TVU Networks to provide Georgia Lottery Corp. with IP-based distribution for statewide lottery drawing broadcasts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – August 15, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced that the Georgia Lottery Corp. switched from a satellite model to an IP-based distribution system from TVU.

TVU Grid is in use three to four times a day, seven days a week, to distribute the Georgia Lottery drawings to affiliates across the state. Drawings are televised live on WSB-TV, Channel 2 in Atlanta; WALB-TV, Channel 10 in Albany; WJBF-TV, Channel 6 in Augusta; WRBL-TV, Channel 3 in Columbus; WMAZ-TV, Channel 13 in Macon; and WSAV-TV, Channel 3 in Savannah.

TVU Grid enables broadcasters to acquire live video from different sources and distribute it to other Grid-enabled locations. TVU Grid provides the ability to route live video streams with as low as a half-second delay over IP networks to one or more Grid-enabled news stations anywhere in the world. Stations can take any video source, whether it be an SDI feed, IP video camera, Internet video, or a TVU transmitter and distribute the live video stream to any number of locations with sub-second latency. TVU Grid’s simple to use interface gives users control over the switching and routing of video streams from anywhere on a network of Grid-enabled locations.

TVU transmitters are the primary hardware component of TVU Grid, enabling stations to share video in real-time. The TVU Transceiver is a custom-built appliance that sits in each station and connects to Grid via a standard broadband internet connection. Stations can input video from any source to the Transceiver, whether it be from other stations connected to the Grid, from a TVU transmitter, from any online video feed or from another SDI source in the station.

IBC sees TVU Networks expand its Live Media Acquisition Leadership

The extensive TVU Networks media acquisition portfolio enables live video to be contributed from any location over any network

BARCELONA – August 13, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solution, launches new premium functionality at IBC (stand: 2.B28) to enable operators increased flexibility and to robustly contribute the highest video quality from any location over any network. On stand demonstrations will show how and why the TVU Networks portofolio of media acquisition products provide a solution for every use case, such as contributing thousands of hours of uninterrupted live video for many of the world’s largest broadcasters during this summers World Cup as well as enabling France Télévisions to provide live coverage of May’s UK Royal Wedding from a moving vehicle.

“At IBC we will demonstrate how ifyou are a broadcaster covering a major event with multiple camera crews, a journalist with just a mobile and a tripod, and everyone in between, we have the solutions and infrastructure to make your live coverage stand out both now and in the future,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

The TVU Networks media acquisition solutions demonstrated at IBC include: TVU Anywhere, TVU MediaMind, TVU MLink, TVU One and TVU Router / TVU Nano Router.

For video journalists and vloggers alone in the field, TVU solutions include TVU Anywhere, an app for Apple iOS and Android which instantly turns a smart device into a live video transmitter through using the devices cellular and WiFi connections to transmit live to the studio. TVU Anywhere is frequentlyused by sport production companies to film at-home athlete interviews with just a tripod and a smartphone, with the capability of remotely control pan, tilt, zoom and exposure functions from the studio, avoiding the need for on-site crew. In addition, journalists can use the TVU Nano Router to deliver reliable, low latency and high speed connectivity critical to covering live events in full HD from an incredibly small form factor.This solution is perfect for capturing breaking, developing, and fast moving events.

For a single camera shoot, TVU provides TVU One, a multiple award-winning small, lightweight, IP-based high-definitionfield transmitter, to enable cameramen to contribute live video without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality. With less than 0.5 second latency at 3Mbp, using HEVC or H.265 compression standard to deliver greater efficiency in data use as well as increased transmission stability, it is in use by cameramen at thousands of TV stations worldwide. New functionality at IBC includes the option for embedded modems to deliver world-wide wireless transmission.

Cameramen can also utilizeintegration of TVU solutions with Panasonic’s P2 cameras, to stream directly from the field back to the studio for decoding and processing using a TVU Transceiver or use TVU Grid to distribute to multiple outlets.Finally, TVU Router / TVU Nano Router enables cameramen to access the Internet in the field and to cover fast breaking events by enabling live streaming and large video file transfers from any location.

