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It may not be one of the best-known sports but Teqball is one of the fastest developing and televising the table tennis/football hybrid as a live stream is a challenge, a task that TVU Networks has shown to be up to.View Related Products
The live IP video solutions firm has just revealed that its solutions enabled its integrator partner Future Trading to remotely control the live streaming of the second Teqball World Cup in Reims, France that took place from 12–13 October.
Teqball, one of the world’s fastest developing sports, is played on a curved ping-pong like table requiring football skills. It has attracted support from a number of high-profile international football players and was recommended for inclusion in the Asian Games only three years after the sport was established. With recognition already received from the Olympic Committee of Asia – governing 45 countries from the region – FITEQ, the International Federation for Teqball, has the ambition to have the sport included in the official programme of future Olympic Games.
The Teqball World Cup attracted around 3,000 fans to the stadium in Reims to watch 91 players from 42 countries take part. Future Trading used TVU One to broadcast the competition, reaching to over 315,000 online viewers to date via a dedicated Facebook page. There were a number of challenges to overcome to ensure a reliable stream for the event, the short preparation timeline, a limited onsite team support in Reims and no additional mobile base stations nearby to secure overage over LTE 4G mobile networks.
The stream from the TVU One pack was managed remotely from a transceiver in Budapest, Hungary. It was then transported to Facebook with the IP streaming output software function of the transceiver using six modems of both TVU packs with Hungarian SIM cards with roaming enabled. By connecting the Wi-Fi of the TVU One to the hotspot of the TVU 8200, the remote team was able to simultaneously use 12 LTE modems to reach the internet.
Commenting on the success of the World Cup live streaming, Gabor Szanto, Teqball marketing director, said: “As many of our fans first discover Teqball online, it’s vital that the online viewing experience is engaging, reliable, great quality, and shows how innovative and exciting Teqball sport is. By working with highly-regarded and leading companies such as TVU Networks and Future Trading, we can guarantee online viewers the best Teqball experience, helping us to continue to grow our sports fanbase globally.”
“For this exciting World Cup competition, our TVU One solution enabled Future Trading in Hungary to remotely control the live streaming of the action to a world-wide audience of over 315,000 through Facebook,” added David Jorba, managing director Europe at TVU Networks. “For an ambitious sport with fast growing global status like Teqball, being able to provide a global fan-base with high-quality live action is absolutely critical “With such high-stakes, Future Trading chose TVU solutions, based upon our heritage of reliability and innovation.”
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