Baidu to Acquire JOYY’s Live Streaming Business

Baidu, Inc., a leading search engine, knowledge and information centered Internet platform, and AI company, announced that the Company had entered into definitive agreements with JOYY Inc. Pursuant to the agreements, Baidu will acquire JOYY's domestic video-based entertainment live streaming business in China ("YY Live"), which includes YY mobile app, YY.com website, and PC YY, among others, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$3.6 billion in cash, subject to certain adjustments. The closing of the transaction…

Interactive Video Platform Clicktivated Launches The Market’s First Fully Clickable Live Streaming Video Tech

New integration allows viewers to click directly on the products within the live streaming video to shop and for more information Clicktivated, a leader in interactive video that seamlessly connects viewers to products and information in video as they watch, announced the launch of their new live streaming shoppable video technology. Brands will now be able to use Clicktivated as they live stream videos and enable their viewers to click on products to shop directly within the live stream. Marketing Technology News: Zoho…

LiveXLive Adds Linear OTT Channel To SLING TV To Expand Distribution Of Live Streams And Video On Demand Content

24-Hour Linear Programming Channel Extends Advertising Revenue Potential and Reaches 2.6 Million Subscribers in the U.S. LiveXLive Media, a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, and owner of PodcastOne, announced that LiveXLive launched a 24-hour linear music channel on SLING TV, a leading TV streaming service that delivers live and on-demand entertainment instantly to compatible internet-connected devices. LiveXLive's 24/7 linear OTT channel is…

Shut Down, Just Like That?: Quibi Shutting Down Spells “Life is Hard” in the Live Streaming VOD Industry

Quibi had a rather short stint, but it’s vanishing act will leave a stale taste in the mouth of everyone in the ad tech industry. Investors lost $1.8 billion that they invested hoping to build an adtech-centric company that would revolutionize the way viewers consume video content on their smartphones. They almost managed to sail through the months of challenge, until the ship sank in shallow waters within 7 months of their "Titanic" entry into the global VOD space.  When we are witnessing a rise (flattering if we go by…

Bambuser Partners With Dept to Bring Interactive Live Stream E-Commerce Experiences

Partnership marks Bambuser's expansion into DACH and BENELUX Interactive live video shopping provider Bambuser and Dept, an award-winning international digital agency of experienced thinkers & makers, announce a partnership to bring interactive live video shopping to global consumer brands through integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud. This partnership marks Bambuser's expansion into DACH and BENELUX, closely following the opening of its new offices in London and New York. Dept has seen an increase in demand…

LiveXLive Adds Linear OTT Channel To Samsung TV Plus, Expanding Distribution Of Live Stream And Video On Demand Content To Samsung Smart TVs…

24-Hour Linear Programming Channel On Samsung TV Plus Extends LiveXLive's Advertising Platform and Reaches Millions of Samsung's Consumers LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, announced that Samsung Electronics will add the LiveXLive linear streaming channel to Samsung TV Plus, its free Smart TV video service that delivers instant access to 145 channels and growing in news, sports, entertainment and more. Samsung TV Plus…

Verizon Media Launches New Platform Capabilities Designed To Evolve The Live Streaming Experience

New features and functionality include real-time multi-camera viewing and watch together social experiences, as well as OTT Smart Auction integration Verizon Media has announced a series of new Media Platform enhancements designed to evolve the live streaming experience. These include several new capabilities that provide deeper fan engagement for live sports and services that address every streaming need. Additionally, the company has launched Smartplay Prebid’s first integration with the Verizon Media Ad Platforms’ OTT…

Vidgo Adds Playback, Timeshift, TV Everywhere, Web Player and Casting to Enhance the Best Live Streaming Experience

Vidgo Doubles Local Channel Lineup with ABC and Fox Affiliates in over 50 markets primed for the NFL and College Football Season Over-the-top TV streaming service Vidgo announces the addition of key features Playback, Timeshift, TV Everywhere, Web Player and Casting to improve customer viewing experiences at home and on the go. Vidgo includes the entire suite of Disney Media Networks including ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, Freeform, FX and National Geographic and the entire suite of Fox in its basic package, for no additional…

Amazon Music and Twitch Partner to Combine Live Streaming With On-Demand Listening

For the first time, artists across the globe will be able to connect live with Amazon Music’s more than 55 million customers through Twitch, providing music fans with the best live in-app experience possible, and further engagement with an artist’s recorded catalog Amazon Music and Twitch have partnered to announce the incorporation of Twitch’s live streaming functionality into the Amazon Music app, enabling fans to engage with artists in brand-new ways and move seamlessly between live streams and recorded music.…

Bambuser Partners With Kjell & Company to Offer One-On-One Shopping Experiences to Digital Customers Using Live Streaming Video

Interactive live video streaming provider Bambuser and Swedish electronics chain Kjell & Company announced a partnership that will enable the retailer to provide customers with live, one-on-one shopping experiences via digital platforms. The initiative expands upon the capabilities of Bambuser's flagship, pioneering Live Video Shopping technology, and heralds the future of interactive e-commerce experiences. Kjell & Company, which first implemented Live Video Shopping with Bambuser in early 2020, is collaborating…

