EBD Selects TVU Networks As Exclusive Provider For Mobile Live Video Uplink

Leading Service Provider to Italian News Broadcasters Consolidates IP Video Solutions to TVU One, TVUPack and TVU MLink

Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 14, 2015 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that European Broadcast Development (EBD), the leading service company in the media and television broadcast market in Italy, is switching to TVU in a multi-year deal for all of its live mobile video content services to Italian broadcasters, replacing all similar current equipment in favor of TVU. EBD will deploy the award-winning TVUPack backpack style transmitter, TVU One, TVU’s newest ultra-compact mobile transmitter and TVU MLink, TVU’s vehicle mounted mobile, microwave and satellite transmitter. The deal arrangement was completed with the assistance of Professional Show, TVU’s official reseller in Italy.

EBD consists of a pool of companies that specialize in broadcast, providing complete and integrated services. EBD works with over 400 partners across Italy and has offices in Milan, Rome and Genova, Venezia, Torino, Bologna, Firenze, Napoli, Bari and Palermo. In addition to its comprehensive services, EBD invests every year a large amount of its revenue in research and development of new services and technologies.

“At EBD, we are committed to delivering the best solutions and services to our broadcast customers. We were very impressed with TVU products and felt that the TVU equipment’s ability to transmit a broadcast quality HD signal in the most challenging environments with very low latency is crucial to our customers,” said Matteo Brambilla, Strategic & New Business Director, European Broadcast Development. “We have evaluated and used a number of similar products. None of them are able to match the performance and picture quality that TVU’s products can deliver. We are happy to be consolidating to TVU for cellular uplink to allow us to effectively service Italian broadcasters and look forward to a long partnership with TVU. With TVU we started a deal with the aim and commitment to develop together the best and up-to-date system to provide the most effective and reliable services to our customers.”

“With DNG (Digital News Gathering), the ENG, Uplink and troupe company of EBD Group, we will integrate TVU transmitters in all the services. The ENG troupe will become, in the near future, a live contribution for all the broadcasters. DNG has done more than 10.000 ENG services in 2014.” said Marco Pacciarini, Chief Operating Officer, Digital News Gathering.

“We are excited and honored that EBD has chosen to move to TVU for its cellular mobile uplink solutions. As a large and well-respected provider of end-to-end services to Italian broadcasters, EBD requires partners that can scale and provide strong support so that it can effectively service its customers. We are well-equipped to handle EBD’s needs because we have many broadcast customers of all sizes around the world and understand their unique requirements,” said Kris Hill, Sales Director Europe, TVU Networks.

TVU One is a fifth generation, live, mobile IP newsgathering transmitter based on the same reliability, HD picture performance, and under one second latency of a full-size TVUPack backpack transmitter, but in a substantially smaller, lightweight and ultra-compact form factor. TVU One also features TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus for a broadcast quality picture even in a moving vehicle. With TVU One, broadcasters can fully leverage the versatility that a small, lightweight IP video transmitter brings in the field, without sacrificing performance, feature functionality or picture quality.

The award-winning TVUPack is a modular IP newsgathering solution that enables broadcasters to capture and broadcast live HD video of interviews and events over multiple cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi, WiMax, and BGAN connections, giving organizations and individuals the satellite or microwave TV truck or van functionality in a lightweight backpack. TVUPack features TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus technology designed to deliver a dependable HD quality picture with under one second latency.

TVU MLink brings cellular 3G/4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks. Designed for fixed deployment, MLink is a one RU rack unit that is capable of aggregating the transmission signals from multiple transmission mediums simultaneously, including cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet. The TVU MLink uses the same proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus technology that is in its award-winning TVUPack solution to deliver a dependable picture with sub-second latency.

 

About TVU Networks
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, and TVU One, the company’s most recent, ultra-compact video innovation. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

 

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TVU Networks Introduces TVUMe at IBC 2015

Recently Launched Online Marketplace for Video Content Adds New Service Enhancements

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 10, 2015 – TVU Networks®, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, announces today that at IBC 2015 it will be presenting its groundbreaking new IP video marketplace TVUMe for the first time in Europe.

TVUMe enables broadcasters to find and purchase live or recorded video content online from other broadcasters, freelancers and independent production crews from around the world.

The revolutionary concept behind TVUMe means that users can sell or trade recorded video content and sell live video streams via a simple interface allowing broadcasters and content owners to leverage their assets quickly and efficiently.

TVUMe has also been designed to allow production crews to list production services and equipment for future booking, giving broadcasters access to professional video crews around the globe at the desk-top.

With TVUMe’s interactive map feature, broadcasters can search for content being produced in a particular location and then acquire the live video content from camera crews already shooting on site, allowing breaking news events to get to air faster.

