As the virtual reality (VR) industry heads into the new year, one of the growing aspects of the technology is 360-degree live-streamed content. This can range from sporting events to concerts, giving viewers a far more involved viewpoint in the proceedings. One company expanding its VR aspirations is Digital Domain, and recently the company has revealed a collaboration with one of China’s leading online video streaming platforms, Tencent Video, to live-stream pop singer Faye Wong’s Moments Live 2016 concert in 360-degrees this month.
Faye’s Moments Live 2016 concert will be live-streamed in high-definition and distributed through Tencent QQ LiveMusic and the WhaleyVR mobile app, adding visual effects whilst bringing her music to audiences around the globe in the comfort of their homes.
Daniel Seah, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Domain Holdings Limitedcommented, “As we all know, Faye Wong is one of the most prominent Chinese pop singers of all time. It’s our honor to work with an extraordinary pop diva and broadcast her exclusive concert live worldwide using our leading VR technology. Virtual visual effects will be added during the concert, giving her fans around the world a first-ever and stunning music experience.”
“The strategic collaboration between Tencent Video and Digital Domain to deliver the world’s first 360 live broadcast of pop diva Faye Wong’s concert marks an important milestone for both companies,” said Jeff Han, Vice President of the Tencent Online Media Group (OMG) and Vice President of Tencent Penguin Pictures. “Leveraging Tencent Video’s exclusive worldwide broadcasting platform and Digital Domain’s leading visual effect and virtual reality technology, we hope that Chinese music fans both domestically and abroad will be able to enjoy this much-anticipated concert, which aims to share an innovative musical and visual experience to the world.”
“Faye Wong wishes to hold a concert where fans from different parts of the world will be able to enjoy her concert live,” said Silence Leung, Producer of Faye Wong’s Moments Live 2016. “To allow fans who are unable to join us feel like attending the live concert performance in persons, we will apply advanced VR technology to provide the sensory experience of the scene. Although the concert will be held only once, the integration of Digital Domain’s panoramic 360 degrees immersive live streaming technology with internet and new media will mark a breakthrough from the restrictions on venue and the number of people in traditional concerts, as well as immersing Faye’s fans around the world into her music.”
The WhaleyVR app is available for both Android and iOS devices directly from the company’s website. Faye’s Moments Live 2016 concert will be live-streamed on 30th December 2016.
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