Mergers and acquisitions: LiveU buys French live streaming production studio developer easylive.io
LiveU has acquired easylive.io, a France-based company that develops and markets a live streaming production studio operated from a web browser.
Easylive.io’s solution allows users to mix different types of content into live stream videos and distribute them to their audience as interactive live experiences. It includes tools for editing, mixing and streaming.
Samuel Wasserman, CEO and co-founder of LiveU, discussing the deal, said, “We have been reinforcing our cloud strategy as the industry moves to cloud-based production, introducing brand new services that meet the needs of customers moving to the cloud. Recognised as the leader in mobile backpacks, we’re now consolidating our leadership in cloud-based offerings.
“This announcement is an important step, delivering future-proof tools that help our customers grow their business, building on our deep expertise in live production. We believe there is a significant part of the market for cloud production that wants and needs a vertically integrated solution. Our goal is to offer a fully end-to-end solution for live contribution, cloud production, orchestration, ingest and distribution, serving the needs of every type of customer from global broadcasters to niche sports and entertainment.
“We are sure that together we can further enhance our cloud production strategy with the tight integration of our ground-to-cloud feeds with their cloud platform offering scale, ease of use and versatility.”
Phillippe Laurent, CEO & Co-founder, easylive.io, said he was thrilled to join the LiveU family.
“Teaming up with our long-term partner has been a natural fit thanks to our shared vision and common growth opportunities. We are extremely proud of what has been accomplished for the past 10 years and incredibly thankful to our customers for their trust. This acquisition is a big step but just the beginning of the journey. Together with LiveU, our service will bring customers the best cloud live production experience with incredible new features to be announced soon. We’re thrilled to join the LiveU family, excited to continue our adventure by their sides and enthusiastic to disrupt the live production market together.”
Easylive.io customers include the football clubs Paris Saint Germain, AS Roma, Club Brugge and Olympique de Marseille and Major League Baseball.