Peacock To Become Exclusive Live Streaming Home Of “PFT Live With Mike Florio”

Peacock announced that PFT Live with Mike Florio will live stream exclusively on Peacock beginning August 24. Mike Florio and Chris Simms, along with regular guests Peter King and Rodney Harrison, will continue to keep fans current on the NFL each weekday from 7:00–9:00 a.m. ET. PFT Live is known for delivering inside information and comprehensive analysis from an independent perspective. The show covers all the latest news around the league, breaks down reports and rumors and features interviews with players, coaches and…

Enhanced Technologies Help E-commerce Platforms and Merchants Deliver a More Intelligent Live Streaming Experience

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, including Augmented Reality (AR) Engine and HiAI, as well as 5G and AI technology, together brings a crisper, more intelligent, and efficient live streaming solution Huawei Developer Webinar was held today to unveil an enhanced live e-commerce solution. With global e-commerce sales increasing from $2.39 trillion in 2018 to $3.46 trillion in 2019, and as more retailers and consumers look to online streaming to sell and buy, live e-commerce is expected to represent a larger chunk of the…

141LIVE Brings a Unique Influencer Platform Changing Live Streaming and Video Calling As We Know IT

Japanese startup 141Live (pronounced as ‘One For One Live’) is launching a video based social media platform, a platform that will make you do both live streaming and video calling in a completely new way The uniqueness about the platform doesn’t end with the combining of two great features of video calling and live streaming; but it’s also going to help influencers from around the world to make money using the platform’s special video streaming features. Thousands of social media influencers from Japan are already using…

LiveXLive And K-Pop Sensation Monsta X Announce Exclusive Live Stream Pay-Per-View Concert For Global Audience

LiveXLive Secures Exclusive Streaming Rights to Produce and Live Stream Monsta X's Only Full-Length Global Concert Performance in 2020 Concert Adds to LiveXLive's Growing Leadership Position In Digital Music Pay-Per-View Events and Premium Programming LiveXLive Media, Inc. , a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, announced today it will produce an international pay-per-view (PPV) event with global K-Pop sensation Monsta X. In collaboration with…

LiveXLive And PodcastOne Team Up For First Global Vodcast Network Combining Audio And Live Streaming

Expands Relationship with Adam Carolla to Take His Podcast to Variety Show Live LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, and PodcastOne, announced another music-comedy Vodcast (video podcast) special with Adam Carolla as part of the "The Adam Carolla Show Live" taking place in Nashville June 13, 2020 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. The announcement follows the record-setting viewership of 1.1 million streams for LiveXLive and…

LiveXLive And PodcastOne Team Up For First Global Vodcast Network Combining Audio And Live Streaming

Expands Relationship with Adam Carolla to Take His Podcast to Variety Show Live LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, and PodcastOne, announced another music-comedy Vodcast (video podcast) special with Adam Carolla as part of the "The Adam Carolla Show Live" taking place in Nashville June 13, 2020 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. The announcement follows the record-setting viewership of 1.1 million streams for LiveXLive and…

LiveXLive and PodcastOne Team with Adam Carolla to Combine Stand-Up Comedy with Musical Performances in Live Streamed Video Podcast

Airing as Part of "Adam Carolla Is Unprepared" Stand-up Comedy Tour, Event Showcases New 'Music Meets Comedy' Franchise for LivexLive and PodcastOne LiveXLive Media, Inc. , a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, and PodcastOne, a leading subscription and advertiser-supported podcast network, announced today a first-of-its-kind live streamed and video podcast format combining stand-up comedy with musical performances in collaboration with Adam Carolla -- a Guiness World Record holder for "most…

GoDog Sports Announces Launch of Live Streaming Video Service for Youth Sports Leagues, Schools, Facilities & Tournaments

Sports Facilities Looking to Implement Social Distancing Measures and Remote Viewing Can Now Deploy GoDog GameStream, a Live Sports Streaming Service with DVR, Archiving and Highlight Creation GoDog Sports, a live streaming service provider for youth sports leagues, schools, tournaments and private sports complexes, announced the availability of GoDog GameStream throughout United States. As youth sports prepares to return to fields and video increasingly aides in social distancing, live streaming video for youth sports…

Connatix Launches Live Stream Player Feature to Enhance Publishers’ Editorial Video Strategy

Elements' Live Stream Feature Transforms a Publisher's Unique Editorial Focus Into a High-Impact, Low-Lift, Quality Video Experiences Connatix, the next-generation video technology company for publishers, announced the availability of its ad-supported live stream player that enables publishers to easily stream and monetize video content across multiple devices. Publishers can seamlessly engage with readers through live broadcasts while developing new revenue streams through advertisers and custom sponsorship…

Pandora Founder Launches Sessions: The Dedicated Music Platform Enabling Artists to Play More and Earn More Through Live Streaming

Available as an app and online, Sessions gives musicians a platform to stream live concerts, build a fanbase, and make a sustainable income Sessions, a live streaming platform for music, today announced the beta launch of its web and mobile app in 200+ countries and 15 languages. With just a laptop and a microphone, musicians can perform live, cultivate a global fanbase, and make a sustainable income from home. By combining live interactive streaming with the best engagement and monetization features of advanced game…