LiveSwitch Powers Couple.TV, the First Ever Live Online Reality Dating Show
Jackie Drumm Apr 14, 2022 8:20:01 AM
Surrey, BC, April 14, 2022– LiveSwitch announced it has partnered with “Couple.TV” (CoupleTV), the first ever online reality dating show, where social media influencers meet and speed date live. “Couple.TV” uses LiveSwitch’s WebRTC livestreaming technology to broadcast the innovative show and allow viewers to interact in real time.
Currently in its third season, the interactive web series is described as “the crazy-cool love child of online dating and reality TV.” The series airs live every Tuesday at 9 PM EST at Couple.TV.
“We chose LiveSwitch because we needed a broadcast partner that could livestream the show and all of the dates simultaneously with sub-second latency. In order to achieve the interactivity we planned for CoupleTV, like real-time chat and voting, there couldn't be any discernible delay between the live dates and the broadcast of those dates. We found that capability with LiveSwitch,” said Ryan Beswick, CEO of Couple. “The LiveSwitch team is great and the technology will readily scale with us,” Beswick added.
Over the course of the eight-week season, 14 single social media influencers meet through virtual speed dates and the best matches are voted on by viewers. While there are five dates airing simultaneously, the show’s innovative interface allows viewers to select which date to watch and switch over to a different date anytime they choose.
“At LiveSwitch, we’re passionate about powering the disruptors,” said LiveSwitch CEO Jerod Venema. “What Netflix did to cable, that’s what ‘Couple.TV’ is doing to the traditional, flat dating show. The world went from ‘The Dating Game’ to ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Love is Blind,’ but what’s next? ‘Couple.TV’ is next–live interaction with the show’s daters, as-it-happens chats with other viewers and a personalized viewing experience. We are excited to work with them to scale their live broadcast experience as ‘Couple.TV’ approaches its fourth season,” Venema added.
‘Couple.TV’ is produced by Couple.com, the speed-dating company that hosts online dating events in the U.S., Canada and Europe for groups of 200–300 singles with an MC, group experiences like trivia, and curated one-one-speed dates.
LiveSwitch is powering the future of interactive live video experiences. LiveSwitch’s enterprise-grade live video streaming platform enables businesses to incorporate flexible, scalable, and high-quality interactive live video, audio and data on nearly any computer, tablet, phone, or smart device. By using LiveSwitch’s cross-platform software development kits (SDKs), built on WebRTC, our customers have leveraged live video to enable groundbreaking applications in telehealth, virtual events, live entertainment, education, video conferencing, augmented reality, gaming and more. LiveSwitch uniquely provides the flexibility that allows clients the freedom to develop and deliver innovative video solutions free from typical constraints. Visit liveswitch.io to learn more.
Couple.com Inc., a subsidiary of World Media Group LLC, is a fast-growing startup in the $10 billion online dating industry. We're on a mission to create a one-of-a-kind virtual dating experience for singles across the globe. Our belief? Online dating should be as fun as it is functional and more sincere than it is slick.
Our customers are singles of all ages who are looking for a fun way to meet real people. Whether they're seeking couplehood, friendship or casual connection, Couple is committed to connecting them with catches, not catfish. Learn more at couple.com and watch the show at couple.TV.