TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in live IP video solutions, has announced that Slovenian commercial TV station, Planet TV, recently deployed TVU One and TVU Anywhere for innovative and efficient coverage of the largest running event held in Slovenia, the Ljubljana Marathon.
The marathons great international recognition is largely due to its highly attractive course, which runs through the streets of Ljubljana. The two main races are a marathon (42km) and a half marathon (21km), but the event also consists of recreational runs of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty for runners of all ages and fitness levels. The event has grown considerably over the years and now attracts a crowd of well over 20,000 athletes from around the world.
Planet TV needed a reliable and flexible solution to continuously live broadcast from various locations throughout the city, where large crowds gathered to watch the action. Ultimately, the network deployed 4 TVU One mobile live video transmitters in addition to TVU Anywhere, the powerful application that turns mobile smart devices into HEVC transmitters with TVU’s patented IS+ transmission algorithm, allowing live HD IP video to transport at sub-second latency with bitrates as low as 3Mbps.