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Ustream Pay Per View (PPV) Discontinuation

posted this on July 1, 2014, 4:19 PM

We are sad to tell you that we have decided to shut down our Pay-Per-View (PPV) feature on October 1st, 2014.

It’s always a tough decision to discontinue any feature, but we want to direct our resources to focus on other features and continue providing the best live streaming platform possible.

Here’s what you can expect:

If you have never used Ustream PPV:

We are not accepting new PPV account signups at this time. No PPV options will be available on Ustream.

If you established a Ustream PPV account prior to July 9th, 2014 (i.e. you linked a PayPal account and created and broadcasted at least one event) you will continue to have access to Ustream PPV features for a limited time, according to the following scheudule:

  • July 9th, 2014 we will no longer allow scheduling of PPV events past September 30th.
  • September 14th, 2014 PPV event creation will be disabled.
  • October 1st, 2014 we will shut down our PPV product, remove all PPV events and make all public PPV videos private videos.
  • October 30th, 2014 all PayPal payments to broadcasters for ticket sales will be complete.

We encourage all users of Ustream PPV to continue using our Free Broadcasting platform, or to subscribe to our Pro Broadcasting service. Our Enterprise Pro Broadcasting plan includes the ability to hide your Ustream channel page and restrict where your content plays. Combined with your own e-commerce or payment gateway capabilities, this would allow you to build your own protected page and charge users to access it.

We are always eager to hear your feedback on this, or any other Ustream features. Please email your feedback to

If you have a specific issue around your Ustream account and PPV, please file a support ticket at

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