British Speedway Fans Benefit from Streaming Quality Upgrade as ExStream Media Deploys LiveU LU300S Solution

Date: 22/11/2022
British Speedway Fans Benefit from Streaming Quality Upgrade as ExStream Media Deploys LiveU LU300S Solution

Fans of UK speedway, a motorsport with a rich history and consistent fan base across the country, are now benefitting from ExStream Media’s decision to drastically improve the quality and reliability of its streaming output. As a result, the company has deployed LiveU’s compact yet powerful LU300S field units.

Based in Middlesbrough, UK, ExStream Media’s co-owners Martin Hunter and Ben Duffill, have a long relationship with speedway centred on their local track, working and volunteering there. With their relationship having grown over the years, Duffill began to look at the possibilities of live streaming speedway races from around the UK. Hunter said, “In recent years I started to help out Ben and Redcar Speedway by doing some graphics work and then helping develop their social channels. Ben then approached me about live streaming races as some clubs had shown interest. So, we looked at the possibilities and what we could do and how we could satisfy fans while also creating a sustainable business.”

British Speedway’s top league (of three) benefits from very good coverage by Eurosport and Discovery+ and while the broadcaster also has the rights for the lower tier leagues, Hunter explained they looked to provide more coverage of these to satisfy fans. They were happy for ExStream to work with the clubs to determine what was desirable in terms of live streaming.

ExStream then looked at how best to cover races around the UK with wildly varying parameters in terms of live streaming. The company developed its technical setup using multiple cameras on-site fed into a vision mixer and then streamed live via a CDN. Hunter explained, “We knew that there would be connectivity issues but given the risk we were taking, we wanted to keep equipment costs to a minimum. Although we were using another IP solution, it was low grade and we had many occasions where image quality dropped to an unacceptable level, especially given that we are a subscription service. Then one evening while trying to cover an event our whole system collapsed, failing completely.”

ExStream knew of LiveU, initially thinking it would be too high-level for them but were reminded by camera people on their travels of the quality its technology achieves. Hunter reached out on LinkedIn and LiveU responded incredibly quickly, with ExStream having a unit in its hands three days after contact and in time for the coming weekend’s event.

Hunter said, “The LU300S works exactly as it promises to do. We needed to save our business, to be blunt, and this technology has been essential. Now, when we turn up, wherever that may be, we simply turn it on, set up the rest of our gear and off we go. We don’t have to worry about connectivity at all and this has completely changed our mindset. It has freed us up to concentrate on creating better content to keep our subscribers happy. The LU300S achieves for us exactly what we want.”

Weighing just over 900 g (2 lb), the LU300S offers resilient bonding in a compact and lightweight portable unit, supporting up to 30 Mbps via up to six IP connections based on LiveU’s patented HEVC bonding technology. The mixed feed is sent by the LU300S to a LiveU cloud server, then onto a CDN.

Malcom Harland, UK Country Manager with LiveU, says, “We come across a lot of people in similar situations to ExStream where minimising the cost initially becomes a false economy. The end product has to work, and work well, otherwise subscribers churn and both revenues and reputation falter. The LU300S is ideal for these kinds of streaming operations, being powerful, compact and with a mighty punch when it comes to image quality and signal resilience. We’re very pleased that ExStream have benefited from this and that we were able to supply them so quickly.”



Tags: 5G | cellular bonding | IP transmission | IP bonding | sports broadcasting
Submitted by Joss Armitage (Jump PR)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • Clear-Com adds Freespeak Edge 5Ghz 8ch and configurable at IBC 2019

    Clear-Com adds Freespeak Edge 5Ghz 8ch and configurable at IBC 2019

  • Dejero on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Dejero on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Dejero at IBC 2016

    Dejero at IBC 2016

  • TSL Products at BVE 2013

    TSL Products at BVE 2013


Related Shows
  • SONY FX6, and the Cinema Line camera. Experiences so far with Jake and Carl

    SONY FX6, and the Cinema Line camera. Experiences so far with Jake and Carl


Related Articles
  • The Future of Broadcast Technology

    The Future of Broadcast Technology

  • Spotlight on Karl Mehring, Director of Professional Services, Broadcast, Amplifier and Media

    Spotlight on Karl Mehring, Director of Professional Services, Broadcast, Amplifier and Media

  • The Future of Broadcast Technology

    The Future of Broadcast Technology

  • How Holokid broke barriers for Holographic Technology over 5G

    How Holokid broke barriers for Holographic Technology over 5G

  • Covering Ironman Australia

    Covering Ironman Australia

  • Undercover Remote Production

    Undercover Remote Production

  • Industry Ready Broadcasting Students

    Industry Ready Broadcasting Students

  • State of the Nation - part 2

    State of the Nation - part 2

  • 5G Streaming - The Rollout

    5G Streaming - The Rollout

  • When the going gets tough

    When the going gets tough

  • Cellular bonding now and going forward

    Cellular bonding now and going forward

  • Leading-edge cellular bonding technologies smooth the way for global news teams

