Snowed In News Station Reporters Broadcast Neighborhood Winter Storm Jonas Weather Conditions Using TVU Anywhere App

TVU Anywhere enabled WRIC reporters to instantly capture and transmit video footage from several snowy remote locations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 15, 2016 – When Winter Storm Jonas recently swept through the Northeastern U.S. and made history as the heaviest snowstorm on record for a handful of cities, virtually everyone in the storm’s range was snowed in – including area news reporters. But thanks to TVU Networks’ TVU Anywhere video app, the reporters of Richmond, VA.’s WRIC news stations were able to report the news right from their own front doors. Designed to turn portable smart devices or laptops instantly into transmitters, the TVU Anywhere app enabled the station’s 8News team to successfully broadcast conditions in local Virginia subdivisions during the storm.

The TVU Anywhere app is ready to quickly shoot in the field using only a smartphone or laptop. Designed to capture breaking news and events as they happen, TVU Anywhere users can instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere at anytime. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, operators can simply open the application and start transmitting video at a moment’s notice.

Reporting from around the Richmond area, 8News team members were able to report on the current snow conditions using TVU Anywhere. As the crew shot video from their respective neighborhoods in the early aftermath of the storm, the video footage was transmitted back to WRIC’s station for broadcasting. View more about WRIC’s use of TVU Anywhere and see footage of the station covering Winter Storm Jonas using the app here.

TVU Anywhere uses a device’s 3G/4G/LTE wireless connection and WiFi when available to transmit live video to a TVU Receiver or Transceiver. The app aggregates the bandwidth available to ensure a resilient transmission and superior picture. TVU Anywhere makes key status information easily accessible on-screen, including real-time transmission rate and live streaming time. TVU Anywhere is also compatible with the TVU Social platform, enabling users to easily snap a photo during live transmission or pick a photo from their camera roll to post directly to social media from the app.

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.

About TVU Networks

Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with a large majority of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, and TVU One, the company’s most recent, ultra-compact video innovation. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

From the Streets to the Field, TVU Transmitters Live Stream Super Bowl 50 Festivities for Broadcasters, Sports Orgs and Sites

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 7, 2016 – Broncos 24, Panthers 10 wasn’t the only significant score to emerge from Super Bowl 50 earlier this month. During the week preceding, during, and after the year’s ultimate gridiron matchup, dozens of TVU Network mobile uplink transmitters were used to broadcast live coverage from the Bay Area. The TVU One and TVUPack portable IP newsgathering units were used by more than 20 TV stations, networks, sports organizations and web sites to capture and stream pristine video of all the news and festivities surrounding the big game.

Reporters sporting TVU transmitters were seen hopping on and off cable cars, talking with tourists at Fisherman’s Wharf, shooting live remotes from designated team hotels, jockeying for position at Panther and Bronco press conferences and interviewing diehard fans the midst of Super Bowl City. Before the game, TVU transmitters live streamed pre-show, on-location remotes. The units were on the field at half-time to capture the musical acts up close, and they were there after the game for immediate, post-game coverage.

TVU Networks offered a broad range of video uplink services to its customers for Super Bowl 50 event coverage, in addition to its TVU One and TVUPack transmitters and TVU Receivers. TVU Networks’ range of on-location services included:

  • Local cellular 4G and LTE datacards;
  • Dedicated microwave mesh network in multiple locations in and around the San Francisco Bay Area including major venues hosting Super Bowl activities and events;
  • Technical support from experienced TVU personnel;
  • Office space with high speed Ethernet and WiFi for meetings and for use as an operational staging area.

TVU is offering similar equipment rentals and on-location support at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Summer Games. Rental packages and additional information is available at TVU’s website.

About TVU Networks

Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with a large majority of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVU One, the award-winning portable live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, the TVU Anywhere app for smart mobile devices and TVU MLink, TVU’s fixed mounted transmitter for vehicles. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

NAB 2016: TVU Networks to Showcase Full Range of Video-Over-IP Solutions, Including Cloud-Based Advances

Global technology leader to provide NAB Show LIVE with daily live broadcast capability from Las Vegas Convention Center

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 2, 2016 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, will unveil its latest offerings and showcase the company’s full range of transmission, management and distribution solutions at NAB this year, being held April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company will exhibit in Booth #SU4405 during the show.

