TVU Networks Provides One-Stop Live Video Services For 2016 US Presidential Campaigns

Leader in IP-Based Live Video Solutions Offering Comprehensive Equipment and On-location Support for Broadcasters Covering the Road to the White House

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 25, 2016 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its extensive, proven and award-winning live video uplink products and distribution services for any professional broadcaster covering the 2016 US presidential campaigns. Available now and continuing through November 2016, TVU will offer on-location technical support, dedicated bandwidth including inside and outside the National Convention venues, complimentary TVU Anywhere app which turns iPhone and Android phones into live video transmitters, equipment rentals and complimentary TVU Grid live video routing and distribution services throughout the campaign season including for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, individual campaign efforts during the General Election and at each campaign headquarters on Election day. TVU will utilize its broad experience providing video services and support at major national and global events taking place in multiple locations for this historic event.

“TVU has provided frontline support for professional broadcasters at past US presidential elections and this year is no exception. With the lead up to Election Day in November, we have already received a record number of requests and continuing strong interest from broadcasters of all sizes from around the world for TVU assistance with live video equipment and on-location support,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “Given our extensive experience with supporting broadcasters at major events, we are fully prepared to meet the live video needs of all of our customers whether at the National Conventions, on the road with the candidates or on Election Day. Broadcasters using TVU will experience the advantages of integrated IS+, our proprietary advanced transmission algorithm designed to deliver a resilient, high quality live video picture.”

TVU is offering a complete range of remote and on-location equipment, service and support for live video coverage of the 2016 US presidential elections:

  • Entire family of mobile and fixed live video transmitters including TVU One, TVU MLink and TVU Anywhere
  • Large stock of local cellular 4G and LTE data SIMS and dongles from all major national carriers including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile
  • Remote and on-site technical support from experienced TVU personnel
  • Complimentary TVU Anywhere app support for live video transmission from a smart phone
  • Dedicated broadband access from different locations including inside and outside National Convention venues
  • Complimentary live video routing, switching and distribution with enabled TVU Grid
  • Dedicated microwave mesh network in multiple locations

TVU solutions include the award-winning lightweight and portable TVU One cellular live video transmitter, fixed mounted TVU MLink for ENG vans and the TVU Anywhere app that turns an iPhone or Android device into a live video transmitter. TVU also has the industry leading TVU Grid, an IP based switching, routing and distribution video solution and new TVU RPS for remote, multi-camera and synchronized live production without all of the associated expense.

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.

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.

TVU Networks to Demonstrate New Advancements In Cloud-Based Live Video Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2016

Matt McEwen, VP of Product Management, Scheduled Speaker on Advantages of IP Based Workflow for Live Video

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 23, 2016 – Following a successful debut of its two new cloud-based live video solutions at the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) in April, TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase TVU Command Center and TVU Alert as well as its complete line of IP-based live video solutions at the upcoming BroadcastAsia Exhibition & Conference. In addition, TVU’s VP of Product Management, Matt McEwen, is a scheduled presenter and will speak about the advantages of broadcasters transitioning to an IP-based workflow for live video. TVU Networks will demonstrate its products at its reseller’s booth, Magna Systems & Engineering (Booth 5C2-01).

McEwen will deliver his presentation, “Transitioning to IP Based Workflow for Live, HD Video“ at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, June 1st. McEwen’s talk is part of BroadcastAsia’s Broadcast Engineering and Technology Track 3 speaking engagements, which are focused on Next Generation Workflow and Digital Assets Management tools. His presentation will cover the advantages of live, IP-based video acquisition, management and distribution, and will discuss how IP-based operations improve workflow automation. The session will also cover managing the transition from SDI to IP when changing to software-defined workflows, as well as the key processes and benefits of switching from a legacy infrastructure to an IP-based model.

