easylive.io has been sold to LiveU, a portfolio company of Carlyle
Operating for more than 10 years, easylive.io pioneered the livestreaming solutions market, and today provides one of the most comprehensive browser-based production studios. Its flagship Software as a Service (SaaS) product enables users to mix any type of content from any source in real time to create original, interactive and TV-grade live content that can then be distributed across platforms and formats to reach the widest audience. All the tools needed to edit, mix and broadcast livestreams are combined into easylive.io’s all-in-one, user-friendly cloud solution, helping a wide range of top-tier clients within sports, gaming, esport, TV, media, corporates and non-governmental organizations (NGO), etc. reduce production and equipment costs while delivering creating innovative and interactive live experiences.
Backed by Carlyle since July 2021, LiveU is a global provider of solutions, equipment and devices for video streaming and remote production. Building on an existing, synergetic business partnership, LiveU acquired easylive.io in May 2022 as part of a strategy to expand its cloud video platform, adding remote and collaborative tools for cloud-based and hybrid productions to its product portfolio. The acquisition will subsequently enable LiveU’s customers to operate quickly and easily from anywhere including tasks such as video switching, audio mixing, adding graphics, localizing content and bringing on guests.
Bob Lockwood, Managing Director, in Lincoln’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group, commented, “It was a great pleasure to work with the easylive.io team, and we look forward to watching the company’s continued success as part of LiveU. easylive.io’s market-leading, cloud-based technology is enabling the video broadcast industry’s transition from on-premises solutions to cloud-based solutions, making the sector an attractive investment opportunity for private equity.”
LiveU is shaping the future of live video, powering video production workflows and cloud services for news, sports and other verticals. Building on its global market leadership and innovation, LiveU offers the highest quality, reliable and cost-effective end-to-end solutions for all types of live productions — producing more for less. Its broad portfolio ranges from portable production-level field units and smartphone apps to satellite / cellular hybrid solutions and next-gen cloud-based IP address management, orchestration, ingest and distribution solutions. With over 5,000 customers in 150 countries, LiveU’s technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, sports and other organizations (including government, education, public safety, enterprise and production houses) for streaming live video to TV, mobile, online and social media.
Carlyle (NASDAQ:CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: global private equity, global credit and investment solutions. With $260 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2021, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 1,800 people in 29 offices across five continents.
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