TVU Networks’ solutions for live video acquisition, delivery and streamlining workflow are in the sweet spot of today’s broadcast requirements. TVU provides a full portfolio of video-over-IP solutions designed to give broadcasters innovative, flexible and reliable tools to acquire live video content from anywhere and distribute it anywhere. As the industry moves toward a cloud-enabled model from a hardware-based, SDI environment, TVU Networks stands poised to meet a receptive crowd this year in Las Vegas.

TVU solutions include: the industry-leading TVU Grid, an IP-based switching, routing and distribution video solution; the award-winning lightweight and portable TVU One cellular live video transmitter; the fixed-mounted TVU MLink for ENG vans; the TVUMe online video content marketplace; and the TVU Anywhere app that turns an iPhone or Android device into a live video transmitter.

Additionally, the official daily video program, “NAB Show LIVE,” will utilize TVU transmitters for live streaming from the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the show’s video decoding and distribution will be done with a TVU Transceiver. The “NAB Show LIVE” will be broadcast online at nabshow.com, broadcastbeat.com, the NAB Show YouTube Channel, and the Broadcast Beat YouTube Channel. It will feature live streaming of select conference sessions as well as interviews with leading industry experts and vendors.

“We’re thrilled that the producers of the NAB Show LIVE will use our gear for their live, daily show video coverage,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “This looks to be a very dynamic show for us this year, and being such a key part of the organization’s official live programming underscores our enthusiasm and commitment to this industry. Our platform is geared for an operational model with technology-leading hardware and cloud-based software that incorporates easily into existing workflows.”

TVU One is the company’s fifth-generation live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter. It delivers the same transmission resiliency, performance, picture quality and sub-second latency of a full-size backpack transmitter in a substantially smaller and lighter form factor. TVU One features TVU Networks’ patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm, Smart VBR technology, and the TVU.264 video codec. It’s available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, MIMO microwave mesh, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

TVU Grid, an IP video distribution, routing and switching system gives broadcasters the ability to seamlessly 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.

The company’s TVU Anywhere app turns an iPhone or Android device into a live video transmitter. Designed to turn your portable smart device or laptop instantly into a transmitter, TVU Anywhere enables reporters to instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere at any time. TVU Anywhere is easy to use – just download the app to a smartphone, tablet or laptop, open the application and start transmitting video. TVU Anywhere uses a 3G/4G/LTE wireless connection and WiFi when available to transmit live video to a TVU Receiver.

TVU MLink live video uplink transmitter brings cellular 3G/4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks. Designed for fixed deployment, MLink is a one RU rack unit that is capable of aggregating the transmission signals from multiple transmission mediums simultaneously, including cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet.

TVUMe is an online video marketplace where broadcasters can sell and trade recorded video content and sell live video streams from a simple interface. Users can buy video content from other broadcasters, freelancers and independent production crews from around the world. Additionally, production crews can use the TVUMe online service to list production services and equipment for future booking, providing broadcasters with access to professional video crews around the globe.

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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About TVU Networks®

TVU Networks® is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU® serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU® is the dominant market leader with a large majority of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVU’s uplink solutions use any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location.

TVU Networks to Provide On-Location Customer Support and Equipment Rentals for the Summer Games

New TVU Brazilian office to give local regional assistance during the Games

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 29, 2016 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video transmission solutions, will offer on-location customer support and equipment rentals for the Summer Games, to be held this August in Rio de Janeiro. The company will provide its 3G/4G LTE wireless uplink equipment and deliver dedicated WiFi/Microwave Mesh bandwidth from strategic locations in the Brazilian city throughout the Games. The company will also provide its TVU Grid solution for a cost-effective way of backhauling full HD live video footage. Additionally, technical support personnel will be on-location before, during, and after the Summer Games to fully support TVU customers. TVU recently opened a new office in Brazil and will use it for fast customer support deployment.

“We’re thrilled to offer broadcasters the flexibility and ease of TVU solutions throughout another Olympic Games,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “With a sporting event of this magnitude, we understand the importance of a broadcaster getting it right and delivering the highest quality live video footage possible to its audience. We have years of experience in working with local partners to provide support for these types of large events. And in Brazil, we now have a local TVU office ready with any needed direct assistance to our customers as well.”

