The newsgathering cooperative is using LiveU’s bonded cellular technology to provide live, multi-camera feeds for a fuller picture of breaking news as it unfolds. It’s also partnering with Swedish startup Bambuser to give citizens with the ability to be video eyewitnesses on behalf of the Associated Press and stream video via smartphones.
Both companies are working to create an integrated solution that will let broadcasters send out video highlights on Twitter and Facebook through a LiveU bonded cellular device. For now, both companies are promoting each other’s services as referral partners.
The CBS San Francisco O&O purchased Dejero’s LIVE+ VSET, which bonds bandwidth from cellular networks, microwave and satellite and transmits live SD and HD shots.
Hearst Television signed an exclusive deal to deploy TVUPack bonded cellular solutions across its 29 stations. Hearst’s market covers 22 states, one of the farthest-reaching station groups in the country. Some of its biggest stations include WCVB Boston, WMOR Tampa, Fla., and WESH Orlando, Fla. According to TVU, Hearst tested several different vendors before deciding […]
Ontario-based Dejero unveiled its new LIVE+VSET vehicle-mount bonded cellular transmitter today, aiming to integrate its flagship ENG technology with satellite and microwave trucks. “The LIVE+ VSET is truly unique in the marketplace, combing industry-leading adaptive bit-rate bonded cellular engineering with IP-based satellite connectivity and an optional ASI interface,” Brian Cram, Dejero CEO, said in a […]
The makers of the newsgathering technology are beefing up reliability as well as adding satellite capability, improving the interface between the cellular packs and cameras and enhancing control of the packs from the field or the station. It will all be on display at next month’s NAB Show.
TVU Network’s mobile cellular uplink solution is the first of its kind to integrate with all three major camera manufacturers. On Wednesday, the company will announce its TVUPack Mini camera-mountable solution can now integrate with Panasonic, Sony and JVC professional cameras, allowing the user to monitor the status and quality of a cellular connection through […]
Hitachi and LiveU entered into a partnership that integrates the bonded cellular company’s LU40 video uplink pack with all of Hitachi’s professional video cameras, allowing users to view and manage LiveU’s transmission status and video quality in real-time, through the camera’s viewfinder. Hitachi and LiveU are also working on a sales solution, where Hitachi would […]
When the hurricane devastated the coastal areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in October, broadcasters turned to the cellphone-based technology to get live feeds back to the stations when microwave or satellite delivery systems wouldn’t work. “It continues to improve,” says CBS’s David Friend. “The delays are less, the signals are better, there’s less dropout. When we took the risk of using this technology very early on, it was hit and miss. Now we are more confident in its stability and its performance. We view it as an essential tool in our newsgathering efforts.”
Most of the group’s 23 stations have deployed the LiveU LU60 backpack technology.