For multi-camera shoots, in addition to TVU One, TVU Router / TVU Nano Router and the integration with Panasonic P2 and PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom) cameras, TVU also provides TVU CAS (Contribution Automation System) , which automates the acquisition workflow by integrating all discrete equipment and functions in the acquisition process. Furthermore, TVU CAS aggregates all the metadata throughout the acquisition process. With the AI object, face and speech recognition module, all content will be tagged and automatically presented to the relevant production group for each story.

Additionally, TVU MLink enables satellite and microwave vehicle operators to add cellular 3G/4G LTE uplink to the vehicle’s transmission capabilities. The 1RU rack mount TVU MLink aggregates all available connections – cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet – to broadcast live video with low latency. TVU MLink is also available in a HEVC and 4K encoding model. With its built-in cost control function, this solution is able to dynamically allocate bandwidth to the lowest cost link, to simultaneously increase the reliability of the transmission and save OPEX.

A recent application of TVU Router was enabling sailing fans all over the world to view the 2018 Congressional Cup regatta as it has never been seen before, courtesy of a partnership between the Long Beach Yacht Club’s (LBYC) media team and several technology firms, includingTVU Networks.Two TVU Routers supplied the connection needed for 360 Round VR cameras to provide live distribution to the Samsung VR Video website, Congressional Cup web site and the Tribeca Film Festival’s website.

Powered by IS+, TVU’s innovative proprietary transmission algorithm, TVU transmitters can simultaneously aggregate any combination of bandwidth mediums including cellular 3G/4G LTE, WiFi, Ethernet, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, microwave, microwave mesh and BGAN to deliver a reliable broadcast picture with sub-second latency.

IBC sees TVU Networks demonstrate Remote Production Solutions that greatly minimize complexity and cost for live event coverage

TVU Networks’ live remote production solutions remove the requirement for OB trucks and dedicated circuits by maintaining perfectly synchronized signals from multiple HD cameras over the public Internet and the cloud

BARCELONA– August 06, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate its portfolio of intuitive remote productions solutions on its IBC 2018 stand (2.B28), including TVU Producer, it’s latest cloud based solution with game changing features, already popular within eSports and third leagues European football championship.

Offering frame-accurate synchronization over the public internet, these solutions remove the requirement for an OB truck and dedicated circuits, making live events much simpler and more cost-effective to broadcast.

“We reduce cost and complexity in a number of ways,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “TVU RPS removes the requirement for dedicated circuits and OB trucks by editing at the broadcaster’s studio; TVU Producer provides the highest level of flexibility, enabling virtually any organization to produce live events from any location in a matter of minutes. TVU Timelock enables the hundreds of broadcasters with TVU One solutions to elegantly and cost-effectively move to wireless remote production, ideal for navigating through concerts and other crowded events. By providing these three routes to remote production, we enable all operators to make the most of live-event programming, an incredibly important weapon in today’s highly competitive video marketplace,” concluded Paul Shen.

The solutions demonstrated include:

TVU Producer: a cloud-based multi-camera remote production solution including features such as graphics and video replay. Capable of professional quality production, no hardware or software installation, and yet thanks to its simple WYSIWYG user interface it can be used by operators with virtually no experience or training. The minimum solution requirement is internet access and a smartphone. With a multi-channel IP video switcher and simultaneous output to social media, including Facebook Live, Periscope Producer and YouTube Live as well as most CDNs, TVU Producer is the easiest way to produce professional quality multi-camera live events with perfectly synchronized switching.

TVU RPS: This frame accurate solution delivers a cost-effective alternative for live multi-camera remote television coverage, using a broadcaster’s existing studio control room staff and equipment and a public Internet connection from the field. Mostly used to cover sport events globally, it also benefits news broadcasters who have used it to cover a wide range of events such as the last Catalonia presidential election. The TVU RPS transmitter encodes up to six synchronized SDI sources and transmits high quality and low latency IP video to a remote studio based TVU RPS receiver. It also features individual bit-rate configuration per channel and optional channel priority to guarantee a constant signal for the most important live footage.

