2016 Year-in-Review: TVU Networks Celebrates Year of Strong Growth In Usage and Innovation in Live Video Transmission Technology

Company Saw Jump In Equipment Use Worldwide, Introduced Advancements in Video-over-IP, and Provided Broadcast Support for Coverage of Major World Events

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 16, 2016 – As the year draws to a close, TVU Networks shares a year-in-review of its success and advancements as a market leader in video-over-IP acquisition, distribution and management. In 2016, customer usage of TVU solutions, including TVU Grid, climbed more than 207% when compared to 2015. It also led the charge in 2016 with innovative new technologies, including its award-winning TVU RPS (Remote Production System), TVU MLink with H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding, integration with AP’s ENPS multi-platform news production system and integration with Facebook Live. The company also provided essential support this year to its customers during live events with worldwide audiences, including the Rio Olympics, U.S. elections and Super Bowl 50.

“Throughout our history, TVU Networks has quickly adapted to the changing landscape of live video,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “Our newest solutions are designed to stay ahead of the curve, and we’re constantly listening to feedback and taking the pulse of the industry to design solutions that meet our customers’ needs before or just as the need occurs. Research shows that consumers are watching less television, but more video content. Video content production models must adapt to that viewership change. We’ve created new solutions this year that address these challenges.”

Added Shen, “TVU has become an integral part of our customer’s everyday workflow for live video acquisition, transmission and distribution. For example, during the US Elections, over 6,000 hours of live video were streamed from our transmitters. As we look ahead to 2017, we will continue to listen to our customers and rollout new solutions designed to support video production.”

TVU Networks was also focused on its commitment to global expansion in 2016, with new office openings in Brazil, Mexico City and Barcelona and new reseller relationships formed around the world, including with ARISTON Broadcast & Telecom Solutions S.A in Greece and Cyprus, UK-based Techex and Nyja Umbodid ehf in Iceland. TVU Networks also entered into a partnership with leading UK-based satellite and broadcast systems integrator, Sat-Comm.

TVU Networks’ full portfolio of video-over-IP solutions includes its flagship TVU One mobile uplink transmitter – a compact solution that delivers high-quality IP video transmission performance and features the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit dependable HD quality video with less than one second latency. Other popular offerings in the company’s product line include the award-winning TVU RPS; and TVU Anywhere – a powerful tool that enables organizations to instantly capture and transmit footage from their mobile smart device. A new addition to TVU Networks’ solutions is social media support, with direct streaming capabilities to Facebook Live.

TVU Networks was also recognized as a leading manufacturer in the online video space this year by Streaming Media Magazine, making the publication’s annual 2016 Streaming Media 100 list for the second consecutive year.

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.

Pegula Sports and Entertainment Relies on TVU Networks for Buffalo Bills & Sabres Sports Coverage

The Upstate NY Professional Sports Teams Use TVU Networks’ Video Transmission Technology To Deliver More Content To Fans Easier and Faster

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 7, 2016 – TVU Networks announces that Buffalo’s NFL Bills and NHL Sabres teams have been relying on its video transmission solutions for game coverage. Both teams are newly under the ownership of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) and part of the One Buffalo sports family. The teams now have their own production team of videographers and producers for live coverage of both home and away games. The Buffalo Bills have been using TVU Networks’ TVU One cellular 4G/LTE portable IP video transmitter and TVU receiver as part of its production package for the past few seasons, and the technology was brought forth for use at PSE. The Sabres recently purchased a second TVU One exclusively for use during hockey season, which kicked off in October.

“We’ve been very happy with the performance of our TVU Networks equipment for Bills coverage over the past couple of seasons, so we purchased a second TVU One this year to go on the road with our Sabres production team,” said Stephen Asposto, Sr. Director of Broadcast Operations, PSE/Bills. “We’ve really benefitted from being able to have the production crew quickly shoot high-quality video with the TVU One’s one-button operation, then send footage, stand ups and highlights from away games back to our studio facilities. We then can easily incorporate the content into our final productions.”

