2016 Year-in-Review: TVU Networks Celebrates Year of Strong Growth In Usage and Innovation in Live Video Transmission Technology

Company Saw Jump In Equipment Use Worldwide, Introduced Advancements in Video-over-IP, and Provided Broadcast Support for Coverage of Major World Events

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 16, 2016 – As the year draws to a close, TVU Networks shares a year-in-review of its success and advancements as a market leader in video-over-IP acquisition, distribution and management. In 2016, customer usage of TVU solutions, including TVU Grid, climbed more than 207% when compared to 2015. It also led the charge in 2016 with innovative new technologies, including its award-winning TVU RPS (Remote Production System), TVU MLink with H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding, integration with AP’s ENPS multi-platform news production system and integration with Facebook Live. The company also provided essential support this year to its customers during live events with worldwide audiences, including the Rio Olympics, U.S. elections and Super Bowl 50.

“Throughout our history, TVU Networks has quickly adapted to the changing landscape of live video,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “Our newest solutions are designed to stay ahead of the curve, and we’re constantly listening to feedback and taking the pulse of the industry to design solutions that meet our customers’ needs before or just as the need occurs. Research shows that consumers are watching less television, but more video content. Video content production models must adapt to that viewership change. We’ve created new solutions this year that address these challenges.”

Added Shen, “TVU has become an integral part of our customer’s everyday workflow for live video acquisition, transmission and distribution. For example, during the US Elections, over 6,000 hours of live video were streamed from our transmitters. As we look ahead to 2017, we will continue to listen to our customers and rollout new solutions designed to support video production.”

TVU Networks was also focused on its commitment to global expansion in 2016, with new office openings in Brazil, Mexico City and Barcelona and new reseller relationships formed around the world, including with ARISTON Broadcast & Telecom Solutions S.A in Greece and Cyprus, UK-based Techex and Nyja Umbodid ehf in Iceland. TVU Networks also entered into a partnership with leading UK-based satellite and broadcast systems integrator, Sat-Comm.

TVU Networks’ full portfolio of video-over-IP solutions includes its flagship TVU One mobile uplink transmitter – a compact solution that delivers high-quality IP video transmission performance and features the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit dependable HD quality video with less than one second latency. Other popular offerings in the company’s product line include the award-winning TVU RPS; and TVU Anywhere – a powerful tool that enables organizations to instantly capture and transmit footage from their mobile smart device. A new addition to TVU Networks’ solutions is social media support, with direct streaming capabilities to Facebook Live.

TVU Networks was also recognized as a leading manufacturer in the online video space this year by Streaming Media Magazine, making the publication’s annual 2016 Streaming Media 100 list for the second consecutive year.

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.

Pegula Sports and Entertainment Relies on TVU Networks for Buffalo Bills & Sabres Sports Coverage

The Upstate NY Professional Sports Teams Use TVU Networks’ Video Transmission Technology To Deliver More Content To Fans Easier and Faster

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 7, 2016 – TVU Networks announces that Buffalo’s NFL Bills and NHL Sabres teams have been relying on its video transmission solutions for game coverage. Both teams are newly under the ownership of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) and part of the One Buffalo sports family. The teams now have their own production team of videographers and producers for live coverage of both home and away games. The Buffalo Bills have been using TVU Networks’ TVU One cellular 4G/LTE portable IP video transmitter and TVU receiver as part of its production package for the past few seasons, and the technology was brought forth for use at PSE. The Sabres recently purchased a second TVU One exclusively for use during hockey season, which kicked off in October.

“We’ve been very happy with the performance of our TVU Networks equipment for Bills coverage over the past couple of seasons, so we purchased a second TVU One this year to go on the road with our Sabres production team,” said Stephen Asposto, Sr. Director of Broadcast Operations, PSE/Bills. “We’ve really benefitted from being able to have the production crew quickly shoot high-quality video with the TVU One’s one-button operation, then send footage, stand ups and highlights from away games back to our studio facilities. We then can easily incorporate the content into our final productions.”

One Buffalo’s studio facilities are at New Era Field, the Bills’ newly named home stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., with connectivity to the Sabres Key Bank Center hockey arena in downtown Buffalo. Operators use the TVU One to shoot and send live video of highlight footage and pre- and post-game coverage, including press conferences, from the field back to the studio in Orchard Park. PSE also produces website content for Sabres and Bills coverage.