TVU Timelock: This solution enables wireless remote production for broadcasters that already own multiple TVU Transmitters such as a TVU One, synchronizing their signal. As a cost-effective alternative to traditional on-location multi-camera video production, TVU Timelock allows broadcasters to cover many more live events.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. Its family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies, to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

IBC 2018: TVU Networks MediaMind Platform gives AI turbo boost to how operators Get, Make and Share live video

Automated AI workflow platform delivers next generation metadata driven acquisition, production and distribution for video content

BARCELONA – July 17, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that visitors to its IBC stand (2.B28) will be able to see a sweep of innovative live video solutions, including the Artificial Intelligence driven TVU MediaMind Platform, which potentially changes how content can be produced and consumed.

The core of the MediaMind Platform is TVU’s unique metadata-driven workflow engine. Combining real-time speech, object and face recognition with TVU’s real-time search engine, users are able to find the video assets most relevant to the story which they are covering. With its open API, TVU MediaMind Platform is able to integrate with many solutions from its partners, including Panasonic and Associated Press ENPS. As part of the newly formed Enabled Media Symposium, TVU has collaborated with a group of major industry vendors and broadcasters to further the AI application in video production process.

“At IBC we will be demonstrating solutions that deliver real ROI benefits today, as well as pointing towards an AI-led future for broadcast acquisition, production and distribution,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “We look forward to demonstrating at IBC how our customers can embrace the exciting AI-driven changes that are about to revolutionize the media industry.”

The TVU IBC 2018 booth is designed to showcase TVU’s industry leading capabilities in the following areas:

Get: Demonstrating intelligent media acquisition. Products on show include: the industry leading field transmitter TVU One, which supports HEVC and utilizes TVU’s patented Inverse IS+ (StatMux Plus) transmission algorithm to transmit HD quality video with half-second latency; the TVU MLink cellular 3G/4G LTE, satellite and microwave live video uplink transmitter; the TVU Router, a portable broadband Internet access point that can provide over 200Mbps of secure, reliable, high-speed wireless Internet connectivity anywhere and the TVU Anywhere mobile app, to contribute content using a smartphone with turbo-boosted connectivity through bonding Wifi and cellular, enabling broadcasters to work anywhere without sacrificing the benefits of the studio. These solutions were deployed by hundreds of broadcasters at this summer’s’ major football tournament, as well as enabling VR 360 video coverage of the Congressional Cup yacht race and footage from a motorbike and a taxi for France Televisions coverage of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding. TVU CAS, as part of the TVU MediaMind platform, automates the entire acquisition process. It integrates with all the discrete workflow and functional modules, to create a seamless and automated acquisition process. This ensures all the video assets are produced timely and made available to rest of the production process automatically.

Make: Solutions include cloud-based and remote production demonstrations featuring TVU Producer, a cloud-based live event production system that minimizes the complexity and cost of covering live video events from any location and the TVU Remote Production System, best cost-efficient solution on the market capable of synchronizing up to 6 HD SDI signals over the standard internet without any OB vans, ideal for second and third football leagues tournaments.

Share: This section of the TVU IBC stand shows how to stream, distribute and monetize video through its innovative video marketplace, TVU Grid, that enables broadcasters to acquire live video from different sources and seamlessly distribute it to thousand Grid-enabled locations, as exemplified by major US broadcast networks such as CNN, which uses TVU Grid to make live video accessible to selected TV station partners.

Making Solid Connections from Remote, War-Torn and Storm-Affected Locations by Leveraging Proven Internet Technology

Samaritan’s Purse Delivers Time-Critical Video Communication using Combined Connectivity and Transmission Strength of TVU Router and TVU One

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 9, 2018 – Based in Boone, North Carolina, the video division of international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse travels to the furthest corners of the world to chronicle the organization’s aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution. Producing videos from the locations and distributing them immediately keep those affected by devastating events top of mind during and beyond the traditional news coverage.

Delivering large video files quickly from often remote places torn apart by hurricanes, floods, and war has never been simple for Samaritan’s Purse. Internet connections, if they exist, are usually spotty at best. Uploading large files from these locations can be next to impossible.

