Boom.tv, a 3D-focused esports streaming venture in California just announced a $3.5 million funding round. The company will be looking to invest in the top esports titles and continue to grow from there.
The Boom.tv app works by capturing game data—which is always 3D—before it gets compressed to fit onto a 2D screen. By streaming out that data, rather than the 2D viewscreen seen by players, Boom.tv viewers will be able to get a 3D streaming experience, along with instant replay and multiple viewing angle capabilities. It will also allow users to create highlights and share them on social media.
Sumit Gupta, CEO of Boom.tv :
“Their team of 30 engineers have both the passion and know-how to build an end-to-end solution that will completely enhance the eSports spectator experience, particularly in VR,” said Chris Fralic, partner at First Round Capital, one of the investment groups that are betting on Boom.tv to succeed.
Boom.tv’s first application lets streamers engage with their fans by enabling instant replays and multiple viewing angles. Players simply run the Boom.tv app while streaming gameplay, and patent-pending technology renders the gamestream in 3D, delivering a better, higher fidelity viewing experience in real time.
No prior integration from game developers is required. The app, available in beta starting today, also allows streamers to create one-click highlight montages and easily share them to social media, opening up the potential for new sponsorship opportunities.
Source : Venturebeat