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Wed Apr 16 18:18:56 SAST 2014

SkyroomLive partners with SABC 1 for music concert series

Times LIVE | 04 February, 2013 15:15
Wynand Myburgh from Van Coke Kartel steps on a guitar string at SkyroomLive in 2012.
Image by: Nikita Ramkissoon / Times LIVE.

SkyRoomLive.com, South Africa’s most popular live-streaming Internet portal has partnered with SABC 1 in the first ever live-streamed music concert series on South African television.

The first of 26 live concerts airs on SABC 1 on Saturday February 16 at 10pm and will include contributions from some of South Africa’s leading artists, who will all perform hour-long concerts.

Apart from the first broadcast, which will be pre-recorded, all additional shows will be broadcast live.

The entrepreneurial company behind SkyRoomLive.com – Mushroom Broadcast - has quickly built up a reputation for being South Africa’s top live-streaming solution, racking up 273 325 live views via live streamed content for the likes of Sony, Nike and Peugeot and concerts from The Parlotones (live-streamed in 3D to cinema), Jack Parow, HHP, Daniel Bedingfield, The Kongos, Pete Tong and more.

Impressed with the unique concept, SkyRoomLive.com’s advanced Internet streaming technology and top MTV nominated music video Director Eban Olivier’s filming technique, SABC 1 entered into negotiation with the team to produce a series for them that would revolutionise and modernise the broadcasting industry.

According to IRocke.com, SkyRoomLive.com is rated number 16 in the world under American Express and Google, and is the only South Africa live-stream portal to be rated in the Top 50 worldwide.

2012 also saw SkyRoomLive.com achieve world-class status as being in the Top 10 views across the globe under the ranks of Rihanna and Deadmau5.

“We are excited to bring our viewers a brand new concept that is current and relevant to the progressive society today. We encourage them to tune into this ground-breaking show – SkyroomLive,” says Vukile Madlala, the channel’s Publicity Manager.

“The SkyRoomLive.com concept opens up a world of exciting opportunities for any type of event”, says Olivier.

“This technology affords us the pleasure of being able to broadcast any event in 2D or 3D from anywhere in the world and we’re pleased to be recognised as the team breaking new ground from South Africa’s soil.”

While millions of fans can watch the concerts from the comfort of their homes, tickets are available for fans who would like to attend the live performances.

Tickets are available through Computicket,

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