Multiview Media launches multi-camera angle capabilities & partners with JBTV - providing new ways to deliver live and historic shows09 February 2021 - Press release
Partnership with JBTV offers a new way for fans to interact with live concerts and archive content
The platform provides a new way to monetise both existing footage and upcoming content
British startup Multiview Media has today launched its unique multi-camera angle streaming platform, which enables music industry professionals to stream historic video content or live stream shows in a multi-camera angle format. Letting the fan be their own director, this new and innovative technology will allow for a much more interactive experience when watching either live shows or historic content.
The new platform goes beyond what a traditional broadcasting format has to offer with a much more engaging production. Music fans can now decide what they see, switching between camera angles - such as being on stage with their favourite band, viewing close-ups of the audience, as well as which artists or band members to zone in on - when watching their favourite concerts.
Multiview Media’s technology also opens up a new revenue opportunity for the music industry. Artists and rights holders will be able to deliver either new live shows or historic content, in a new format. This can be commercialised in a number of ways, such as pay-per-view, sponsorship opportunities or even releasing brand new, repackaged box sets.
Having just launched, the startup will focus on two offerings to the music industry - live shows and VOD (video-on-demand). Live shows, whether it be live streams in the current pandemic or preparing for the return of live events, Multiview Media will be able to easily capture the shows and deliver them in a way that offers the fan full viewing control. Furthermore, Multiview Media can work with an artist or rights holder to revisit archive video material that could be repackaged in a brand new format - not experienced before by the fan.
In conjunction with launching, Multiview Media has announced a partnership with JBTV - America’s longest-running music television programme dedicated to introducing the world to new artists. JBTV will provide historic content from its extensive archives and Multiview Media will work alongside them to provide its end-to-end OTT (over-the-top) platform to deliver this content at home or on the go via smartphone or tablet - all in a new and interactive way.
The first JBTV event that Multiview Media is powering is JBTV’s Revolution Television Virtual Music Festival, which is taking place 12-14 February - featuring some of the biggest artists in the world, including The Smashing Pumpkins, Fall Out Boy, Filter, Atlas Genius, The Joy Formidable, Failure and many more.This virtual festival will be broadcast in a multi-camera angle format, powered by Multiview Media. But also, the partnership paves the way to stream subsequent live shows in this new format.
Ray Meadham, CEO of Multiview Media, commented: “Teaming up with the JBTV really showcases what our technology can achieve. Our focus is on providing the best possible engagement and experience for music fans, during a time when people are streaming and consuming more content than ever before - expecting something new and innovative. Not only that, but our technology provides the music industry with a new commercial opportunity to either repackage archive content or broadcast live shows in a format that could be monetised.”
Peter Bowers, the Executive Producer of JBTV, added: “We are very excited to bring the JBTV ethos of breaking bands for 30 years to the world with our partners in the UK, Multiview Media. Its multi-angle and multi-stage player technology is perfectly suited for delivering our live classic performances of the JBTV experience. We are looking forward to working with Multiview Media in what will be a long-term partnership, and ultimately delivering to the fans the most interactive way to enjoy our shows."
Multiview Media has created a whole new type of service fit for today’s fans. Having attended The Consumer Electronics Show last month with telecommunications company partner Verizon Media, the British startup has laid out ambitious growth plans for its music industry offering, including the use of its technology onsite via live shows or VOD (video-on-demand) opportunities. More announcements are set for later in 2021.
To find out more about Multiview Media head to www.multiviewmedia.co.uk.