NFL Franchise Deploys TVUPack for Live IP Video Streaming

TVUPack Provides Increased Flexibility, Reliability and Video Quality For Carolina Panthers’ Weekly Broadcasts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 29, 2015 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that the NFL’s Carolina Panthers have partnered with TVU to deploy TVUPack wireless uplink backpack to provide HD video solutions for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based team. The Panthers deployed TVUPack to capture and transmit professional-quality video from post-game press conferences and interviews, as part their weekly Game Day wrap-up show. After careful evaluation of live mobile video solutions, the Panthers selected TVUPack because of the solution’s ease-of-use, low latency and picture quality.

“TVUPack has enabled our organization to instantly connect with our dedicated and loyal fanbase better than ever before,” said Berkley Dickens, Broadcast Engineer for the Carolina Panthers. “The Carolina Panthers Television Network broadcasts Game Day programs during the season and provides fans with extensive coverage of the Panthers throughout the year. Most recently, we used the TVUPack for an away game on the opposite side of the country and once again, we were blown away by the picture quality, transmission speed and one-button operation of the pack.”

Added Dickens, “With TVUPack, we can shoot footage at a post-game press conference from any location, watch it as it’s happening from our Charlotte control room and immediately incorporate it into our weekly Game Day show. We simply could not do this type of mobile production without the phenomenal reliability of the TVUPack. We tested and evaluated another solution and from the moment we tried the TVUPack, we were so impressed with the technology, the reputation of TVU Networks, the quality of the pack and the ease with which the pack is operated, we had made our decision as to which solution we would be using, moving forward. I’m not new to the television industry and I remember how difficult it used to be to get a live shot from across town. It’s amazing to have this technology at our fingertips, have the flexibility to shoot from anywhere and have complete confidence in the finished product.”

“We are honored to be the IP video solutions provider of choice for the Carolina Panthers,” said Ken Valdiserri, VP of Sports Business Development, TVU Networks. “The Panthers are having a terrific season and their loyal fans are excited. Every week, Panthers fans want to see exclusive interviews and footage of their favorite team and we’re thrilled that TVUPack is making that possible. TVU Networks has a great reputation with professional sports and we have been very lucky to work with some of the most exciting teams in the NFL. This partnership with the Carolina Panthers is no exception and it’s truly a testament to our dedication of providing the highest quality of mobile video to our customers and to sports fans everywhere.”

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 (IS+) technology designed to deliver a dependable HD quality picture with under one second latency.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, U.S. presidential elections, natural disasters, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Super Bowl, the 2015 Papal visit to the United States and several international sporting events.

 

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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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Ashley Wood
TVU Networks
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CCW 2015: TVU Networks To Showcase IP-Based Video Solutions and Advantages of Inverse StatMux Technology

Global technology leader in live, mobile newsgathering to demonstrate ultra-compact TVU One IP newsgathering transmitter

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 20, 2015 – TVU Networks®, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase its popular video-over-IP solutions at the Content & Communications World (CCW) expo, being held November 11th and 12th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. In its CCW booth (#661) will be the TVU One mobile IP newsgathering transmitter and the company’s flagship TVUPack TM8200 mobile uplink backpack transmitter. Just introduced at NAB this April, TVU One is already in full production and shipping in large quantity.

TVU Networks provides a full portfolio of video-over-IP solutions designed to give broadcasters innovative, flexible and reliable tools to acquire live video content from anywhere and distribute it to anywhere.

TVU One features the same proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) technology, designed to deliver a live HD-quality picture with sub-second latency, as other popular TVU solutions, such as the MLink fixed rack IP-based video transmitter and TVUPack mobile uplink backpack transmitter. Inverse StatMux Plus enables the transmission of dependable HD quality video with less than one second latency through multiple transmission mediums including cellular, satellite, microwave, MIMO Mesh, WiFi, Ethernet and BGAN – even in the most bandwidth challenged environments including a moving vehicle.

