NAB 2018: TVU Networks Removes Barriers to Video Production and Distribution with New Story-Centric Workflow Approach

TVU MediaMind Platform Automates Content Indexing and Production

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 5, 2018 – With developments such as AI, big data, IoT and cloud computing, all businesses are undergoing rapid changes to their business models that also hold the possibility of a significant upside in efficiency.Industry 4.0*is a term coined to describe how these technologies can combine to produce a ‘smart factory,’ capable of making decisions and performing autonomously. This follows on earlier breakthroughs, including: 1) mechanization powered by steam and water 2) mass production powered by electricity and 3) computerized automation.

Currently, the video industry is experiencing its own sea change in the way video content is produced, distributed and consumed. Referred to as Media 4.0 or as ‘Enabled Media’ by TVU Networks, this evolution enables the customization of video per the specific requirements and tastes of individual consumers and its distribution through an automated process. AI engines recognize video content and automate its creation and distribution to cell phones, streaming to the Internet, television and social media channels.

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will demonstrate its answer to Media 4.0, the new TVU MediaMind platform, during theNAB Shownext week from April 9-12 in Booth C1707.

“Media 4.0 is about enabling the mass production of content for individual audiencesthrough the automation of video production and distribution,”said Paul Shen, CEO,TVU Networks. “This helps media companies looking to produce more content without increasing their expenditures. Instead of creating content manually, technology can enable the tailoring of that raw video to viewers on specific social media platforms, cell phones, streaming channels, and TV. Archived footage can be repurposed as an asset complete with searchable metadata. Media companies can’t earn revenue from material that’s never broadcast.”

TVU MediaMind consists of TVU Contribution Automation, TVU AI Engine, TVU Real Time Search Engine, TVU Workflow Engine and TVU Producer Pro. From the start of the video production process, all video is immediately indexed based on its metadata by TVU MediaMind’s AI real-time search engine. Using an entirely cloud-based model complete with voice and object recognition, live and pre-produced video clips are located and indexed down to the exact frame and can be shared instantly. MediaMind automates the ability for different production groups to find the content. With cloud-based TVU Producer Pro, different content can be cost-effectively created for different platforms or even audience groups.

Existing TVU customers can quickly utilize the benefits of TVU MediaMind, such as a real time search engine for all of their media assets. The TVU AI Engine can be enabled with tens of thousands of TVU Transceivers deployed around the world.

“TVU MediaMind creates a new story centric workflow, as opposed to a program-centric one, that removes the barriers involved in video production and how the video is shared with different production groups,” explained Shen. “It opens the floodgates for how programs are produced and distributed, removing barriers from the social media, digital and broadcast programming departments and creating one centralized search engine for all raw materials, live or recorded, that feeds all channels. And it helps media companies better target their audiences with appropriate programs.”

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

*Industry 4.0 refers to the automation, digitalization and networking of design, production, information, communication and management processes.

NAB 2018: TVU Networks’ Contribution Automation Service Streamlines the Video Content Acquisition Process

Intelligent workflow automation focuses on story-based content collection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA– April 4, 2018 – At the NAB Show next week, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will introduce TVU Contribution Automation Solution (TVU CAS), an innovative service which automates planning, resource management, acquisition, transmission and routing, and also features integrated metadata and contribution management. Furthermore, TVU also provides an open API (TVU CASAPI) for acquisition devices, transmission devices, receiving devices and routers as well as news systems to be integrated into TVU CAS. TVU Networks will exhibit at NAB in Las Vegas next week in booth C1707.

As demand increases for more live content for news, sports and entertainment, and fast production process in general, streamlining the live video content acquisition and processing of live video content is becoming a necessity for most media organizations, such as TV stations. TVU CAS is able to have the entire acquisition process planned at story creation stage. The resources, such as people, devices and routing are assigned to story and tasks. In addition, all assignments are pushed to field devices, and the personnel who are involved. It will automatically execute the planned tasks according to the plan. Metadata, such as story slug, and information are automatically captured and associated with the corresponding content without human involvement.

