NAB 2018: TVU Networks to Showcase HEVC Advancements and Range of New and Updated IP Video Solutions

The company’s TVU Timelock and TVU Transcriber are among the products and technologies that will make their NAB debut

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 20, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase a variety of new and updated IP based products and technologies at the upcoming NAB Show.  The company will continue its technological advancements to HEVC, and will show its entire HEVC solution set integrated with the company’s proprietary video transmission technology, Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+). Taking place April 9-12 in Las Vegas, TVU Networks will exhibit at NAB in Booth C1707.

“At this year’s NAB Show, we’ll introduce new solutions and product updates that have been developed after working closely with our customers and identifying how we can further simplify and improve their production workflows,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “With the transition from digital to IP firmly underway with broadcasters, we continue to round out our IP offerings even as we look to the next workflow disruptive technology. We look forward to demonstrating our complete line of efficient and cost-effective live video products in the Central Hall at NAB Show.”

TVU Networks is expanding its remote production offerings with TVU Timelock – which enables entire remote events to be produced from a control room in a separate location. With the solution, multiple TVU Transmitters can synchronize together at a set latency, allowing mobile and wireless At-home/REMI productions without being tethered. TVU Timelock enables broadcasters to do more live video production at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-location multi-camera production, which typically requires much more equipment and personnel. Joining TVU RPS in the company’s remote production offerings, the award-winning TVU Timelock was first introduced at the 2017 NAB Show New York, and will be making its NAB Las Vegas show debut.

Another company solution that will be making its NAB debut is TVU Transcriber – an AI-based audio to text transcribing service that uses voice recognition technology. TVU Transcriber provides the option to output text to a file format from an audio input source for auditing purposes or embed text into a video stream for closed or open captioning. The new service can be purchased standalone or added as an option to TVU Transceivers.

TVU Networks will also introduce improvements to its existing line of IP video workflow solutions, with enhancements for its video acquisition, transmission, production, distribution and management technologies. New feature and function updates for the company’s TVU One mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, TVU Anywhere app, TVU Router virtual internet cable, TVU Grid video switching, routing, and distribution system, TVU Producer cloud-based production tool, TVU Command Center centralized remote management solution and TVU Voice will be announced at a later date. Additionally, new workflow-based solutions will be unveiled for the first time at NAB.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Live Streaming Regional Emmy Award Gala from Multiple Locations Increases Viewership and Member Participation

Denver Media Center Deploys TVU One Mobile Transmitters with HEVC and TVU Receivers for Heartland Emmy Awards from Denver and Oklahoma City

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 7, 2018 – For its online coverage of the regional Heartland Emmy Award gala, producers literally had to be in two places at once. Each year, the Heartland Emmy awards, honoring excellent media content, are held simultaneously in Denver and Oklahoma City. To make the show as dynamic as possible, video production company, Denver Media Center (DMC), wanted the live video event to reflect the dual-location nature of the awards gala with real-time live feeds from each location.

Th Heartland EMMY Chapter galas were streamed live to the organization’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HeartlandEMMYS/) from the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver and from the Heritage Center in Oklahoma City. With one TVU One mobile IP transmitter in Denver and one in Oklahoma City, and TVU receivers in each location, DMC switched its coverage live between the cities for air on the Facebook page.

DMC live coverage of both galas includes speeches from award winners and red carpet walks from Oklahoma City using TVU Receivers and a video switcher. The receiver in Oklahoma City took in the master feed from Denver. Using the TVU One transmitters, feeds from both locations were distributed back and forth for creation of the live master feed, which was switched and streamed to the Facebook page out of Denver.

While DMC has produced the Heartland Emmy Awards for the past five years using TVU Networks’ equipment, the arrangement this year was a significant expansion over past years. “The first year we produced this show, we used just one transmitter in Denver and a receiver in Oklahoma City,” said DMC Co-owner Nick Arnold. “We didn’t cover the speeches or red-carpet highlights in Oklahoma City at all. Adding a receiver in both locations and a transmitter in Oklahoma City really opened up the back and forth and created a much more exciting main show.”

The amount of views on the Heartland Emmy Facebook page for this year’s gala back that up. Arnold reports over 1,000 views on Facebook, which includes a growing number from areas previously not engaged with the event.

