Cube Entertainment and Kiswe Deliver a 12 Camera Multi-View of the United Cube ONE Concert to Mobile Phones
CUBE TV’s Hangtime app delivers an intimate concert experience for their international audience
NEW YORK, NY – On June 16th, Kiswe Mobile, the pioneer of cloud-based interactive mobile video solutions delivered a 12 Picture-in-Picture mobile video view of Cube Entertainment’s “United Cube ONE Concert” on the CUBE TV Hangtime app from Seoul, South Korea. The international audience were treated to a 4-hour long concert which consisted of 33 Cube artists, including HyunA, Jo Kwon, BTOB, CLC, PENTAGON, Yoo Seon Ho, and the newly debuted (G)I-DLE.
For the mobile audience who were unable to attend the sold out concert, the CUBE TV Hangtime app delivered an intimate experience on the mobile phone that brought the audience directly into the concert venue. With so many cameras at the fingertips for the mobile audience, users were able to select any camera to view the concert at their pleasure. The concert showcased the power of Kiswe’s proprietary video cloud technology through the the CUBE TV Hangtime app.
“CUBE TV is committed to providing unparalleled access for KPOP fans around the world to our artists” says Mr. Jeon, CEO of D’LIVE. “Kiswe Mobile has become an important innovation partner that helps us leverage interactive and social video technology to build incredible intimacy between our fans and artists.”
“This multi-view experience established the new normal in live video production for mobile devices” says Mike Schabel, CEO of Kiswe Mobile. “Twenty live video feeds from the concert and from backstage were used to produce twelve live streams that could be watched all at once or interactively selected by each audience member to create the ultimate personalized KPOP viewing experience. We were thrilled to work with Cube TV to debut this transformational experience to a global audience.”
In addition to the United Cube ONE Concert, the CUBE TV Hangtime app can be downloaded for fans to watch more video content from Cube Entertainment artists, such as Pentagon, BTOB, HyunA and many more. Users can watch live and archived content anytime and anywhere from their mobile phones. Cube Entertainment will continue to add more shows and content to the CUBE TV Hangtime app which is free to download. For more information, please visit: https://cubetv.tv
About CUBE Entertainment
CUBE Entertainment has incubated many potential talents into talented artists, along with good personality, sincerity and ability based on a specialized training system, and has been producing competitive content in the world market. CUBE artists have been spotlighted as remarkable content in the world music market based on three principles of musicality, popularity, originality, and a proposed new way to how CUBE targets the global market. Even today, CUBE is striving to create excellent & luxury Asian content and are ready to present them to the world.
About Kiswe Mobile
Kiswe Mobile has pioneered cloud-based interactive video solutions that transform linear TV content into personalized and interactive mobile video experiences which significantly increase audience engagement. Kiswe partners with visionaries in sports and music to lead the shift in how digital video content is consumed by creating experiences that unlock the interactive functionality of digital devices. Kiswe is headquartered in Murray Hill, NJ and has offices in New York City, Washington DC, Belgium, and Korea. To learn more about Kiswe Mobile, visit http://kiswe.com.
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Introducing Hangtime, A New Mobile Game Show Network Delivering a Friends-First Social Experience
Every day, players can tune in to compete and collaborate with friends in live game shows for a chance to win cash and prizes
NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2018 Today, Kiswe, the pioneer of cloud-based interactive mobile video solutions, launched Hangtime, a new and fun mobile gaming platform that lets users play live trivia games and quizzes while interacting with each other directly on the app. For each game, players can compete to win cash and other prizes while chatting and collaborating with friends in public or private “Hangs,” or digital rooms.
“TV has always been a social experience centered around popular shows that air during certain times of the day. However, with the transition to mobile devices, viewers have been given the power to watch any content, anytime, anywhere. As a result, we lost the social benefits of watching TV as a group,” said Mike Schabel, CEO of Kiswe, the company that built Hangtime. “By reintroducing social experiences to live video on mobile devices, Hangtime provides fun ways to bring friends, old and new, together to watch and play live game shows. Interactive and collaborative gaming is the first step towards our vision that mobile video is best when shared live with friends. During the beta phase of the app, we were able to build an incredible community of loyal Hangers, and we’re excited to bring this new gaming experience to everyone starting today.”
Hangtime offers daily trivia and quiz shows at 2pm and 6pm Eastern Time with frequent late-night pop-up shows for the Hangtime Community. Hangtime currently has three different game shows: “Pop Quiz,” “Perfectly Adequate Games,” hosted by Will and Erinn of Perfectly Adequate Films, and “The Good Game Show,” hosted by Jon Hudson, a local New York City-based comedian. The app also features live pre- and post-game shows hosted by live animated characters who engage with users and help them get their private hangs organized.
Hangtime does not eliminate players for answering a question incorrectly. Together with the friends-first social features and live interactive experiences, the average session times often exceed the actual length of the game. The app is powered by Kiswe’s industry-leading and patented cloud video technology, which has provided state-of-the-art live mobile video experiences for the owners and distributors of large sports and music events. Hangtime’s underlying technology minimizes lag for players and allows for rapid introduction of new game formats and onboarding of interactive video experience from industry content publishers and brands.
Hangtime’s additional unique features include:
- Live animated host characters, Steeve and DJ Chuck, who engage with and entertain players with banter and music before and after games.
- A live game leaderboard to see how you are performing against friends and other contestants during a game.
- A points-based leaderboard which allows friends to compete, tournament-style, with each other throughout the week as well as reveal the top Hangtime players of the week.
- Public and Private rooms, or “hangs,” for you to interact, chat, collaborate, or compete with other players or just your friends.
- Freebies, or the ability to pass on answering a question, earned by inviting a friend to join Hangtime.
- Simple and immediate introduction of interactive content in partnership with creators and publishers who seek new ways to engage their audience within or adjacent to the games.
Hangtime continues to add more shows, game-formats, and hosts to scale up its interactive gaming network. The Hangtime 1.0 app is available today for free download in the Apple App Store or Google Play. For more information, please visit: http://www.letshangtime.com/.
Kiswe has pioneered cloud-based interactive video solutions that transform linear TV content into personalized and interactive mobile video experiences which significantly increase audience engagement. Kiswe partners with visionaries in sports and music to lead the shift in how digital video content is consumed by creating experiences that unlock the interactive functionality of digital devices. Kiswe is headquartered in Murray Hill, NJ and has offices in New York City, Washington DC, Belgium, and Korea. To learn more about Kiswe Mobile, visit http://kiswe.com.