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Derana TV Selects LiveU Technology for its Entire Newsgathering Operations Posted: 12/11/2019
Derana TV Selects LiveU Technology for its Entire Newsgathering Operations

Derana TV, Sri Lanka’s premium entertainment channel, has deployed LiveU technology throughout its news operations – Ada Derana – for ongoing newsgathering, in Sri Lanka and abroad.

Ada Derana, considered to be the country’s most unbiased and comprehensive news property, will use multiple LiveU units to cover the presidential election, scheduled for 16th November 2019.

Madhawa Madawala, Executive Director and COO, at Derana TV, said, “Choosing LiveU has been an extremely smart and strategic decision – equipping us with a technology that can travel places with us. We have a news team of 100 people geared to deliver the most accurate and timely information and LiveU’s contribution to this has been massive. We, as a media channel, constantly look for technologies which make our workflows and life, in general, easier. LiveU has surpassed our expectations and helped us reduce production costs.”

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Ineos 159 Challenge Marathon Run with Eliud Kipchoge Uses LiveU to Create Dynamic Production Gallery for Documentary Posted: 07/11/2019
Ineos 159 Challenge Marathon Run with Eliud Kipchoge Uses LiveU to Create Dynamic Production Gallery for Documentary

On October 12th this year, renowned marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge made the world sit up, watch and listen as he ran the first sub two-hour marathon, setting an unofficial world record, clocking a barely believable time of 1:59:40 in the Ineos 159 Challenge.

The event took place in Vienna, Austria, with Kipchoge running a time almost two minutes faster than previously run. In the build-up to the event, LiveU’s long-time Austrian partner, ETAS High-Tech Systems GmbH, was contracted by Austrian production company Filmhaus Wien, who in turn was working with Ridley Scott Creative Group, Amsterdam, to provide technical assistance in the production of a documentary about the event.

The challenge was to create an OB truck-based production gallery to allow real-time camera feed monitoring and control.ETAS hired and prepared the production OB truck.15 ARRI Alexa-equipped camera crews were deployed around the course, linked to 15 LiveU LU600 HEVC portable transmission units. In the truck there were five quad servers with IFB for wired and wireless intercom. There were three 4K quad multiviewer screens. ETAS also provided the camera crews with LiveU training.

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ITV Sport Deploys LiveU Technology at the 2019 Rugby World Cup for Enhanced Live Coverage and Disaster Recovery Posted: 31/10/2019
ITV Sport Deploys LiveU Technology at the 2019 Rugby World Cup for Enhanced Live Coverage and Disaster Recovery

ITV Sport, premier UK sports producer for the ITV network, has turned to LiveU to provide an enhanced viewer experience at the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) and as a tertiary disaster recovery (DR) solution, backing up satellite and fibre feeds.

ITV Sport is using portable LU600 HEVC units around the country in three teams, each providing a range of additional material beyond match coverage. These roving teams, with embedded reporters, send their material direct to ITV Sport in the UK for both edits and live reports. This enables the producer to concentrate on the content without having to worry about how the material gets back to the UK. Additionally, highlights presentation links are also sometimes fed via LiveU.

Roger Pearce, Technical Director, Sport, ITV Sport Productions, said, “We’ve used LiveU with our reporting teams for a number of years successfully to enhance coverage. At this year’s RWC we have two separate jobs for LiveU: live/store/forward material from our reporting teams and DR feeds from our presentation studios and OBs.”

Pearce explains that the idea to use it as a traditional contribution path only came to the forefront when they were looking at low-cost options to provide high-quality DR feeds that are completely diverse to normal fibre and satellite delivery. After testing using existing LiveU infrastructure, it proved a simple and cost-effective solution, according to Pearce.

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LiveU Expands Live Streaming for South Africa Horse Racing World Posted: 28/10/2019
LiveU Expands Live Streaming for South Africa and rsquo;s Horse Racing World

LiveU technology is being used to boost fan engagement across South Africa’s popular horse racing industry. Replacing traditional satellite, fiber and microwave technology, LiveU’s portable field units are being deployed to create exciting live coverage from the race tracks themselves, inside betting centers, and around award ceremonies and special events. Heading up this trend are Tellytrack Horseracing, Highlights and Sports Betting Television, and Gold Circle Horseracing and Betting – two key players in the country’s sporting world.

