Zaobao | SGX welcomes the listing of the first live broadcast platform operator 17LIVE

17LIVE | 27 Oct 2023

This story was originally published in Chinese on Zaobao (Chinese Singapore newspaper) titled 新交所将迎来首家直播平台经营商17LIVE上市 The content shared here is an excerpt translated into English.

17LIVE was founded in Taiwan in 2015 and currently has operations in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. (Provided by 17LIVE)

The Singapore Exchange is about to usher in the listing of the first live broadcast platform operator. It is 17LIVE, a leading live broadcast platform operator in the Japanese and Taiwan markets.

Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India was 17Live’s first investor, supporting and helping the company reach what it is today.

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The excerpt in Chinese:

17LIVE于2015年在台湾创立,目前在日本、新加坡、马来西亚和菲律宾等地有业务。(17LIVE提供)

新加坡交易所即将迎来第一家直播平台经营商上市,它是在日本和台湾市场居领先地位的直播平台业者17LIVE。

17LIVE于2015年在台湾创立,目前在日本、新加坡、马来西亚和菲律宾等地有业务。本月初,本地特殊目的收购公司(SPAC)祥峰科技收购企业(VTAC)宣布,拟议以9亿2510万元全面收购17LIVE企业。

本地首家通过与SPAC合并而上市企业

17LIVE集团全球执行长练建麟接受《联合早报》访问时说:“17LIVE的两名创办人潘杰贤和吴劲燊来自新加坡,我们或许可以树立一个好榜样,吸引更多科技公司在新加坡上市。吸引我们到新加坡上市的另一点是,我们将是首家通过与SPAC合并而上市的公司,这是一个里程碑。”

17LIVE是本地首家通过与SPAC合并而上市的公司。图为17LIVE集团全球执行长练建麟。(17LIVE提供)

Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India是17Live的第一个投资者,支持和帮助公司达到今天的成就。练建麟说,VTAC在寻找一家收入可观且有盈利的公司合作,对他来说,这有助提高17LIVE的知名度,协助公司在东南亚市场进一步发展,两者因此达成协议。

将专注发展虚拟主播业务 合并后有更多资源为各国创建本地内容

就直播而言,新加坡仍处于初期发展阶段,17LIVE进入日本和台湾的时候,直播已在这两地发展了好几年。练建麟说,一旦合并完成,公司将有更多资源,为所在的国家和地区创建本地内容。

练建麟观察到,新加坡用户对来自台湾的内容非常感兴趣,希望能为这些用户带来他们喜欢的内容。在日本,17LIVE也与Capcom和Sega等当地公司合作,创建更多内容。

接下来,17LIVE将专注于发展虚拟主播(V-Liver)业务,过去两三年,这个市场在日本不断壮大。与一般的直播不同的是,虚拟主播涉及到动画形式的化身(avatar),背后也有自己的声音。

17LIVE接下来将专注发展虚拟主播业务,这个市场过去两三年在日本不断壮大。(17LIVE提供)

VTAC预计11月初发出举行特别股东大会的股东通知书,12月初获得特大批准,合并交易将于今年12月完成。合并完成后,VTAC将改名为17LIVE Group Limited。

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