“We have to produce our content quickly,” said Ben Cranor, Engineering Manager of the Broadcast Department of Samaritan’s Purse. “While events are in the news cycle, we need to communicate immediately ways in which people can help.”

While searching for ways to solve their uploading issues, Cranor and his team discovered TVU Networks’ TVU Router. TVU Router is a software option on the TVU One live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter that delivers high bandwidth Internet connectivity – up to 200Mbps – from practically anywhere. It provides high speed, two-way data transmission connection for transferring and receiving files, video streaming, and web browsing from a laptop or smart mobile device. TVU One with HEVC compression can deliver HD quality video with half-second latency at 3Mbps. It can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet.

“Now, we can upload video footage from places where, normally, we’d have little to no Internet, where it would be difficult at best to get a large, video file back to home base,” added Cranor.

TVU Router is also used any time a critical upload is expected. For example, when the organization is making a statement from a site with limited internet capability that will be dispersed on social media, TVU Router is used to insure the communication is delivered reliably online.

TVU Router has also proved invaluable in less remote locations. During a large event in a major city in the U.S., Samaritan’s Purse used TVU Router to supply Internet access to its technical team to save costs for high fees for Internet access.

“TVU Router has been a huge time save and stress reliever during crucial upload times,” explained Cranor. “At the very least, we’re able to increase our upload speed. But more than that, we can upload files from places we’d normally not be able to send anything at all. In some locations, the cell networks work adequately, but getting Internet with plugged-in Ethernet connectivity is impossible. With TVU Router, we’re able to use a combination of existing cell networks and several SIM cards to get a connection to send very large files very quickly.”

According to Cranor, the system has been plug-and-play. Once the unit is turned on, they begin uploading files. When they’ve required any configuration from the field, Cranor reports that TVU customer service responded and fixed issues over the phone immediately.

Cranor and his team have been impressed with the improvements in terms of bandwidth and stability to TVU Router over the course of the past year. “We can’t wait to see even more increased transfer speeds and additional functions in the future.”

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events.

Video Production Company Reduces Location Costs, Increases Revenue-Generating Opportunities and Turnaround Time

Detroit-based JPI deploys TV Networks’ RPS for multi-camera, remote live production

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA– July 2, 2018 –  Joseph Productions, Inc. (JPI), a Detroit-based media production company, recently turned to TVU RPS (Remote Production System) to increase efficiency for its high-end live event and corporate meeting video productions. Many of JPI’s clientele, ranging from corporations and live event producers to local sports and news broadcasters, faced limited budgets and were looking for ways to reduce costs and shorten turnaround time.

WithTVU RPS, JPI can send multiple cameras and camera operators into the field and contributes up to six synchronized camera feeds over the commodity internet back to their in-house control room for switching, and the addition of graphics, effects, text and other production elements. The TVU RPS transmitter transmits high-quality and low-latency IP video from the remote location to a studio-based TVU receiver.The receiver, in turn, outputs six synchronized SDI outputs. TVU RPS includes extensive support for: 16 channel AES/EBU embedded SDI audio, Variable Bit Rate (VBR) and the ability to set channel priorities.

“Previously, when we’d shoot a live event from a trade show, for example, there’d be costs involved with transporting our satellite truck, paying the crew to setup and strike the truck, electrical and cabling charges, plus the time involved in travel to and from,” explained Josh Kowal, Assistant General Manager, JPI. “We wanted to produce events quickly without having to set a control room up on site at each location. We knew there had to be a way to use our in-house control room that would save a significant amount of set up, travel time, and equipment costs.”

JPI turned to TVU RPS. With this system, producers can utilize in-house staff and equipment at the studio, saving significant cost in producing a remote, multi-camera live shot.

“Now, the entire production crew isn’t needed on site,” said Kowal. “With RPS, we only need to send one A/V technician with a camera to produce live stream video globally. We can offer our customers more competitive pricing. We’d been relying on satellite transmission for the same services in the past, which can be expensive. Plus, now we have less logistics involved with getting crew to other states. TVU RPS has effectively eliminated our travel and satellite costs. We no longer need satellite time, production trucks or satellite trucks. Our footprint of doing remote production is much smaller with RPS.”

