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Thu Apr 24 10:35:38 SAST 2014

White Buffalo's bout with Sonny Bill to be streamed live

Staff reporter | 23 January, 2013 09:550 Comments
Francois Botha says he will have no mercy on New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams when they clash in a heavyweight bout in Australia next month
Image by: GALLO IMAGES

South Africa’s live-streaming Internet portal SkyRoomLive.com has secured the rights to live stream the much anticipated heavyweight fight between Francois “The White Buffalo” Botha and Sonny Bill Williams scheduled on 8 February 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.

The HD multi-cam live broadcast will be available to the world through SkyRoomLive.com’s website as well as through its Facebook app and can be viewed in 2D as pay-per-view from anywhere except Australia and New Zealand where the fight will be broadcast on Main Event PPV.

The match will be broadcast live at on the 8 as pay-per-view and can be viewed in 2D on any device: phone, tablet, laptop or TV screen.

The bounced signal will accommodate different time zones to maximise reach. The stream will be available for the duration of the show and will be made available as video on demand after the event.

The entrepreneurial company behind SkyRoomLive.com – Mushroom Broadcast - has quickly built up a reputation for being South Africa’s top live-streaming solution, racking up 273,325 live views via live streamed content for the likes of Sony, Nike and Peugeot and concerts from The Parlotones (live-streamed in 3D to cinema), Jack Parow, HHP, Arno Carstens and more.

Impressed with the unique concept, SkyRoomLive.com’s advanced Internet streaming technology and top SAMA Winning music video Director Eban Olivier’s filming technique, former Heavyweight Champion Botha contracted the team to bring the bout to his fans the world over.

“This unique multi-cam live experience is a first for my fans and this promises to be an unforgettable match” comments Botha.

“The SkyRoomLive.com concept opens up a world of exciting opportunities for any type of event”, comments Director Eban Olivier. “This technology affords us the pleasure of being able to broadcast any event in 2D or 3D from anywhere in the world and we’re pleased to be recognised as the team breaking new ground from South Africa’s soil.”

The bounced signal will accommodate different time zones to maximise reach. The stream will be available for the duration of the show and will be made available as video on demand after the event.

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