“The existing human-driven content acquisition process is inefficient for the increased demand for production efficiency. TVU CAS addresses today’s production needs because it focuses on people and stories rather than machines and manual process,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “The entire content acquisition process becomes streamlined and more efficient with TVU CAS and allows the focus to shift from a rigid program centric to a flexible story centric workflow.”

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

NAB 2018: TVU Networks’ Entire Video Transmission Product Line Now Available with HEVC

TVU now offers software-based HEVC support for its TVU One, TVU MLink 4K, TVU Anywhere and TVU Grid solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 3, 2018 – At next week’s NAB Showin Las Vegas, TVU Networks will demonstrate its commitment to providing customers with the most efficient technologies available by showcasing its lineup of solutions that offer software-based HEVC encoding. Providing high-quality video with improved compression efficiency, TVU’s HEVC supported products now include the TVU One mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, TVU MLink/MLink 4K encoding solution, TVU Anywhere mobile transmitter apps and the TVU Grid live video switching, routing, and distribution system. TVU Networks will highlight all of its latest solutions at NAB in booth C1707.

“We are constantly looking for ways to help our customers reduce their video production costs while allowing them to deliver the best live shot regardless of the transmission environment. We address this with the integration of HEVC into our entire line of transmission solutions, allowing our customers achieve much greater efficiency, “ said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “In addition, our HEVC transmission solutions incorporate distinct software technology advantages with our proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm, and the ability to deliver low latency during fast bitrate changes to ensure a reliable and high-quality picture in a challenging transmission environment.”

When accessing a public Internet connection, especially cellular mobile Internet, the availability of bandwidth is constantly changing. TVU’s patented Variable Bitrate Encoding technology enables a TVU transmitter to dynamically adapt the video encoding bitrate to the available bandwidth of the network. In a mobile Internet environment, bandwidth fluctuations change very fast and very often. TVU’s software-based encoder is designed to react to bitrate changes within a single frame time. This ensures the live video is transmitted with the best picture quality and without any interruption caused by bandwidth fluctuation.

Furthermore, the TVU software-based encoder is optimized to the transmission environment. In contrast, most commoditized hardware encoder chips are not able to be easily adapted to the specific environment often demanded by mobile transmission. For example, TVU combines a software-based HEVC encoder with TVU’s industry-leading IS+ transmission technology, providing an extremely efficient and robust solution for transmission in hostile environments.

With a software encoder, TVU can continuously improve the encoding technology as it has done in the past with its H.264 devices. A customer can purchase TVU hardware today with the knowledge that their TVU equipment will continue to improve with newer technology through a simple software upgrade.

TVU Grid, the world’s largest IP-based distribution network, will also be upgraded to HEVC.  With HEVC, major media companies are able to exchange content with their partners at an even lower cost on bandwidth. TVU Grid v5.0 also features TVU Grid Market, which gives users the ability to exchange, share, and sell video content using the solution’s infrastructure. TVU will also demo the TVU One with HEVC mobile newsgathering transmitter at NAB, which delivers dependable HD quality video with half-second latency within an ultra-compact and rugged hardware chassis. Additionally, the TVU MLink TE4500 HEVC and 4K rack-mount encoder will be shown – which provides cellular 4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

NAB 2018: TVU Networks Introduces Powerful Cloud-Based Live, Multi-Camera Production Solution

TVU Producer Pro Uses Advanced Technology to Enable Simple Web Based Production For Today’s Social Media and Web Streaming Platforms

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 29, 2018 – At the NAB Show, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will introduce TVU Producer Pro, a powerful new cloud-based video production solution. TVU Producer Pro is the latest addition to TVU’s family of remote production solutions, enabling anyone to do professional, multi-camera live video production without expensive hardware, software or training. Covering live events such as sports, concerts, corporate presentations, house of worship services or any other multi-camera production can be done from virtually anywhere using a simple web-browser based interface. The cloud-based Producer Pro features a multi-channel IP video switcher, titling and graphics capabilities and the ability to simultaneously output directly to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope Producer, virtually any CDN platform and SDI through a TVU transceiver. Taking place April 9-12 in Las Vegas, TVU Networks will exhibit at NAB in Booth C1707.