Visitors to TVU’s demonstration station at Magna Systems & Engineering’s booth will be able to see how TVU’s new cloud-based solutions help broadcasters manage all of their breaking news alerts and video content anywhere from one interface. TVU Command Center delivers centralized and complete management control of video content with a robust set of tools that include managing live video transmitters and receivers, the switching, routing and distribution of live video feeds, GPS location tracking of live transmitters in the field and much more. TVU Alert provides the capability of instant text-based notification of breaking news to a group of individuals within a news organization or the entire organization, allowing for faster internal communications and being on-air first.

TVU’s IP-based live video solutions also include all of the following:

TVU One – The new fifth generation mobile IP newsgathering transmitter is a breakthrough in design and performance. TVU One delivers the same Inverse StatMux Plus transmission resiliency, HD picture quality and sub-second latency of a full-size mobile cellular backpack solution but in an ultra-compact size and weight form factor.

TVU Grid – The award-winning TVU Grid is a powerful, yet simple IP-video distribution, routing and switching system giving broadcasters the ability to seamlessly switch live IP video content and share live video streams between multiple remote locations. With TVU Grid, the walls of broadcast stations are knocked down, enabling them to efficiently distribute or collect content with just the click of a button.

TVU Anywhere – Designed to turn your portable smart device or laptop instantly into a transmitter, TVU Anywhere is a powerful tool enabling reporters to instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere at anytime. TVU Anywhere is easy to use – just download the app to your smartphone, tablet or laptop, open the application and start transmitting video. TVU Anywhere uses your device’s 3G/4G/LTE wireless connection and WiFi when available to transmit live video to a TVU Receiver.

TVU MLink – 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.

TVU RPS – TVU’s Remote Production System (RPS) delivers a cost-effective alternative for live remote synchronized multi-camera news and sports coverage by leveraging a broadcaster’s existing studio control room staff and equipment and a public Internet connection from the field. With TVU RPS, a broadcaster can achieve on-location live production without the need for production trucks, dedicated fiber or large on-site production crews.

TVU Aerial Newsgathering Pack – TVU has partnered with DJI, the leading drone manufacturer in the world, to deliver a fully-integrated live transmission solution capable of delivering live video from a DJI drone using TVU One. The solution is capable of transmitting in full HD with sub-second latency with more than 20 minutes of fly time for the drone.

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 a large majority of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions. 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.

TVU Networks Wins NewBay Media NAB 2016 “Best of Show” Award for New Remote Production System

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 10, 2016 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, won a “Best of Show” Award from NewBay Media publication TV Technology during NAB 2016 for TVU RPS (Remote Production System) – a new, cost-effective alternative solution for live, remote, synchronized multi-camera news and sports coverage.

Debuting at the NAB Show, TVU RPS eliminates the need for expensive and complex mobile truck use for production of major sporting and broadcast events. The system enables the production of a live, multi-camera program in a remote location using mainly a broadcaster’s existing control room in their studio and a public Internet connection from the field. The TVU RPS transmitter encodes up to four synchronized SDI sources and transmits high-quality and low-latency IP video from the remote location to a studio-based TVU receiver. The receiver, in turn, outputs four synchronized SDI outputs. With TVU RPS, broadcasters can utilize in-house production staff and equipment at the studio, saving significant cost in producing a remote, multi-camera live shot.

“TVU Networks is very pleased to be recognized by TV Technology for our new TVU Remote Production System,” said Paul Shen, TVU Networks CEO. “We’re proud to have launched a product at this year’s NAB that will transform the way live sports and live remote video are produced. With TVU RPS, broadcasters can achieve the same objectives of remote production for live coverage, but at a much lower operational cost without the need for an expensive, dedicated fiber link or large on-site production crew. TVU RPS allows broadcasters to expand their video coverage and transform the way live sports, news and remote video are produced.”

NewBay Media’s prestigious “Best of Show” Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

“Recognition with an award at the NAB Show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications,” said NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.

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 a large majority of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions. 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.