Digital Domain Collaborates with Tencent QQ LiveMusic and WhaleyVR to Livestream Faye Wong’s Moments Live 2016 in 360 Degree Virtual Reality
Creating a New Chinese Music Entertainment Experience with VR Technology
(13 December 2016－Hong Kong) Digital Domain Holdings Limited (the “Company” or “Digital Domain”; stock code: 547), creator and proprietor of visual effects content and the parent company of the award-winning visual effects company Digital Domain 3.0, today announced that it has joined hands with China’s leading online video streaming platform, Tencent Video, and widely acclaimed Internet technology company, WhaleyVR, to produce a broadcasting first—a 360o livestream of the much anticipated, one-performance-only Faye's Moments Live 2016 concert taking place in Shanghai on 30 December.
Digital Domain will apply its advanced virtual reality (VR) technologies to provide an immersive, real-time experience to audiences around the globe. For example, the company’s Kronos and Zeus cameras combine super high-definition and 360-degree streaming capabilities. The immersive experience will be distributed live to every corner of the world through Tencent QQ LiveMusic and the WhaleyVR mobile app. Stunning visual effects will also be applied to the livestream, creating an unparalleled audio-visual experience to pop-music fans worldwide.
Mr. Jeff Han, Vice President of the Tencent Online Media Group (OMG) and Vice President of Tencent Penguin Pictures said, “The strategic collaboration between Tencent Video and Digital Domain to deliver the world’s first 360 live broadcast of pop diva Faye Wong’s concert marks an important milestone for both companies. Leveraging Tencent Video’s exclusive worldwide broadcasting platform and Digital Domain’s leading visual effect and virtual reality technology, we hope that Chinese music fans both domestically and abroad will be able to enjoy this much-anticipated concert, which aims to share an innovative musical and visual experience to the world.”
Mr. Kevin Ma, CEO of Whaley VR said, “Throughout 2016, Whaley has remained committed to promoting the application of VR livestreaming technology in different areas, where users can enjoy a pleasant viewing experience through our VR content platform. We’re excited to team up with Digital Domain to broadcast Faye Wong’s legendary concert live, combining top-notch VR livestreaming technology and world-class VR content platform to bring about a brand new astounding experience to Faye Wong’s fans around the world.”
Ms. Silence Leung, Producer of Faye Wong's Moments Live 2016 said, “Faye Wong wishes to hold a concert where fans from different parts of the world will be able to enjoy her concert live. To allow fans who are unable to join us feel like attending the live concert performance in persons, we will apply advanced VR technology to provide the sensory experience of the scene. Although the concert will be held only once, the integration of Digital Domain’s panoramic 360 degrees immersive live streaming technology with internet and new media will mark a breakthrough from the restrictions on venue and the number of people in traditional concerts, as well as immersing Faye’s fans around the world into her music.”
Mr. Daniel Seah, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Domain Holdings Limited said, “As we all know, Faye Wong is one of the most prominent Chinese pop singers of all time. It’s our honor to work with an extraordinary pop diva and broadcast her exclusive concert live worldwide using our leading VR technology. Virtual visual effects will be added during the concert, giving her fans around the world a first-ever and stunning music experience.”
Mr. Seah further commented, “It’s not easy to get a ticket to Faye's Moments Live 2016. However, everyone will be able to enjoy our VR live broadcast and experience this extraordinary concert no matter where they are. We are excited to play a leading role in advancing the music and entertainment industry through our advanced technology. With the tremendous audience reach made available by Tencent Video and the Whaley VR content platform, this is a great opportunity to share Faye Wong’s talent with the global market for Chinese music. ”
Remarks: Digital Domain will produce the first-ever live VR broadcast of Faye Wong’s Moments Live 2016 concert. For the exclusive promotional video by Faye Wong please click here to visit the official Digital Domain Facebook page.
About Digital Domain
Digital Domain creates transportive experiences that entertain, inform and inspire. The company is a pioneer in many fields, including visual effects, livestreaming landmark events in 360° virtual reality, building situational awareness applications, creating “virtual humans” for use in films and live events, and developing interactive content.
A creative force in visual effects and media applications, Digital Domain and its predecessor entities have brought artistry and technology to hundreds of motion pictures, commercials, video games, music videos and virtual reality experiences. Its groundbreaking visual effects appear in films such as “Titanic,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and blockbusters “Furious 7” and “Deadpool.” Staff artists have won more than 100 major awards, including Academy Awards, Clios, BAFTA awards and Cannes Lions. Digital Domain has offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong. Digital Domain Holdings Limited (www.ddhl.com) is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 547).
About Tencent Live Music
Tencent “Live Music” is an online concert platform created and powered by Tencent Video. It is a brand new internet music live platform combining audio-visual, users’ interaction and immediate sharing. It infuses the DNA of internet into traditional music industry to explore the infinite possibilities of O2O. It helped millions of netizens from different places to enjoy the unprecedented indoor and outdoor music parties with the best line-ups of music stars.
About Whaley VR
Whaley VR specializes in VR-related business, with a diversified service scope covering VR terminal R&D and manufacturing, film and TV production, software and platform development and operation, etc. It offers a full range of services ranging from hardware products, software content and content platform. With rich experience in technology and its innovative product design, Whaley VR has rapidly grown into a leading VR technology company in China and has applied VR technology in areas including entertainment, sports events broadcasting, film and TV, game, real estate and education.
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