VisualOn Powers Streaming of High School Baseball in Japan
Streaming solutions provider VisualOn Inc. has announced that Japanese telco KDDI is using the VisualOn Media Player to “revolutionise” the live sports experience to stream the final game of the Japan High School Girls Baseball Championship which will be held on August 22 at the Hanshin Koshien Studium in the city of Nishinomiya, northwest of Osaka. KDDI will deliver the live sports stream in Japan utilising VisualOn’s MultiStream Sync playback feature, which allows fans to view different camera angles of the event synchronously on the mobile phone and PC.
“We are proud to partner with KDDI to provide the best streaming live sports experience,” said Yang Cai, President & CEO at VisualOn. “Delivering multiple streams requires a deep understanding and optimisation of the entire signal chain. Also, fans will be able to view a wide-angle, including the hitter’s view, pitcher’s view, etc. to see the tactics each team is deploying and the precise positioning of players as the play evolves. This will allow deeper insights into the game.”
The viewing experience is made possible by VisualOn’s stream synchronisation techniques, which enable multiple streams to be synchronised on one device or several. Patent-pending MultiStream Sync harmonises the internal clocks on set-top boxes, smart TVs, PCs and mobile devices to seamlessly display multiple HD streams.
“The high school baseball championship is a very popular sporting event in Japan. Since it is not open to in-person spectators this year, we want to bring a unique broadcast experience to viewers,” said Sawada Takuya, General Manager, 5G xR Media Promotion Department at KDDI. “VisualOn has already proven its ability to provide new and interactive features that make fans feel part of the action. We are fortunate to work with VisualOn to offer these types of features that look easy, but are technically challenging, and ultimately leverage the value of our 5G infrastructure investments.”
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