TVU is offering several rental program packages through its Global Rental Program designed to meet the unique needs of broadcasters for the Summer Games. Furthermore, customer will be able to leverage the TVU Grid infrastructure to send live HD video to anywhere in the world. The company is offering promotional Early Bird pricing for packages booked before March 31st. Broadcasters may also reserve packages through June. Visit the global rental page on the company’s website for more information. All TVU rental equipment provided for the Summer Games is ANATEL certified.

TVU has extensive experience providing on-site equipment rentals for live coverage of major global sporting events, including the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, 2014 World Cup and 2012 London Summer Olympics. TVU will also offer support for September’s Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

TVU solutions include the award-winning ultra-compact and lightweight TVU One cellular live video transmitter, fixed mounted TVU MLink for newsgathering vans and the TVU Anywhere app that turns an iPhone or Android device into a live video transmitter. TVU also has the industry leading TVU Grid, an IP based switching, routing and distribution video solution.

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.

 

Social Media Links:
TVU Networks on Twitter

TVU Networks on Instagram
TVU Networks on Facebook

TVU Networks on LinkedIn
TVU Networks on YouTube

 

About TVU Networks®

Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVU One, the award-winning portable live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, the TVU Anywhere app for smart mobile devices and TVU MLink, TVU’s fixed mounted transmitter for vehicles. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

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TVU Networks to Showcase IP-Based Live Video Solutions at CABSAT 2016

Global Technology Leader in Live Portable Newsgathering Solutions to Showcase IP Video Transmission and Distribution Technology Including TVU One™

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 25, 2016 – TVU Networks®, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions today announced that the company will partner with Broadcast & Studio Solutions (BSS), an official TVU Networks® reseller, to demonstrate and showcase the suite of TVU® newsgathering solutions at CABSAT, the dominant broadcast technology event for Africa and the Middle East, March 11-13 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

At CABSAT 2016, TVU Networks® will be highlighted at the BSS stand #C1-30. Visitors will see how broadcasters, web streaming, producers, sport organizations, law enforcement and public safety agencies rely on TVU® solutions including TVU One™, TVU®’s newest compact mobile newsgathering transmitter, to capture and share live HD video of breaking news and major events around the world. Other TVU® solutions featured at stand #C1-30 will include: TVU Grid, TVU MLink, TVU Anywhere, TVUMe and the TVU Booking Service.

  • TVU One™ – At CABSAT, the latest innovation from TVU Networks®, TVU One™ will be showcased. TVU One™ is a live, mobile IP newsgathering HD video transmitter based on the same transmission resiliency, performance and sub-second latency of a full-size backpack transmitter, but in a substantially smaller, lightweight and ultra-compact form factor. Like all TVU® transmitters, TVU One™ uses proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus technology (IS+) to transmit dependable HD video even in moving, real-world environments.
  • TVU Grid™TVU Grid is the powerful, scalable IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution that enables broadcasters to acquire live video from different sources and seamlessly distribute it to other news stations. With TVU Grid, broadcasters have 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 is happening.
  • TVU MLink™ – TVU®’s IP-based video transmitter solutions are also in the form of a fixed rack mount called TVU MLink, designed for fixed deployment in vehicles or in a studio.
  • TVU Anywhere™ – Also appearing at CABSAT 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 or WiFi connection to record live video and transmit to a TVU® receiver or transceiver.
  • TVUMe™ – TVU Networks® will also showcase TVUMe, a groundbreaking IP video marketplace that enables broadcasters to discover and purchase live or recorded video content from other broadcasters, freelancers and independent production crews from around the world. TVUMeenables users to sell and trade recorded video content and sell live video streams in a simple interface. Additionally, production crews can use the TVUMeservice to list production services and equipment for future booking, giving broadcasters access to professional video crews around the globe with the click of a button.
  • TVU Booking Service – TVU®’s simple, integrated booking solution to help broadcasters better manage their IP video workflow, TVU Booking Service will also be featured at CABSAT. Working within the TVU Grid ecosystem, the TVU Booking Service delivers a simple-to-use integrated management system that allows stations to manage and control transmissions across all units.

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.

Social Media Links:
TVU Networks on Twitter
TVU Networks on Instagram
TVU Networks on Facebook
TVU Networks on LinkedIn
TVU Networks on YouTube

About TVU Networks®

TVU Networks® is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU®’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU® serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU® is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes the award-winning TVU One™ ultra-compact mobile cellular transmitter. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVU®’s uplink solutions use any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location.