One Buffalo’s studio facilities are at New Era Field, the Bills’ newly named home stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., with connectivity to the Sabres Key Bank Center hockey arena in downtown Buffalo. Operators use the TVU One to shoot and send live video of highlight footage and pre- and post-game coverage, including press conferences, from the field back to the studio in Orchard Park. PSE also produces website content for Sabres and Bills coverage.

“We’re honored that our video transmission equipment is an integral part of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres game time productions,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “With TVU One, sportscasters can fully leverage the versatility of a lightweight, IP-based video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality. PSE is able to provide its audiences with the best video coverage possible when relying on the TVU One.”

The Buffalo-area football and hockey producer just launched a new relationship with New York’s MSG Networks to create MSG WNY (Western New York). As part of the new venture, PSE has taken on new daily radio/TV simulcast broadcast responsibilities for MSG WNY, including producing the Buffalo Sabres hockey show The Instigators and the Buffalo Bills football show The John Murphy Show – which launched in the beginning of October to add to the regional MSG programming. The One Buffalo studio Bills production team also produces a weekly NFL pre-game show Bills All Access and a post-game show called Bills Tonight.

Asposto summed it up by saying, “Our team has a lot of content to produce, and our TVU Networks gear has made our jobs easier and much more efficient. We’re happy to put our TVU One equipment to good use throughout both the NFL and NHL seasons for away game coverage and remote segments to give our audiences the best in-depth coverage possible.”

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.

Broadcast Industry Veteran Claudio Moriel to Lead TVU Networks’ Sales in Mexico

New Office to Offer Local Service, Support and Serve Broadcasters in SDI to IP-based Transition

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 6, 2016 – As part of the company’s plans for expansion in the region and its commitment to broadcasters transitioning from an SDI to an IP-based infrastructure, TVU Networks has appointed Claudio Moriel as the company’s new Director of Sales for Mexico. Claudio will lead the new TVU office in Mexico City.

Moriel was previously the Managing Director at Televital, the top broadcast rental and service facility in Mexico. During that time he counted Fox Sports, ESPN, SKY-TV, NBC, FIFA, TV Azteca and Televisa among his clientele.

In his new position, Moriel will be responsible for heading all TVU sales in the country – one the company sees as critical to its future growth.

“We’re very excited about our continued expansion in the Latin American broadcast market,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “With our new Mexico City office led by Claudio, we’ll bring the same high level of customer service and support our Mexican customers enjoy throughout the world. This is particularly important for broadcasters in Mexico as they transition from SDI to IP-based video solutions.

Added Shen, “Having Claudio at the helm in Mexico City puts us in an ideal position. With his broadcast expertise, customer focus and extensive contacts, we couldn’t be more confident in his ability to lead our company’s efforts in Mexico.”

Prior to joining TVU, Moriel was General Manager at De Sisti Mexico, a major supplier of lighting equipment to the broadcast industry. While working with DeSisti, he supervised the company’s first manufacturing facility outside of Rome. He spent several years in his previous positions at both De Sisti and Televital.

“We’re in a growth mode in Mexico right now, and TVU offers products that address broadcasters’ needs from acquisition to distribution,” said Moriel. “I’m very excited about our new office in Mexico City which will allow us to locally service customers with support, sales and rentals.”

Moriel can be reached via phone at +52 554010-9464; Skype: moriel_claudio or email: cmoriel@tvunetworks.com

TVU Networks’ full portfolio of video-over-IP solutions includes its flagship TVU One mobile uplink transmitter – a compact solution that delivers high-quality IP video transmission performance and features the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit dependable HD quality video with less than one second latency. Other popular offerings in the company’s product line include the award-winning TVU RPS; and TVU Anywhere – a powerful tool that enables organizations to instantly capture and transmit footage from their mobile smart device. A new addition to TVU Networks’ solutions is social media support, with direct streaming capabilities to Facebook Live.

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.