Cox Stations Choose LiveU For Mobile Uplink

LiveU, a provider of portable video-over-cellular backpack solutions, has been selected by Cox Media Group (CMG) to provide its mobile uplink technology to power electronic newsgathering operations. LiveU’s newly enhanced technology — the LU60 — is being deployed at Cox’s 15 TV stations around the country to provide live, streaming news coverage.

“We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with LiveU. Our flagship station, WSB in Atlanta, has been working with LiveU since 2009, using the mobile system for storm-tracker reporting and other breaking news coverage,” said Dave Siegler, CMG’s VP of technical operations. “Our viewers depend on us to cover news as it happens, and LiveU’s technology gives our teams the freedom to send high-quality, dependable news video back to the stations for broadcast, even while mobile.”

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“Our latest LU60 backpack enables Cox and its stations’ mobile news teams, to conduct real-time interviews from any location,” said Mike Savello, LiveU VP of sales. “We are happy they chose our system after thoroughly testing its performance and usability with 24/7 support from our professional services team. Cox stations utilize LiveU in many ways to bring breaking news home live to viewers, for example, broadcasting from a raft in the middle of a flooded area, transmitting live from events inside high-rise office buildings, and, for the first time, long-form live streaming of local court proceedings on its website.”

LiveU’s flagship LU60 product is a bonded 3G/4G LTE backpack with proprietary RF technology for superior resiliency and up to 1080 HD video.

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