“The Heartland Emmy Awards cover a wide section of the country,” added Arnold. “Many of the Oklahoma stations don’t attend the ceremony or submit their work for award consideration. But since the live Facebook stream from both locales this year, we’ve seen participation rise dramatically from the Oklahoma chapter. The number of people becoming members and submitting work for award consideration has gone from very little to where they’re now a huge part of our membership.”

Currently, the Heartland Emmy’s are the only Emmy show that includes multiple locations, even though other TV chapters also cover multiple large cities, particularly in the Western U.S. “We’re pioneering this idea of including more than one city in your live Emmy telecast,” said Arnold. “It’s a great model to produce a multi-location event and increase participation. With live feeds that incorporate multiple cities, everyone becomes a part of it, and they get more involved and excited about the event.”

He said after seeing the new TVU Networks’ gear at the Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo in late October, he’s anxious to put it to work on future projects: “The TVU equipment gets increasingly smaller and easy to use year after year. The portability they provide gives us a lot of options.”

DMC produces the Heartland Emmy’s live awards presentations annually, including pre-show editing and live directing. The company also produces regional Emmy Award shows for chapters in Colorado, Texas, New England and Washington, DC.

The Heartland Emmy® Chapter honors original content created for traditional broadcast/cable mediums as well as non-traditional and emerging platforms for broadband and portable delivery.  The Heartland Emmys represent the work of broadcast media in cities including Colorado Springs, Denver and Grand Junction, CO; Cheyenne, WY; Omaha and Lincoln, NE; Topeka and Wichita, KS; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK.

The new TVU One live mobile IP transmitter with integrated HEVC compression replaced DMC’s existing TVU mobile units. Featuring TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm, TVU One can deliver HD quality video with half-second latency at 3Mbps. It can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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.

TVU Networks to Showcase Variety of IP Video Solutions at CABSAT 2018

Company’s Newest Technologies Emphasize Operational Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness and Streamlined Broadcast Workflows

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 9, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announces that it will showcase its latest IP video solutions at next week’s CABSAT show, including the TVU One with HEVC mobile newsgathering solution, TVU RPS (Remote Production System), TVU MLink for satellite and microwave vehicles and TVU Grid video distribution, routing and switching system. Taking place January 14-16 at the Dubai World Trade Center, TVU Networks will exhibit at the show in Booth ZB5-C11.

The TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitter uses both HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit HD quality video with half-second latency even in a moving vehicle. Weighing just 2.2 pounds/1 kilogram, TVU One with HEVC offers a robust set of functions designed to fit the needs of any size live video broadcaster. It delivers industry-leading video transmission resiliency and high-definition picture quality within an ultra-compact and rugged hardware chassis. With TVU One with HEVC, broadcasters can fully leverage the versatility of a lightweight, IP-based high-definition video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality. TVU One with HEVC is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet.

At CABSAT, TVU Networks will also showcase its new TVU Transcriber technology. Using voice recognition technology, the AI-based audio to text transcribing service provides the option to output text to a file format from an audio input source for auditing purposes, or embed text into a video stream for closed or open captioning. TVU Transcriber can be purchased standalone or added as an option to TVU Transceivers.

Also to be shown is TVU Grid, an IP video distribution, routing and switching system that gives broadcasters the ability to seamlessly switch live IP video content and share live streams between remote locations. The solution provides the ability to route live, professional-quality video streams with as low as sub-second delay over IP networks to one or more Grid-enabled news stations anywhere in the world as it’s happening.

TVU Networks will also show the TVU MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution – a rack-mount encoder for satellite and microwave vehicles that transmits video using HEVC video compression and Inverse StatMux Plus advanced IP video technology. The MLink TE4500 delivers the same high quality picture that’s currently available with TVU’s award-winning cellular IP-based mobile live video transmitters. TVU MLink also delivers more efficient compression, requiring less data transmission.

TVU RPS will also be on hand at CABSAT. The solution enables the production of a live, synchronized 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 six synchronized SDI sources and transmits high-quality and low-latency IP video from the remote location to a studio-based receiver, and the receiver outputs six synchronized SDI outputs. TVU RPS users see significant cost savings with the ability to utilize existing in-house production staff and equipment at the studio, eliminating the need for large production crews in the field.

