SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora.io, a leader in internet-based global real-time communications, today introduced Agora Interactive Broadcasting, an API for easily adding interactive live audio and video functionality into applications and web with mass distribution capabilities. The API currently allows applications to have seven video broadcasters with 10,000 audience who can seamlessly interact with the broadcasters by hosting in and texting, which revolutionizes one-way streaming with two-way interactions in real-time.
This feature is designed to enable users, content providers and brands to engage audiences at a larger scale, and bring a brand-new, innovative way of online interaction to social, gaming, eCommerce, entertainment, sports, media, UGC (user-generated content) and more.
The advent of on-demand services in content delivery has dramatically shifted the consumer perspective from a one-way, commercial-ridden, impersonal system to a more personalized media consumption experience — whether through a smartphone, tablet or other connected device. Developers and companies recognize that the next era in content consumption will require real-time interactivity between the broadcaster — traditionally the content provider — and their audiences.
"With our network spanning over international data centers and HD voice and video capabilities, Agora.io is well positioned to deliver a new paradigm for in-app interactivity," said Tony Zhao, founder and CEO of Agora.io. "In the last year, we have seen a big uptick in real-time communications being added to applications — the next step is true interactivity with consumers but also between consumers. Broadcasting, as new form of self-expression, can lead to new monetization models for several industries."
The Agora Interactive Broadcasting API is included and now available in the Agora SDK. Learn more at http://www.agora.io/product/interactive-broadcasting/
Agora.io is a real-time communications provider delivering video and voice communications across devices and global networks with a guaranteed quality-of-experience. The company's easy-to-integrate Software Development Kits and global virtual network, spanning 100 data centers worldwide, make it easy to embed premium quality video & voice into mobile and web applications.
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