TVU Networks Delivers Best-in-Class Mobile IP Video Solutions to Broadcast Customers From Six Continents for Major Football Event in Brazil

TVU to Provide On-site Service and Support to Broadcasters at FIFA World Cup 2014TM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 29, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions today announced that the company is providing direct, on-site TVUPack support for a number of the world’s most prominent broadcasters from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East to cover the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. These include customers that have taken advantage of special comprehensive TVUPack rental packages offered to broadcasters looking to cover this major sports event. TVUPack is designed to deliver live video from anywhere and will help broadcasters to transmit from multiple locations throughout Brazil as they cover the event.

As with other major sporting events such as the London and Sochi Olympics, TVU will have dedicated technical support personnel on location to ensure that each TVUPack transmission is successful. TVU is providing an extensive array of support services that include certified local cellular modem cards. Broadcasters using TVUPack will also have access to in-country best practice advice regarding optimal transmission from TVU personnel.

“Whenever there is a major global event, TVUPack is there to deliver live video to viewers around the world. TVU has a long history of success helping broadcasters cover important sporting events such as the Olympic games and the World Cup, and we look forward to providing a complete end-to-end solution for our customers in Brazil,” said Paul Shen, CEO TVU Networks.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the 2010 World Cup, the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, and the Sochi Winter Olympics. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

Broadcasters looking to take advantage of the TVUPack Global Rental program can contact TVU via phone at +1-650-265-2811, via email atglobalrentals@tvunetworks.com or via the TVUPack Web site. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visitwww.tvupack.com.

Social Media Links:
TVUPack on Twitter
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About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

TVU Networks Wins TV Technology’s Best of Show Award at NAB 2014

Award-winning TVUPack recognized by NewBay Media at annual broadcaster conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 22, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions today announced that the company’s TVUPack cellular uplink solution is the recipient of one of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas by TV Technology magazine.

NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Only a small number of products were chosen for NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award from among hundreds of new products in competition.

TVU introduced a number of innovative, unique and high performance new features for TVUPack at NAB 2014, including the TVU Social platform. TVU Social enables TVUPack to plug into and be fully integrated with any social media network globally such as Facebook, Twitter and Weibo. With a press of a button, TVU Social helps a reporter or camera operator report breaking news for digital viewers and allows them to connect more often and readily. The field camera operator or reporter no longer has to choose between streaming a live shot or posting to social media as they can now do them at the same time.

TVU Social is also available as a service for station operations in the form of TVU Social Media Manager. This cloud-based service hosted by TVU allows a studio or station operation room to view and monitor still images captured in regular intervals across multiple live TVUPacks. The station can select any number of images and post them easily to supported social media platforms.

TVU also introduced its Smart VBR functionality for TVUPack transmitters. Smart VBR is an automated process that softens the picture during sudden drops in available bandwidth, ensuring that the transmission delivers a constant picture without large block artifacts or a black screen. Smart VBR takes the guesswork out of managing the bandwidth on each TVUPack transmission.

“We are enormously proud of our Best of Show recipients,” says NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb. “Recognition with an award at the NAB Show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications.”

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, TVU’s award-winning IP transmission solutions give broadcasters live broadcast capabilities in a lightweight, portable and mobile form. TVU transmitters including the TVUPack, are simple to use and provides broadcasters with sub-second latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location. TVU solutions have been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, the London Summer Olympics, the Sochi Winter Olympics, U.S. presidential elections, the 2013 Papal conclave, and the recent unrest in Ukraine and Crimea.

For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

Social Media Links:
TVUPack on Twitter
TVUPack on Facebook
TVUPack on YouTube

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

TVU Networks and Vislink Partner to Deliver Complete End-to-End IP Video Capture, Transmission and Distribution Solutions to Customers Around the Globe

Industry Leaders to Offer Broadcast, Surveillance and Sports Customers Combination of Best-In-Class 3G/4G/LTE, Satellite and Microwave Transmission Technologies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 7, 2014 – TVU Networks and Vislink announced today that the two companies have entered into a joint strategic partnership to deliver a full suite of robust IP video and wireless solutions to broadcast, surveillance, sports and other live event coverage customers around the globe. This industry shaping alliance brings together TVU Networks the global technology leader in IP video transmission solutions and Vislink the worldwide leader in microwave, satellite and wireless ENG/SNG communication systems. The impact of this new partnership includes the unification of the companies’ leading solutions, greatly enhancing the efficiencies of their client base.

“As broadcasters continue the push to convert to an IP-based infrastructure, demand for reliable IP transmission solutions in a spectrally challenged environment has never been higher. Vislink and TVU are the two industry technology leaders and this partnership gives us the unique ability to combine best-in-class cellular, satellite, microwave, mesh, and Ethernet transmission solutions with a powerful back-end management and distribution system in TVU Grid to deliver a powerful complete end-to-end IP-based ecosystem,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “In addition to broadcast, surveillance and sports have been growth areas for TVU, and we look forward to working closely with Vislink in the future to further meet the needs of customers in these markets.”

