One app now allows watching or broadcasting
UStream, the web service that broadcasts web shows and allows users to create their own live streams, has combined their previous two iOS apps -- one for watching, one for broadcasting -- into a single free app now simply called UStream v2. Users can now "go live" on microphone or camera-enabled iOS devices, or simply watch, follow and interact with their favorite broadcasters almost anywhere. The app also now features sharing a link to one's own stream or other UStream content with friends on Twitter and Facebook.
UStream adds iPod touch (4th gen), works over 3G
UStreamTV has added support for the fourth-generation iPod Touch and a new full-screen broadcasting display to their free UStream Broadcaster app v2, allowing users iPhone and Touch users capable of running iOS 4.0 or higher to use the built-in cameras to create their own video stream over 3G or wi-fi.
Livepack wireless broadcasting system
Livestream has launched a new broadcasting system that enables wireless live-streaming of HD video, Livepack. The device is designed for situations where users donít have a reliable fixed internet connection, but want to broadcast events such as weddings, ceremonies or send transmissions from a moving car. The device features six built-in 3G modems to help deliver a strong internet connection, and records all data to the Livestream server. Livepack comes complete with everything needed for live video streaming including encoding hardware, FireWire cable and 30-hours of streaming uplink per month.