TVU Networks Establishes Presence in Brazil

Company Opening New Office in Sao Paulo and Hiring Claudio Frugis

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 24, 2016 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions announces the opening of its office in Sao Paulo, Brazil to better serve Brazilian customers and the growing number of TVU customers throughout Latin America. The company has also hired industry veteran Claudio Frugis as its South American Sales Director. Based out of the new Sao Paulo office, Frugis will work with TVU’s regional partners, including Phase Engineering and STI Telecom, to address the needs of customers moving toward IP-based video solutions. Frugis will also assist with customer support throughout the region. The Brazilian office will provide local customer support for leading media companies around the world using TVU equipment at the upcoming summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

“We recognize Brazil in particular as an important market, and are investing for the long term there,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “We’re excited to have Claudio spearhead our new office and work with our resellers to deliver the full TVU family of solutions throughout the region. He understands the needs of Brazilian broadcasters and will therefore be able to ensure an outstanding customer experience with all of our products. We’re pleased to welcome him to our team.”

Frugis joins TVU Networks with over 35 years of professional industry experience. He previously held the position of Sales Vice President in the Brazilian Market for Advantech Wireless for nearly a decade. Frugis also worked in Business Development at Nera America Latina Satcom, and also held the position of Intelligent Network & Data Communications Manager at Ericsson. He earned his MBA from University of Sao Paulo and Electronic Engineering degree from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado.

Frugis can be reached via email at cfrugis@tvunetworks.com or phone at +55 11 9 7555 0840.

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.

About TVU Networks

Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVU One, the award-winning portable live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, the TVU Anywhere app for smart mobile devices and TVU MLink, TVU’s fixed mounted transmitter for vehicles. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

TVU Networks to Demonstrate IP-Based Live Video Solutions at 2016 BVE

Global Technology Leader in Live Mobile Newsgathering Solutions to Showcase IP Video Transmission and Distribution Technology at UK’s Largest Broadcast Technology Event

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 17, 2016 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions today announced that the company will partner with WTS Broadcast, an official TVU Networks reseller, to showcase the suite of TVU newsgathering solutions at BVE 2016, taking place February 23-25 at the Exhibition Centre London (ExCeL).

At BVE, TVU Networks solutions will be highlighted on the WTS Broadcast stand #J50. Visitors will learn why broadcasters and agencies in news, sports, law enforcement, web streaming and producers of live events around the world rely on TVU solutions to transmit live HD video of critical breaking news and events, and will be able to learn more about TVU One, TVUPack, TVU Grid, TVU MLink and TVU Anywhere solutions.

  • TVU One – At BVE, the latest innovation from TVU Networks, TVU One will be showcased. TVU One is a live, mobile IP newsgathering HD video transmitter based on the same transmission resiliency, performance and sub-second latency of a full-size TVUPack backpack transmitter, but in a substantially smaller, lightweight and ultra-compact form factor. Like all TVU transmitters, TVU One uses proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus technology (IS+) to transmit dependable HD video even in moving, real-world environments.
  • TVUPack– With optimised performance for sub-second latency settings, enhanced performance in low bandwidth environments and deeper integration with satellite providers, TVUPack offers broadcasters, videographers and camera crews a lightweight, powerful mobile IP video transmission solution. TVUPack is powered by TVU’s proprietary IS+ technology, which dynamically segments a live video signal and transmits the segments through multiple independent 3G/4G/LTE, WiFi, WiMax, BGAN, Ka Band/Ku Band satellite and microwave connections, aggregating all available bandwidth to ensure a resilient transmission and superior picture quality. TVUPack features unique dual encoding capabilities — the ability to simultaneously transmit a live video stream while separately recording the video in HD for store-and-forward. It also has one button operation, fast start up and is fully modular, giving field crews a powerful and flexible broadcast tool that can deliver live professional quality video from practically any location.
  • TVU GridTVU Grid is the powerful, scalable IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution that enables broadcasters to acquire live video from different sources and seamlessly distribute it to other news stations. With TVU Grid, broadcasters have 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 is happening.
  • TVU MLink – TVU’s IP-based video transmitter solutions are also available in the form of a fixed rack mount called TVU MLink, designed for fixed deployment in vehicles or in a studio.
  • TVU Anywhere – Also appearing at WTS Broadcast stand #J50 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 or WiFi connection to record live video and transmit to a TVU receiver or transceiver.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organisations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters and organisations 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.