Mike Payne, CEO of Vislink, added, “As the innovators of the industry’s first hybrid cellular and RF transmission systems, NewStream and AirCam, Vislink understands the ever changing demands of live video collection, newsgathering and production. Vislink’s customer and partner focused strategy is to provide the most innovative solutions which enhance each customer’s unique workflow requirements.” Payne also stated, “Today, the expansion of the Vislink strategy with TVU provides customers with an extended suite of solutions and network management capability which is unparalleled in the industry.”

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, North Carolina and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

About Vislink
Vislink plc. is a global technology business specializing in the collection and delivery of high quality video and associated data from the field to point of usage. Vislink provides solutions to the broadcast market for the collection of live news, sport & entertainment events and to the video surveillance market including law enforcement and public safety customers. With offices in the UK, USA, Dubai, Singapore, Australia, South Africa and China we employ over 250 people worldwide and have revenues of £50 million. Our solutions include the design and manufacture of microwave radio, satellite transmission, wireless camera and marine systems; our manufacturing operations are in the UK and the USA.The Company is fully listed on the AIM. For further information, visit www.tvupack.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

Contact:
Jacqueline Roy
Vislink
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Jacqueline.roy@vislink.com

TVU Networks Delivers Social Media Integration for TVUPack Cellular Uplink Solutions

New TVU Social Platform Provides a Boost to IP Newsgathering by Introducing Simple and Effective Way for Rapidly Reaching Digital Viewers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 2, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions today announced the release of TVU Social, a groundbreaking new integrated social media platform that enables broadcasters to make social media an integral part of the live newsgathering process instead of a separate activity outside of video capture.

Social media has become an integral part of news operations. However, the challenge of field reporters and TV stations is to balance normal daily newsgathering operations with needed attention on disparate devices in the field in order to participate in social media activities. With TVU Social, field reporters and TV stations can seamlessly participate in deeper social media engagement with viewers and promote their live shots in a simple and effective manner.

TVU Social is a platform which enables social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, etc. to be integrated into the workflow of newsgathering operations with TVUPack. TVU Social enables field crews to post still images from the live video transmitted through TVUPack directly to their social media networks without requiring the use of a separate device. With TVU Social, there is no need to start a separate app for each site or perform the extra steps of shooting a picture, typing in text and posting. TVU Social helps a field reporter or camera operator report breaking news for both television and digital viewers simultaneously, and allows them to connect more often and readily with audiences.

“With TVU Social, field reporters no longer have to make hard decisions on whether to focus on their viewfinder or to engage in social media activities. For the first time, the reporter can post what they see in the viewfinder directly to social media sites with just the push of a button,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “TVU Social is the result of TVU engineers working closely with top broadcasters and news organizations around the world and is another example of TVU’s commitment of continue delivering innovations to our customer.”

TVU has also introduced its Social Media Manager Web service for in-studio management of the TVU Social platform. The TVU Social Media Manager collects and makes available a constant flow of still images from each of the station’s live TVUPack transmitters on a single screen. Any collected image can then be selected and posted to social media sites with just a click. Social Media Manager gives broadcasters the ability to even more effectively realize their social media efforts by giving stations more engaging materials more quickly while maintaining a deeper level of control of the content posted on social media sites.

TVU Social integration with Twitter will be demonstrated at NAB 2014 in TVU booth #SU3116.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, TVU’s award-winning IP transmission solutions give broadcasters live broadcast capabilities in a lightweight, portable and mobile form. TVU transmitters including the TVUPack, are simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location. TVU solutions have been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, the London Summer Olympics, the Sochi Winter Olympics, U.S. presidential elections, the 2013 Papal conclave, and the recent unrest in Ukraine and Crimea.

TVUPack will be on display at NAB 2014 in TVU booth #SU3116. At the show, TVU will also demonstrate enhancements to solutions such as TVU Anywhere, TVUPack Mini, TVUPack Mini SE and TVU Grid. For more information about TVU MLink, TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

Social Media Links:
TVUPack on Twitter
TVUPack on Facebook
TVUPack on YouTube
TVUPack on Flickr

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

TVU Networks Releases TVU Grid Open API

TVU Grid Open API Enables Third Party Developers to Integrate New and Existing Applications and Devices With TVU Grid Ecosystem

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 31, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP newsgathering solutions today announced the release of the TVU Grid open API for its award-winning TVU Grid IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution. TVU Grid open API enables third party broadcast equipment manufacturers and solution providers to integrate new or existing applications and devices with the TVU Grid ecosystem. This allows third party developers to take full advantage of TVU Grid’s Web-based central control system, seamless switching capabilities, and complete ecosystem.

