This Week on Livestream | January 30, 2017

Explore the minds of the world’s greatest authors, enjoy jazz and classical performances, and tune into a MIT programming battle. Watch live events on Livestream this week!


Emmett Till: True Stories of An American Tragedy | NYPL
Monday, January 30
6:30 PM ET
“In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy visiting Mississippi from Chicago named Emmett Till was murdered by white men who believed that Till had harassed one of their wives. The atrocity rattled a nation and helped fuel the modern civil rights movement. Historian Timothy Tyson and PEN Award–winning author John Edgar Wideman will speak about their new books, The Blood of Emmett Till and Writing to Save a Life, with historian Nell Irvin Painter.”

When Pop Stars Go Broadway | The Greene Space
Monday, January 30
7 PM ET
“How do songwriters from the worlds of rock, folk, and country adjust to writing for the theater? And why has the Broadway establishment been so resistant to their idiosyncratic and often fascinating shows? Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel hosts a conversation with Rob Berman, musical supervisor for Bright Star, and Carmel Dean, musical supervisor on Green Day’s American Idiot.”

Freedom in the World 2017 | Freedom House
Tuesday, January 31
9 AM ET
“Join Freedom House for the launch of Freedom in the World 2017, the latest edition of Freedom House’s annual assessment of the state of freedom around the world.”

Michael Eric Dyson | Author Events
Wednesday, February 1
7:30 PM ET
“Possessed of ‘intellectual heft, critical thinking depth and finesse with words and messages’ (Essence), Michael Eric Dyson is the author of 19 books, a frequent New York Times opinion writer, and University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown. Tears We Cannot Stop is a no-holds-barred call for white America to face difficult truths about how it has ignored or dismissed African-American grievances.”

Javon Jackson Band | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, February 1
7:30 PM ET
“Saxophonist Javon Jackson is a former member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers who has since played with major artists like Freddie Hubbard and Elvin Jones, in addition to leading his own groups. Jackson has a knack for putting together stellar rhythm sections, capable of supporting his commanding sound before taking their own turns in the spotlight.”

How I Got Over: A Conversation with Filmmaker Raoul Peck | The Greene Space
Thursday, February 3
7 PM ET
“James Baldwin’s final and unfinished project Remember This House was an effort to capture the lives of three of his closest friends, all assassinated: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll hosts an unconventional conversation with Filmmaker Raoul Peck about the prescience of Baldwin’s work and his indictment of American racism as its own moral monster.”

#MozartFest: “Nachtmusik” | Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Friday, February 4
10:45 AM ET
“MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik
MOZART Symphony No. 35, Haffner
MOZART Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
MOZART Symphony No. 36, Linz”

Lighting & Rendering in Unreal Engine: An Evening with Epic Games | Gnomon
Friday, February 4
9 PM ET
“Join Gnomon on Friday, February 3rd for an evening with Epic Games’ Director of Education and Learning Resources, Luis Cataldi. In the two-hour presentation, Luis will assemble a complete interior scene from scratch while sharing many useful tips and tricks to improve production workflow. Once assembled, the scene will be illuminated, while reviewing many of the key need-to-know features of the Unreal Engine 4 lighting and rendering systems.”

Battlecode 2017 Live Broadcast | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Saturday, February 5
7 PM ET
“Now in its 17th year, Battlecode is MIT’s longest running programming competition. It features a unique challenge that combines battle strategy, software engineering and artificial intelligence. In short, the objective is to write the best AI player program for the strategy game Battlecode. Anyone can participate, as long as you know how to program.”

Immersive Storytelling Symposium | The New School
Sunday, February 6
8:30 AM ET
“Join Parsons School of Design at The New School for a one-day symposium about the explosion of affordable virtual and augmented reality technologies. The event will take a critical look at the impact of new mass media technologies such as the Gear VR/Oculus Rift, Google Daydream/Cardboard, HTC Vive, MS Hololens and their ‘immersive’ effects on theater, games, news, and entertainment.”

New from Livestream: Streaming to Multiple Channels on Social + A New Dashboard

Our latest Simulcast features make streaming to multiple channels from your Livestream account easier than ever. Simulcasting broadens your livestream audience and allows you to reach viewers where they already are, while streamlining your encoding workflow and monitoring your analytics from a single dashboard. We’ve added some exciting new features to Simulcast that are now available:

Simulcasting to Multiple Facebook Pages

We’ve added support for Simulcasting to multiple Facebook pages for customers who maintain presences across multiple pages or are looking to extend their content syndication even further through publisher partnerships. You can now maximize your potential audience by streaming to up to five Facebook pages with “admin” or “editor” privileges from a single Facebook account linked to your Simulcast settings. Visit our help center article to learn more.

Starting and Stopping Mid-Stream

Now you can offer viewers a “sneak preview” of your live content on social and direct audiences back to watch on your own website and apps. This improvement unlocks the ability to go live to any destination at a specific moment or end your stream at any moment without impacting your Livestream archived recording. This means you can stream the intro of your event on Facebook Live, with a call-to-action to watch the full stream on your managed properties.

Brands like USA Today and Tough Mudder have adopted similar strategies to drive viewership and traffic back to their websites from social channels. This functionality also lets you test your stream as a Draft event, publishing at the right moment you’re ready for viewers to watch on Livestream and other social channels. For a helpful how-to on Start-and-Stop Simulcasting, read our help center article.

New Dashboard Design

Simplify your live video workflow. Your Livestream events dashboard now features a “streaming to” section. This allows you to confirm at a glance that your events are streaming to the correct destination and access your event-level Simulcast settings with one click. Visit your dashboard to see the updates.


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