At IBC 2015, TVU will demonstrate several new features of the video online marketplace for the first time. This includes the ability for a user to click one button to choose to share their video content with just one party as an Exclusive or multiple interested parties using the Multi-distribute option. In addition, users are now able to instantly share live video content with others through social media by simply sharing a unique URL. Viewers will be able to see the shared video without needing to log into TVUMe.

TVUMe contributors can download the free TVU Anywhere app on iOS, Android and Windows, to instantly stream live video to the TVUMe marketplace. TVU Anywhere turns a smart mobile device into a video transmitter and has the ability to aggregate all available bandwidth from cellular and WiFi connections, ensuring resilient transmission for a superior picture. TVUMe is fully integrated with TVU Anywhere, allowing news-gathering teams to communicate directly with the user in real time.

Paul Shen, CEO VP of TVU Networks said, “TVUMe expands the ability for broadcasters to deliver more live news coverage to viewers from more places and faster. TVUMe’s ability to facilitate real-time transactions between broadcasters and video content providers from a single web interface can capture and deliver breaking news with a click of a button. The new features we have added to TVUMe provides more management and control over content distribution, increasing the speed by which news can be shared.”

 

About TVU Networks
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, and TVU One, the company’s most recent, ultra-compact video innovation. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

 

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TVU Networks Live Streams Prestigious “Excellence in Journalism” Event

Global technology leader in live, mobile newsgathering to demonstrate IP video transmission and distribution technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 9, 2015 – The high-profile Excellence in Journalism conference, a collaborative event between the Radio Television Digital News Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, will conduct the first live stream of its Paul White and John F. Hogan Awards ceremony held September 19th in Orlando. The event will feature awards honoring noted journalists such as Leslie Stahl (receiving this year’s Paul White award) and Pierre Thomas (receiving the John F. Hogan award.) Both journalists will remark on their storied careers during the ceremony.

TVU Networks’ TVUPack® 8200 mobile uplink backpack transmitter will stream the entire ceremony exclusively to the RTNDA’s Ustream channel in real-time. The video will also be available for on-demand viewing on RTDNA’s website at www.rtdna.org .

As part of the company’s third year exhibiting at the Excellence in Journalism conference, TVU Networks will bring a range of its live IP video solutions to demonstrate. Among the technology on the stand will be TVU Onea live, mobile IP newsgathering HD video transmitter. TVU One is based on the same transmission resiliency, performance and sub-second latency of a full-size TVUPack backpack transmitter, but in a substantially smaller, lightweight and ultra-compact form factor. Like all TVU transmitters, TVU One uses proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus technology to transmit dependable HD video over cellular 3G/4G LTE with sub-second latency.

Another booth highlight will be the award-winning TVUPack, a portable backpack style IP newsgathering solution that enables broadcasters to capture and broadcast live HD video of interviews and events over multiple cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi, WiMax, and BGAN connections. Using Inverse StatMux Plus technology to ensure the highest-quality signal possible, TVUPack enables organizations to broadcast live HD video from virtually any location in the world.

The TVUPack TM8200 is also available with optional integrated MIMO Microwave for challenging cellular bandwidth environments. The Multiple-In Multiple-Out antenna technology (MIMO) allows for portable and convenient set up of a localized mesh network for added transmission resiliency. With the ability to aggregate both cellular and MIMO connections, TVUPack with MIMO Microwave Mesh combines proven IP based 3G/4G LTE cellular broadcast with specially designed IP radio transmission technology that is self-forming and self-healing, meaning that it’s extremely easy to set up, and capable of responding to changing conditions.

Also appearing in the TVU booth will be TVU Anywhere, which enables broadcasters to instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere on their small mobile device or laptop. The TVU Anywhere app uses smartphone or laptop cellular and WiFi connection to record live video and transmit to a TVU receiver or transceiver.

 

About TVU Networks®

TVU Networks® is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU® serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU® is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which include TVU One™ and the award-winning TVUPack® mobile live cellular transmitters. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVU’s uplink solutions use any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location.

 

About RTDNA

RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries. www.rtdna.org

 

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TVU Networks Expands Korea’s Leading Network’s Coverage of Historic Inter-Continental Railway Project with Global Rental Program

Global Rental Program Provides TVUPacks to South Korea’s Leading 24-Hour News Network for Eurasia Friendship Express Railway Project

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 8, 2015 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that TVUPack IP video transmission solutions were used by South Korea’s leading broadcast network, YTN, to capture and deliver live video content from the recently completed Eurasia Friendship Railway Project.