    Leading-edge cellular bonding technologies smooth the way for global news teams

  • Tally systems and Confidence Audio Monitoring for Sports Broadcasting

    Tally systems and Confidence Audio Monitoring for Sports Broadcasting


News
Ateme Wins Coveted IABM BaM Awards and reg; 2022 for its 5G Streaming Solution Posted: 02/12/2022
Ateme Wins Coveted IABM BaM Awards and reg; 2022 for its 5G Streaming Solution

Ateme, a global leader in video compression and delivery solutions, has won the prestigious IABM BaM Awards® 2022 in the Publish category for its 5G streaming solution, which unlocks the potential of 5G for delivering high-quality, low-latency streaming to any device. The Awards Dinner and Party ceremony took place on December 1st at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel in London.

Tags: ateme | bam | awards | 5g | streaming
Submitted by
More from this author
Lightware Taurus UCX Enables Seamless Collaboration Connectivity for Emory University School of Medicine Posted: 02/12/2022
Lightware Taurus UCX Enables Seamless Collaboration Connectivity for Emory University School of Medicine

Nestled within the main Emory University campus in the Druid Hills section of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine is home to more than 400 future health professionals and it’s ranked among the top institutions for biomedical education, clinical care and research in the United States. Founded in 1915, the school boasts a diverse team of over 3,000 faculty members working in hospitals, clinics, classrooms, labs and research centers.

Tags: lightware | cisco | webex | taurus | ucx | usb-c | emory | university
Submitted by
More from this author
Inside the Mix With Eva Reistad Posted: 01/12/2022
Inside the Mix With Eva Reistad

NUGEN Audio Q&A with Globetrotting Mixing Engineer

Tags: NUGEn Audio
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
ATELIERE EXPANDS ITS UK SALES AND SERVICE WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF TIER ONE MEDIA RESELLER BOXER SYSTEMS Posted: 01/12/2022
ATELIERE EXPANDS ITS UK SALES AND SERVICE WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF TIER ONE MEDIA RESELLER BOXER SYSTEMS

Ateliere Creative Technologies, a leading developer of media supply chain solutions, today announced that it has appointed Boxer Systems, a full service UK sales and service consultancy, as the exclusive Ateliere reseller for the UK market. Boxer Systems, which has been serving the UK broadcast, film, post-production, ProAV and corporate media verticals for more than three decades, is known for its exceptional customer sales and service experience. Notable customers of Boxer Systems include Arqiva, BBC, Discovery, ITN, ITV, Technicolor and Thomson Reuters. The addition of Ateliere media supply chain solutions to the list of high-performance media products represented complete­s the Boxer Systems offering, enabling customers to move from legacy media asset management systems to Ateliere’s modern, scalable cloud-native media supply chain platform.

Tags: Ateliere | Boxer Systems
Submitted by Alex Molina
More from this author
CJP supports University of Sunderland with cutting edge facilities for film and television students Posted: 01/12/2022
CJP supports University of Sunderland with cutting edge facilities for film and television students

CJP Broadcast Service Solutions is close to completing a programme of installations at the University of Sunderland, providing state-of-the-art facilities for students on its media production courses. The projects include a remarkable LED volume virtual production environment as well as a green screen stage, an HD studio and outside broadcast facilities.

Tags: Media | production | broadcast | virtual production | film | university | CJP Broadcast Service Solutions | University of Sunderland | television | Mo-Sys | StarTracker | Unreal engine
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
Australias Seven Network Shaping Converged Future of TV Trading with Imagine Communications Posted: 01/12/2022
Australias Seven Network Shaping Converged Future of TV Trading  with Imagine Communications

In support of its strategy to help Australian advertisers and agencies with faster, more effective and easier buying across digital and broadcast screens, Australia’s leading commercial broadcast network, the Seven Network, has partnered with Imagine Communications as part of a fully automated and optimized Total TV trading solution that will enable Seven and its agencies and partners to streamline processes; deliver better return on investment by maximizing Seven’s leading audience; and accelerate the growth of cross-screen trading.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Seven Network | Australia | TV trading | Landmark | GamePlan | advertisers | fully automated | optimized | ad management platform | Landmark Sales | Kurt Burnette | Joe Khodeir | MKM Marketing Communications
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
TVU Networks Names Media and Entertainment Industry Veteran J.C. Albou as Sales Director, Europe Posted: 30/11/2022
TVU Networks Names Media and Entertainment Industry Veteran J.C. Albou as Sales Director, Europe

TVU Networks, a market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video production, announced the appointment of Jean-Christophe (J.C.) Albou as Sales Director, Europe. In his new role, Albou will lead TVU’s sales and business development throughout the continent. Albou will report to Rafael Castillo, General Manager/Vice President EMEA and Latin America.