“We’re honored that our video transmission equipment is an integral part of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres game time productions,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “With TVU One, sportscasters can fully leverage the versatility of a lightweight, IP-based video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality. PSE is able to provide its audiences with the best video coverage possible when relying on the TVU One.”

The Buffalo-area football and hockey producer just launched a new relationship with New York’s MSG Networks to create MSG WNY (Western New York). As part of the new venture, PSE has taken on new daily radio/TV simulcast broadcast responsibilities for MSG WNY, including producing the Buffalo Sabres hockey show The Instigators and the Buffalo Bills football show The John Murphy Show – which launched in the beginning of October to add to the regional MSG programming. The One Buffalo studio Bills production team also produces a weekly NFL pre-game show Bills All Access and a post-game show called Bills Tonight.

Asposto summed it up by saying, “Our team has a lot of content to produce, and our TVU Networks gear has made our jobs easier and much more efficient. We’re happy to put our TVU One equipment to good use throughout both the NFL and NHL seasons for away game coverage and remote segments to give our audiences the best in-depth coverage possible.”

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.

Broadcast Industry Veteran Claudio Moriel to Lead TVU Networks’ Sales in Mexico

New Office to Offer Local Service, Support and Serve Broadcasters in SDI to IP-based Transition

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 6, 2016 – As part of the company’s plans for expansion in the region and its commitment to broadcasters transitioning from an SDI to an IP-based infrastructure, TVU Networks has appointed Claudio Moriel as the company’s new Director of Sales for Mexico. Claudio will lead the new TVU office in Mexico City.

Moriel was previously the Managing Director at Televital, the top broadcast rental and service facility in Mexico. During that time he counted Fox Sports, ESPN, SKY-TV, NBC, FIFA, TV Azteca and Televisa among his clientele.

In his new position, Moriel will be responsible for heading all TVU sales in the country – one the company sees as critical to its future growth.

“We’re very excited about our continued expansion in the Latin American broadcast market,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “With our new Mexico City office led by Claudio, we’ll bring the same high level of customer service and support our Mexican customers enjoy throughout the world. This is particularly important for broadcasters in Mexico as they transition from SDI to IP-based video solutions.

Added Shen, “Having Claudio at the helm in Mexico City puts us in an ideal position. With his broadcast expertise, customer focus and extensive contacts, we couldn’t be more confident in his ability to lead our company’s efforts in Mexico.”

Prior to joining TVU, Moriel was General Manager at De Sisti Mexico, a major supplier of lighting equipment to the broadcast industry. While working with DeSisti, he supervised the company’s first manufacturing facility outside of Rome. He spent several years in his previous positions at both De Sisti and Televital.

“We’re in a growth mode in Mexico right now, and TVU offers products that address broadcasters’ needs from acquisition to distribution,” said Moriel. “I’m very excited about our new office in Mexico City which will allow us to locally service customers with support, sales and rentals.”

Moriel can be reached via phone at +52 554010-9464; Skype: moriel_claudio or email: cmoriel@tvunetworks.com

TVU Networks’ full portfolio of video-over-IP solutions includes its flagship TVU One mobile uplink transmitter – a compact solution that delivers high-quality IP video transmission performance and features the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit dependable HD quality video with less than one second latency. Other popular offerings in the company’s product line include the award-winning TVU RPS; and TVU Anywhere – a powerful tool that enables organizations to instantly capture and transmit footage from their mobile smart device. A new addition to TVU Networks’ solutions is social media support, with direct streaming capabilities to Facebook Live.

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.

SMG Successfully Delivers Live Video Coverage of 2016 Tour of Taihu Lake Cycling Race In Severe Weather Conditions

Shanghai Media Group Uses Newly Acquired TVU Portable Live Video Transmission Solution

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – November 17, 2016 – TVU Networks IP video transmission solutions were used by one of China’s largest media organizations, Shanghai Media Group (SMG), to successfully deliver live video coverage of the 2016 Tour of Taihu Lake Cycling Race in severe weather conditions.

The Tour of Taihu Lake is a staged cycling race (several races ridden consecutively) held in the Jiangsu Province of China. In 2010, the first edition of the race was just one stage and one day. Six years later, the race has grown tremendously both in global popularity and length of the competition. For many teams, the highly-anticipated Tour of Taihu is the final race of the 2016 season.

