Sports and Other Entertainment is Moving Online in Oceania
sport and other live entertainments have always traditionally been something experienced
in person. But as technology continues to advance, it is now possible to participate
in the full live experience without the audience physically being in the same
room. These types of live-streamed events and performances have continued to grow
in popularity throughout Oceania and the rest of the world.
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Live Entertainment Moving Online
push towards online coverage of sports is continuing to grow worldwide. On-demand
highlights are now readily available on YouTube and other social networking sites,
and live sports streaming access is growing. Since Kayo
Sports launched in Australia, it has over 600,000 subscribers as of September
2020. Kayo Sports, which was only established in 2018, has deals in place
to show the biggest sporting events and leagues including Aussie Rules, NFL, Basketball,
Soccer, Rugby, and many more.
live sports are being watched and consumed is also changing. It is now possible
to watch some sporting events live using virtual reality headsets with certain
broadcasters. There have been instances of broadcasters providing pitchside view
cameras so fans can use their VR headsets to watch an event with a view representative
of actually being in the arena.
relatively new source of entertainment that has always predominantly been consumed
online is eSports. The rise of eSports is set to continue, as
trends indicate viewership could grow to around 646 million in 2023. Websites
such as Twitch and YouTube provide competitive video game players with the platform
to stream their gameplay to fans and other players. In addition to this, live
eSports events are broadcast online, with fully-fledged commentary teams as well
as live analysis.
casinos are trying to capture that feeling of being at the tables by offering
live casino games through their online platforms. There is an Oceania based online
casino called Caxino that offers the live casino experience through their online
platform, which is further expanded upon in a really
detailed review of Caxino by Josh Long editor at Bonus Finder New Zealand.
The live casino experience includes table-based games such as Roulette, Blackjack,
and Baccarat. These live tables are dealer dealt and live-streamed through video
straight to the casino's online platform, giving the player a more authentic experience
& Performing Arts
to music online is of course nothing new, however, for the first time, lots
of active bands and artists are hosting live-streamed gigs through social
media platforms and various websites. This is enabling music fans who are unable
to attend gigs in person a chance to see their favourite bands and artists live.
It also allows the musicians to be able to host a gig from the comfort of their
this is a trend that the performing arts have been exploring in which many productions
are now available online. It is now possible to watch theatre, dances, and other
performing arts online. Live streaming these types of performing arts through
online platforms is allowing the productions to be seen by new audiences from
all over the world.
the Trend Continue?
live streaming becomes more popular, the rise of live-streamed entertainment events
looks set to continue. These types of broadcasted events are allowing entertainment
to reach wider audiences, so fans in Oceania can experience live events being
held on the other side of the world.