Livewire Digital partners with Focal Point VR to stream live 8K, 360° video via SilverBlade

Professional 8K, 360° video streamed live over Livewire Digital’s newly launched SilverBlade II.

Following the successful streaming of professional 8K 360° video to a cloud Wowza server using the new SilverBlade II; creators Livewire Digital are proud to announce that they will be partnering with Focal Point VR at IBC 2018 to demonstrate how the technology can deliver live, professional 360° content to social media.
Fully immersive 360° video will change the way the public views sports, news and special events, allowing them to be fully immersed within the action. Combined with augmented and virtual reality live stream, VR video will also offer a new dimension to education and the monetisation of content.

The RazorLink® Smart Networking technology in SilverBlade II can provide the fast and reliable Internet connectivity necessary to deliver the content from the field where no fixed infrastructure exists. By bonding and optimising multiple cellular, Wi-Fi and satellite services, RazorLink offers a transparent connection with the performance and quality of service necessary to support the live streaming of very high resolution professional content.

Commenting on the partnership with Focal Point VR, Tristan Wood, Managing Director, Livewire Digital, said, “Immersive video is an exciting and growing market which requires the fast, reliable communications that RazorLink Smart Networking can deliver.”
Jonathan Newth, Focal Point VR’s CEO, said “The ability of VR Video to ‘teleport’ the media consumer to another place live represents an entirely new paradigm for video. We are really excited to be working with Livewire Digital to enable live VR video streams from virtually anywhere”
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Media contact:
Jennifer Birt
Livewire PR
T: +44 (0)208 339 7443

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