Kowal believes there are several other types of production that could utilize RPS, including crisis communication when responses are needed immediately; streaming executive reactions when new cars come off the line for its automaker clientele; and nationally coordinated events from multiple locations that are coordinated into one stream.

JPI used its RPS unit for the first time during the LA Auto Show to live stream a 30-minute new car ‘reveal’ from a Tier 1 automaker to the auto show’s media partner Yahoo Live and to live viewing parties for corporate employees. The live stream was sent around the world, with just two JPI crew on site in Los Angeles. JPI has also used RPS at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit to cover live events for local broadcasters.

JPI combines live event and corporate meeting production capabilities with global transmission, high-speed WiFi access, advanced cloud streaming, audience analytics and graphic design services.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Seven Network Australia Provides In-Depth, Live Coverage of Premier Sporting Events with TVU Networks’ Transmitters, Receivers and Mobile App

Extensive Deployment of TVU Live Video Streaming Gear Enables Network to
Cover Olympic and Commonwealth Games in South Korea and Australia

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – June 26, 2018 – The Seven Network, Australia’s number one free-to-air
TV network, deployed its fleet of
TVU Networks’ receivers and mobile IP transmitters for
several high-profile, live sporting events, including the Winter and Paralympic Games from
PyeongChang and the 2018 Commonwealth Games which were hosted in Australia. Seven’s
large fleet of TVU units also regularly provides live IP video streaming daily for local and
international news coverage, the network’s popular “Sunrise” morning show, the Melbourne
Cup, the Australian Football League and more.

With a large number of Australian athletes at the Winter Games, Paralympic Games and
Commonwealth Games, (60 at the Winter and Paralympic Games and 469 at the
Commonwealth Games), Seven wanted to maximize live coverage of Australian athletes and
their families before, during and after the events. TVU receivers and mobile IP transmitters
were used extensively to provide live and replay interviews of athletes and family members as
well as transmit color commentary during live competitions. TVU units also transmitted live cutins
from Seven’s News and “Sunrise” programs throughout the duration of the events.

Additionally, the TVU Anywhere app was used during the Winter Games and the
Commonwealth Games to provide live coverage of athletes travelling via bus on their way to
the opening ceremony and their events.

“With the TVU units and mobile apps, we could really localize our live coverage in a number of
ways,” said Seven Network’s Telecommunications Manager Dave Watts. “Without the TVU
technology, we would not have been able to produce live reporting that was constant and so indepth.
It truly added a whole new level to these events this year.”

For the Winter Olympics, Seven used a total of six TVU mobile IP transmitters, including the
award-winning TVU One. At the International Broadcast Center (IBC), Seven had two TVU
receive channels to receive production and news streams. For the Paralympics, Seven used the
TVU One for live coverage of the event. All live transmissions for the Paralympics were sent
directly to TVU Receivers at Seven’s main master control room in Melbourne.

Throughout the games, the cellular coverage in PyeongChang was solid, with adequate
coverage throughout the area. To avoid high cell charges while waiting for live interviews to
begin, Seven used TVU’s Economy Preview mode to reduce bandwidth. Economy Preview
provides a low-resolution preview of the live shot with audio at a fixed latency until the video is
ready to go on-air in full HD.

“Preview mode was a big cost saver for us,” said Dave Watts. “It worked really well. Many times
we didn’t know exactly when the interview would occur. Our control room monitored the live
shot without using unnecessary data, and we never lost one frame of video.”

For the Commonwealth Games, Seven served as the Australian broadcast rights-holder, using a
total of 16 TVU transmitters. For this event, live shots were received at both the IBC (where
Seven had four TVU Transceiver decoders) and at the main Sydney Seven News master control
room. Seven also deployed TVU transmitters for support coverage during the event, including
one live shot from a primary school that an Australian Commonwealth athlete attended.

“The way in which the Seven Network combined our technology is a powerful case study for
just how easy it is for broadcasters to improve their live sports coverage,” said Matt McEwen,
VP of Product Management at TVU Networks. “They used several tools in a cohesive workflow
designed to strengthen the connection between the viewer and live programming. We’re
thrilled when we see what the Seven Network has accomplished with our gear.”

