TVU Networks to Showcase End-to-End IP Video Ecosystem at NAB 2017

Enhanced Line of IP-based Products and Services Delivers Increased Workflow Efficiency and Flexibility for Broadcasters

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 13, 2017 – At the upcoming NAB Show, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase its end-to-end IP-based ecosystem of hardware and software products, workflows and services designed for live video acquisition, production and operational efficiency. TVU Networks will introduce several new products and technologies at NAB, including its TVU One mobile uplink solution with support for the HEVC compression standard, TVU Producer, a web-based application for producing live content for social media, an update of the company’s cloud-based centralized management solution, TVU Command Center, an Open API integration with the Associated Press’ AP ENPS news production system and new TVU Router, which delivers over 200Mbps of reliable, stable and high-speed Internet connectivity remotely. Additionally, TVU will showcase the version 3.0 software update for the popular RPS (Remote Production System), version 6.0 update for TVU portable transmitters, and a new version of the TVU Transceiver featuring support for SMPTE 2022-6/7 high bit-rate IP output. TVU Networks will exhibit at NAB 2017 in booth #C3739.

“The focus of our TVU Ecosystem is to make broadcasters’ operations more efficient through automation and workflow integration,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “All of the new technologies and enhancements that we’ll debut at NAB place an emphasis on better performance and efficiency through an IP-based video workflow. Designed to seamlessly fit into and improve a broadcaster’s existing workflow, our video ecosystem encompasses all areas of production, from acquisition to management.”

TVU Networks will introduce more efficient live video acquisition with the availability of its TVU One live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter with support for the H.265/HEVC (high-efficiency video codec) compression standard, which requires less data transmission. The compact solution 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.

The company will also introduce a new solution for web-based live production, TVU Producer. Running completely on an existing TVU Transceiver, TVU Producer enables broadcasters to easily produce live content to social media. Featuring a simple Web interface and support for Facebook API, TVU Producer makes it possible for a station’s digital producer to work within the same broadcast workflow as the traditional TV producer. With TVU Producer, users can seamlessly switch between incoming TVU transmitter sources, SDI inputs and uploaded video slate sources, add a graphic overlay and stream the produced output to popular social media sites such as Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Additionally, the company will show an updated version of its TVU Command Center, which offers centralized remote management and control of all of a user’s TVU products and services. As a cloud-based solution, TVU Command Center offers the convenience of remote access from anywhere with an Internet connection. The product update includes a new multiview function that displays preview monitoring of multiple transceiver streams on a single Web interface.

TVU will also highlight new company partnerships at the show, including its new integration with the AP ENPS news production management system for an advanced newsroom content acquisition workflow. TVU and AP are partnering to streamline the field newsgathering workflow process with metadata-based linkage of media content to specific news story assignments at the point of acquisition. The integration automates and accelerates transfer and ingest of the linked content to the studio and within newsroom production solutions using a combination of AP technology with TVU’s new Progressive Download feature, which automatically mirrors content recorded in high-resolution to the TVU transmitter’s internal SSD, making it immediately available for transfer to editing solutions.

Another brand new offering at NAB will be the TVU Router solution, which can deliver over 200Mbps of secure, reliable, high-speed and untethered Internet connectivity remotely. Now offered as a software option for TVUPack and TVU One users, TVU Router allows for the easy sending and receiving of IP-based data from a remote location to any other location using the Internet. With TVU Router as a portable field access point, users can transfer and receive files, stream video, search the web, utilize any IP connected device or service to pass data and more for a high speed, reliable and secure data connection.

TVU will also demonstrate version 6.0 for TVU portable transmitters and RPS version 3.0. Version 6.0 for TVU portable transmitters introduces several new features including Progressive Download which streamlines field production by sending at high-speed a mirror-image, error-free copy of the camcorders recorded content to the studio as it is being shot, greatly streamlining news acquisition. Also included is an all-new VoIP service running on TVU devices for high-quality, two-way communication between the studio and the field. TVU will also introduce optional SMPTE 2022-6/-7 high bit-rate IP output support through the TVU Transceiver for integration with advanced studio IP workflows. In addition, TVU RPS version 3.0 will add the ability to synchronize across multiple unit pairs for additional channels, add a VLAN tunnel in order to connect any IP device between the field and studio and add support for VoIP.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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.