“Covering live, multi-camera events has traditionally been an expensive and complex task. The cost of purchasing or renting live video production hardware or production services meant smaller events had limited coverage or no coverage at all,“ said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.  “TVU Producer Pro provides a flexible and economical alternative that requires no investment in expensive hardware or rental equipment services. It also provides the highest level of flexibility and simplicity allowing virtually any operator to produce the event from any location.”

Added Shen, “One of the biggest challenges with web-based production tools is Internet delay.  The unpredictability of Internet delay prevents actions like switching from happening at the intended frame. TVU Producer Pro’s patent-pending frame-accurate switch technology overcomes this limitation, enabling frame accurate previews in the web-based interface and the action to happen at exactly at the user’s intended frame.”

TVU Producer Pro supports multi-user operation permitting several producers to collaborate together concurrently on producing content. The simple WYSIWYG interface design makes it possible for non-professionals to easily manipulate graphics and text overlays during production.

TVU Producer Pro will work with all TVU transmitters – TVU Anywhere, TVU One, TVUPack and TVU MLink – IP video source or any standard IP video stream (HTTP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, etc.). A user can easily add up to six live streams at any time directly from the TVU Producer Pro interface. In addition, the platform is designed to allow any user of an iOS, Android or MacOS device to be added as a live video source within seconds by downloading the TVU Anywhere application.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Largest Installation of Cellular Mobile Uplinks in Egypt as ANA Selects TVU Networks Exclusively for Newsgathering Operations

Transmission Reliability, Picture Quality, Operational Cost Savings, Remote Software Upgrades and Small Form Factor Cited as Reasons for Selection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 28, 2018 – As part of the largest implementation of TVU Networks’ gear in Egypt, the Cairo-based Arab News Agency (ANA) purchased more than 55 new and upgraded IP video equipment such as TVU One mobile IP transmitters and TVU Transceivers for its newsgathering operations. ANA will use TVU Networks equipment exclusively for all its cellular uplink and video delivery needs, including IP streaming.

ANA is a premier media production provider in the Middle East with a reputation for high-end technical innovation. The company provides media services, including newsgathering and distribution, to broadcasters in the Middle East and North Africa. TVU Networks’ equipment reseller in the Middle East, Broadcast & Studio Solutions (BSS), coordinated the sale.

“As a service provider, we need to provide our clients with the latest technology and cost efficiencies,” said Ahmed Sonbol, Deputy General Manager, ANA. “It’s our business to stay on top of the best-performing, most cost-effective technology for our customers. And when you’re shooting and transmitting breaking news 24/7 for those clients, the speed and reliability of your equipment is critical. With that in mind, we knew we needed TVU.”

ANA conducted a thorough competitive evaluation before switching from its previous cellular uplink providers to exclusively TVU Networks. According to Sonbol, one big benefit in TVU’s favor was the cost-savings of  TVU Grid, TVU’s IP video switching, routing and distribution solution. With TVU Grid-enabled transceivers, ANA will reduce costs over its previous SNG set up, which required an on-site engineer, technician, camera crew, large amounts of equipment and the procurement of satellite time. With TVU Grid, a broadcaster can take a live video transmission from one location and share it with any number of Grid enabled stations in the world. TVU’s Transceivers power TVU Grid.

“With the abilities of our new TVU Grid, we can distribute signals cost effectively, which gives us a real competitive advantage,” said Sonbol. “With our previous system, we had to book time and send a crew, which is expensive. Now, if I have a press conference we’re covering for example, I just need one person with a TVU One unit at the site, send the signal to our TVU Grid, and we distribute it. And we can share that transmission with other clients.”