Social Media Links:
TVU Networks on Twitter

TVU Networks on Instagram

TVU Networks on Facebook

TVU Networks on LinkedIn

TVU Networks on YouTube

 

About TVU Networks®

TVU Networks® is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU® serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU® is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which include TVU One™ and the award-winning TVUPack® mobile live cellular transmitters. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVU’s uplink solutions use any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location.

 

San Francisco 49ers Select TVU Networks to Expand and Improve Live Video Transmission Capabilities

TVUPack Provides the Most Dependable and Reliable IP Video Streaming Solution For NFL Franchise

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 12, 2016 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, has partnered with the San Francisco 49ers to deploy TVUPack wireless uplink backpack to provide live HD video solutions for the team. The 49ers deployed TVUPack at the beginning of the 2015 football season, in an effort to better capture and broadcast professional-quality video from post-game press conferences and interviews to stream live to the 49ers website. After using a competing live mobile uplink backpack solution, the 49ers decided to upgrade to TVUPack because of the dependability and professional-quality picture it provides.

“TVUPack has enabled us to more easily cover post-game press conferences and instantly stream the exclusive footage back to our website and our mobile app,” said Trey Dillen, Producer of the San Francisco 49ers. “We are eager to incorporate TVUPack into our live web shows, and our organization is excited to use TVUPack to capture exclusive training footage in the future, as well. We’ve only just begun to see the endless possibilities of what we can capture and provide to our fans through this partnership with TVU.”

Added Dillen, “We had been using another wireless backpack solution but decided that we needed an IP video solution with ease-of-use, faster boot-up, sub-second latency, better cellular transmission in congested wireless environments and excellent picture quality. I had seen other major sports organizations using TVUPack on game day and decided to test it. Now TVUPack is a critical part of our production set up every week. It’s so easy to use. To put it simply, TVUPack just works.”

“TVU is a dedicated partner to major professional sports organizations. As a Bay Area-based company, we are very excited about this partnership with the San Francisco 49ers,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “Through our close partnership with the 49ers, we will be able to continue to develop new and more technologies that are needed by the professional sports market so that they can better serve their fans. We are honored to be the portable live video solution provider of choice for the 49ers.”

The award-winning TVUPack is a modular IP newsgathering solution that enables broadcasters to capture and broadcast live HD video of interviews and events over multiple cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi, WiMax, and BGAN connections, giving organizations and individuals the satellite or microwave TV truck or van functionality in a lightweight backpack. TVUPack features TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) technology designed to deliver a dependable HD quality picture with under one second latency.

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.

 

Social Media Links:
TVU Networks on Twitter

TVU Networks on Instagram
TVU Networks on Facebook

TVU Networks on LinkedIn
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About TVU Networks
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, and TVU One, the company’s most recent, ultra-compact video innovation. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

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TVU Networks
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TVU Networks to Provide Full Slate of Live Video Services During Super Bowl Week

Leader in Mobile Live Video Acquisition, Transmission and Distribution to Provide Local San Francisco Bay Area Support for Broadcasters Covering Super Bowl 50 Related Activities

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 6, 2016 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions, today announced that it is making available an extensive level of video uplink and distribution services for its customers and other professional broadcasters planning to transmit live from the Super Bowl host city of Santa Clara as well as in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Super Bowl 50 taking place on February 7 promises to be one of the most watched global events in 2016 with the golden anniversary of Super Bowl and the well-known and popular host location of the Bay Area. In addition to the on-site support TVU normally provides for major events, TVU will fully utilize its headquarters in Mountain View, CA — just 10 minutes from Levi’s Stadium and near other planned Super Bowl event venues such as the Moscone Center, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and the SAP Center, TVU Networks is effectively positioned to provide on-location and on-demand service and support for its full line of IP based live video transmission solutions.

“We have had a number of requests and continuing strong interest from major broadcasters in terms of on-site TVU equipment and support for this year’s big game. We are prepared to meet the needs of our customers from our headquarters located near all major planned Super Bowl events. Broadcasters will find that having access to TVU equipment, engineers and dedicated workspace locally in the San Francisco Bay Area is going to be invaluable to their live video coverage,” said Ken Valdiserri, VP of Sports Sales and Business Development, TVU Networks.