For exclusive pre-race interviews and coverage of all seven stages of the race, SMG deployed multiple ultra-compact TVU One portable transmitters from various locations throughout the race. TVU One was used extensively to cover the competition and capture and deliver live HD video footage in real-time, delivering broadcast picture quality despite changing bandwidth limitations. On the second day of the race, a dense fog severely limited visibility, preventing helicopter-supported microwave transmission, and TVU One was relied upon for the entire day’s live coverage.

“Despite unpredictable weather, erratic availability of dependable cellular connections and on-the-go video shots, TVU One consistently delivered outstanding picture quality for our viewers,” said Mr. Wang Ting, Director of SMG Technology Center. “The Tour of Taihu is a marquee cycling event in China, and we strive to provide unique coverage from different positions on the ground and in the air.”

“TVU One played a crucial role in this coverage, particularly when dense fog prevented the helicopter – which was used as microwave relay – from taking off. TVU One was able to fulfill all the video transmission needs as well as meet the stable and superior picture quality demanded by SMG.” Said Mr. Ling Chen, SMG Business Director.

“We are very excited to add SMG as a customer and are honored that they selected TVU to assist them with their coverage of the Tour of Taihu Lake race. SMG is a media powerhouse, and we are looking forward to working with SMG on their live video broadcast and technology needs,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

Through its simple one-button operation and ability to simultaneously transmit over multiple combinations of cellular, WiFi, microwave and satellite links, TVU One enables broadcasters to deliver live HD video from practically any location. TVU One also offers broadcasters TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) transmission protocol to ensure enhanced resilience and superior picture quality in fluctuating bandwidth conditions, as well as the ability to transmit HD video with sub-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.

 

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TVU NETWORKS TO SHOWCASE FULL LINE OF IP BASED VIDEO SOLUTIONS AT NAB SHOW NEW YORK

Leader in IP Live Video Technology to Demonstrate Newest Transmission, Cloud Based Management and Video Production Offerings

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 26, 2016 – TVU Networks announces that it will showcase its latest IP-based live video solutions at the upcoming NAB Show New York, including the company’s new MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution and TVU RPS (Remote Production System), as well as its two cloud-based workflow solutions, TVU Alert and TVU Command Center. Taking place November 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center, TVU Networks will display its full range of transmission, management, production and distribution solutions in Booth #725.

The MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution is a rack-mount encoder 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 live video transmitters but with more efficient compression, requiring less data transmission.

TVU RPS allows for 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. By utilizing existing in-house production staff and equipment at the studio, a broadcaster no longer needs its own production crew in the field, saving significant cost in producing a remote, multi-camera live shot.

Both TVU Alert and TVU Command are cloud-based solutions that help broadcasters control get to air first with live video from the most important breaking stories. TVU Alert makes it quick and simple to send mission-critical alerts, such as breaking news, anywhere throughout a news organization to and from any TVU edge device. TVU Command Center allows central management and control of all the TVU transmitters, receivers, and services within a group from virtually anywhere.

TVU Grid will also be shown in the TVU Networks’ NAB Show New York booth. TVU Grid is 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. TVU Grid removes the walls from broadcast stations, empowering users to distribute or collect content with just the click of a button.

TVU Networks will also showcase its flagship TVU One live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter – a compact solution that delivers high-quality IP video transmission performance and features the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit dependable HD quality video with less than one second latency. 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.

Other popular offerings in the company’s product line include the TVU Anywhere app, which turns an iPhone or Android device into a live video transmitter, and the TVU MLink live video uplink transmitter, which brings cellular 3G/4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks.

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.

TVU NETWORKS MAKES STREAMING MEDIA MAGAZINE’S 2016 STREAMING MEDIA 100 LIST FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 12, 2016 – IP-based live video solution provider TVU Networks announces its inclusion in Streaming Media magazine’s annual Streaming Media 100 list. Chosen by Streaming Media magazine’s editorial and publishing team, the list honors leading manufacturers in the online video space.

“When TVU Networks was founded in 2005, the company set out to be a pioneer in IP video technology, and this remains our top priority,” said Eric Chang, TVU Networks’ VP of Marketing. “We’re very pleased to have been chosen again by Streaming Media as a top provider of video content technology in the industry, and thank them for their recognition as we work to remain an innovative market leader in IP-based live video solutions.”

