Transmission Over 5G and 4G from Pudong Airport

Three-Hour, Live Broadcast of First C919 Narrowbody Jet Delivery to China Eastern Airlines Sent from Multiple Sites with TVU Networks’5G Technology

Transmission Over 5G and 4G from Pudong Airport to CCTV Relies on TVU One 5G Mobile Transmitter and TVU Transceiver

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To cover the first delivery of a C919  Chinese-made narrowbody jet to China Eastern Airlines, CCTV reporters deployed multiple TVU One 5G mobile transmitters to capture interviews and reports from inside the cabin, outside the plane and around the airport. The units were used to send the on-site signal from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to a  TVU Transceiver in CCTV’s studio in Beijing. The three-hour live broadcast   was sent over the air and to online platforms simultaneously.

The C919 took off from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport where it joined the fleet of China Eastern Airlines. During the broadcast from the Pudong Airport, six 5G/4G networks and one private mesh network were used. TVU One units provided reliable transmission throughout the broadcast thanks to their patented IS+ video/audio algorithm that simultaneously aggregates up to 12 data connections with virtually zero latency.

With HEVC-based, VBR (Variable Bit Rate) dynamic bit rate encoding and FEC (Forward Error Correction) transmission, the TVU One ensured high-quality and reliable signal return from each camera position at the airport. Thanks to the VoIP and tally indication functions on the equipment, the CCTV director at the Beijing studio easily communicated with reporters and camera operators on site in Shanghai.

C919 Pudong Airport

“When the first C919 took flight in 2017, our TVU One 4G units were there to capture that historic event,” said Paul Shen, CEO TVU Networks. “And now the next generation of TVU One 5G mobile transmitters broadcast the historic delivery of the first C919 to China Eastern Airlines. TVU is honored to provide mission critical transmission of these important moments, and we’re extremely proud of the trust our customers at CCTV have placed in us to deliver high-quality, reliable broadcast signals from remote locations.”


The TVU One can simultaneously aggregate up to 12 data connections: cellular 3G/4G/5G LTE, WiFi, Starlink, ethernet, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, microwave and BGAN. It delivers high-quality live video over a 5G cellular bonded infrastructure. The mobile transmitter provides the ability to transfer live UHD quality video with sub-second latency and transmit at 100Mbps.

The TVU One mobile transmitters feature:

– 5G transmission with unlimited 5G data

– 4K HDR or 1080p HDR picture quality

– Sub-second latency

– The aggregation of all available data connections – cellular, 5G, WiFi, Ethernet, and satellite – to transmit broadcast-quality video from any location