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family
of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a
powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile
platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies.
The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and
distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major
global events.

TVU Networks Helps France Télévisions Get to the Heart of the Royal Wedding

TVU Networks enables live interviews from the crowds, bringing the atmosphere of celebration to television audiences in France

PARIS, FRANCE – May 30, 2018TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, was chosen by France Télévisions to support its coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May. Broadcast on France 2, franceinfo TV and Digital, the programme titled Speciale Mariage Princier made use of TVU Networks solutions to provide live interviews and reactions from the streets and bars in Windsor and London.

France Télévisions’ coverage included two live feeds, totalling seven hours of continuous content, sent back to the studio in Paris. The biggest challenge was to ensure reliable bandwidth while camera crews were constantly on the move over such a wide area. The broadcaster chose the mobile units TVU One and TVU NANO, TVU Networks’ new ultra-compact router to enable the two crews – one in a taxi and one on a motorbike – to capture and contribute the footage they needed without being encumbered by wires or heavy equipment.

“The aim was to do something innovative with our coverage by giving it a fresh twist. We wanted to deliver live reactions from the crowd in Windsor and London using a taxi and motorbike. We needed something powerful that was also small in size and very low weight for the motorbike crew,” explains Guy Lezec, Production Manager, France Télévisions.

“Our goal was to maintain optimal transmission quality despite significant mobility challenges and high network overhead in these circumstances. We had to boost our signal. TVU Network’s presentations at NAB Show 2018 of aggregated sim cards and TVU NANO appeared to respond to our needs perfectly,” added Romuald Rat, Director of News Coverage and Production, France Télévisions.

The first feed comprised live interviews from a taxi using two TVU One units; one to transmit the signal from three on-board cameras (including two Go Pros) and the other acting as a router. Also on board was a small production switcher. For the second live feed, a motorbike crew capturing live crowd reactions was equipped with a TVU One unit and the TVU NANO, again one to support transmission and the second acting as a router.

TVU One and TVU NANO deliver high-definition picture quality with industry leading bandwidth efficiency all within an ultra-compact and rugged hardware design. The highly portable units with one button operation and a boot-up time of less than 20 seconds, enabled the cameramen to hit the ground running, eliminating the need for lengthy set-up times.

Acting as an IP-based high-definition video field transmitter, TVU One gave France Télévisions the versatility needed for the live video contribution without having to compromise on performance, features or picture quality.

“We are very proud that our solutions were chosen by France Télévisions for such a prestigious event. The TVU One and NANO systems are ideal for a wide variety of scenarios, particularly application requiring dependable, high-speed bandwidth,” said Yoni Tayar, Europe Marketing Manager, TVU Networks. “The royal wedding is a perfect example of how effective our solutions can be in helping broadcasters innovate in live outside broadcast situations.”

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events.

TVU Networks to provide reliable equipment and top-tier connectivity throughout Russia for major international soccer tournament

Full rental package includes the TVU One transmitter for live streaming of video footage

BARCELONA, SPAIN – May 23, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that it will provide rental packages and on-the-ground technical support throughout this summers’ international football tournament in all 12 Russian cities that will be hosting matches. The tournament will commence next month, with over 150 pieces of TVU Networks equipment and local SIM Cards already lined up to enable broadcasters to successfully deliver matches and tournament news to consumers across the globe.

Solutions hired will include the TVU One, which transmits signals over 3G, 4G/LTE wireless portable and fixed video transmitters. Small and lightweight, the portable solution for remote, anywhere live broadcast and streaming also incorporates TVU’s proprietary technology Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+). This secures bandwidth by transmitting the video signal over multiple channels simultaneously. This technology enables broadcasters of the tournament to guarantee their top-tier connectivity at the event by being able to push a larger amount of data over the network. This results in better picture signal and ultimately, higher picture quality for viewers.