NAB 2017: TVU Networks and AP to Demonstrate Advanced Newsroom Workflow

New Metadata-based, Software-Defined Workflow Automatically Links and Accelerates Ingest of Recorded Content for Stories

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 11, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announced today that TVU and the Associated Press (AP) at NAB 2017 will showcase a new, integrated newsroom video content acquisition workflow developed through the two companies’ technology partnership. The new metadata-based workflow streamlines the direct linking of media content to specific news story assignments at the point of acquisition. The TVU Alert and AP ENPS integration automates and accelerates the transfer and ingest of the linked content to the studio and within newsroom production solutions.

The new workflow delivers greater efficiency for newsrooms. An assignment with associated metadata is created within the AP News Production System (ENPS) and sent using TVU Alert to field crews equipped with TVU Networks transmitters. The automated message from TVU Alert triggers the Progressive Download feature in TVU transmitters to create a high-resolution mirror image of the  camcorder’s content on the TVU transmitter (via SDI connection) as the story’s audio and video content is recorded at the camera.

The recorded video content, with matching timecode and the unique metadata for the assigned story, automatically and immediately transfers to the studio. Once in the studio, the location of the content and its associated metadata is reported to ENPS and placed in the rundown so that the relevant content is immediately available for editing and playout.

“We’re excited to continue our technology development partnership with AP to deliver advanced workflow enhancements to our mutual customers. Our newest integration effort between TVU Alert and AP’s ENPS will save newsrooms significant time and effort when it comes to newsgathering operations,” said Matt McEwen, VP of Product Management, TVU Networks. “The new workflow is designed to improve the efficiency and speed of news content acquisition through automation and a reduction in the need for human intervention, while also providing greater flexibility.”

A key feature from TVU utilized in the integration is the new Progressive Download function. With Progressive Download, when a user records content to an SDI-based camcorder, a mirror image of that content is recorded in high-resolution to the TVU transmitter’s internal SSD. The camcorder’s start/stop triggers are transmitted over SDI ensuring the timecode on the acquired content matches that of the camcorder’s own media. TVU’s mirrored content is immediately transferred at high speed via the transmitter’s aggregated link as a file to a TVU Transceiver video decoder at the studio in an editable QuickTime file format, making it immediately available for transfer to editing solutions.

“AP ENPS is always looking for new ways to help news people get the information and resources they need in the most efficient way possible. ENPS working with TVU’s Progressive Download eliminates tedious busywork and file manipulation for the producer in the newsroom and the crew in the field ­ and gets the video on the air or on the web as quickly as possible,” said Phil Avner, Director of Development, Broadcast, Associated Press.

With the TVU and AP integration, there is no need to manually transfer recorded clips or “tape feeds” from the field to the studio or wait for the original camera media to arrive at the studio. It also eliminates the need to manually ingest and log content at the studio, increasing operational efficiency through a reduction in workflow steps.

TVU and AP will be demonstrating the TVU Alert and AP ENPS integration at NAB 2017 in booth #C3739.

About TVU Networks
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 85 countries from industries that include news broadcast, sports, web streaming, law enforcement, houses of worship, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant technology and innovation leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVU One, the award-winning, ultra-compact mobile live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, and TVU RPS, the company’s most recent, remote production innovation. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

NAB 2017: TVU Networks to Introduce TVU Router – a 200Mbps Virtual Internet Cable

Advanced Wireless Technology Enables Any Place, Any Time Access to Secure, Reliable, High-Speed Broadband

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 6, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will introduce a new solution for secure, reliable and high-speed internet connectivity to connected devices from remote locations. TVU Router provides over 200Mbps of Internet connectivity from virtually any remote location and acts as a network accelerator. With TVU Router as a portable field access point, users can transfer and receive files, stream video, search the web, utilize any IP connected device or service to pass data and more for a high speed, reliable and secure data connection.

TVU Router will be shown within TVU Networks booth (#C3739) during NAB 2017, which runs from April 22 through the 27th at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

“TVU Router was developed from working with our customers closely and gaining a strong understanding of their workflow. There are many instances in which moving large data files from the field to the studio are needed but not practical due to a lack of high-speed broadband access. TVU Router solves this by creating a wireless Ethernet cable-like connection between the two locations that’s secure, reliable and high-speed,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

“While TVU Router has obvious applications for the broadcast industry, we’ve already seen strong interest from other industries such as sports that also have a need to move large data quickly from remote locations to a central location,” Shen continued. “With TVU Router, it’s like having the dependable, high-speed Internet connection you enjoy in your office out in the field.”