The TVU One mobile transmitters will be used in the field, delivering video content mainly for ANA’s breaking news and sports coverage. Sonbol points to the units’ HEVC-compatibility as another reason for their selection: “We’ll be upgrading our TVU One’s to HEVC when Egypt completes its network switchover from 3G to 4G. When the 4G switchover is complete, this will be fantastic for us.”

Sonbol also cited the ease of updating with TVU. When the time comes to upgrade ANA’s TVU equipment, it can all be done remotely as software updates compared to other vendors’ hardware-only updates.

Sonbol also points to the stability and quality inherent in TVU’s patented Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) technology. Thanks to the IS+ transmission algorithm, TVU transmitters can simultaneously aggregate any combination of bandwidth mediums including cellular 3G/4G LTE, WiFi, Ethernet, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, microwave, microwave mesh and BGAN and transmit HD quality video with half-second latency. “We’ve tested the IS+ with a low bandwidth signal,” said Sonbol. “It never cut out. The stability and picture quality are amazing. For us, with the largest number of cellular mobile uplinks units in Egypt, this is of utmost importance.”

The lightweight and compact size of the TVU One transmitters were another plus. “They’re much lighter and smaller than the uplink units we’ve been using for the past four years. Just one camera operator with TVU gear and a camera, and you’re all set.”

With TVU Grid, a broadcaster can take a live video transmission from one location and share it with any number of Grid enabled stations in the world. TVU Grid enables stations to take any video source, whether it be a SDI feed, IP video camera, Internet video, or a TVU transmitter and distribute the live video stream to any number of other Grid enabled locations with sub-second latency. TVU Grid’s simple to use interface gives users control over the switching and routing of video streams from anywhere on a network of Grid enabled locations.

The TVU Transceivers can accept multiple video streams from any IP-based video source as well as any TVU Networks video transmitter. TVU Transceivers offer an optional feature that allow users to take a live TVU transmission and output it to a third-party website or CDN. The live video is encoded into an IP format and can be sent to up to six different remote locations. Integration with Facebook Live can be added to TVU Transceivers for live video streaming to the network.

The 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.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

NAB 2018: TVU Networks to Showcase Evolutionary Changes in Broadcast Video Workflow at 2018 NAB Show

Substantive new versions of the company’s IP based solutions including TVU Grid, TVU Anywhere and TVU Command Center to be shown

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 27, 2018 – At the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, live IP video solutions leader TVU Networks will introduce major updates and new features for every aspect of the TVU ecosystem – from acquisition and transmission, to production, distribution and management. Exhibiting in booth C1707, TVU Networks will showcase updates for its TVU Grid v5.0 live video switching, routing, and distribution system, TVU Anywhere app v7.0, TVU RPS Remote Production System v4.0, and TVU Command Center v3.0 cloud-based centralized management solution, as well as enhanced social media integration capabilities.

“We’re continuously striving for major leaps in the TVU ecosystem of live IP video solutions,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “The new software releases that we’ll showcase at NAB have been developed as always based on user feedback. We’re focused on creating innovative tools that improve our customers’ workflows and look forward to showcasing these new updates in Las Vegas next month. In addition, we will unveil the next evolution of broadcast workflow technology.”

“To ensure the maximizing of our customer’s investments, all TVU hardware is designed as much as it can to be future-proof.  While TVU continually releases new software versions with new features, capabilities and improved performances, we ensure that prior generations of hardware can still operate, and our users can enjoy the benefits of new versions as well,” added Shen.

