LiveU into music Boiler Room to enrich viewing experience
LiveU has formed a partnership with global music event web broadcaster Boiler Room. The partnership is both promotional and technical, with Boiler Room deploying LiveU technology while also promoting LiveU as a partner brand. The deal is being overseen by LiveU’s UK partner Garland Partners.
Boiler Room streams live music sessions from around the globe to an audience of fans and concentrates on bringing a true sense of the event – specially arranged by Boiler Room – showcasing the band or DJ, the music and the atmosphere.
Larry Gale, Boiler Room’s Head of Broadcast, said, “Boiler Room is a community — it fits somewhere between television and radio but we’re trying to do something that’s different to both. We are focused on streaming the highest quality music experience to our audience, and LiveU ensures that we can do that, from anywhere with 3G/4G signal.”
From a technological standpoint, Boiler Room is now using multiple LU500 backpack units from LiveU connected to LiveU Central, its unified management platform, for easy preview and remote control of the units. Most events are streamed live, and then looped for two or three days before being offered via online VoD access. Some events go straight to VoD, usually due to DJ requirements or filming logistics.
Gale added, “LiveU allows us to do things now that we simply couldn’t do before. Five years previously, I worked on a similar project to Boiler Room and we were tied to venues that had a decent internet connection. Historically for us it’s been very difficult to bring artists to us; it’s been much easier for us to go to them. Connectivity is our often our biggest challenge on location, as the venues for our events have to be special. With LiveU we can expand our reach and be even more adventurous.”