TVU Partners with RTDNA to Bring Awards Ceremony to Online Viewers for Second Consecutive Year
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 8, 2016 – TVU Networks announces that the upcoming Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) event will feature a live streaming super session using its TVU One mobile uplink technology. The annual event will take place September 18-20 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, and the conference session, “Honoring a Lifetime of Excellence in Journalism with Charlie Rose and Jeff Marks” will be streamed live to the Radio Television Digital News Association’s (RTDNA) Ustream channel in real-time and will be viewable on the RTDNA.org website.
The EIJ conference attracts top journalism professionals who are looking to implement new technologies, software products and journalism best practices in their newsrooms. This year’s event is a collaborative effort between the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Native American Journalists Association.
During the super session, held Monday, September 19 from 5-6:30 PM (CT), Charlie Rose, co-host of CBS This Morning and host of the PBS interview show Charlie Rose, will receive RTDNA’s prestigious Paul White Award – RTDNA’s highest honor, which recognizes an individual’s lifetime contributions to electronic journalism. During the event, Rose will remark on his more than 40-year career in journalism. Jeff Marks, former president and general manager of WDBJ7 and now director for talent development for Gray Television, will also receive an award during the session. Marks will be honored with the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an individual’s contributions to the journalism profession and freedom of the press.
TVU Networks’ TVU One IP-based live video mobile uplink solution will be used to live stream the entire EIJ ceremony. The super session video will also be available for on-demand viewing on RTDNA’s website.
“We’ve relied on TVU transmission technology for past events, and are always very happy with the results,” said Mike Cavender, Executive Director, RTDNA. “With using TVU Networks equipment, we’re confident that our live streaming coverage will provide our audience with reliable and high quality video.”
“TVU Networks is happy to support the Excellence in Journalism conference in live streaming its awards super session,” said Eric Chang, Vice President of Marketing, TVU Networks. “We’re proud to partner once again with RTNDA on this awards event as well as participate as an exhibitor.”
TVU Networks will also be exhibiting at the upcoming EIJ conference for the fourth year, where the company will showcase TVU One – a live, mobile IP newsgathering HD video transmitter. The solution uses the company’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus technology to ensure the highest-quality signal possible and enables organizations to broadcast live HD video from virtually any location in the world. All TVU transmitters deliver resilient video quality, low transmission latency and proprietary Smart VBR technology. Also appearing in the TVU booth will be TVU Anywhere, which enables broadcasters to instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere on their small mobile device or laptop. The TVU Anywhere app uses smartphone or laptop cellular and WiFi connection to record live video and transmit to a TVU receiver or transceiver.
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, U.S. presidential elections, natural disasters, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Super Bowl, the 2015 Papal visit to the United States and several international sporting events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.
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RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA works to protect the rights of electronic journalists throughout the country, promotes ethical standards in the industry, provides members with training and education and honors outstanding work in the profession through the Edward R. Murrow Awards.