With the advent of affordable internet and smartphones, video content streaming has witnessed a tremendous rise in the past couple of years.
Talking about the Indian scenario, the nation is witnessing a tremendous change in the internet ecosystem so much so that live streaming content and platforms are also coming into the picture. And with time, they are going big, empowering micro-entrepreneurs and entertainers across creative fields.Started in 2014 in Singapore, BIGO is one such company that is playing a vital role in the live streaming content ecosystem. Talking about the Indian market, BIGO LIVE started with on-boarding of entertainers, dancers and singers, and now the platform also has projects like PUGC (Professional User-generated content), MC Rappers (Platform for underground rappers) and Education learning.Our strategy to keep on adding more content categories and to improvise content makes sure we act as a one-stop-shop and act as a daily dose of entertainment for all.Today, BIGO operates its services in more than 150 countries and regions in the world.
Talking about the user base, BIGO Technology as a group has over 400 million monthly active users globally. The best performance would be the video communication app called imo, which claims 211 million MAU around the world. The combined MAU of both BIGO LIVE (which is a live streaming App) and LIKEE (which is a short video making App) is 78.7 Million globally
The Role Of AI & ML
With a global team of around 3,000 people, and with a significant number of them working on the engineering side which focuses on R&D, AI is the foundation for BIGO products and services.When it comes to machine learning, we use the most sought after tech for recommendations. Looking into the future, our vision is to become a connecting bridge for the internet industry and to equalise the technological disparities in developing areas. And in terms of the Indian market, the company is aiming to become a platform serving all kinds of content to users in India, and for this, BIGO is already developing an MCN network.
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Social media and Influencer marketing goes hand in hand now. Thanks to the evolution of social media landscape and its repercussions to allied video content industry.
Quite recently only, BBC World News made a quick documentary on BIGO LIVE on how people from Tier2/3 cities can also make BIGG via social media and live streaming apps.
Watch this BBC coverage to know more about BIGO LIVE :
BIGO LIVE’s talent scout Mr Ram Krishan from Bokaro was interviewed by BBC team @ Bokaro city, Jharkhand and how does a talent agency trains their host digitally via BIGO LIVE App was covered. Also, how hosts can perform as per their convenience w/o any place restraint was another topic for coverage.
BIGO LIVE believes in imparting learning and development to its agencies who further train their hosts. BIGO LIVE conducts monthly training for its talent scouts at its office and quite recently another round of training was conducted for agencies which was shot by BBC.
BIGO LIVE which is a part of BIGO Technologies also heads LIKEE ( the short video making App) and IMO ( Instant communication App) apart form BIGO LIVE which is the live broadcasting bit of BIGO Technologies !
Ranji Chopra, who was a wildcard participant in Splitsvilla 2017 and came through MTV Battleground is a known lifestyle influencer in social media space. Ranji is also known for her gig in MTV Love school 2 and is currently a jury of beauty peagents.
Ranji who is just 25 years old, hails from Rajasthan and has her schooling from mostly abroad. Within a time span of 3 months, Ranji has around 62K fans on BIGO LIVE and one can frequently see her live streaming on BIGO LIVE around 8pm every evening. She is known for her belly dancing skills and entertainment factor!
BIGO LIVE which is the broadcasting services of BIGO TECHNOLOGY also has LIKEE ( a short video making App) and IMO ( Instant communication App) as other verticals.
Catch Ranji LIVE with her dancing skills and expressions on BIGO LIVE http://bit.ly/2ETTNPp
What is the right age to LEARN ?? The answer is there is no age of learning. Its rightly said, one has to learn and unlearn to grown in life!!
BIGO LIVE has come up with its ‘LEARN’ tab for all the BIGO users. Now you can see soft skills being imparted too on this live streaming App. We have tutors teaching PPT, giving tips on how to make presentations. Not only this, but also we have English courses for Beginners! BIGO LIVE has taken an initiative to reach out to Tier2/3 cities by providing free access to learning content which would help them in various ways.