Tellytrack started to use LiveU for their filler program around the races, following an extensive testing period. LiveU backpack units are now deployed in different regions around the country, providing live crossings and special segments. The LiveU feeds used for TV broadcasts are then streamed via the same channel to its website and social media platforms.

Wesley Lloyd – Operations Manager at Tellytrack, explained, “LiveU gives us the flexibility to walk around, enabling us to broadcast live from places we couldn’t go before. For example, we can go and interview the jockeys in the stables at the far end of the track by simply sending a camera operator out into the field with a backpack, some batteries, a camera and a LiveU unit. In the past, we would have had to use complex microwave services with three or four cameras.” Lloyd continued, “Going live from the betting shops has also enhanced our coverage, enabling us to connect with our customers and make everything more relatable – the fans can have their say and feel part of the action. We’ve also used LiveU for award ceremonies and special events in shopping centers to get more feedback from the public, with excellent signal levels every time.”

Gold Circle has been testing the viability of the LiveU solution since early 2018 for both camera signal acquisition while following the horses and in the distribution of content to supplement and as a substitute for SNG (satellite newsgathering) trucks.

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SailTracks Selects AVIWEST to Broadcast Live, World-Renowned Sailing Races Posted: 23/10/2019
SailTracks Selects AVIWEST to Broadcast Live, World-Renowned Sailing Races

AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that SailTracks, a German video producer specializing in sailing competitions, deployed AVIWEST PRO3 bonded cellular transmitters and StreamHub transceiver for live coverage of world-renowned sailing races, such as the Medal Races at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series in Enoshima, Japan. SailTracks streams the races directly onto Facebook and YouTube, providing all followers with real-time results and insights. Compact and robust, the PRO3 Series has been directly installed aboard SailTracks' vessels, which track sailors closely during the competition.

Tags: SailTracks | AVIWEST | video contribution systems | PRO3 transmitters | StreamHub transceiver | Safe Streams Transport
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SPORTELMonaco 2019 - LiveU and Athletic Sports Group Team Up to Showcase Cost-Efficient Sports Content Contribution and amp; Distribution Posted: 16/10/2019
SPORTELMonaco 2019 - LiveU and Athletic Sports Group Team Up to Showcase Cost-Efficient Sports Content Contribution and amp; Distribution
LiveU and Athletic Sport Group (ASG) are joining forces to offer broadcasters and publishers a full service for sports production and the distribution of live content over IP. The solution offered by ASG Broadcast Services, incorporates LiveU’s cloud-based Matrix video distribution platform, which enables sports rightsholders and content owners to live stream their sporting event reliably and cost-effectively to multiple destinations and TV stations worldwide.
 
ASG Broadcast Services manages hundreds of live broadcasts around the world. The group originally used LiveU’s cost-effective contribution and distribution solutions for fight sports and now uses its technology for various sports properties, including football and the recent international distribution of the Swiss National Ice Hockey League.
 
“LiveU offers a great solution for our clients, delivering high-quality sports content to broadcasters and media outlets at a fraction of the cost of satellite or fibre transmissions. The Matrix platform will enable our clients to share their live feeds worldwide and from local sports teams within a single region so fans can experience the excitement of the game wherever they are,” said Nino Ockhuysen, Group CEO of ASG.
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UK Derbyshire Constabulary Selects LiveU for Live Video Capture With its Drone Teams Posted: 10/10/2019
UK Derbyshire Constabulary Selects LiveU for Live Video Capture With its Drone Teams
Working with UK LiveU partner Garland Partners, Derbyshire Constabulary has deployed LiveU cellular bonding technology in order to be able to increase its use of live video for information and evidence gathering as well as surveillance.
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AVIWEST Broadens Reach in Middle East With New Office in Dubai Posted: 03/10/2019
AVIWEST Broadens Reach in Middle East With New Office in Dubai
AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced it has opened a new sales and services office in Dubai, expanding the company's presence in the Middle East. To ensure that regional customers' requirements for reliable, powerful live video contribution solutions are thoroughly met, AVIWEST has appointed Nicola Atta as Middle East sales office manager.
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AVIWEST Simplifies the Delivery of Live Video Streams to Affiliates Posted: 01/10/2019
AVIWEST Simplifies the Delivery of Live Video Streams to Affiliates

AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that the new software version of its iconic StreamHub transceiver is now vendor-agnostic and universally compatible with third-party transmitters. Using StreamHub, video professionals and broadcasters can receive transmissions from various types of transmitters, enabling them to quickly, easily, and simultaneously share high-quality live content with multiple affiliates or other broadcast facilities.

