SXSW Now Has Its Own, Free Streaming Network
SXSW has launched a free, on-demand streaming network called SXSW On, where music (and film, etc.) lovers can watch the festival in real time even if they can’t make it over to Austin, Texas.
In addition to live performances from this year’s festival, the streaming network will feature performances from prior years as well as interviews and talks from the SXSW music, film, and interactive conferences. The service also includes some original programming, such as a series about touring musicians and a foodie show starring musical talent.
The former, called “The Road,” takes viewers “behind the scenes” of a day in the life of traveling talent. The foodie show, “The Nom Nom,” features artists giving tours of their favorite local restaurants and showcases various top chefs. Other series coming soon to the network, “Ultra Mega” and “Secret Level,” will focus on collectors (of things like comics and albums) and gaming, respectively.
The live stream of the event, “SXSW Live,” already has some content in it from previous years of the festival (for instance, a keynote from Lady Gaga in 2014). You can watch it all with other SXSW On content on the SXSW website, YouTube, and Roku.Tags: Roku, SXSW, SXSW On