“CCW is the premier broadcast show on the East Coast of the U.S.,” said Eric Chang, Vice President of Marketing, TVU Networks. “The New York City location is convenient for many of our customers, and it gives us an opportunity to meet with them, including those who were unable to attend NAB or IBC. And we’re able to showcase new products like TVU One, as well as our full line of IP video solutions. We look forward to exhibiting at CCW again this year showing how our latest innovations can enhance live video acquisition, transmission and distribution.”

TVU One is the company’s fifth-generation live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter. It delivers the same transmission resiliency, performance, picture quality and sub-second latency of a full-size backpack transmitter in a substantially smaller and lighter form factor. TVU One features TVU Networks’ patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm, Smart VBR technology, and the TVU.264 video codec. It’s available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, MIMO microwave mesh, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

The TVUPack TM8200 mobile uplink backpack transmitter combines TVU’s proprietary IS+ advanced Forward Error Correction algorithm with the TVU264 H.264 encoding engine, to enable users to maximize the bandwidth available in each network connection and transmit the most stable picture possible. It supports multiple 3G/4G LTE, microwave, satellite, WiFi and BGAN data connections. The TM8200 is also available in two alternative versions with integrated Vislink hybrid microwave and MIMO Mesh microwave.

Other products in the TVU line up include: the MLink cellular 3G/4G LTE, satellite and microwave live video uplink transmitter; TVU Anywhere – an application that turns laptops and smart devices into transmitters; TVU Grid, a scalable IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution that enables broadcasters to acquire live video from different sources and distribute it to other news stations; and TVUMe, an online marketplace for broadcasters to find and purchase live or recorded video content online from other broadcasters, freelancers and independent production crews from around the world.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, U.S. presidential elections, natural disasters, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Super Bowl, the 2015 Papal visit to the United States and several international sporting events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

 

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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.

 

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Pipeline Communications

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Taiwan’s First 24-Hour News Network Selects TVU Networks to Expand Mobile IP Video Transmission Capabilities

TVBS Adds Ultra-Lightweight TVU One as well as App-Based TVU Anywhere to Suite of TVU Networks IP-Based Video Solutions Deployed in Taiwan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 6, 2015 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that Television Broadcasts Satellite (TVBS), the first 24-hour news network in Taiwan, is expanding their TVU Networks suite of IP-based live video broadcast solutions by deploying multiple units of TVU One, TVU’s newest, ultra-compact mobile transmitter and TVU Anywhere, TVU’s smartphone-based app which broadcasts live from a mobile device with the push of a button.

TVBS, a nationwide cable TV network in Taiwan, has been using TVUPack cellular uplink backpacks since 2010. TVBS will expand their mobile newsgathering capabilities and breaking news coverage by also deploying TVU One, which provides the same industry-leading transmission resiliency, performance, video picture quality and sub-second latency of a full-size TVUPack backpack transmitter, but in the most powerful and smallest form factor IP video transmitter available. Additionally, reporters for TVBS will use TVU Anywhere, a smart device-based app that allows broadcasters to turn their personal smartphone into a high quality, low latency professional video transmitter to capture live news as it’s happening, from virtually anywhere.

“At TVBS, we have built our reputation for over 20 years as the first and the leading 24-hour news network of Taiwan. We have been using TVUPack for over 5 of those years and have been very impressed with not only TVU’s solutions, but also with the relationship they have established and maintained with us throughout the years,” said Bruce Lin, Manager, Engineering. “We have evaluated other products and in order to achieve the kind of agility, convenience and portability we were in search of, we knew that the newest innovation from our longtime IP video solutions provider was the best selection.”

Added Lin, “We were drawn to the TVU One because of its portability, incredible video picture quality provided by Inverse StatMux Plus and the ease with which the TVU One operates. We will continue to use TVUPack but will now have even greater agility when rushing to capture breaking news, as we’ll be armed and ready with the super small and lightweight, TVU One, as well as all of the smartphones and devices equipped with the TVU Anywhere app. The TVU Anywhere app will be very useful for our New Media department, as it increases our ability to capture news from anywhere. We are confident that through our relationship with TVU Networks, we have the best mobile live transmission quality in the industry.”

