August 24, 2020 – LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, has today announced that it has partnered with Strax Networks Inc. to bring its augmented reality ‘StraxAR’ SaaS platform to LiveXLive. The two companies will collaborate to bring Strax Networks’ new augmented reality technology across the LiveXLive platform and its OTT distribution network.
LiveXLive states that its livestreams, Pay-Per-View events and vodcasts will now be able to offer exclusive content directly from artists, as well as provide audiences with interaction opportunities, the ability to purchase items from video footage and exclusive behind the scenes footage. The StraxAR augmented reality (AR) technology will allow for continuous, direct engagement with fans, and will help LiveXLive to deliver unique interactive immersive content worldwide.
“We’re excited to partner with Strax Networks to provide augmented reality experiences to fans worldwide,” said Robert Ellin, CEO and Chairman of LiveXLive. “Having access to this innovative technology will enable us to dramatically expand the creative platform for artists and to provide never available before fan experiences.”
David Levy, a Director of Strax Networks Inc., commented: “We are thrilled to work with LiveXLive to open new channels in media with this collaboration,” adding, “Our ability to create direct engagement channels for artists with exclusive content via the StraxAR augmented reality platform creates unprecedented entertainment opportunities for fans in settings not previously possible.”
LiveXLive offers a platform for livestreaming events that combine music with pop culture of podcasting, sports, arts, fashion, culinary and comedy. From emerging to established artists, LiveXLive has streamed a variety of A-list artists and celebrities in 2020 alone, including: Kygo, Jimmy Buffett, OneRepublic, Zac Brown, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Chris Rock, Idina Menzel, Jennifer Lopez, and many more.
Image credit: LiveXLive / Strax Networks Inc.
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