TVU Grid is a powerful IP video solution that enables TV stations to manage, route, switch and distribute live video content through both public and private Internet connections. One of the important components of TVU Grid is its Web-based central control console. By utilizing the TVU Grid open API, any broadcast equipment can become a fully-integrated part of the TVU grid ecosystem. As a result, for the first time, TV stations are able to manage and control all of their live feeds regardless of the transmission medium or manufacturer of their broadcast equipment from a single central control console.

TVU Grid can also seamlessly switch between IP sources and SDI and IP sources. With the TVU Grid open API, broadcasters can fully integrate TVU Grid with other business-critical tools within their broadcast workflow including video playout, production automation solutions and scheduling solutions.

“Since we introduced TVU Grid a year ago, many of the biggest and most influential broadcasters in the world have turned to TVU to help them accelerate the transition from SDI to IP and to more efficiently share and distribute video content,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “Now with the ability to support any IP video source, we can help broadcasters centrally manage live video content from more sources than ever before with just the click of a button. Whether it be from a cellular ENG tool such as TVUPack, a satellite or microwave link, the studio or an IP stream such as YouTube, TVU Grid gives broadcasters a powerful solution to capture video streams from any source and deliver them to viewers.”

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, TVU’s award-winning IP video transmission solutions give broadcasters live broadcast capabilities in a lightweight, portable and mobile form. TVU transmitters including the TVUPack, are simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location. TVU solutions have been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, the London Summer Olympics, the Sochi Winter Olympics, U.S. presidential elections, the 2013 Papal conclave and recent unrest in Ukraine and Crimea.

For more information about TVU Grid, TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

Social Media Links:
TVUPack on Twitter
TVUPack on Facebook
TVUPack on YouTube
TVUPack on Flickr

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

TVU Networks Launches MLink Rack-Mount IP-Based Video Transmitters for In-Vehicle or Studio Use

TVU Delivers Complete Integrated Solution for ENG Vehicles that Combines Cellular, Satellite, and Microwave Data Links Simultaneously for Live Broadcast

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 25, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile electronic newsgathering (ENG) solutions today announced the release of TVU MLink, a series of rack-mountable cellular uplink transmitters designed to deliver high quality professional live video transmissions from OB vehicles and remote fixed locations.

The TVU MLink product series delivers a complete versatile cellular ENG solution for OB vehicles and fixed locations that is designed to automatically aggregate multiple cellular, microwave and satellite connections together simultaneously to ensure that field crews have the necessary bandwidth to broadcast live real-time video in challenging environments. Additionally, like the award winning TVUPack, MLink combines a powerful VBR encoding engine with TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux transmission technology to deliver superior reliability, resiliency and picture quality to broadcasters.

The TVU MLink fixed transmitters feature a 1RU chassis that will be available in two different configurations. The MLink TE4200 transmitter can transmit live video over two Ethernet connections, WiFi and up to eight cellular modem cards simultaneously. This solution also includes multiple external antennas in removable or fixed roof mounted configurations designed to give ENG vehicles optimal resiliency. The MLink TE4100 features a single Ethernet port and VBR encoding, making it the ideal choice for fixed installations.

“TVU has a long history of providing best-in-class IP video transmission solutions to customers, and MLink further extends our ability to meet broadcasters’ needs. Broadcasters are continually looking for innovative ways to combine cellular, satellite and microwave transmission capabilities to ensure that they can capture any shot, regardless of location. MLink delivers that same best-in-class performance of the TVUPack while allowing users to aggregate all available bandwidth and not requiring only one type of connection at a time,”said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

TVU MLink Transmitters offer a number of industry-leading features, including:

  • Satellite and Microwave Integration – TVU MLink is fully integrated with satellite and microwave transmission systems, enabling transmission of a broadcast-quality HD signal regardless of cellular network conditions. MLink automatically aggregates all available bandwidth seamlessly, without disruption of transmission – even as satellite, microwave or cellular connections are added or dropped.
  • Roof-Mounted Antenna – TVU MLink offers roof-mounted external MIMO antennas, which ensure the best possible signal strength, even in challenging network environments.
  • Ease of Use – TVU MLink goes live with just the push of a button and no manual in-field configuration is required. Field crews can manually control a transmission using the simple front-panel mounted keypad and monitor live transmissions from the LCD panel.
  • Low Latency Transmission – TVU MLink can transmit live video with as low as sub-one second latency.
  • Superior Performance – TVU MLink provides the same performance, quality and functionality as the industry-leading TVUPack cellular uplink transmitters in a rack-mountable form factor. Using TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux transmission protocols, broadcasters are able to aggregate multiple network connections simultaneously and transmit an optimized video stream that results in superior resiliency and picture quality.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters satellite and microwave TV truck functionality in a lightweight, portable and untethered form. TVUPack is the original one button operation backpack, is simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location. The TVUPack family 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, the London Summer Games, the Sochi Winter Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2013 Papal conclave.

For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks broadcast solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

Social Media Links:
TVUPack on Twitter
TVUPack on Facebook
TVUPack on YouTube

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, North Carolina and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

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