TVU Networks’ full portfolio of video-over-IP solutions includes its flagship TVU One mobile uplink transmitter – a compact solution that delivers high-quality IP video transmission performance and features the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit dependable HD quality video with less than one second latency. Other popular offerings in the company’s product line include the award-winning TVU RPS (Remote Production System) – a cost-effective alternative solution for live, remote, synchronized multi-camera news and sports coverage that eliminates the need for expensive and complex mobile truck use; and TVU Anywhere – a powerful tool that enables organizations to instantly capture and transmit footage from their mobile smart device. A new addition to TVU Networks’ solutions is social media support, with direct streaming capabilities to Facebook Live.

“While the big streaming services and tentpole events get all the attention technology creators and partners often toil behind the scenes to make it all happen. The Streaming Media 100 is our annual attempt to shine the spotlight on the companies that enable the creation and delivery of all of that amazing content,” says Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, editor of Streaming Media. “These companies are the ones that our editors and contributors have determined to be the cream of the crop—the most important, most innovative, and most influential companies providing streaming and OTT technologies, products, and services. Congratulations to all 100 of them.”

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.

TVU NETWORKS TO SHOWCASE GROUNDBREAKING REMOTE MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY DURING ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIO VIDEO EXPO

Company Exec to Present Session on “Low-Cost, Remote and Synchronized Multi-Cam Live IP Video Production”

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 6, 2016 – TVU Networks will highlight its latest IP-based live video solutions at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo (AVX). Taking place on October 26-27 at the Crowne Plaza Dia in Denver, TVU Networks will exhibit in Booth #508.

The company will also present a session on low-cost, remote synchronized multi-camera IP video production using an ubiquitous Internet connection during the conference. The session, to be presented by Matt Keiler, a senior business development and relationship management professional at TVU Networks, will cover the benefits of an innovative technology that uses a broadcaster’s existing studio control room infrastructure and public Internet connection for live, multi-camera production from the field. His session, “Low Cost Remote & Synchronized Multi-Cam Live IP Video Production,” will take place on October 26 from 2:15-3:00 in the Longs Peak Pavilion during the show. Keiler will also discuss advances in IP based live video acquisition, transmission and distribution as part of his presentation.

TVU Networks will showcase its recently introduced, award-winning Remote Production System (RPS). TVU RPS is a cost-effective alternative solution for live, remote, synchronized multi-camera news and sports coverage. It enables the production of a live, 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 TVU receiver, and the receiver outputs six synchronized SDI outputs.

The company will also show its popular TVU One mobile newsgathering solution – which allows broadcasters to fully leverage the versatility that a small, lightweight IP video transmitter brings in the field without sacrificing performance, feature functionality or picture quality. TVU One features TVU Networks’ patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm, Smart VBR technology, and the TVU.264 video codec.

AVX 2016 will feature manufacturers, workshops and speakers, with a focus on staying ahead of technology’s steady curve and demonstrate emerging technologies in television, mobile, digital signage, and the Internet.

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.

IBC 2016: TVU NETWORKS ROLLS OUT NEXT GENERATION H.265 and 4K LIVE STREAMING VIDEO ENCODER

Technology Leader in IP Video Announces First of a New Family of HEVC Transmission Solutions at IBC 2016

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 8, 2016 – TVU Networks, a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions, officially announces today the availability of the TVU MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution for live video transmission. The MLink TE4500 is a rack-mount encoder that transmits video using HEVC video compression but also incorporates TVU265 enhanced HEVC, Smart VBR encoding 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 live video transmitters but with more efficient compression, requiring less data transmission. TVU will show the MLink TE4500, and it’s complete line of IP video solutions at stand 2.B28 at IBC.

TVU265 is TVU’s enhanced version of H.265 that’s designed to more efficiently use bandwidth for cellular video transmission. The industry recognized Inverse StatMux Plus fully utilizes all transmission connections and delivers just the right amount of forward error correction while eliminating the need for retransmission which can cause additional latency. TVU’s Smart VBR (Variable Bit-Rate Encoding) proactively manages the transmission bit‐rate for a desired latency, taking out the guesswork in optimizing for picture quality.

The MLink TE4500 is fully compatible with TVU’s family of rack-mount IP based transceiver video decoders. The MLink TE4500 and TVU transceivers operate within TVU’s Cloud-based ecosystem platform for centralized video content management and control supporting not just TVU solutions and services but SDI and IP video sources as well. The TVU ecosystem reduces or removes the requirement for broadcasters to rely on multiple pieces of equipment to manage their video content, while allowing them to manage and control all their video feeds from a single web interface anywhere in the world.

