community has also adopted Ustream to include Robert Scoble , Leo Laporte , and Chris Pirillo .

On January 21, 2016, IBM acquired 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 offering. [10]

Ustream’s basic service is free and supported by advertising revenue. A paid service called Watershed was originally available, charging broadcasters on a per-viewer basis and allowing either ad-free service or broadcaster-supplied advertisements. [11] In 2013, Ustream phased out the Watershed program for their Pro Broadcasting Services, based on monthly charges to broadcasters. [12]

Automatic content blocking

Ustream uses a copyright enforcement service provided by Vobile, which uses a proprietary fingerprinting system to automatically detect copyrighted content. [13] [14] This system has-been Known to generate what are regarded by Some to be false positive , blocking glad That shoulds fall under fair use , qui gold has-been SPECIFICALLY licensed by the stream originator. Hugo Award ceremony for a live broadcast of the 2012 Hugo Award . 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”. [15] [16]


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  7. Jump up^ Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins View Comments (2007-11-26). “YouTube and UStream Go Political” . . Retrieved 2010-08-23 .
  8. Jump up^ Brad Hunstable, Founder November 16th, 2007 (2007-11-16). “The Plain White T’s Event Serves 130,000” . . Retrieved 2010-08-23 .
  9. Jump up^ “E-TARD The 24/7 LifeCaster” . E-TARD.TV. September 5, 2006 . Retrieved November 4, 2015 .
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  11. Jump up^ John Ham, Founder February 17th, 2009 (2009-02-17). “The Ustream launches Watershed” . . Retrieved 2010-06-02 .
  12. Jump up^ Ustream, (2013-04-22). “Looking for Watershed? You’ve found something better.” . . Retrieved 2013-04-22 .
  13. Jump up^ Hunstable, Brad (2010-07-16). “Launch of Improved Measures to Protect Copyright Holders and Vobile Integration” . Retrieved 2012-09-03 .
  14. Jump up^ “Vobile Core Technology” . Retrieved 2012-09-03 .
  15. Jump up^ Ha, Anthony (September 3, 2012), “Ustream Apologizes For Shutting Down The Hugo Awards Livestream, Says It Will ‘Recalibrate'” , TechCrunch
  16. Jump up^ Gross, Doug (September 4, 2012), Ustream apologizes for killing Hugo Awards webcast , CNN


Vudu, Inc. is an American content delivery and media technology company responsible for Vudu-branded interactive media services and devices. Vudu distributes full-length movies over the Internet to televisions in the United States of America. It does this with a content delivery network That uses a hybrid peer-to-peer TV technology. [2] Vudu was acquired by Walmart in March 2010. Continue reading is a Canadian-based privately held video content producer, publisher, and syndicator. With over 7.9 billion all-time video views[4] and 14 million subscribers (making it the 36th most subscribed channel),[5] WatchMojo has one of the largest channels on YouTube. 60% of its viewers and subscribers are male, whereas 40% are female, and 50% hail from English speaking countries.[6] Continue reading