Tags: TVU Networks | cloud-based newsgathering | IP video | TVU Anywhere | digital newsgathering
Submitted by Pipeline Communications
More from this author
dBs Institute of Sound Digital Technologies Installs PMC Monitors In Two New Dolby Atmos Studios Posted: 30/11/2022
dBs Institute of Sound and amp; Digital Technologies Installs PMC Monitors In Two New Dolby Atmos Studios

PMC’s reputation as an industry leader in the immersive audio market has led dBs Institute of Sound & Digital Technologies to choose the company’s loudspeakers for two new Dolby Atmos Music studios it is opening at its Manchester and Bristol campuses.

dBs Institute, which also has a campus in Plymouth, offers degree and master’s programmes across a range of music production, audio technology, games development and digital technology disciplines. The new Dolby Atmos studios will be used by all students, including those working in Game Development, Game Sound and Sound Design.

Tags: PMC Seakers | PMC 6-2 Monitors | dBs Institute of Sound & Digital Technologies | Doly Atmos
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
Jump Website Certified Climate Positive Posted: 30/11/2022
Jump Website Certified Climate Positive

Jump, a B2B communications agency that provides bespoke PR, marketing and creative services to technology companies across the media and entertainment industry, has announced that it has received the Climate-Positive Website Accreditation for its company website.

This accreditation recognises Jump’s digital sustainability by taking measures to reduce the carbon footprint of its website and to maintain a low carbon threshold. It’s imperative that business owners don’t neglect the carbon footprint of their websites and digital platforms while working towards a cleaner greener internet.

Tags: Jump | climate positive | climate action | website | net zero
Submitted by Jump PR Ltd
More from this author
Ronen Tanami Appointed as Pixellot COO to Streamline Rapid Expansion Posted: 30/11/2022
Ronen Tanami Appointed as Pixellot and rsquo;s COO to Streamline Rapid Expansion

Pixellot, the world’s leading provider of AI-automated sports production solutions is happy to announce the addition of Mr. Ronen Tanami to the Pixellot management team as Chief Operating Officer.

Tags: Pixellot
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Pliant Technologies Appoints Vision2 West Marketing as Southern California Manufacturers Representative Posted: 29/11/2022
Pliant and reg; Technologies Appoints Vision2 West Marketing as Southern California Manufacturers Representative

Pliant Technologies, a leading provider of professional wireless intercom solutions, has appointed Vision2 West Marketing as their Manufacturers’ Representative for Southern California.

Tags: Pliant Technologies | AV | broadcast | live sound | pro audio
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
AVer Europe Releases the 4K All-In-One Purpose Camera A30 Posted: 29/11/2022
AVer Europe Releases the 4K All-In-One Purpose Camera A30

AVer Europe, an award-winning provider of education and video collaboration technologies, announces the launch of the innovative A30, an all-in-one multifunctional camera designed to be used as both a document camera and a webcam for the ultimate distance learning collaboration experience

Tags: AVer Europe | Edtech | AVnews | AV
Submitted by brookscomm
More from this author
Studio Technologies Announces User-friendly Model 203 Announcer Console Posted: 29/11/2022
Studio Technologies Announces User-friendly Model 203 Announcer and rsquo;s Console

Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, announces the new Model 203 Announcer’s Console. The unit offers simple deployment of the professional audio resources needed to directly support a complete on-air position for broadcast sports, live entertainment events, eSports, streaming broadcast applications, and more. Supporting the Dante® Audio-over-Ethernet (AoE) technology, the unit provides main and talkback output channels, talent cue (IFB) inputs, and sidetone capability. Compatible with both Dante and AES67, the Model 203 integrates seamlessly into modern broadcast workflows.

Tags: Studio Technologies | AV | pro audio | HOW | broadcast
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
Rede Evangelizar boosts capabilities and moves to cloud archive with EditShare Posted: 29/11/2022
Rede Evangelizar boosts capabilities and moves to cloud archive  with EditShare

EditShare®, the technology leader that enables storytellers to create and manage collaborative media workflows, has greatly extended its storage and content management system at Rede Evangelizar é Preciso, the religious broadcaster in Brazil. As well as boosting operational performance, the new installation also allows Rede Evangelizar to migrate its archive from LTO tapes to the cloud.


Tags: EditShare | Rede Evangelizar | Brazil | storage | control | cloud sync | collaborative | media workflows | content management | archive | Father Reginaldo Manzotti | Curitiba | CIS Group | FLOW | ingest | EFS | asset management | metadata controller | MKM Marcomms
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
Maltas GO Delivers Multiple Live Sport Channels with Imagine Communications Posted: 29/11/2022
Maltas GO Delivers Multiple Live Sport Channels with Imagine Communications

To support its expanding premium sports rights portfolio and channel count, Malta’s leading communications services company, GO, has implemented a complete playout and media management architecture from Imagine Communications. The new system has enabled GO to more effectively serve and manage multiple channels — many of them live — by maximizing operational efficiencies and ensuring an excellent user experience.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Malta | GO | live sport channels | future-proofing | enhanced efficiency | premium sports rights | playout | media management | multiple channels | Martin Abela | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marketing Communications
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>