New releases will be shown at NAB for TVU Anywhere – TVU Networks’ powerful app that enables organizations to instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere at anytime. One new feature of TVU Anywhere v7.0 is remote access to camera on phone control from a central operations room via the TVU Receiver. This allows for complete control over the camera’s focus and brightness, and features Pan, Tilt and Zoom ability, providing an operator back at the studio with unprecedented control over camera framing and exposure without degradation of HD picture quality. Another new feature enables users to record and stream live video on their smart phone while leaving a full copy of the recording. TVU Anywhere aggregates all available data connections for streaming, including WiFi, cellular and Ethernet.

TVU Networks will also showcase a new version of TVU Grid – which provides live video switching, routing, and distribution with sub-second latency. TVU Grid v5.0 includes the all-new TVU Grid Market, which gives Grid users the ability to exchange, share, and sell video content using the solution’s infrastructure. Users can view TVU Grid public video sources that are available around the world, and request to take the stream and make it available for their own viewing audience. The entire process of transferring a selected video source is automated with minimal delay from source to destination.

Enhancements to TVU’s video content management solutions include updates to TVU Command Center. TVU Command Center offers centralized remote management and control of all TVU products and services. As a cloud-based solution, it offers the convenience of remote access from anywhere with an Internet connection. With version 3.0, TVU Command Center now integrates with the TVU Booking Service, enabling broadcasters to better manage their IP video workflow through a simple-to-use management system. Extensive booking management features have been added in for greater options and control over the scheduling of daily TVU transmission. TVU Command Center v3.0 also supports metadata creation and editing, including Story Slug, to provide a description of the event to be captured.

TVU Networks will also introduce TVU RPS v4.0 for the first time at NAB. TVU RPS provides a simple solution for live, multi-camera, fully synchronized remote productions using low-cost commodity Internet.  Ideal for sporting events, on-location news, concerts or corporate events, TVU RPS encodes up to 6 synchronized SDI sources in the field and transmits over a standard, low-cost commodity internet connection to a broadcasters existing studio control room for production. TVU RPS v4.0 includes new extensive support for the following: 16 channel AES/EBU embedded SDI audio, Variable Bit Rate (VBR) and the ability to set channel priorities.

TVU’s social media integration capabilities are now updated to include Periscope API support to go along with existing support for Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Broadcast Industry Veteran David Jorba Joins TVU Networks as European Managing Director

Jorba to lead TVU’s European operations

 BARCELONA – March 26, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announces that 20+ year broadcast industry veteran David Jorba has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Europe. In his new role, David will lead TVU’s European operations from its regional base in Barcelona and provide a local presence in all major European markets.

“We are pleased to welcome David to the TVU team,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “As part of our commitment to TVU’s customers in the European market, we’ve built a significant presence to better accommodate our growing regional customer base. We could not have selected a better senior executive to lead our European operations. David brings years of industry expertise to TVU, having held senior leadership roles in the broadcast industry prior to joining TVU. David has successfully built and run business operations in Europe and the US. His expertise will help tremendously in accelerating our European efforts.”

With a demonstrated history of success as a business development and operations executive, Jorba previously held a variety of senior positions during 16 years at Vizrt, a broadcast and digital media content solutions company. He most recently was the President and Managing Director at Vizrt Americas. Jorba has also recently served as a board advisor to Barcelona-based digital marketing agency TMT Factory, as well as to New York’s interactive data applications and visual branding Polygon Labs.

“I am thrilled to be part of the TVU team,“ said Jorba. “TVU is a company that has established itself as a leader in IP workflows and highly innovative production solutions. I’m excited to be part of a company that has the products, ideas and talent needed to build up the most cost-effective, flexible and reliable live production platform of the future.”