TVU Networks will also showcase its TVU Vista solution for PTZ cameras.  TVU Vista allows for the management and control of PTZ IP-based cameras from remote locations. Ideal for fixed camera deployment such as traffic cameras and beauty shot cameras, Vista aggregates multiple IP connections simultaneously for high bandwidth – combining cellular, WiFi, Ethernet and other IP connections. TVU Vista offers a modular design with simple power on and connection operation.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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 Super Bowl and several international sporting events.  For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

TVU Networks Receives NewBay Product Innovation Award for New TVU Timelock Technology

Solution was introduced this fall as part of the company’s commitment to expanding its At-home/REMI remote production solution offerings

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 15, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, is the recipient of NewBay’s Product Innovation Award from TV Technology. TVU Networks has been honored with an award for its new TVU Timelock technology – which enables multiple TVU Transmitters to synchronize together at a set latency, allowing mobile and wireless At-home/REMI productions without being tethered. With TVU Timelock, broadcasters are able to do more live video production at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-location multi-camera production which typically requires much more equipment and personnel.

TVU Networks introduced TVU Timelock for the first time at the NAB Show New York in October. The technology was unveiled as part of the company’s commitment to expanding its At-home/REMI remote production solution offerings. With it, multiple camera crews can roam throughout a production area covering live events and transmit using TVU mobile cellular transmitters like its TVU One to standard TVU Transceivers, which output synchronized SDI or IP outputs.  TVU Timelock enables entire remote events to be produced from a control room in a separate location. The solution joins TVU RPS in the company’s remote production solution offerings.

“TVU Networks is honored to receive this NewBay Media award,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “We’re proud of the solutions that we’ve brought to market this year, and it’s nice to have TV Technology recognize TVU Timelock as a new innovative solution in the industry.”

Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, NewBay’s Product Innovation Award recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. Winners are selected by a panel of professional users and evaluation criteria include innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology, price value, and suitability for use in a broadcast TV/pro video or broadcast/online radio environment.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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.

Japan’s Yomiuri TV Selects TVU One with HEVC for Live Video-Over-IP Remote News Coverage

Resiliency, Picture Quality and Operational Cost Efficiency Put TVU at the Head of the Pack

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 13, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, is announcing that its Tokyo-based reseller Star Communications has procured multiple TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitters for its client, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Based in Osaka, Yomiuri Telecasting serves the Kansai region of Japan and was the first station to be affiliated with Nippon Television Network.

“We conducted multiple road and motion tests to simulate remote news coverage with transmitters from several major manufacturers, and the TVU One with HEVC was, by far, the most reliable among them,” said Mr. Sugimoto, Technical Director, Yomiuri Telecasting Engineering department. “The image quality was excellent and a key factor in our decision. With HEVC support, we’re assured of operational efficiency at a lower cost while achieving high-picture quality at low latency. The TVU One gives us everything we’ve wanted – multi-band embedded modems, long battery life, multi-WiFi with smartphone control – all in a compact package.”

Yomiuri TV will deploy its TVU One with HEVC units for various live news programs, including: “Information Live Miyaneya,” “Wake Up! Plus,” “Ten,” and “Ce Matin.”

The TVU One with HEVC uses both HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm. By taking advantage of both, the TVU One with HEVC transmits HD quality video with half-second latency – even in situations where transmission is being done from inside a moving vehicle. It uses less data, with less overhead and performs with greater stability than ever before. TVU One with HEVC is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

Weighing just 2.2 pounds, TVU One with HEVC offers a robust set of functions designed to fit the needs of any size live video broadcaster. It delivers industry-leading video transmission resiliency and high-definition picture quality within an ultra-compact and rugged hardware chassis. With TVU One with HEVC, broadcasters can fully leverage the versatility of a small, lightweight, IP-based high-definition video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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.

TVU Networks’ CEO Paul Shen Receives “Industry Innovator” Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – November 8, 2017 – Paul Shen, CEO and founder of TVU Networks has been honored with New Bay’s Industry Innovator Award, presented by TV Technology.

NewBay’s Industry Innovator Award winners are selected by a panel of experts and evaluated on their professional achievements, technical and business innovations and continuing influence within their industries.

The winners will be featured in TV Technology, read by thousands of broadcast professionals in the United States, around the world and online. Additionally, all winners and nominees are featured in the special Industry Innovator Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to more than 100,000 readers of TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Government Video, Radio World, and Radio magazine.

