The Learning Annex and Ustream Announce Partnership

January 20, 2011

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Learning Annex is offering its unique blend of “edutainment” classes with celebrity instructors and business gurus on Ustream. The newly formed partnership will launch two channels on Ustream focusing on Education and Spirituality. Both will be powered exclusively by The Learning Annex.

The Learning Annex has thousands of experts who have taught over two million graduates. These experts will now have access to a global audience of millions of viewers when it launches this Spring. Pricing for each live streaming event will vary but will start as low as 99 cents.

According to The Learning Annex Founder / CEO Bill Zanker, “When The Learning Annex began in 1980, we pioneered the concept of quick, affordable education from experts. Once again, we are reinventing the way people learn. With Ustream’s live global reach, our mission statement of being able to learn anything, anywhere, anytime will be fulfilled. Now a student in Tokyo or Rio de Janeiro can interact in real time with an instructor in New York or San Francisco.”

The Learning Annex Wealth Expo tours with Donald Trump saw the company grow from $5 million in revenue to $120 million in 3 years. In Los Angeles, 82,000 students attended in a single weekend. “It was the largest educational event in the history of man,” said Zanker. “Ustream will allow us to top that.”

About The Learning Annex

Since 1980, The Learning Annex has been the premier producer of seminars, lectures, classes, and workshops throughout North America. More recently, The Learning Annex created The Wealth Expo with Donald Trump, acquired One Day University – a live event company, where top tier college professors teach their greatest courses in under an hour, and several spiritual websites. The Learning Annex’s roster of celebrity instructors includes: Suze Orman, Russell Simmons, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, George Foreman, P. Diddy, Richard Branson, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Harrison Ford, Bethenny Frankel, Jessica Biel, Sylvia Browne, James Van Praagh and many more. The Learning Annex investors include Saban Capital Group, Educational Media Ventures, CMS and Bill Zanker. More info at www.LearningAnnex.com

About Ustream

Ustream is the leader in live video and its platform empowers any individual, public figure or brand to stream to a global audience of unlimited size. Ustream offers free broadcasting and viewing platforms for the Web and mobile devices. The interactive functionality within Ustream enables real-time engagement with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and AIM. Hundreds of high-profile broadcasters have partnered with Ustream to reach millions of people. Ustream (www.ustream.com) is a privately-held company based in San Francisco, Calif. Follow on Twitter (@Ustream) or fan at Facebook.com/Ustream.

    The Learning Annex Press
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