Online platform Universe's first concert attracts some 2.6 million viewers

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Online platform Universe's first concert attracts some 2.6 million viewers

Girl group IZ*ONE performing during "UNI-KON," an online concert hosted by K-pop fan community app Universe. [ILGAN SPORTS]

Girl group IZ*ONE performing during "UNI-KON," an online concert hosted by K-pop fan community app Universe. [ILGAN SPORTS]

 
K-pop fan community platform Universe's first online live concert “UNI-KON” was viewed by some 2.6 million people in 164 countries, according to the app’s developer NCSoft on Monday.
 
The show took place on Feb. 14 and featured 14 K-pop acts.
 
K-pop artists AB6IX, Astro, Ateez, CIX, Cravity, (G)I-DLE, IZ*ONE, Kang Daniel, Monsta X, Oh My Girl, Park Ji-hoon, The Boyz, WEi, and WJSN performed a total of 46 numbers on stage over the course of four hours. It was available in high definition and “multi-view mode” which enabled viewers to watch the concert from five different angles. The concert also featured various virtual stage effects.  
 
“There haven’t been big concerts recently due to Covid-19, but we could enjoy many artists’ performances today through Universe,” said singer Kang Daniel during the show. “I hope today’s ‘UNI-KON’ was a gift for the audience.”
 
A video of the concert will be available on video-on-demand services with additional footage, including individual shots of members performing. Behind-the-scenes footage and interview videos will be serviced on the Universe app in the near future.  
 
Universe is a K-pop fan community app launched by game publisher NCSoft and its subsidiary Klap on Jan. 28.  
 
BY HALEY YANG   [yang.hyunjoo@joongang.co.kr]  
 
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