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Taiwan-based 17 Live Enhances the Online Viewing Experience with LiveU Posted: 20/01/2020
Taiwan-based 17 Live Enhances the Online Viewing Experience with LiveU

One of Asia’s leading live streaming platforms has turned to LiveU’s HEVC IP bonding technology to provide high-quality live video coverage of its events. 17 Live is using LiveU’s leading LU600 HEVC units to transmit live coverage of the events direct to their 17 Channel, turning fans into loyal, long-term customers with engaging live online content. The deal has been overseen by LiveU’s local partner in Taiwan, Maxlink, which also provides 24/7 service and support.

With over a million daily active users and over 30 million users in total, 17 Live is one of the most popular live streaming apps in Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. The app lets users share their daily moments via video streaming, and follow other streamers and friends. The platform also has a content revenue sharing model where users can share their content for effective monetization.

LiveU technology was chosen because of its quality and reliability even in challenging situations, such as crowded shopping malls, and ease of use.

Tags: cellular bonding | live streaming | HEVC
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AVIWEST Technology Ensures Flawless Live Coverage of the Majlis Al-Shura Elections in Oman Posted: 15/01/2020
AVIWEST Technology Ensures Flawless Live Coverage of the Majlis Al-Shura Elections in Oman

AVIWEST, a leading provider of video contribution systems, announced today that the Public Authority for Radio and TV (PART) of the Sultanate of Oman deployed a complete AVIWEST solution to broadcast live coverage of the October 2019 Majlis Al-Shura elections, which take place every four years. PART selected the AVIWEST PRO3 Series HEVC bonded cellular transmitters, QUAD antennas, and StreamHub transceiver to broadcast live from any location, even in remote areas with limited connectivity. ApexTec served as the distributor, ensuring a seamless product deployment.

"For such an important event in the Sultanate, broadcasting live election footage with greater efficiency and simplicity was key," said Said Al Shreqi, director general of PART. "The AVIWEST solution offered us an affordable way to stream live, high-quality video successfully from any voting center in the region."

 

Tags: AVIWEST | Majlis Al-Shura Elections | Cellular Video Solution | video contribution systems | Public Authority for Radio and TV | PRO3 Series HEVC | StreamHub transceiver
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CBC Radio-Canada and LiveU to Bring SMPTE ST 2110 Standard to State-of-the-Art New Montreal Broadcast Facility Posted: 09/01/2020
CBC Radio-Canada and LiveU to Bring SMPTE ST 2110 Standard to State-of-the-Art New Montreal Broadcast Facility

CBC/Radio-Canada has chosen LiveU as a technology supplier, adding LU600 HEVC field units, servers and supporting equipment to its operations. The development of a new state-of-the-art broadcast center in Montreal and the national public broadcaster’s mission to adhere to the SMPTE ST 2110 Standard prompted LiveU to partner with CBC/Radio-Canada to develop an IP-based solution. CBC/Radio-Canada facilities in Toronto and Montreal will carry LiveU gear and support broadcast, digital, and radio operations. LiveU Canadian Reseller Partner, DXM Technologies will support CBC/Radio-Canada on the ground.

Tags: cellular bonding | newsgathering | SMPTE 2110 | news | HEVC
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Cobalt Digital New Software Defined Decoder Wins Future Product Innovation Award, Presented by TV Technology Posted: 17/12/2019
Cobalt Digital and rsquo;s New Software Defined Decoder Wins  Future Product Innovation Award, Presented by TV Technology

The 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC software defined decoder from Cobalt Digital is a recipient of Future’s Product Innovation Award presented by TV Technology. Future’s Product Innovation Awards recognize excellence in manufacturing and are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts. Winners are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance for use in a broadcast TV/pro Video or broadcast/online radio environment.

The RIST enabled Cobalt® 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC 4K/AVC/MPEG-2 is a broadcast-grade, multi-standard, software defined decoder that easily met the criteria set forth by TV Technology. The card is designed to address the strictest requirements of today's broadcasters while providing a painless path to state-of-the-art decoding capabilities. It offers a flexible licensing structure allowing customers to manage CAPEX while simultaneously preparing for future growth. The platform, with single-channel 4K or dual-channel 2K video paths, supports MPEG-2, AVC (H.264) and HEVC (H.265) with resolution up to 4K.

“The Future Product Innovation Awards are now in their seventh year,” said Paul McLane, Future managing director content for media technology titles. “The program focuses attention on innovation, cost-effectiveness and reliability. We are proud to recognize such excellence in our industry.”

“We are honored to have our 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC recognized by TV Technology, a premiere publication and iconic industry resource, as a product that represents the best of 2019,” said Chris Shaw, Cobalt EVP of Sales & Marketing. “We always engineer our solutions to meet our customers’ needs, today and tomorrow, with emphasis on useful feature-sets as well as respect for budget economy, and this new decoder ticks every box.”

Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TV Technology, the leading brand covering television and media technology. All nominated products are featured in the special Product Innovation Awards ebook which will be made available to more than 100,000 readers of Future’s Business to Business brands.