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IBC2019: LiveU Unveils the First Integrated 5G Cellular Bonding Unit for Live Coverage Posted: 10/09/2019
IBC2019: LiveU Unveils the First Integrated 5G Cellular Bonding Unit for Live Coverage
LiveU today announced its new fully compliant 5G LU600 solution for global newsgathering and live sports coverage. With internal 5G modems, and high efficiency antennas covering all sub 6GHz frequencies for 5G and 4G, integrated with LiveU’s award-winning 4K HEVC technology, the LU600 5G offers customers the most powerful, reliable and future-proof cellular transmission solution.
Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | uplinking | contribution | news | sport | HEVC | 4K | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Globecast and PSSI Global Services announce expanded international media services collaboration Posted: 03/09/2019
Globecast and PSSI Global Services announce expanded international media services collaboration
Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announces that it’s partnering with PSSI Global Services, provider of comprehensive event, transmission and connectivity solutions, to enhance media distribution and contribution services for its customers. These include global distribution of news and sporting events, US teleport backup services, and expanded international programming in the US.
Tags: Contribution | distribution | satellite | news | sport
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LiveU and Griiip Unveil Unique Motorsports Live Viewing and Data-Driven Media Solution Platform Posted: 03/09/2019
LiveU and Griiip Unveil Unique Motorsports Live Viewing and Data-Driven Media Solution Platform
LiveU and Griiip have announced an extended partnership, integrating complementary racing series content solutions for broadcasters and streaming services to create a cost-effective, end-to-end video and data platform. The partnership combines LiveU’s ability to establish high-quality and reliable remote live broadcasts with Griiip’s data content solutions for engaging motorsport programming.
Tags: Cellular bonding | acquisition | uplinking | contribution | sport | HEVC | 4K | data | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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AVIWEST at IBC2019 Posted: 25/07/2019
AVIWEST at IBC2019

At IBC2019, AVIWEST will demonstrate the latest innovations and enhancements in live video contribution, distribution, and connectivity solutions. Using AVIWEST's advanced video contribution platform, broadcasters can capture and deliver live 4K, HD, and SD video over multiple unmanaged IP networks, including bonded 4G/3G — and now 5G — cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and satellite links. This is made possible thanks to AVIWEST's proprietary IP bonding technology, which was recently honored with the prestigious NATAS Emmy® Award.

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Globecast IBC 2019 Preview Posted: 24/07/2019
Globecast IBC 2019 Preview
New at IBC this year is Globecast Managed Cloud Network (Globecast MCN). This is a response to pressures across the sports broadcasting market to be able to deliver specific/different feeds, cost-effectively, that affiliates can select, rather than having to deliver all feeds to all affiliates.
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Speedcast and In Aria Networks Join Forces with Telespazio on Large-Scale, High-Capacity Video Services Posted: 19/07/2019
Speedcast and In Aria  Networks Join Forces with Telespazio on Large-Scale, High-Capacity Video Services

Speedcast, the world's largest provider of remote communications and IT services (ASX: SDA), today announced a joint service offering with In Aria! Networks, one of Europe's leading service providers in managed broadcast video contribution over IP, and Telespazio, a leading provider of digital TV platforms and satellite transmission in Europe. Relying on a combination of In Aria! Networks' redundant video contribution over IP gateways integrated with the Speedcast Media Network (SMN) and Telespazio video teleports, media companies around the globe can securely contribute and deliver SD, HD, and UHD video services with unparalleled efficiency, flexibility, and a faster time to market.

Tags: Speedcast | In Aria! Networks | Telespazio | High-Capacity Video Services | Digital TV Contribution | Cloud-Based Video Processing | Playout | Multi-Platform Distribution
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