A staple I do in all interviews in order to start things off is to ask that you elaborate a bit about Azubu and the platform itself?
Azubu is a global livestreaming platform focused on eSports. We deliver exclusive and non-exclusive eSports and gaming content as well as provide an open platform to anyone who would like to livestream their favorite games. In addition to the new player, the platform provides unique broadcaster tools, including our personalized broadcaster channel modules, that allow broadcasters to create their own stylized channels.
4K is slowly becoming a big deal and hopefully the norm within the next couple years, why did you guys feel that now was the proper time to send eSports to the next level of streaming resolution?
Pushing the limits higher and higher is a theme in technology. More games and consumer devices are supporting 4K. We wanted to make sure that our player was designed from the ground up for 4K streaming. We are pragmatic in our approach and now support 4K VOD and with full HD 60fps live streaming.
I understand that the system will have DVR capabilities which are great for highlight clips or re-watching past events, how’s this made available on the site and are there any limitations to these captured events?
Yes, we are excited about DVR. Right now, we have a 30-minute window, which is controlled by a slider at the bottom of the player.
With this new platforming coming in are there going to be any featured events that are presented in 4k to show off what Azubu can do?
We are releasing the player tomorrow. We will have further announcements about our 4K live streaming capabilities soon.
Lastly I would like to leave a spot for you to say something or go over anything I might have missed during the interview?
100% HTML5 is the biggest shift for us that is core to a robust player. We have dramatically reduced the CPU footprint. This is going to allow us to provide a better quality streaming experience and gives us the ability to add new features (i.e., 60fps and overlays).
Check out the Azubu site to find out more