This important Catalonian cultural event was to be filmed almost every week-end along the season from April to September by the regional TV companies belonging to la Xarxa group, like Canal Blau from Vilanova i la Geltrú. The footage was to be shared with fellow regional broadcasters La Xarxa (other 25 local TV stations) and TV3.
The three broadcast partners needed an efficient and simple to operate solution that guaranteed the low latency transport of the casteller action for live broadcast in news and current affairs programming. It was important that the solution could, with redundancy, transport high quality HD video over a FTTH network.
In the event happening in Sant Joan, 24th June, Canal Blau cameramen captured footage at Valls, Catalonia, Spain. This was contributed as RAW HD video using a TVU One mobile unit in combination with the TVU Grid solution over a FTTH network to La Xarxa HQ in Maternitat-Barcelona. In turn, La Xarxa used TVU Grid to transport this footage to TV3 and back to Canal Blau studio. A second unit in Valls edited footage at a mobile unit, which was also contributed to La Xarxa for Broadcasting purposes through all their different channels.
TVU One delivers high-definition picture quality with industry leading bandwidth efficiency all within a flexible, ultra-compact and rugged hardware design. Through weighing just 2 kilograms, TVU One ensures that outside broadcast cameramen are able to get the shots unencumbered by wires or heavy and bulky equipment. TVU One enabled Canal Blau to contribute live video with the versatility of a small, lightweight, IP-based high-definition video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality. From the middle of crowded Valls square where castells were build, they were able to rely on TVU One to transmit at >9 Mbps with 1 second delay.