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.

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.