Ning and live stream video company Ustream are announcing an integrated partnership today that allows Ning network creators to broadcast live video and audio on their website at anytime, complete with live chat capabilities and more.
With the integration, live video content can easily be embedded networks hosted by Ning, allowing users to broadcast via Ustream. Not only can users embed Ustream channels into Ning websites, but creators can also add an indicator to the site to alert visitors of a live broadcast. In addition, the integration allows for live chats during streaming.
Ustream is available to all Ning Plus and Pro subscribers, and also includes automatic access to previously uploaded Ustream files, directly from the site management screens.It’s important to note that Ustream creators could previously add Ustream live video streams through an OpenSocial plugin, but this integration is a deeply integrated, native experience for creators that adds new functionality such as live chat and more.
A number of Ning Creators will begin live-streaming video to their members today including band Weezer, which will be streaming a Q&A and Pre-Show Warm-up from a concert in Austin.