This Week on Livestream | May 1, 2017

Watch live as Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosts the James Beard Foundation Awards, Carrie Brownstein visits The Greene Space, Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Robert Krulwich at 92nd Street Y, and Gabourey Sidibe debuts her new book at the Free Library of Philadelphia.


2017 James Beard Awards | James Beard Foundation
Monday, May 1
7 PM ET
“Watch the 2017 James Beard Awards Gala LIVE! Hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC’s award-winning Modern Family. Catch all of the minute-by-minute action to see who takes home the culinary world’s top prizes.”

Forbidden: Too Punk, Too Queer with Carrie Brownstein and Thomas Meinecke | The Greene Space
Monday, May 1
7 PM ET
“Carrie Brownstein and Thomas Meinecke discuss life and art from their lives in the punk scene and LGBTQ communities. Kathy Tu, co-host and co-managing editor of the WNYC Studios podcast Nancy, moderates a discussion on what it means to be heard, loudly.”

Post-screening Q&A with Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King | Hammer Museum
Tuesday, May 2
10:30 PM ET
“A post-screening Q&A with Roger Guenveur Smith and UC Santa Barbara Professor Stephanie Batiste.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson with Robert Krulwich | 92nd Street Y
Wednesday, May 3
7:30 PM ET
“Superstar scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson has come to the rescue with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, the brilliantly witty guide you’ve been waiting for. See the world-famous director of the Hayden Planetarium in person at 92Y as he takes us on a mind-expanding tour of the cosmos — with the humor and insight he’s beloved for. From the Big Bang to black holes, discover the great beyond with its best interpreter.”

Session 5.3.17 | Jorge Cruise
Wednesday, May 3
8 PM ET
“Celebrity Trainer Jorge Cruise goes live on Facebook Live and Livestream at 8 PM ET.”

Gabourey Sidibe | This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare | Author Events
Thursday, May 4
6:30 PM ET
“Gabourey Sidibe received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her debut role in the 2009 film Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Since then she has appeared on three seasons of American Horror Story, was a cast member of the Showtime series The Big C, has hosted Saturday Night Live, and has appeared in several films. This Is Just My Face tells the behind-the-scenes story of Sidibe’s Bed-Stuy upbringing and rise to fame while proffering sensible dispatches on celebrity, depression, friendship, and self-image.”

Comedy Writing in the Age of Trump | The Greene Space
Thursday, May 4
7 PM ET
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee writers Ashley Nicole Black, Patrick Cassels and Mathan Erhardt discuss how they approach their work within the context of the current political climate and the value added of working on one of the most diverse writing teams ever assembled for television.”

Guerrilla Marketing with Video | CXOTALK
Friday, May 5
1 PM ET
“Marketers today must understand how to create and promote video. Our show this week brings together a documentary filmmaker with a top influencer marketing expert to explore the new world of video content.”

Livestream Will Be Joining The Vimeo Family

For the past decade, Livestream has focused on enabling organizations to share experiences through live video, unlocking a world where every event is available live online. We’re thrilled to announce that we will be joining the Vimeo team to continue our journey to innovate in the world of video and live storytelling.

There is significant overlap in the mission and strategies of Livestream and Vimeo: our relentless focus on enabling professional-quality video streaming, building easy-to-use yet powerful end-to-end video workflows, and empowering creators with the best tools to monetize and distribute their content. By joining forces, we will be able to provide our customers with the world’s best video service and continue to lead innovation in our industry.

How does this impact our current customers and partners? For the immediate future, the Livestream team and brand will continue to operate as usual. Long term, we expect to integrate Livestream’s capabilities fully within Vimeo to offer the world’s best end-to-end video solution.

Future integrations with Vimeo will provide creators with the ability to stream to Vimeo Live using Livestream tools (Mevo, Studio), and direct access to all both platforms have to offer, including powerful distribution and marketing tools, monetization opportunities for rental, purchase, or subscription, and over-the-top (OTT) technology across iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon, Samsung, and more.

Livestream has been a leader in the live video space because of our amazing and passionate team. I am so proud of the company we have become, and even more excited about building the future of livestreaming with Vimeo.

Thank you to all of our employees, customers, partners, and investors for your support and loyalty. We wouldn’t be here without you.

About Vimeo
Vimeo empowers video creators to tell exceptional stories and connect with their audiences and communities. Home to more than 60 million members in over 150 countries, Vimeo is the world’s largest ad-free open video platform and provides powerful tools to host, share and sell videos in the highest quality possible. Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC). Learn more at www.vimeo.com.