“It’s a true honor to be acknowledged by New Bay Media as an innovator in this dynamic industry that I’m so passionate about,” said Shen. “There are so many notable people in this field who’ve had a significant impact driving technology forward in a short amount of time. It makes me appreciate our incredible team at TVU in a profound way. Our success and selection for this award is due to their creativity and commitment to customer service and innovation.”

About Paul Shen:
Shen is an expert in digital video who has worked in the industry for over 25 years. A successful serial entrepreneur, at TVU Networks, he led development of TVUPack, the world’s first cellular mobile backpack transmitter capable of transmitting in HD with low latency. Other TVU firsts under Shen’s guidance: one of the first to introduce IP-based solutions for the broadcast community; the first to introduce scalable, cost effective IP based switching, routing and distribution for broadcasters with TVU Grid; and the first to introduce live VR over IP with the company’s TVU VR IP- and cellular-based live virtual reality transmission solution. TVU’s award-winning cellular 3G/4G LTE transmission technology is being used by thousands of broadcasters around the world daily to capture news and events as they happen.

Shen founded several companies previously, including Imedia Corporation, a leader in digital video communication that was later acquired by Terayon; and Open Harbor, a provider of web-based services for international trade facilitation. He worked to define the hardware architecture for General Instrument’s first all-digital television system and the first digital high definition television (HDTV) system. He served as a General Instrument representative to the MPEG Committee, where he chaired the MPEG4 Syntax Group and led the effort to define a new object-oriented descriptive language. Shen holds 10 patents, including for an in-home digital video unit with combined archival storage and high-access storage, as well as a compressed-video distribution system that features a statistical multiplexer with transcoders.

“It’s a pleasure to honor those who make such a difference in their industries— innovating in technology and business while also inspiring others,” said NewBay Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.

“The awards are designed to shine a spotlight on the people behind the companies and technologies on which our industries depend. We offer a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for their contributions, and wish them continued success.”
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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.

Hunan Television and Fujian Television Select TVU Networks’ Video Transmission Units for Live News Coverage

Leader in IP Video Solutions to Supply Multiple TVU One Cellular Mobile Uplink Units to Each TV Station for Use In Local News

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – August 22, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announced today the successful completion of two separate public tender bids in China resulting in the company providing its award-winning TVU One 3G/4G LTE mobile uplink solution to Hunan Television of the Hunan Broadcasting System and Fujian Television of Fujian Radio Film and TV Group. Hunan Television is the leading provincial TV station in China.

“We are honored to have been selected by two of the most watched TV stations in the People’s Republic of China as their provider of live video transmission equipment for news coverage,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “TVU One and TVU One with HEVC incorporate six generations of technology innovation with an unparalleled rich feature set designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s on-the-go professional broadcaster. In selecting TVU One, Hunan TV and Fujian TV camera crews will be able to take advantage of its easy operation while delivering a live broadcast quality picture at half-second latency to their viewers regardless of the transmission environment.”

The newest generation of TVU One features HEVC/H.265 video compression algorithm and TVU’s Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) technology in a compact and lightweight design. Currently in use by broadcasters globally for daily news coverage, TVU One with HEVC provides improved compression with less data use and overhead while delivering greater transmission stability. Broadcasters are able to realize greater efficiency when their camera crews use TVU One with HEVC to cover regular and breaking news. As with all TVU IP transmitters, TVU One with HEVC can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

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.

TVU Networks to Highlight Latest Video-Over-IP Technology at Texas Association of Broadcasters’ Convention

Full Line of IP Solutions Raises the Bar in Broadcast Workflow with Increased Efficiency and Flexibility

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 19, 2017 – At the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Convention to be held August 9-10 in Austin, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase its shipping line of video solutions, including TVU One with HEVC live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, TVU RPS (Remote Production System) for cost effective remote and At-Home video production, and TVU Router for reliable wireless 200Mbps high-speed Internet connectivity at its booth #109.

Held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, TAB is the largest state broadcast association convention with over 1,100 annual registrants.

On display and being demonstrated at TAB will be the currently shipping TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, which supports the efficient H.265/HEVC video compression standard. With an established customer base, the TVU One with HEVC cellular mobile solution uses both HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit HD quality video with half-second latency. It offers greater stability, uses less data and with less overhead. TVU One with HEVC is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

Weighing just 2.2 pounds, TVU One with HEVC offers a robust set of functions designed to fit the needs of any size live video broadcaster. It delivers industry-leading video transmission resiliency and high-definition picture quality within an ultra-compact and rugged hardware chassis. With TVU One with HEVC, broadcasters can fully leverage the versatility of a small, lightweight, IP-based high-definition video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality.

