Japanese internet and network services provider Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) launched a service dubbed ‘PrimeSeat’ on 23 December. The live streaming service delivers high-resolution audio, including music, in the high-fidelity digital audio format DSD5.6MHz, the company said. With the launch of PrimeSeat, IIJ enters the music streaming business. IIJ plans to develop new products and services for both individual audiophiles and content providers.
IIJ has signed a partnership agreement with Korg, a Japanese manufacturer and seller of electronic musical instruments. The PrimeSeat service platform is developed with Korg. The company also offers PrimeSeat player, a dedicated application for customer’s listening.
Through the PrimeSeat music streaming site, individual customers can listen to original programs, concerts, and a variety of other content, available live-streaming, on-demand, and as internet radio. Additionally, corporate customers looking to distribute their label’s tracks and concerts as high-resolution audio can use the service as a platform to distribute content without operating equipment in-house.
Content providers can use the service as a platform for live-streaming of high-resolution audio. Concerts performed throughout the world can be live-streamed globally using IIJ’s backbone network of digital lines interconnected throughout Japan, Europe, North America and Asia.