During the 14,400km journey through multiple countries, YTN used TVU Networks’ Global Rental Program to acquire TVU Networks’ mobile uplink backpack solution to broadcast in real-time to viewers in South Korea. Through TVU’s Rental Program, YTN’s team was able to report live from Vladivostok, Moscow, Warsaw and Berlin.

TVU Networks played a critical role in broadcasting this highly symbolic, inter-continental express train project. TVU deployed additional TVUPacks to longtime partner, YTN, through TVU Network’s flexible and convenient Global Rental Program. Through this program, YTN was able to ensure the highest level of transmission from various key stops throughout the journey, regardless of the changing bandwidth constraints and while providing the most optimal picture quality.

“TVU Global Rental Program was fundamentally important to YTN’s coverage of the Eurasia express train journey. To capture footage from each of the key stops along the lengthy journey, we required additional TVUPacks,” said Hyungil Park, YTN Technical Planning Team Manager. “We have been using TVUPacks to transmit news from all over South Korea since 2011, and we knew would could rely on TVU for this purpose, as well. TVUPacks are made for this sort of mobile broadcasting and this was such a large and important event, we could not risk using a product we weren’t confident with,” Park said. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail) co-sponsored this ambitious railway project meant to promote peace and unity throughout Eurasia, and we had a firm understanding of how important this was to the people of South Korea and how essential our role was in bringing them closer to the news,” Park explained.

“TVU was truly a loyal partner to us as we embarked on this project. We relied on TVU Networks in four crucial cities throughout the 20-day expedition. This was of vital importance, as the viewers and people of South Korea relied on YTN to provide the most accurate, real-time news of this unprecedented journey. This was undoubtedly the most cost-effective and seamless way to provide this sort of coverage. TVU provided the necessary packs and equipment to ensure we would have the best connection, strongest signal and highest picture quality to report back to our loyal viewers in South Korea,” said Park.

Through its simple one-button operation and ability to simultaneously transmit over multiple combinations of cellular, WiFi, microwave and satellite links, TVUPack enables broadcasters to deliver live HD video from practically any location. TVUPack also offers broadcasters TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) transmission protocol to ensure enhanced resilience and superior picture quality in fluctuating bandwidth conditions, as well as the ability to transmit HD video with sub-second latency.

TVU Networks will be presenting its full suite of live, IP video solutions at IBC, September 11-15, 2015 in Amsterdam. TVU Networks team will be on-site in hall 2, stand B28, doing live demonstrations of TVU Networks’ solutions and products, including the most recent, highly anticipated innovation, TVU One.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. The TVUPack suite of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the 2010 World Cup, both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, U.S. presidential elections, natural disasters, the 2013 Papal conclave, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Super Bowl. For more information about TVUPack and the TVU Global Rental Program, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

 

TVU Networks To Demonstrate Latest Version Of Its IP Based Live Video Switching, Routing and Distribution Solution At IBC 2015

Award-winning TVU Grid adds new features designed for enhanced broadcast workflow integration

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 3, 2015 – TVU Networks®, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, announces today that at IBC 2015 it will be demonstrating TVU Grid version 3.0 for the first time in Europe. With the new features, TVU Grid can now deliver sub-second latency performance when switching, routing and distributing live video. In addition to a new updated user interface, TVU Grid also works with TVU’s new web-based Booking Service, which adds automated booking and scheduling of video sources.

TVU Grid is the first IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution designed to give broadcasters the ability to seamlessly switch live IP video content and share live video streams between multiple remote locations. With TVU Grid, broadcasters are able to switch between any connected IP or SDI video sources, allowing it to integrate easily with broadcast workflows.

The TVU Booking Service is a booking and scheduling solution that allows a broadcaster to easily manage any number of IP based video streams. Integrated with TVU Grid, the TVU Booking Service provides broadcasters with a Web-based interface to manage and control transmissions for both TVU mobile transmitters and TVU Grid. The TVU Booking Service delivers simplified user management from any location, an easy booking workflow and easy configuration.

Paul Shen CEO of TVU Networks said “Since the launch of TVU Grid in 2013, we have continued to add control and management features that our customers want and that integrate easily with their workflow. The addition of TVU Booking Service for TVU Grid extends this effort by providing easy scheduling of multiple IP video streams. Users can now set the exact day and time they want each video source to go live, and TVU Booking will automatically handle the switching without the need for monitoring and intervention.”

Visitors to IBC 2015 will be able to view TVU Grid along with the full range of TVU Networks’ IP based video solutions on stand 2.B28.

 

About TVU Networks
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, and TVU One, the company’s most recent, ultra-compact video innovation. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

 

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TVU Networks on Instagram
TVU Networks on Facebook

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