Liveswitch Powers Couple.Tv, The First Ever Live Online Reality Dating Show
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Liveswitch Powers Couple.Tv, The First Ever Live Online Reality Dating Show

CIOReview | Thursday, June 16, 2022

Surrey, BC – LiveSwitch announced it has partnered with “Couple.TV” (CoupleTV), the first ever online reality dating show, where social media influencers meet and speed date live. “Couple.TV” uses LiveSwitch’s WebRTC livestreaming technology to broadcast the innovative show and allow viewers to interact in real time.

Currently in its third season, the interactive web series is described as “the crazy-cool love child of online dating and reality TV.” The series airs live every Tuesday at 9 PM EST at Couple.TV.

“We chose LiveSwitch because we needed a broadcast partner that could livestream the show and all of the dates simultaneously with sub-second latency. In order to achieve the interactivity we planned for CoupleTV, like real-time chat and voting, there couldn't be any discernible delay between the live dates and the broadcast of those dates. We found that capability with LiveSwitch,” said Ryan Beswick, CEO of Couple. “The LiveSwitch team is great and the technology will readily scale with us,” Beswick added.

Over the course of the eight-week season, 14 single social media influencers meet through virtual speed dates and the best matches are voted on by viewers. While there are five dates airing simultaneously, the show’s innovative interface allows viewers to select which date to watch and switch over to a different date anytime they choose.

“At LiveSwitch, we’re passionate about powering the disruptors,” said LiveSwitch CEO Jerod Venema. “What Netflix did to cable, that’s what ‘Couple.TV’ is doing to the traditional, flat dating show. The world went from ‘The Dating Game’ to ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Love is Blind,’ but what’s next? ‘Couple.TV’ is next–live interaction with the show’s daters, as-it-happens chats with other viewers and a personalized viewing experience. We are excited to work with them to scale their live broadcast experience as ‘Couple.TV’ approaches its fourth season,” Venema added.

‘Couple.TV’ is produced by, the speed-dating company that hosts online dating events in the U.S., Canada and Europe for groups of 200–300 singles with an MC, group experiences like trivia, and curated one-one-speed dates.