The TVU platform is flexible, allowing a broadcaster to add specific features, functions and services as they are needed, allowing them to move from a SDI to IP infrastructure in stages. Broadcasters can also directly control the MLink TE4500 and all other TVU transmitters, including the bit-rate and latency settings of each transmitter. For station groups, the TVU ecosystem allows video content to be easily and effectively switched, routed or distributed from one station to multiple locations anywhere with a TVU transceiver using TVU Grid.

“We are excited to be showing the first of an entire family of HEVC and 4K live video transmission solutions for the first time in Europe at IBC. The MLink TE4500 continues the tradition of all TVU transmitters that are designed specifically to deliver the best HD picture quality under even the most challenging broadcast environments and at latencies as low as sub-second,“ said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “The Cloud-based TVU ecosystem was developed to help broadcasters take advantage of the benefits of IP infrastructure to acquire, manage and move video content easily and cost effectively. While removing the reliance on expensive fiber and multiple different types of video equipment to manage content, the ecosystem is future-proofed to allow for the integration of new IP technologies such as HEVC.”

Added Shen, “Introducing a new line of HEVC codec and 4K integrated IP-based video products is part of our continuing commitment to deliver innovative IP technology solutions designed to meet the needs of our customers and the broadcast community. We are looking forward to introducing this important new product line starting with the TE4500, and its addition to the TVU video content ecosystem.”

Additional TVU solutions being showcased at IBC this year include:

TVU RPS – TVU’s Remote Production System (RPS) delivers a cost-effective alternative for live remote synchronized multi-camera news and sports coverage by leveraging a broadcaster’s existing studio control room staff and equipment and a public Internet connection from the field. With TVU RPS, a broadcaster can achieve on-location live production without the need for production trucks, dedicated fiber or large on-site production crews.

TVU One is the company’s fifth-generation live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter. It delivers transmission resiliency, performance, picture quality and sub-second latency in an ultra-compact 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.

TVU Alert is a cloud-based service that makes it quick and simple to send mission-critical alerts, such as breaking news, anywhere throughout a news organization. Alerts can be sent to and from any TVU edge device and can be customized and sent to individuals, devices or to entire groups in the network.

TVU Command Center is a cloud-based solution that allows for the central management and control of all the TVU transmitters, receivers, and services within a group from virtually anywhere. It features a robust set of video content management tools designed to integrate with a broadcaster’s workflow.

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.

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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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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 85 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.

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM CONFERENCE TO LIVE STREAM AWARDS SESSION WITH TVU NETWORKS VIDEO TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY

TVU Partners with RTDNA to Bring Awards Ceremony to Online Viewers for Second Consecutive Year 

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CASeptember 8, 2016TVU 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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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.

About RTDNA
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.

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LARGEST HUNGARIAN BROADCASTER RELIES ON TVU NETWORKS FOR LIVE COVERAGE FROM RIO

Expands Use of TVU Solutions by Adding TVU One Portable Cellular Uplink

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 6, 2016 – After a complete evaluation of available cellular portable transmission solutions, the largest Hungarian media organization, Magyar Televízió (Hungarian Television, aka MTVA), selected the TVU One portable mobile newsgathering transmitter and deployed four of them for its location reporting from the Rio Summer Games earlier this month. The national public broadcaster used the lightweight TVU One units for live transmission from various world-renowned Rio locations for in-venue stand-up interviews and other broadcast activities.

The government-owned broadcaster MTVA has been a TVU Networks’ customer for several years and have been using its video broadcast solutions since TVU’s earliest backpack transmitter – the TVUPack TM8100. Currently, they own multiple TVU IP live video products, which are used by the news and sports departments for daily on location broadcast coverage.

“We’ve been very happy with the performance of our new TVU One units,” said Zoltán Sinkovics, Head of Information Technology, MTVA. “And based on our comparisons with all other available systems, we’re confident we made the right choice. The mobility of TVU One has improved our live coverage considerably, but it’s the reliability and excellent picture quality that set it apart. We’ve grown to rely on it quite a bit. Our sports and news departments take our TVU equipment out on location multiple times every day.”

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.

Headquartered in Budapest, MTVA operates six television stations, nine radio stations, a news agency, and a number of new media outlets. Since its formation in 2011, MTVA has streamlined all content production and asset management activities for the entire Hungarian public service media. MTVA provides roughly 40,000 hours of television and 52,000 hours of radio programming each year. Programs are transmitted beyond Hungary – to Europe, America, and Australia. MTVA’s content is broadcast daily to an estimated 99 percent of Hungarian homes.

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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