 

Tags: Cobalt Digital | TV Technology | Future Product Innovation Award | 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC software | Software Defined Decoder
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LiveU 2019 State of Live Report Confirms Continuous Strong Growth in Live IP Broadcasting Posted: 12/12/2019
LiveU 2019 State of Live Report Confirms Continuous Strong Growth in Live IP Broadcasting

LiveU today presents its annual ‘State of Live’ report based on data gathered from its global customer base of thousands of users. The findings reflect the substantial growth in IP news and sports broadcasting with a 50% increase in the number of LiveU units used to stream live events and 250% increase to around 20 million in live sessions overall.

HEVC continues to play a key role in live transmission, which is pivotal for live sports productions. This is due to the higher quality video performance and bandwidth efficiency enabled by HEVC technology. LiveU reports a 65% growth in HEVC units deployed worldwide and over 400% growth in HEVC-based sessions. Nearly 50% of the field units used to stream sports are HEVC-based with almost 80% of sports sessions transmitted in HD.

The increasing deployment of cellular bonding technology for live sport coverage has been evident worldwide. Following the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, Kevin Callahan, VP, Field Operations & Engineering, Fox Sports said, “We always get energized if there is a huge buzz at home and this World Cup surpassed all our expectations with the success of the US Women’s soccer team. LiveU’s LU600 HEVC portable transmission unit provided the backbone for our ENG shoots that were not at the stadium, enabling us to increase the number of live feeds. We also sent content to multiple locations simultaneously using LiveU’s Matrix IP cloud video management platform, making the content available to Fox TV stations that wanted to integrate live shots into their newscasts.”

Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | contribution | news | sport | HEVC | 4K | 5G | IP
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Videon EdgeCaster Edge Compute Encoder Compatibility With AWS Elemental MediaStore Enables a Cost-Effective, Low Latency Solution Posted: 26/11/2019
Videon EdgeCaster Edge Compute Encoder Compatibility With AWS Elemental MediaStore Enables a Cost-Effective, Low Latency Solution

Videon today announced compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore, enabling a cost-effective, low-latency solution. Videon customers can now use AWS Elemental MediaStore as a direct ingest from the EdgeCaster H.264/HEVC video encoding platform to support ultra-low latency workflows with outputs supporting both HLS and DASH using CMAF. AWS Elemental MediaStore's support of EdgeCaster's ingest protocols enables less than three-second worldwide latency to be achieved with standards-based, scalable, and cost-effective workflows.

"Live streaming should not come with a latency penalty as compared to traditional broadcast TV," said Todd Erdley, founder and CEO of Videon. "EdgeCaster's compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore is a strong step forward to making live streaming truly live —using standards-based, viewer-scalable, and cost-effective solutions. Compatibility with AWS Elemental MediaStore represents an important development in our relationship with Amazon Web Services. AWS Elemental offers crucial insight into how streams can be ingested into AWS Elemental MediaStore and how Videon can optimize our platform."

 

Tags: Videon | EdgeCaster | Edge Compute Encoder | AWS Elemental MediaStore | H.264/HEVC | CMAF | H.264
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Boston Limited launches Stream+, an optimised solution for large-scale ultra-high-density live video encoding Posted: 12/11/2019
Boston Limited launches Stream+, an optimised solution for large-scale ultra-high-density live video encoding

Boston Limited, today announced the launch of Stream+ during a keynote address from Manoj Nayee, managing director Boston Limited, during the Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF) Europe, 12 – 13 November, The Hague, Netherlands.

Stream+ is an optimised solution enabling large scale ultra-high-density live video encoding. The new appliance is configured using Supermicro® building blocks and powered by Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards and V-Nova’s P+ software.

Hyperscale video services like social and e-sports networks need to encode and serve vast numbers of live streams to their users. The server infrastructure required to satisfy this demand is often the highest cost for network operators. The Boston Stream+ is an ultra-dense encoding solution offering significant quality and cost benefits to video delivery customers.

Tags: V-Nova | Boston Limited | Xilinx | Stream + | P+ | Xilinx Alveo Accelerators | Xilinx Developer Forum | Xilinx XDF | MPEG-5 Part 2 LCEVC | AV1 | VVC | AVC/H.264 | HEVC | VP9 | compression | live video encoding
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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.”

Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | uplinking | contribution | news | sport | HEVC | 4K
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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.

Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | uplinking | contribution | news | sport | HEVC | 4K
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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.

Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | uplinking | contribution | news | sport | HEVC | 4K | disaster recovery
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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.

Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | uplinking | contribution | news | sport | HEVC | 4K
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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.
Tags: Cellular bonding | acquisition | uplinking | contribution | HEVC | 4K
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VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format Posted: 10/09/2019
VITEC Announces 4K Multichannel HD HEVC Contribution Encoder in an openGear Card Format

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced the MGW Diamond OG, a 4K/Multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear® (OG) card format. The modular and open-architecture platform from Ross Video makes for easy integration within production studios and broadcast facilities requiring robust streaming output. The scalable and flexible solution can deliver up to 10 UHD channels or 40 HD channels in a 2RU, as well as the flexibility to mix and match with compatible OG cards such as the MGW Ace Decoder OG. On stand 7.C34 at IBC2019, VITEC will provide a 4K encoding demonstration of the new solution.

Tags: VITEC | IBC2019 | MGW Diamond OG | openGear Card Format | Ross Video | MGW Ace Decoder | 4K/Multichannel HEVC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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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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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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