TVU Router allows for easy sending and receiving of IP-based data from a remote location to any other location using the Internet. For example, news reporters producing stories in the field may wish to upload completed news stories containing video that were edited in the field to the station for broadcast. Large file transfers that use a single, standard cellular connection are typically unreliable and too slow. Or multiple users may require reliable internet connectivity to effectively access hosted devices such as news production systems, media asset management systems, and automation systems. Multiple IP connected devices at the remote site may also require reliable network connectivity such as teleprompters, IP cameras, and remote cameras.

TVU Router is also a software option for TVUPack and TVU One. Current TVU customers can easily take advantage of TVU Router without the need for additional hardware or data services.

This NAB marks the company’s first in the Central Hall. TVU is moving from its traditional location in the South Upper Hall of the LVCC to the Central Hall. This hall will become TVU’s home at the LVCC for future NAB shows.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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.

Radio Television Malaysia Makes Large Purchase of TVU Networks Video Transmission Units for Live News Coverage

TVU One mobile uplink solution to be widely used by the public broadcaster for national and local newscast production

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 28, 2017 – TVU Networks announces that Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), the first public broadcaster in Malaysia, has placed a large order for the company’s IP video transmission solutions. The Kuala Lumpur-based broadcaster recently purchased TVU Networks’ popular TVU One cellular uplink solution for deployment to 17 locations, including their headquarters and local stations, for nationwide news coverage.

“We are honored to be the live video transmission equipment provider of choice for RTM,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “Offering worry-free operation, TVU One is a compact yet feature rich solution that’s ideal for news broadcasters like RTM. With TVU One, RTM can efficiently deliver live, high-quality breaking news with sub-second latency to its viewers.”

RTM owns 36 radio and three television stations in Malaysia, and has been broadcasting for 70 years. The public broadcaster has been leasing TVU Networks’ TVUPack TM8100 live video mobile uplink solution, and is making the upgrade to the TVU One after comprehensive field evaluations among various industry manufacturers.

Weighing just 2.2 pounds, TVU One offers a robust set of functions designed to fit the needs of any size live video broadcaster. TVU One delivers industry-leading video transmission resiliency, high-definition picture quality and sub-second latency within an ultra compact and rugged hardware chassis. With TVU One, broadcasters can fully leverage the versatility of a small, lightweight, IP-based high-definition video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality.

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 Full Line of IP Video Solutions at NAB 2017

Company to Broaden Its Video Ecosystem With New Offerings In Video Acquisition, Transmission, Production, Distribution and Social Media

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 16, 2017 – TVU Networks will concentrate its efforts at this year’s NAB convention around demonstrating its hardware and software ecosystem for IP video. A full range of current and new TVU solutions, including the MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC rack-mount encoder, TVU RPS (Remote Production System), TVU One mobile IP transmitter, and TVU Anywhere app will be on display in TVU’s NAB booth (C3739) this April. TVU will make its first appearance in the Central Hall this year, moving from its traditional location in South Hall. NAB 2017 runs from April 22 through the 27th at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

Several soon-to-be-announced solutions supporting live video content will be introduced at NAB 2017, including new additional support for the H.265/HEVC (high-efficiency video codec) compression standard, which the company recently announced at NAB Show New York. “This is a very exciting time for those of us who specialize in IP-based video solutions,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “The advancements inherent in the H.265/HEVC algorithm are a game-changer in terms of more efficient compression, requiring less data transmission. This year’s NAB will highlight our efforts in that area as well as show our continued commitment to live video production with improvements based on customer feedback across our entire product line.”

Among the H.265 compatible products on hand in the NAB booth will be the MLink TE4500. The TVU MLink live video uplink transmitter brings cellular 3G/4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks. The MLink TE4500 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.

For live remote production and transmission, TVU RPS offers producers 24/7 field coverage at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. 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.

With direct streaming capabilities to Facebook Live, TVU continues to drive social media interaction online between content creators and viewers. “Our overall integration between our product line and Facebook Live has proven to be an extremely popular, inexpensive and immediate way for the full range of our customer base, from local TV stations, to houses of worship, sports broadcasters, to online content providers to communicate with their audience,” Shen explained. “We look forward to hearing more from our customers at NAB about how they’re taking advantage of this application and from others curious about how our technology can benefit their operations.”

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.

The TVU Anywhere app, which enables organizations to instantly capture and transmit footage from their mobile smart device, will be demoed in the NAB booth. TVU Anywhere enables reporters to instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere at any time. TVU Anywhere is easy to use –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.

This NAB marks the company’s first in the Central Hall. TVU is moving from its traditional location in the South Upper Hall of the LVCC to the Central Hall. This hall will become TVU’s home at the LVCC for future NAB shows.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give 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.

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.

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