LIVEONE SIGNS LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR ITS ORIGINAL DIGITAL SERIES PLUS ONE WITH 17LIVE
EIGHT-EPISODE LIVE DATING SHOW TO STREAM GLOBALLY ON 17LIVE PLATFORM
Hosted by Comedian, Actor & Writer Ify Nwadiwe (Grand Crew) Featuring Sarah Emig (HBO’s FBoy Island) and Dana Vaughns (Netflix Never Have I Ever)
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LiveOne (Nasdaq: LVO), a creator-first, music, entertainment and technology platform focused on delivering premium experiences and content worldwide through memberships, subscriptions, and live and virtual events, announced today a licensing and distribution deal with 17LIVE, a global live streaming platform that caters to over 55 million users worldwide.
Under the new deal, 17LIVE will distribute LiveOne’s original series titled Plus One. The live dating show, developed, cast, and produced by LiveOne, is set for season one order of eight episodes and will be available to be seen by audiences in the U.S. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning February 17, 2022 through March 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm PT/10:00 pm ET.
The Plus One dating show, hosted by comedian Ify Nwadiwe (writer at NBC’s Grand Crew and host of the HBOMax Peacemaker podcast), will follow a group of contestants as they compete for the affection of the show’s bachelorette Sarah Emig (HBO’s FBoy Island) and bachelor Dana Vaughns (Netflix’s Never Have I Ever). The show will be packed with audience-driven, game-show-style competitions, and a fun surprise element where “Ringer” contestants join in the third act ahead of the audience vote.
“Creating original IP is core to LiveOne’s mission in the entertainment sector and this is a unique opportunity to experiment with elements of the ‘metaverse,’ live-streaming and reality dating competition formats all at the same time,” said Travis Mitchell, Creator and Executive Producer, Plus One. “I’m also excited for LiveOne to bring something new to life on a platform with such a diverse and engaged audience as the 17LIVE user base. The partnership here has the potential for some real creative, technological alchemy that will put us at the forefront of what it means to create experiential content for the ‘metaverse.'”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with LiveOne on a new dating show concept that is both exciting and engaging for audiences all over the world. This show empowers the viewers to influence the outcome of each show, through the unique features of our app,” said Fei Mei, General Manager of 17LIVE. “User engagement is a prominent aspect of the 17LIVE community and we intend to keep that as a core value within the Plus One dating show. 17LIVE is looking forward to bringing a one-of-a-kind experience to those watching from around the world.”
LiveOne is a talent-centric platform focused on superfans and building long-term franchises in on-demand audio and video, podcasting, vodcasting, OTT linear channels, PPV, and livestreaming. Its model includes multiple monetization paths including subscription, advertising, sponsorship, merchandise sales, licensing, and ticketing.
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About LiveOne, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, LiveOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVO) (the “Company”) is a creator-first, music, entertainment and technology platform focused on delivering premium experiences and content worldwide through memberships, subscriptions, and live and virtual events. As of January 2022, the Company has accrued a paid subscriber base of over 1.35** million, streamed over 2,900 artists, has a library of 30 million songs, 600 curated radio stations, 268 podcasts/vodcasts, hundreds of pay-per-views, personalized merchandise, released music-related NFTs, and has created a valuable connection between fans, brands, and bands. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include LiveOne, PPVOne, Slacker Radio, React Presents, Gramophone Media, Palm Beach Records, Custom Personalization Solutions, and PodcastOne, which generates more than 2.48 billion downloads per year and 300+ episodes distributed per week across its stable of top-rated podcasts. LiveOne is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and through OTT, STIRR, and XUMO. For more information, visit www.liveone.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
17LIVE (one seven live) is Asia’s Largest live streaming platform and is located in Minato-ku, Tokyo, headed by Global CEO, Hirofumi ONO. With a mission to “Empower Human Connections through Live Technology”, we aim to create a world where users can enjoy every moment of their lives on the seven continents—Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia—under one sky. The platform reached 55 million registered users worldwide as of September 2021. For more information about the company, please visit: https://about.17.live/
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