United TV Ghana Deploys TVUPack IP Newsgathering Solutions
Large African Broadcaster Expands ENG Capabilities, Delivering Live Video of Breaking News and Sporting Events From Multiple Locations in Ghana
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – June 17, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP newsgathering solutions today announced that United TV, a 24-7 broadcast network in Ghana, has deployed TVUPack cellular uplink solutions to expand the network’s live newsgathering efforts.
As a recently launched major broadcasters on the African continent, United TV needed a solution that enabled them to broadcast live video captured from various remote regions throughout Ghana. After considering alternative cellular ENG products, United TV selected TVUPack mobile IP newsgathering solutions because of its ability to deliver a powerful, resilient transmission and its ease of use in the field.
“Our goals are to deliver live coverage from any region of the country as it happens,” said Carlos Owusu, MCR Team Manager. “We knew that we needed a cellular ENG solution, and selected TVUPack initially because of its excellent reviews and user recommendations. As we began using TVUPack in our regular news operations, we were thrilled with not only how easy it is to operate in the field, but in the high quality video that we’re able to broadcast from throughout Ghana.”
With the help of TVUPack, United TV has been able to dramatically expand its newsgathering operations throughout the country, relying upon the solution to cover news with significant national impact. “TVUPack has greatly enhanced our ability to cover important events in Ghana. The TVUPack was instrumental in our coverage of the state funeral of late president HE Atta Mills. We managed to capture memorial shots and bring them to over a million viewers in their homes,” said Owusu.
Since deploying TVUPack, the solution has become a trusted newsgathering tool for United TV, and is an important part of the broadcaster’s daily news operations.
“We use the TVUPack on a daily basis to cover a variety of stories for our mid-day news bulletin, whether it be an environmental story, corporate and government press conferences, accidents or other breaking news,” explained Owusu. “In the future, we plan to expand our use of the TVUPack to cover the Ghana parliament and sporting events as well.”
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, and the Sochi winter Olympics. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.
About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.