Inverse StatMux Plus also combats network instability through intelligently monitoring each network connection in real-time, making corrections and adjustments as network conditions change. This is ideal for the broadcasters who want to ensure that relevant video footage of the tournament is delivered in high resolution with low latency to traditional television sets, laptops and mobile phones alike. Use of the HEVC/H.265 video compression standard also reduces video production costs as less data is used while shots are still of the highest quality.

“TVU Networks has the solutions required for live video broadcasting of high profile national and global events from sports tournaments through to coronations, natural disasters and elections,” explained Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “We are constantly looking for ways to help our customers reduce their video production costs while allowing them to deliver the best live shot regardless of the transmission environment. We’re excited to be part of this world-renowned sports event and look forward to supporting broadcasters using TVU equipment, whether owned or hired, at this event and many other international sport competitions in the future.“

TVU Networks staff will travel to each of the 12 venues in Russia to deliver, set up and test the equipment. Many customers have arranged to pick up their orders from registered venues, such as hotels, in Moscow where TVU’s logistics office is based.

TVU solutions are relied upon by many of the biggest names in sports to deliver live video to any sized audience to view on multiple broadcast and online platforms.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Denver 8 TV Uses TVU Networks to Live Stream Outdoor Concert Series to Television and Web Audiences

TVU One portable IP video transmitter delivers uninterrupted live broadcast despite inclement weather and low bandwidth connectivity

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA– May 23, 2018 – Denver 8 TV, the municipal access television station for the City and County of Denver, Colorado government, will resume broadcasting and live streaming its concert series, Live@Levitt, on June 1st, usingTVU Networks’ TVU One mobile IP transmitterto send live feeds from the Levitt Pavilion Denverto master control in Denver’s City Hall, which distributes the signals for live streaming and broadcast. A remote production control room at the back of the amphitheater switches the program, which is then fed into the TVU One and sent to TVU video receivers at City Hall for live broadcast on the Denver TV 8 Comcast channel and streamed to the website Denver8.tv.

The Pavilion lies within a natural bowl in the middle of Ruby Hill Park, which also has one of the highest elevation points in Denver. While the park offers 360-degree views of the mile-high city, it completely lacks Internet connectivity. Even the City and County of Denver’s own network that connects other outlying facilities doesn’t run close enough to provide a short extension to the venue.

In addition to the park’s lack of connectivity, part of it lies in a river valley. City Hall, the site of Denver 8 TV’s master control operation, is in the middle of the city, surrounded by tall buildings. Without line of sight, renting a microwave hop to broadcast these concerts is not possible. And renting a satellite uplink is cost prohibitive for this public organization.  The installation and monthly contract charges forecast by a local high-speed Internet provider attempting to connect the production to a network for a wired feed also proves far too costly for Denver TV 8.

The TVU One IP-based, portable transmitter was selected as a one-step solution for the city’s remote transmission needs. The TVU One is available with HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit full HD quality video with half-second latency at 3Mbps. It’s available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet.

Despite the park’s less-than-optimal transmission location and the stormy Denver summer evenings, there’s never been any service interruption with TVU One’s transmission. “We had a lot of rain storms last summer and never experienced one interruption in our transmission,” said Alan DeLollis, TV Communications & Video Operations Mgr., Marketing and Media Services, City & County of Denver. “Weather destroyed two audio boards and front-of-house tents were torn down by the wind and rain, but the TVU unit kept on working.”

DeLollis believes the unit brings more potential for collaboration between city agencies and as a pool feed shared to commercial networks and social media.  “We see our TVU One unit offering us the option to change the dynamic of how we deliver our production services to other city agencies and create a platform where community engagement in public outreach is much more possible,” said DeLollis. “The next step is using TVU One as an engagement and a sharing tool.”

The organization is discussing increasing coverage of live city events that can now, with TVU One, be distributed to others. That includes potentially creating a pool feed dedicated to City-related press conferences, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, etc. that can be shared with commercial media or live to social media.

“If they have a news hole, they could look to our feed and immediately have something to fill it,” explained DeLollis. “If something comes up that they’re modestly interested in, they’ll have our pool feed to use. It would also help them contain remote production costs. Our feed would show up on their TVU system, and they can choose to use it or not. It could provide the city a lot more exposure.”

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