BIGO LIVE as a live streaming community is focusing on its entertainment content and learning content to act as the favoured option for its users!
To learn more about the LEARN tab, install BIGO LIVE now :http://bit.ly/2ETTNPp
Everybody is a star in their own way! What if BIGO LIVE gives you the right platform to be a STAR on a global live streaming talent based platform and and you are also rewarded for the same.
Every month there is a star of the month activity conducted in BIGO LIVE App and would have three rounds i.e Qualifiers, Semi Finals and Finale across different talent categories! The BIGO star for this month is Vishh, BIGO ID : Beloyal
In Qualifiers, 20 Host will perform each day for 10 minutes in India Live house ( Property of BIGO LIVE) . Total 14 host would fight for the monthly star (2-Singers, 4-Dancers, 4-Lip Sync, 4-Best Host)
The top 3 winners would get beans in rewards and a recommended label of ‘Monthly Star’ and would be shown on the homepage of BIGO LIVE. The winner is entitled to get 6,00,000 beans, Top 2 will get 3,00,00 beans and top 3 will get 1,00,000 beans.
Keep participating in BIGO LIVE activities to win rewards and recognition by installing BIGO LIVE App now : http://bit.ly/2ETTNPp
Akash Dadlani is a rapper cum singer born in USA, Texas who had participated in BIGG BOSS 11 and have sung famous songs for Bollywood. Before entering this reality show, he had already gained popularity due to his singing skills and his fans call him as A-Cash. Lesser known fact is that he is also a sportsperson and a businessman and has worked with famous singers like Meet Brothers and Sukhwinder singh.
Akash joined BIGO LIVE quite recently in June and has been using this platform to showcase his rap skills and he loves entertaining his fans and global audience through BIGO LIVE.
In today’s time, when the video content streaming Apps are on a rise, Akash wanted to explore this online wave and feels by doing so, he would be more connected to his fans and one should always move with time hence as an artist, exploring upcoming trends and opportunities in social media landscape is a must.. He often keeps travelling for his tours and music shows, but somewhere felt the connect with a large audience was missing. Akash feels he can live stream his LIVE moments even while travelling, can entertain his fans and supporters 24*7, without any place restraint and mainly socialise with his fans over calls and can also take part in PK Battle with them one-on-one ! He is a true entertainer and he keeps getting love and support from his fans on BIGO LIVE with the help of virtual gifts. As per him if you have the talent, BIGO LIVE is the right platform for you!He enjoys watching other fellow BIGO LIVE users too! In a span of one month he has around 4.23K fans already on BIGO LIVE !
To catch him LIVE, Install the app now : http://bit.ly/2ETTNPp
BIGO LIVE as a brand has always believed in catering to varied needs of our userbase!
Thus, with recently launched Education channel, where as of now English tutors are being recruited to provide English training online while also getting a favourable response from tier2/3 cities!Not only education channel, but also improvising content by coming up with PUGC ( Professional user generated content) and MC Rappers ( Battleground for underground rappers) we try to be one stop shop for all the content lovers out there!We have hired over 100 english tutors and they have been providing live english classes from 9pm-11pm daily. Users can interact with them and address their queries real time and can also get o a call with the tutor directly!
With PUGC, BIGO LIVE welcomes fresh talents like beatboxers, DJ’s, ASMR’s onboard and thus acting as a gateway for entertainment for both content creators and content consumers!
Last but not the least, MC Rappers, here we have more than 25 underground rappers pa India who love interacting and showcasing their rap skills live to a global audience on BIGO LIVE, thus BIGO LIVE is acting as a battleground for all these underground rappers!!
The way content industry is shaping up, platforms like BIGO LIE are enabling these talented heads in becoming micro entrepreneurs and earn both fame and money!
