TVU Networks Introduces TVUMe IP Video Marketplace for Time and Location Sensitive Video Acquisition Worldwide
Online Marketplace Fully Integrates with TVUPack and TVU Anywhere to Enable Broadcasters to Discover, Purchase or Contribute Live and Recorded Video Content
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 14, 2015 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions, today introduced TVUMe – a groundbreaking new IP video marketplace that enables broadcasters to discover and purchase live or recorded video content from other broadcasters, freelancers and independent production crews from around the world. TVUMe enables users to sell and trade recorded video content and sell live video streams in a simple interface. Additionally, production crews can use the TVUMe service to list production services and equipment for future booking, giving broadcasters access to professional video crews around the globe with the click of a button.
Delivering Past, Present and Future Video Content to Broadcast Organizations
Broadcasters that leverage the revolutionary new TVUMe marketplace can dramatically expand their ability to deliver past, present and future video content to audiences with the click of a button. The TVUMe interface gives broadcasters a simple means to search for, download and rebroadcast previously recorded video clips, find live streams of breaking news and events, and identify and book production crews and photographers for upcoming events. By using TVUMe’s interactive map feature, broadcasters can search for content via geographical location and purchase live video content from camera crews already shooting on-location for time and location sensitive breaking news events. TVUMe allows broadcasters to purchase pre-recorded content from an online marketplace to which any broadcaster, production service, or freelancer can contribute.
Connecting Content Creators With Broadcast Organizations for Real Time Video Streaming
TVUMe contributors can use the free to download TVU Anywhere app, TVU’s powerful live transmission app for iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices, to instantly stream live video to the TVUMe marketplace. TVU Anywhere aggregates the available bandwidth from cellular and WiFi connections to ensure a resilient transmission and deliver a superior picture. Its simple interface allows users to stream live video instantly from the device to the TVUMe service or directly to the production facility. As part of the integration with TVU Anywhere, TVUMe has introduced a new messaging function that enables broadcasters to communicate directly with the user in real time. The real time interaction between the news station and the camera crew enables broadcasters to manage the photographer much like they do their own news crews, providing directions that enable the onsite camera crew to adjust the shot as it unfolds.
With the messaging function, news stations and broadcasters can either put out a public bulletin requesting the services of cameramen in a specific city or chat privately with local cameramen to provide specific directions for the shot that needs to be captured.
Connecting Production Crews With Broadcasters Around the Globe
TVUMe’s interactive booking service gives broadcast organizations greater access to professional freelance video production crews to ensure they can capture and transmit live coverage of future events without dedicating added resources to capture the shot. TVUMe gives broadcasters the opportunity to review feedback and previous work from production crews and independent freelancers connected to the service, to better ensure success.
“IP video is enabling broadcasters to capture video in more ways than ever before, and TVUMe represents a quantum leap in flexibility for broadcasters as they expand their efforts to deliver live coverage of important events that impact their viewers. As a robust marketplace, TVUMe gives broadcasters greater ability to connect with content creators and capture live, time sensitive breaking news situations with just the click of a button. TVUMe allows news stations and broadcasters around the world to discover, purchase or share live and recorded content and ensure adequate coverage of future events,” said, Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.
TVUMe is on display at NAB 2015 in TVU Networks booth #SU3605.
About TVU Networks
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution and TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.