Livestream Announces the World’s First Free, Ad-Free Live Streaming Service

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Livestream’s Ad-Free Live Streaming Service

Now Available with Full Suite of Free Producer Tools for Mac, PC & iPhone

NEW YORK, NY – 9/18/2012 – Today, Livestream http://www.livestream.com, the market leader for live coverage, announced full access to its suite of live video and live blogging tools. The suite includes encoding software for Mac and PC, ad-free event pages and mobile broadcasting to the web from the Livestream for Producers iPhone app http://www.livestream.com/iPhone. Unlike other streaming platforms, New.livestream.com is going ad-free and never imposes banner ads, pre-roll and mid-roll video that typically clutter and disrupt watching events on the web or via mobile devices.

“Everyone knows that videos wrapped with banners and pre-roll ruin the viewer experience, especially with live events where you can miss the moments that matter most. After looking at our ad-supported pages and player and realizing they looked like a MySpace page from five years ago, I knew we needed to do something to better our customers’ experience,” said Max Haot, Livestream Co-Founder and CEO.

“Building New Livestream from the ground up allowed us to think outside the box and provide free, ad-free, live streaming to anyone with a connection to the web.” – Max Haot, Livestream Co-Founder & CEO

The Livestream for Producers iPhone app features live video broadcasting to Livestream.com, the first free, ad-free event coverage platform. The app allows users to share their events in real-time on Livestream.com while simultaneously  posting text updates, photos and video clips. The Livestream for Producers http://livestream.com/Android Android app is scheduled to release soon with full streaming capabilities.

With the new updates, users can share live video to an online audience for free from the palm of their hand. From a citizen journalist covering a rally or protest, to a mother sharing a wedding or birthday with family far away, to conferences and music concerts, the power of Livestream is now at your fingertips.

Livestream’s unique engineering approach offers the highest performing live video when broadcasting over 3G via the Livestream for Producers iPhone app. Livestream’s video quality coupled with the ad-free plan provides the best user experience for any given connection, To prove it, Livestream tested the app against competing services in New York City’s Times Square. Watch it here http://livestream.com/mobilecomparevideo

Free broadcasting access is available today at livestream.com and offers unlimited streaming to the web with 30-days of event archiving with the Internet’s largest Livestreaming community. Additionally, Livestream offers an account upgrade for $45/month, which removes viewer login requirements and offers unlimited archiving of event pages.

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