Streaming a fully digital festival featuring artists like Rita Ora, Martin Garrix, and Wiz Khalifa

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The first fully digital version of the Hydeout festival – Hydeout: The Prelude – is streamed globally with StriveCast’s P2P CDN, organized by HydeNSeek Entertainment

February 23, 2021 Düsseldorf, Germany – StriveCast, the leading German P2P CDN technology provider, offers its P2P CDN and its streaming service to deliver the digital platform Hydeout: The Prelude.

The 2021 version of the Hydeout festival is the first one to be held fully digital. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers had to cancel the traditional Hydeout festival but insisted on offering a digital alternative, which became the platform Hydeout: The Prelude. The platform unites music lovers worldwide to experience a fully digital music experience, featuring artists like Rita Ora, DJ Snake, Wiz Khalifa, and Martin Garrix.

The platform’s main highlights are 40 on-demand artist showcase episodes. Each episode includes exclusive performances in virtual worlds with 3D stages or secret live locations around the world. The performances are then delivered via live and on-demand streams to the platform users. In addition to that, the platform offers live social interaction in the form of games and chat rooms to connect the viewers with each other and their favorite artists.

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Organizing the technical production and set-up of the live and on-demand digital music platform is done by HydeNSeek Entertainment. HydeNSeek Entertainment handles the event’s organization, including artist management, sponsorship solicitation, activation, and marketing and PR services. HydeNSeek Entertainment is a large global leader in brand activation with much experience in organizing large live events. For the efficient streaming of the single performances, HydeNSeek Entertainment chose StriveCast. The P2P CDN from StriveCast, coupled with its streaming service, ensures uninterrupted streaming at the highest quality and largest scale possible to anyone around the globe. This is especially effective with large-scale events like Hydeout: The Prelude, where many viewers access the platform, streaming at the same time. The collaboration between HydeNSeek Entertainment and StriveCast was initiated by Qvest Media, the worldwide reseller and integration partner for StriveCast’s solutions.

We’re excited to contribute to such a great project! It shows that creativity and technology combined can overcome boundaries like the current pandemic and geographical burdens to connect people from all over the world via music.

Alexander Schaefer, CEO & Co-Founder of StriveCast

With StriveCast’s P2P CDN streaming technology, we can ensure a flawless streaming experience to our users, which additionally saves required bandwidth and reduces CDN costs. Therefore, StriveCast is a valuable partner and very much contributes to the success of the event.

Natalie Chan, Producer, Hydeout

About StriveCast

StriveCast is a leading technology provider for eCDN solutions. Our WebRTC-based P2P mesh network is used by large companies like Swisscom, Siemens, Gazprom, and NEP group to solve the problem of network congestion during live events. Based in Germany, we are constantly improving and adapting our cutting-edge P2P technology in order to provide the next generation of enterprise video delivery. Today, StriveCast connects over 150,000 users worldwide on a daily basis, saving customers up to 95% of CDN traffic with a unique server-side-managed Peer-To-Peer network.

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