TVU Networks has had a significant presence at prior Super Bowls. For this year’s game, TVU will offer a range of on-location services including TVUPack mobile IP based transmitters and accessories and TVU Receivers for video distribution as well as the following:

  • Local cellular 4G and LTE datacards;
  • Dedicated microwave mesh network in multiple locations in and around the San Francisco Bay Area including major venues hosting Super Bowl activities and events;
  • Technical support from experienced TVU personnel;
  • Office space with high speed Ethernet and WiFi for meetings and for use as an operational staging area.

More information about TVU solutions and sign up for support for Super Bowl 50 can be found at www.tvunetworks.com/SB50.

TVU solutions include a full line of award-winning lightweight and portable TVUPack and TVU One cellular live video transmitters, fixed mounted TVU MLink for ENG vans and the TVU Anywhere app that turns an iPhone or Android device into a live video transmitter. TVU also has the industry leading TVU Grid, an IP based switching, routing and distribution video solution.

TVUPackTM – The award-winning TVUPack is a portable IP newsgathering solution enabling broadcasters to capture and broadcast live HD video of interviews and events over multiple cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi, WiMax, and BGAN connections, giving organizations and individuals the satellite or microwave TV truck or van functionality in a lightweight backpack. Using proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus technology to ensure the highest-quality picture possible, TVUPack enables organizations to broadcast live HD video from virtually any location in the world.

TVU One – The new fifth generation mobile IP newsgathering transmitter is a breakthrough in design and performance. TVU One delivers the same Inverse StatMux Plus transmission resiliency, HD picture quality and sub-second latency of a full-size mobile cellular backpack solution but in a ultra-compact size and weight form factor.

TVU MLink – TVU MLink brings cellular 3G/4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks. Designed for fixed deployment, MLink is a one RU rack unit that is capable of aggregating the transmission signals from multiple transmission mediums simultaneously, including cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet.

TVU Grid – The award-winning TVU Grid is a powerful, yet simple IP-video distribution, routing and switching system giving broadcasters the ability to seamlessly switch live IP video content and share live video streams between multiple remote locations. With TVU Grid, the walls of broadcast stations are knocked down, enabling them to efficiently distribute or collect content with just the click of a button.

TVU Anywhere – Designed to turn your portable smart device or laptop instantly into a transmitter, TVU Anywhere is a powerful tool enabling reporters to instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere at anytime. TVU Anywhere is easy to use – just download the app to your smartphone, tablet or laptop, open the application and start transmitting video. TVU Anywhere uses your device’s 3G/4G/LTE wireless connection and WiFi when available to transmit live video to a TVU Receiver.

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.

 

About TVU Networks

Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, and TVU One, the company’s most recent, ultra-compact video innovation. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

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Robin Hoffman

Pipeline Communications

(917) 763-8069

robinhoffman@pipecomm.com

Broadcast And Video Industry Veteran Jeff Cohen Joins TVU Networks As Senior Sales Executive

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 3, 2015 – TVU Networks®, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, announces that Jeff Cohen has joined the company as a Senior Sales Executive, based in New York. Jeff will serve TVU’s existing clientele in the Northeastern U.S. and pursue new customer opportunities.

Prior to joining TVU, Jeff was the Vice President of East Coast Sales for Archimedia Technology, Inc. He has an extensive background in all facets of broadcast technology from acquisition, media asset management, networking, and file-based workflows to post production and systems integration.

“Because Jeff spent the beginning of his career in television production, he knows first-hand the affect TVU transmission technology has on every aspect of live production,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “Jeff has a solid reputation of focusing on clients to produce strategic decisions that grow businesses within a rapidly evolving environment. He’s extremely knowledgeable about a wide breadth of new technologies and knows how to advise companies to most effectively adapt to coming changes. We’re thrilled someone with Jeff’s expertise is on our team.”

Jeff’s other professional broadcast experience includes: Eastern U.S. and Canada Sales Executive for Sohonet, Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Masstech, and founder of Digital Imaging Solutions – a broadcast equipment dealer that was sold to Video Corporation of America. Jeff also held high-level positions at Sony, Avid, Electrosonic Systems, and BBC Systems Integration.

Jeff can be reached at jcohen@tvunetworks.com

 

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About TVU Networks®

TVU Networks® is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU® serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU® is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which include TVU One™ and the award-winning TVUPack® mobile live cellular transmitters. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVU’s uplink solutions use any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location.

 

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Robin Hoffman

Pipeline Communications

(917) 763-8069

robinhoffman@pipecomm.com

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