TOKYO & SAN JOSE, Calif.–VisualOn Inc., a streaming solutions provider that optimizes the impact of the video player, today announced that KDDI is utilizing the VisualOn Media Player to revolutionize the live sports experience to stream the final game of the Japan High School Girls Baseball Championship. KDDI will deliver the live sports stream in Japan utilizing 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 optimization 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 unique stream synchronization techniques, which enable multiple streams to be synchronized on one device or several. Patent-pending MultiStream Sync harmonizes 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.”
KDDI is a telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications. With its well-established base of over 40 million customers, and through mobile services and shops offering its “au” brand, KDDI is expanding its services into the “Life Design” business, which includes e-commerce, fintech, nationwide electric power utility services, entertainment and education. With a 60-year history, KDDI is now focusing on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries. KDDI is accelerating the global growth of its telecommunications consumer business, with operations in Myanmar and Mongolia, and in the global ICT business with the “TELEHOUSE” brand. KDDI (TYO:9433) is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.