Additionally, as part of its enhanced support for the European region, on April 2nd TVU is expanding its regional headquarters and moving to the heart of Barcelona’s innovation district, known as 22@Barcelona. Tripling its office space has enabled TVU to build and launch a new logistics platform to better support broadcaster live coverage requests and grow its team of broadcast engineering experts that are focused on helping clients transition their media workflows to IP.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

NAB 2018: Panasonic and TVU Networks Announce New Camera/IP Management and Delivery Integration

Panasonic P2 Camcorders Communicate with TVU Transceivers and TVU Grid, and Panasonic PTZ Cameras Paired with TVU Vista for Streaming and Remote Control

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 22, 2018 –With a new integration of Panasonic cameras, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, and Panasonic further their technology collaboration with the introduction of two new video solutions. With these new product integrations, TVU welcomes Panasonic to the TVU ecosystem and TVU Grid featuring IP video switching, routing and distribution. The Panasonic/TVU integrations will be on display in two locations at the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NAB Show from April 9-12. During the show, Panasonic will exhibit in Booth C3607, and TVU Networks will be in Booth C1707.

“Panasonic has always been a leader in video acquisition, and we’re thrilled to showcase its P2 cameras working seamlessly with our IP-based management and distribution technology at NAB this year,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “It’s a prime example of creating an easier workflow for our customers, and we’re eager for them to see how easy and powerful the Panasonic/TVU combination is for them. No matter their location, they can acquire and transmit live, low-latency, HD video over IP, and distribute the video with TVU Grid to multiple outlets. In addition, the integration provides an entry into the TVU Grid ecosystem and a part of the largest global video distribution network with over 2500 broadcast stations.”

The Panasonic AJ-PX270 is a handheld HD camcorder that combines the high quality and efficiency of low bit rate AVC-ULTRA recording and the flexibility of a 3G/4G/LTE wireless mobility. The integration between Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 cameras and TVU Transceivers enables streaming from a P2 camera directly to a TVU Transceiver via cellular, WiFi or ethernet connection.

“We’re excited to expand our collaboration with TVU Networks to further accelerate remote production workflows and increase quality and efficiency,” explained Delix Joseph T. Alex, product manager, of PTZ Camera & IP Networking Systems at Panasonic. “The new integrations allow for centralization of AVC-ULTRA P2 cameras along-side AW Series PTZ cameras for a very elegant and scalable network video production system, all configurable from anywhere in the world connected to the internet.”

Each Panasonic camera has a unique network ID that communicates to the TVU Transceiver or TVU Command Center, a cloud-based management and control system. The camera provides an IP video stream, thumbnail and status to the Transceiver or Command Center. In addition, a live stream from the Panasonic P2 camera can be triggered, monitored and managed on the TVU Transceiver or TVU Command Center interface. Received P2 streams can then be distributed to other locations via TVU Grid. Grid is a scalable IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution that enables broadcasters to acquire live video from different sources for distribution to other Grid-enabled locations. It is also possible to utilize P2 camera sources with the suite of functions available on the TVU Transceiver or the TVU Cloud service including IP streaming output (direct to Facebook Live, Periscope and other social media services), TVU Producer Pro, TVU Booking Service and more.

In a separate integration between the two companies, Panasonic’s pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras such as the AW-HE130 can also be paired with TVU Vista, a routing device which provides for the streaming, management and control of IP-based PTZ 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 such as cellular, WiFi, Ethernet, satellite and other IP connections. It also uses TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux + (IS+) technology for stable and resilient transmission over the public Internet.

TVU Vista allows the Panasonic PTZ camera to stream directly from the field back to the studio for decoding and processing using a TVU Transceiver. Once received at the TVU Transceiver, the PTZ camera stream can be distributed via TVU Grid to other locations or streamed to the web using the camera’s IP streaming output or used as a source for Cloud production or Social Media using TVU Producer Pro. Remote camera control for pan, tilt and zoom can easily be done back in the studio using the camera’s own control interface.

