Most of the group’s 23 stations have deployed the LiveU LU60 backpack technology.
LiveU, a provider of protable video-over-cellular solutions, has been selected by Gannett’s Broadcasting Division to provide its backpack technology for local electronic newsgathering operations.
LiveU’s flagship LU60 units have been deployed to the majority of Gannett’s 23 television stations across the United States, as part of a group-wide deal.
The LU60 product is a bonded 3G/4G LTE backpack with proprietary RF technology for superior resiliency, up to 1080 HD video and sub-second latency for a satellite-like experience.
“LiveU provides our local news teams with an efficient and cost-effective solution for enhancing our award-winning news operations,” said Jeff Johnson, VP, technology, Gannett Broadcasting. “After testing LiveU’s backpack technology over the past few months at select stations including three of Gannett’s largest markets and using them for a variety of news and weather events, we’ve received great feedback from our news teams on the quality, ease of use and flexibility of the LU60. And LiveU’s support has been very responsive whenever we’ve needed them. Our aim is to make everyone ‘live on their shift’.”