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Live video series for veterans will kick off Sept 13 with representatives from every major conflict since WWII
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ustream, the world's leading live video platform, today announced veteran-focused non-profit, Oscar Mike Foundation, as the newest recipient of a 'Ustream for Change' award.
As part of the honor, Ustream will provide Oscar Mike a complimentary license to the Ustream Enterprise Pro Broadcasting product for a period of three months, allowing the organization to put a public spotlight on the challenges and opportunities facing veterans, with topics including living with post-traumatic stress, adapting to life after combat injury and the impact on spouses and caregivers. Oscar Mike's series of live video discussions is titled the "After Action Panel" and can be found at Ustream Channel, http://www.ustream.tv/AfterActionPanel
Broadcasts will begin on Saturday, September 13, with the first episode covering veterans' personal struggles with post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). The panel will feature a landmark gathering of veterans representing every major conflict in the nation's history back to World War II.
"As a West Point graduate, I'm thrilled the Ustream for Change panel chose to recognize the sacrifice and dedication of our Veterans," said Brad Hunstable, CEO and founder of Ustream. "Live video takes audience experience to the next level and so we are proud that our technology can help further bring veteran support to life for these heroes."
Launched at the start of 2014, 'Ustream for Change' is a philanthropic program that seeks to advance Ustream's mission of empowering businesses and societies to be more transparent and productive through the innovative use of video. The program was originally inspired by three Ukrainian citizen journalists, whose coverage of events in Kiev captured the attention of more than 50 million viewers across the globe. More than 400 applications from every continent have been submitted since launch, with causes spanning education, civil rights, politics, and evangelism sectors. For more information on Ustream for Change, visit http://www.ustream.tv/our-company/change
"We are excited to partner with Ustream to bring these important topics more prominently into the national consciousness," added Noah Currier, Oscar Mike president and founder. "Veterans have always made amazing sacrifices for their countries during active service. Using video to share experiences assists this process, and platforms like Ustream allow us to do this with the reach and impact of a global media organization."
Ustream is the world's leading live video platform. Originally created to connect remote military servicemen to significant personal and cultural events, the company has evolved into the largest platform for live business video in the world, with clients including Facebook, Cisco, Sony, Intuit, NASA and Samsung. From press conferences and product launches to cultural events and citizen journalism – Ustream's Cloud Platform offers users high-quality streaming capabilities, deep social networking integration, and the scalability to reach millions of viewers concurrently. Founded in 2007 by John Ham, Brad Hunstable, Gyula Feher, Ustream is located in San Francisco and Budapest. For more information about Ustream, visit Ustream.tv, Twitter.com/Ustream, or Facebook.com/Ustream.
About Oscar Mike
Oscar Mike exists to assist and promote disabled Veterans. The term "Oscar Mike" comes from military radio jargon used on the front lines, and translates to staying "On the Move". Being Oscar Mike means being active, staying positive and living life to its absolute fullest. The Oscar Mike Foundation helps to rehabilitate disabled veterans and individuals through participation in high-energy extreme sporting events. A registered 501c3 non-profit organization, The Oscar Mike Foundation is comprised of a group of Veterans, athletes, artists and individuals from all walks of life who view disabilities not as roadblocks, but as challenges to own and overcome.
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