Even though you can’t stream the entire Emmy Awards 2010 show online legally, you can add to your TV viewing experience using the web. This year’s Emmy Awards have made use of social media like never before, and here’s what’s available to you.
You can also turn to the crowd for info by following Twitter updates about the ceremony, or checking Justin.tv for live video coverage beyond Ustream’s channel.
Once you’ve looked at these options for following updates about the ceremony, feel free to dig deeper with our earlier roundup of the ways the Emmy Awards are going social this year.
Ustream’s Red Carpet Live Video
The official online video coverage for the Emmys is co-hosted by NBC and live streaming site Ustream. While the ceremony itself won’t be broadcast, numerous red carpet interviews will be streamed live in the minutes leading up to the ceremony, and backstage footage will go out during the show.
If you’re watching the ceremony on your television set, grab your laptop or smartphone and follow Emmys updates on Twitter directly. Just search for “Emmy Awards,” which is a trending topic on the social network right now. There’s no official hashtag so that search will have to do, but we have a feeling that there will be so many updates in the search that you won’t have the mental bandwidth to absorb other searches or hashtags anyway.
Liveblogs are an established TV tradition now. Just Google for them and you’ll find a ton, but here are a handful of options:
Justin.tv () is kind of like a YouTube () for live video; users create channels that have live streams of various activities and events. There might be some interesting red carpet, backstage or other videos there, so keep an eye on it. However, we can’t vouch for the legality of all the streams at Justin.tv since they’re user-submitted.