Press Releases 2010

Opening Ustream Studio

March 28, 2010

The SOFTBANK Group (hereinafter “the Group”) announces that it has opened “Ustream Studio Shiodome” on the 25th floor of the head office building (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) today. The studio uses live video distribution service on the Internet offered by Ustream, Inc. (hereinafter “Ustream”) to distribute on-the-spot live videos. The Group also plans to open “Ustream Studio Shibuya” at SoftBank Shibuya (location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) on May 10, 2010 and to open “SHiDAX USTREAM Room (tentative name),” an experimental effort, at Shibuya SHiDAX Village Club (location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) operated by SHiDAX COMMUNITY CORPORATION on June 1, 2010.

“Ustream Studio Shiodome” is opened to serve as an information center about chat shows, presentation meetings, or events after being studied based on “tweets” on Twitter. This studio is equipped with a mini live show space, a talk space and a DJ booth that users can freely use.*1

“Ustream Studio Shibuya” to be opened in May 2010 will provide a space and distribution devices for free to broadcast chat shows, seminars and etc. Seminars about Ustream are also planned to be held on a regular basis. It is planned that “SHiDAX USTREAM Room (tentative name)” scheduled to open as an experiment will be equipped for Wi-Fi communications at its rental rooms where friends and families can enjoy Ustream easily.

The SOFTBANK Group will continue preparing for opening Ustream Studios across the nation so that more people can easily use Ustream at anytime to send out information across the world.

  • *1Use of “Ustream Studio Shiodome” is subject to approval after application. Other facilities also require application for use in advance.

Outline of each Ustream Studio

NameLocationDate of startOpen hoursFee
Ustream Studio Shiodome 1-9-1, Higashi-Shimbashi Minato-ku, Tokyo
(At the head office of SOFTBANK CORP.)
March 28, 2010 Open when an event is held. Free
Ustream Studio Shibuya 5F Kiyama Bldg., 27-4 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
(At SoftBank Shibuya)
May 10, 2010 Open everyday 10:00 to 24:00 Free
SHiDAX USTREAM Room (tentative name) 1-12-13 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo June 1, 2010 Open everyday 11:00 to 5:00 on the following day
(Fri. Sat. Before holidays: 11:00 to 6:00 on the following day)
Charged (only for room use)

What is Ustream?

Ustream offers services to enable everyone to distribute and watch beautiful live videos and to watch distributed videos at anytime with a PC or a smart phone. Ustream is viewed by over 70 million people monthly and has features of distribution of many different kinds of premium content (movies, music, sports and etc.) in collaboration with media/content holders.

Ustream Studio Shiodome

Mini live show space

USTREAM Studio Mini live show space

Talk space

USTREAM Studio Talk space

DJ booth

USTREAM Studio DJ booth
  • * The photos are for illustrative purposes.
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