Catch hold of these young talent LIVE on BIGO LIVE by installing BIGO LIVE :
BIGO LIVE’s recent plan to onboard underground rappers took a new dimension yesterday when BIGO LIVE conducted a Rap Battle for 10 rappers on BIGO LIVE’s property – India Live House.
With the evolution of content industry opening gates to various talent heads and influencers, underground rappers are not far behind . Especially after the movie, GULLY BOY.
Famous underground artists like Radioactive, ELBR X ( Ek Sach, Bura Banne wala hu Fame),), Likhari ( Insaan Fame) , Prashant, Aditya, Naveen, Aena,Moin took part in this battle. The activity took place on India live house from 3-5.30pm on 18 June 2019
On India live house, all these artists reached out to their fans and supporters and in return got virtual gifts and votes as support! That’s the beauty of BIGO LIVE, it gives you an access to global audience who can vote for you real time. Around 4000 BIGO LIVE users watched these MC’ perform live, at a single point of time and compete with each other through the rap songs. The top 3 winners would get BIGO Dino and BIGO Merchandise as the winning amount!
Stay tuned on BIGO LIVE to know who is the winner of this MC Battle! Install the App now: Install the app now : http://bit.ly/2ETTNPp
BIGO Technology is a fast-growing Singapore Internet company established in 2014 focusing on video broadcast and VoIP related products and services all over the world. It includes BIGO LIVE (mobile live stream community), LIKE (short video maker community), imo (video conference communication app).
BIGO’s headquarters and regional centers are also focused on building Artificial Intelligence capabilities and enhancements specifically for localization and country specific requirements, therefore, BIGO Technology has recently created the BIGO Excellence Scholarship Fund for Nanyang Technological University, specifically for undergraduates of Data Science and AI in the school of Computer Science and Engineering. The value of the scholarship fund is SG$500,000. This fund would go towards two graduating students, for every year starting 2020. BIGO TECHNOLOGY’s search for untapped talent all across the globe is on and we look forward to penetrate further to bridge the gap between talent seekers and internet ecosystem. What makes the internship unique at BIGO is an offer of an opportunity to visit any of the 20 offices around the world as part of the internship experience.
Another good news for the users is BIGO Technology is looking to increase the total number of technical hires in Singapore to around 500 by the end of 2022.As a tech company, BIGO wants to ensure that it will stay competitive in the AI field, this means we will be aggressively pursuing AI talents not just from universities but from the global pool as well.
As per Jason Hu, (BIGO’s President) “Given the dynamic Singapore IT and AI landscape, we are anxious to groom and retain young talents for BIGO. As a tech company, we want to ensure that we will stay competitive in the AI field, this means we will be aggressively pursuing AI talents not just from universities but from the global pool as well. By doing so, we are confident that we will be able to improve and upgrade the standard of AI experts in Singapore and move the standard of BIGO’s AI to the next level.”
Apart from this, the NTU professors and BIGO AI experts also discussed about the AI landscape in Singapore and how to leverage the AI ecosystem for a better AI future along with the creation of 500 technical positions that would be created by 2022 was also highlighted
Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a not-for-profit industry body & the only specialized industry body in India representing the interests of online and mobile value added services industry. The main purpose of the Internet and Mobile Association of India is to improve and expand the value added services related to mobiles and several online services . The only platform solely run by and for the internet companies in India.
Major brands like Tik-Tok, Ola, Amazon, Box 8, Google, E-Bay, Radio Mirchi, GroupM are also a member of IAMAI
The month of May witnessed, BIGO LIVE as a new member of IAMAI. To list a few benefits to BIGO LIVE as a brand :
1.Opportunity to connect with peers, inter-sectoral potential partners, regulators and policymakers
2.Complimentary access to commitee in all major events, research papers, IAMAI programmes
3. To Connect with innovaters like the start-up and app eco-systems and other such agencies in the Internet industry
BIGO LIVE, would keep coming up with more updates. Join BIGO LIVE to know more abut live streaming industry! Install the app now : http://bit.ly/2ETTNPp