Boy George & Culture Club have used the Caton Live Stage distribution system to live stream a concert to fans across the globe.
The One World, One Love concert, which took place in California on 25 February to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Culture Club’s triple-platinum album Colour by Number, was streamed to cinemas and venues from Brazil to Bangkok.
Caton Live Stage allows live events to be streamed in digital cinema quality with extremely low latency. It uses AI-based intelligent routing, which enables high-quality performance at a significantly lower cost than satellite and leased lines.
The cloud architecture, known as C3, uses smart-traffic engineered algorithms to generate multiple routes with self-optimising capabilities between the source and destination, ensuring zero disruptions and quality impacts, even in markets with challenging connectivity.
Caton Live Stage is an end-to-end service built on the CatonNet Video Platform, which carries high-quality video over the internet, with proven bit-rates of up to 100Mb/s.
Gerald Wong, senior vice-president at Caton Technology, said: “With Caton Live Stage, we’re changing the paradigm for digital cinema, broadcast and OTT. Our AI smart traffic technology and autonomous switching ensure users are guaranteed reliability and theatrical quality over commodity business broadband.
“The system is easy for the cinema or venue to deploy, with the decoder configured remotely, making it a simple plug-and-play solution. This is a game-changer for the entertainment industry, providing venues with a new way to offer high-quality music and sports to audiences.”