Livestream Universe Update & Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Alexa Flash Briefing for Monday, April 2nd, 2018. Bleacher Report is partnering with the NBA to sell live-streaming broadcasts of in-progress basketball games at reduced rates. The NBA recently tested the concept by offered fourth quarter livestreams for 99 cents, Expect to see the full roll out by Bleacher Report for the 2018-19 NBA season. Livestreamers and podcasters are forever discussing what’s the best mic to get, but less attention is typically paid to the pre-amps those mics are plugged into. On Ask the Podcast Coach, Dave Jackson talked about what to look for in a mixer or audio interface. Jackson’s co-host Jim Collison identified the importance of trying out audio gear to see what works best with your mic and voice. Of course if all this seems complicated to new live streamers, there are USB mics that plug right into your computer. You can catch Dave Jackson and Jim Collison live on Saturdays at 10:30am ET at AskThePodcastCoach.com/live. Upcoming shows to watch: At 3pm ET today, Owen Video hosts BeLive Weekly on the BeLive TV Facebook page. Fallon Zoe joins Owen to share tips on building passion and excitement around your business. Owen will also talk about thriving Facebook groups. And Vicki Fitch is celebrating Book number 3 out of the 12 that she’s writing in 12 months. It’s called Direct Selling 201: Leadership and Advanced Techniques. Check out her pre-launch party at 9:30pm ET on Facebook and Periscope with prizes and giveaways. Show & event links at our website. For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day! Livestream Universe Updates are hosted and produced by Ross Brand for LivestreamUniverse.com. ASK ALEXA: Get the Livestream Universe Update as a Flash Briefing on your Amazon Echo device.