The TVU MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC rack-mount transmitter is also available and currently shipping with HEVC and 4K support. The rack-mount encoder transmits video using HEVC video compression and Inverse StatMux Plus advanced IP video technology. It brings cellular 3G/4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks.

The latest version of TVU RPS, Version 3.0, will also be a part of the company’s TAB exhibition. TVU RPS enables production of a live, frame accurate, genlocked and synchronized 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 venue. The transmitter encodes up to six synchronized SDI sources and transmits high-quality and low-latency IP video from the remote location to a studio-based receiver, and the receiver outputs six synchronized SDI outputs. Version 3.0 adds the ability to synchronize across multiple unit pairs for additional channels, add a VLAN tunnel to connect any IP device between the field and studio and add support for VoIP.  By utilizing existing in-house production staff and equipment at the studio, a broadcaster no longer needs its own production crew in the field, saving significant cost in producing a remote, multi-camera live shot.

TVU Router provides over 200Mbps of Internet connectivity from virtually any remote location and acts as a network accelerator. With TVU Router as a portable field access point, users can transfer and receive files, stream video, search the web, utilize any IP connected device or service to pass data and more for a high speed, reliable and secure data connection. Existing TVU customers can easily take advantage of TVU Router without the need for additional hardware or data services as a software option for TVUPack and TVU One.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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.

 

IBC 2017: TVU Networks to Demonstrate Full Line of IP-Based Solutions for Live Video

Latest Product Offerings Deliver Operational Efficiency, Streamlined Workflow and Cost-Effective Automation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 13, 2017 –TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase its end-to-end IP-based ecosystem of new and current hardware and software products at the upcoming International Broadcasters Convention (IBC). Making their first showing in Europe will be: the currently shipping TVU One mobile transmitter solution with HEVC compression; TVU Router for delivery of over 200Mbps of reliable, stable and high-speed Internet connectivity from remote locations; version 3.0 of TVU RPS (Remote Production System), a cost-effective alternative for live remote, synchronized, multi-camera At-Home video production with frame accurate sync and genlock; TVU Producer, a web-based application for producing and streaming live content to Facebook Live; API integration with the Associated Press ENPS news production management system and version 6.0 update for TVU portable transmitters.

The TVU Networks’ booth will be in Hall 2, Stand B28 in Amsterdam’s RAI Convention Centre. The IBC exhibition runs from September 15-19.

“We’re eager to demonstrate the benefits of our latest IP-based video innovations to our current and potential customers in Europe and throughout the world this September,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “We’ve incorporated significant enhancements into our product range based on recent customer feedback that optimize the operational efficiency, workflow and automation capabilities of our entire TVU Ecosystem. The efficiencies of IP-based solutions such as in our new and shipping TVU One with HEVC make this a particularly exciting time for those that specialize in IP-based video workflow. The focus of our entire TVU Ecosystem remains to make broadcasters’ operations more efficient through automation and workflow integration.”

TVU Networks will show its TVU One live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter with integrated H.265/HEVC compression standard. With an established customer base, TVU One with HEVC 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 half-second latency even in a moving vehicle. It’s available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

TVU will also be showing the rack-mount TVU MLink model TE4500 live video transmitter with HEVC and 4K support. TVU MLink provides 3G/4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles. Combining TVU’s Inverse StatMux Plus technology together with HEVC, it delivers a high-quality picture with more efficient compression and less data usage.

Another product making its IBC debut will be TVU Router, which can deliver over 200Mbps of secure, reliable, high-speed and untethered Internet connectivity remotely. Now offered as a software option for TVUPack and TVU One users, TVU Router provides an easy way to send and receive IP-based data from a remote location to any other location using the Internet. With TVU Router as a portable field access point, users can transfer and receive files, stream video, search the web, utilize any IP connected device or service to pass data for a high-speed, reliable and secure data connection.

