MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 11, 2022 – – TVU Networks, a market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video production technology, will shine its spotlight on 5G remote production, cloud-based playout, and new device integration at the 2022 NAB Show New York, held from October 17-20 at the Javits Center in New York City. TVU will exhibit in booth #1318 during the show.
Guided by deep insight from news and sports media companies, TVU Networks releases new products, features, and upgrades throughout the year to make the customer experience seamless for multi-camera live production over IP. The components of the TVU cloud-based ecosystem work together seamlessly even in the most challenging network environments. Using 5G cellular networks, TVU’s end-to-end solution provides greater bandwidth and resiliency, ultra-low latency, and connectivity with speeds up to 100 times as fast as 4G.
The latest addition to the TVU production solution is TVU RPS (Remote Production System) Link Encoder which allows multi-channel REMI production over 5G. The TVU RPS Link Encoder is compatible with the existing TVU RPS hardware decoder and TVU’s cloud ecosystem. The TVU RPS remote production system uses an encoder and decoder to perfectly synchronize the multiple remote sources and send them to the studio, while the TVU Producer platform enables live streaming programs from any of these sources without a studio infrastructure.
The new TVU Channel Plus, a cloud-based playout service with integrated ad sales support, follows its predecessor TVU Channel. Initially designed for one of the world’s largest broadcasters, TVU Channel, enables the user to schedule live and VOD programming from a simple web browser. Both TVU Channel Plus and TVU Channel enable simple, yet powerful linear channel scheduling and playout running in the cloud and with their pay-as-you-go pricing, support an OpEx business model. TVU Channel Plus is free to the user, employing a revenue-split pricing model based on ad performance.
Both TVU RPS Link Encoder and TVU Channel Plus were recognized for excellence during the recent 2022 IBC Show. RPS Link Encoder won a Best of Show from the publishers of TVBEurope, and TVU Channel Plus won an award in the same category from TV Technology magazine.
Another new module TVU will highlight at NAB New York is TVU Replay – a multi-camera control sports app. TVU Replay enables officials to instantly review play during games and for producers to include that live video within their coverage. As easy to use as a smartphone, the app has two modes – Review and Replay. The Review mode enables officials and coaches in game to immediately “review” any close call from their phone or tablet. Running within the TVU Producer live production platform, Replay provides all production elements necessary to output clips to any device.
“On the heels of such a strong exhibition at IBC in Amsterdam, we head into the NAB New York show feeling very optimistic about our approach, our technology and the industry overall,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “We integrate with other cloud infrastructure on a continual basis, and as a result, our production platform is the most centralized and inclusive on the market. We’re regularly adding essential tools into the TVU ecosystem that save producers time and increase flexibility with more options for live event production. Our ecosystem of 5G, 4K solutions integrate in a microservices-based, building block approach that makes it easy to add capabilities as needed.”
In keeping with that commitment to innovation, TVU will demonstrate an integration with Stream Deck from Elgato. Stream Deck is a physical control interface device popular with gamers streaming on Twitch and YouTube. Using Stream Deck to control live production from the TVU Producer multi-camera, streaming platform makes seamless production easy for a new generation of content creators. Shortcut keys can be mapped for transitions, clips, overlays, and even ad insertions from TVU Producer onto the Stream Deck device for simple, one button control.