Already in use by thousands 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. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

NAB 2018: TVU Networks to Introduce New Version of its TVU One Mobile IP Newsgathering Transmitter for Globetrotting Broadcasters

New TVU One model eliminates modem swapping and is ideal for broadcasters that frequently travel the world to cover important events and news   

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 14, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced a new model of its award-winning TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitter. TVU One TM1000G features a global embedded modem for easy operation practically anywhere in the world. During the upcoming NAB Show, TVU Networks will showcase the new unit alongside its line of live IP video solutions in booth C1707 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“When we first introduced TVU One, it was our first portable live video cellular broadcast product to use embedded internal modems instead of exclusively external USB modems. With its lightweight design, easy operation and broadcast picture quality, it has become an industry favorite,” explained Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “In the past, depending on where in the world the TVU One was going to be used to transmit video or data, a specific set of modems had to be installed to ensure compatibility with that region’s SIMs. This of course meant that modems had to be physically swapped out if a broadcaster was planning to use their TVU Ones in a country that required a different modem configuration. With the introduction of our new TVU One TM1000G model, we are once again raising the bar by offering increased flexibility and ease of use. The global modems available in the TM1000G ensures hassle-free operation by allowing broadcasters to simply insert local SIMs wherever they are into the transmitter, and with that, they’re ready to go live.”

TVU One TM1000G includes all of the useful features of TVU Networks’ standard TVU One TM1000 IP newsgathering portable transmitter. Offering a robust set of functions designed to fit the needs of any size live video broadcaster, the transmitter is available with HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit full HD quality video with half-second latency at 3Mbps. TVU One 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 is ideal for use with broadcasters that travel the world to transmit live coverage of important events like elections, natural disasters, and sporting events to their viewers back home. With TVU One, 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 thousands 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.

South Korean Broadcaster SBS Relies on TVU’s IP Video Solutions For Daily Remote Newsgathering

The South Korean Terrestrial Broadcaster Has Deployed Mobile IP Transmitters Nationally and at its International News Bureaus

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 6, 2018 – TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation leader in IP-based live video solutions, announces that SBS has been depending on its mobile IP live video transmitters daily for remote news production. The broadcaster has been counting on the reliability of TVU Networks’ TVUPack since 2012, and recently purchased TVU One with HEVC live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter units for transmission both nationally and at its international news bureaus.

Launched in 1991, SBS is the second commercial broadcaster in South Korea. A producer of news, sports, and entertainment coverage both nationally and around the world, the organization currently runs one digital terrestrial television station, two radio stations, and seven cable television channels, including SBS Golf, SBS E!, SBS Sports, SBS MTV and Nickelodeon Korea. SBS has been using TVU One transmitters nationally as a part of its “Morning Wide” morning news and talk show on its terrestrial station, SBS TV. As SBS expanded its global news reach this year, the broadcaster was looking for new technology for remote video acquisition from its international bureaus.

“In the past, we’ve used dedicated submarine networks for international correspondence,” explained Mr. Hak Hyeon Kim, Manager, SBS Technical Planning Team. “But as SBS expands its global news coverage, we were looking for a more cost-efficient technology that could produce vivid video, improve our news coverage capabilities, and enable our crews to easily produce and transmit video out in the field back to our studios. We had been using TVU Networks’ TVUPack video transmitters, and we found them to be easy to use and quick to deploy. Knowing that we could count on the reliability of TVU’s live video transmission technology even in challenging bandwidth environments, we recently added TVU One units into our broadcast workflow for remote video acquisition.”

SBS has added TVU One with HEVC/H.265 units to its news bureaus in Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. With the addition of TVU One with HEVC, SBS is realizing real cost savings on broadband use by taking advantage of the more efficient compression and data management inherent in HEVC encoding when compared to H.264 together with TVU’s Inverse StatMux Plus technology. TVU’s transmitters provide simple, worry-free operation to the SBS production team out in the field, and the video is easily sent back to SBS’s broadcasting center in Seoul.

SBS has depended on its TVU Networks equipment for the production of important news and live events, including the World Cup, Olympics, and election coverage leading up to and during both the 2014 and 2017 South Korean presidential elections. TVU One enables SBS to easily capture and transmit video from both its international correspondents and news team in and around Seoul.

Already in use by thousands 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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