“We are honored that TVBS has chosen to expand their TVU wireless uplink solutions to our newest innovations. As a very respected news network, both in Asia and around the world, TVBS needs the highest quality live video solutions to continue to produce the very best broadcasts. We are able to equip TVBS with precisely what they need and with the convenience they require. This is a prime example of our continued commitment to Taiwan broadcasters and also enhancing the flexibility and capabilities of broadcasters around the world,” said Paul Shen, CEO, 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 (IS+) 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.

TVU Anywhere is designed to turn a portable smart device or laptop instantly into a HD video transmitter. TVU Anywhere is a powerful tool that enables organizations to instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere at anytime. Using cellular of wireless connection and WiFi when available, TVU Anywhere delivers HD video with the push of a button and without the need for traditional hardware.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, U.S. presidential elections, natural disasters, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Super Bowl, the 2015 Papal visit to the United States and several international sporting events.

 

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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.

About TVBS
TVBS is the first 24-hour professional news channel of Taiwan. Using SNG, microwave, satellite and optical fibre for picture transmission, TVB-News offers up-to-date and in-depth news service to audience. With its base in Taiwan, the channel is supported by a professional team of reporters located around the world. Since its debut, TVBS-News channel maintains its leading position in news services in Taiwan and has continuously recorded higher TV ratings than any other competitors. Thus, TVBS holds the number one position as the employer of choice for university graduates, and was also voted the trustworthiest TV news media by the general public in Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.tvbs.com.tw.

 

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Ashley Wood
TVU Networks
479.899.5204
awood@tvunetworks.com

Prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards Live Streamed by TVU Networks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 1, 2015 – While the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) has been honoring outstanding electronic journalism with its Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971, this year TVU Networks’ TVUPack® TM8200 mobile uplink backpack transmitter will stream the entire ceremony exclusively for live and on-demand viewing at http://www.rtdnaedwardrmurrowawards.org/

The event will be held on October 12, starting at 7:00pm in New York City’s renowned Gotham Hall. The Radio Television Digital News Association will honor national and regional radio, television, and online news organizations with Murrow Awards. Stories ranging from investigative reports of injured undocumented construction workers in Texas, profiles of families with transgender children in Brooklyn, to late-breaking news on violence in the Gaza strip have won awards this year.

For a full list of this year’s winners, please click on the link below: http://www.rtdnaedwardrmurrowawards.org/winners/

In a first for the Edward R. Murrow Awards, student journalism will also be honored. The RTNDA will present awards in each of three categories — audio, video and digital journalism.  Unlike the professional Murrow Awards, which are presented to a news organization, the Student Murrows are awarded to individuals.

“With TVU providing live transmission services, we’re 100 percent confident our live streaming coverage will be of the highest quality. Our online video broadcast is a very important part of the event. It enables people who may not be able to make the gala to see and be a part of this truly special night in journalism history,” said Mike Cavender, Executive Director, RTDNA.

“We’re proud to be aligned with the RTNDA and firmly support its mission to promote excellence in journalism,” said Eric Chang, Vice President of Marketing, TVU Networks. “The Edward R. Murrow Awards are a prime example of what the RTNDA is all about – honoring the nation’s top news organizations for their compelling and often extremely difficult work. Having our TVUPack live stream this extraordinary event for public, online viewing is our honor.”

The award-winning TVUPack is 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 TVUPack 8200 also streamed the Paul White and John F. Hogan Awards ceremony during the RTNDA’s Excellence in Journalism conference held September 19th in Orlando. The event honored noted journalists Leslie Stahl (receiving this year’s Paul White award) and Pierre Thomas (receiving the John F. Hogan award.) The entire ceremony was streamed exclusively to the RTNDA’s Ustream channel in real-time. The video is available for on-demand viewing on RTDNA’s website at www.rtdna.org.

 

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

 

Contact:

Robin Hoffman

Pipeline Communications

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