TVU will also demonstrate the latest version of TVU RPS, version 3.0, at IBC. Version 3.0 features the ability to synchronize across multiple unit pairs for additional channels, add a VLAN tunnel to connect any IP device between the field and studio, and includes VoIP support. TVU RPS enables the production of multi-camera news or sports program in a remote location using mainly a broadcaster’s existing control room in their studio and a public Internet connection from the field to deliver frame accurate, genlocked and synchronized multi-camera remote production. The TVU RPS transmitter encodes up to six synchronized SDI sources and transmits high-quality and low-latency IP video from the remote location to a studio-based receiver, and the receiver outputs six synchronized SDI outputs.

The company will also bring to Europe for the first time its TVU Producer software for web-based live production. Running completely on an existing TVU Transceiver, TVU Producer features a simple Web interface and support for Facebook API. With it, a producer can work within the same broadcast workflow as a traditional TV producer. Users can seamlessly switch between incoming TVU transmitter sources, SDI inputs and uploaded video slate sources, add a graphic overlay and stream the produced output to Facebook Live.

TVU will also highlight new company partnerships at IBC, including its new integration with the AP ENPS news production management system for an advanced newsroom content acquisition workflow. TVU and the Associated Press are partnering to streamline the field newsgathering workflow process with metadata-based linkage of media content to specific news story assignments at the point of acquisition. The integration automates and accelerates transfer and ingest of the linked content to the studio and within newsroom production solutions using a combination of AP technology with TVU’s new Progressive Download feature. This feature automatically mirrors content recorded in high-resolution to the TVU transmitter’s internal SSD – making it immediately available for transfer to editing solutions.

Designed for use with a single IP Ethernet connection, TVU is demonstrating the new TVU Era portable transmitter which enables live video streaming for social media platforms, news pool feeds and web streaming from any stationary location. It supports Facebook Live for live video transmission, and it features: variable bitrate or constant bitrate encoding over public Internet, TVU’s traditional one-button operation for live streaming, and an on-board Lithium battery for extended live recording in the field.

TVU will also be demonstrating its current products including TVU Grid, an IP-based switching, routing and distribution video solution. With TVU Grid, broadcasters can switch live IP video content and share live streams between remote locations. TVU Grid removes the walls from broadcast stations, empowering users to distribute or collect content with just the click of a button.

In addition, TVU will demonstrate its Command Center web-interface for centralized management and control of all live video content. Other transmitter solutions on display will include the currently shipping TVU MLink rack-mount transmitter with HEVC and 4K support and the TVU Anywhere app for live video transmission using iPhone and Android devices.

Version 6.0 for TVU portable transmitters introduces several new features, including Progressive Download. As mentioned above, Progressive Download streamlines field production by sending at high-speed a mirror-image, error-free copy of the camcorder’s recorded content to the studio as it;s being shot, greatly streamlining news acquisition. Also included is an all-new VoIP service running on TVU devices for high-quality, two-way communication between the studio and the field.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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.

TVU Networks to Participate at Upcoming SVG Sports Imaging Forum and LiveTV: LA

TVU Executive to Speak on Experts Panel on Wireless and Cellular Camera Systems

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 12, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will participate at Sports Video Group’s upcoming Sports Imaging Forum and LiveTV: LA. The two events take place July 19th at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles. TVU Networks senior sales executive Gary Stratton will be a featured speaker at the event, which will focus on the ability to capture high-quality images and video in sports production. TVU Networks will also have a booth at the conference.

The SVG Sports Imaging event will concentrate on advancements in HDR, lens and camera technology while the LiveTV: LA event will focus on live TV production including the impact of social media and OTT services on content creation and distribution. Stratton will be on the panel for Camera Imaging Forum’s session titled, “Wireless and Cellular Camera Systems.” The session will be held at 4:30, when Stratton and other experts in wireless and cellular-based camera systems will discuss the latest industry advances as technology looks to meet the production needs of ever-increasingly complex live event productions.

TVU Networks offers an end-to-end IP-based workflow ecosystem of hardware and software products and services designed for live video acquisition, production and operational efficiency. The company’s current shipping product suite includes TVU Router, which delivers Internet connectivity remotely; TVU Producer, a web-based application for producing live content for social media; TVU One mobile uplink solution with support for the HEVC compression standard; and a cloud-based centralized management solution called TVU Command Center. TVU Networks’ award-winning solutions have been relied on for some of the world’s biggest sporting events, including the Super Bowl, World Cup, and Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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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