Tech Stack: Online ticketing, K-pop livestreams and more…

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Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries…

K-pop stars’ stream deal

Shows from BTS and Seventeen are set to be uploaded to overseas South Korean streaming platform KOCOWA+ following a deal between its parent company wA and Hybe Corporation.

The agreement covers 18 shows and begins later this month with stage performances included as well as reality show “In the Soop Seventeen”.

“As the ultimate destination for Korean entertainment, K-pop content is an extremely important part of our offerings to our passionate audience,” said wA chief executive Kun-hee Park.

“Partnering with legendary Hybe and adding Seventeen and more BTS content to our slate is a natural fit. We are thrilled to be bringing more world-class entertainment to our fans!”

New partnership to help Larne level up

Larne Football Club has entered into a partnership with Fanbase, which will become the club’s official ticketing provider for the 2024/25 and 2025/26 season.

The club has already launched its season ticket packages on the platform for next season, with prices ranging from £70 ($87/€81).

Fanbase will offer fans of the Northern Irish side an official club app, and new features such as a digital wallet, exclusive content access, and quick access to tickets and hospitality packages.

“We are really pleased to bring Fanbase on board for the next two seasons,” said Larne FC chief executive Niall Curneen.

“This agreement will evolve the online experience for our supporters and give them opportunity to engage with the club via our own mobile app while also offering a fresh ticketing portal, the latest news and exclusive content all season long.

Old Dominion University launches new app

ODU Sports has unveiled a new mobile app which gives users access to the latest news, scores, and promotions as well ticket management capabilities.

Fans can access, download, transfer, and resell tickets through the app with SeatGeek serving as the official ticket marketplace of the Virginia university.

zbyte combines with Doha Design District

zbyte and the Doha Design District have joined forced to introduce an NFT-based ticketing system for the TEFFA AI Revolution event in the Qatari capital.

The three-day event is currently underway, and is due to finish tomorrow. It has seen the organiser adopt zbyte’s platform to create NFT tickets which is said to allow each ticket to be uniquely identifiable and secure while serving as digital collectibles.

“We are thrilled to sponsor an event that not only showcases the rich culture of Qatar but also embraces such transformative technology,” said senior design manager at Doha Design District Shaikha al Sulaiti.

“This collaboration with zbyte and TEFFA is just the beginning of our journey towards integrating more digital solutions in creative domains.”

New Arts & Culture podcast sponsor

The Association for Cultural Enterprises has partnered King & McGraw in a deal that will see the latter sponsor the monthly Arts & Culture podcast.

“I am thrilled King & McGaw are sponsoring Arts & Culture, showing great confidence in where the podcast is going,” said podcast host and Cultural Enterprises director of digital Tom Dawson.

“They have long been fantastic supporters of the Association, so it’s a great match with two organisations demonstrating their quality, creativity and commitment to the cultural sector.”