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News Sharing And Collaboration Is Getting Easier And Smarter

Broadcasters are calling on a combination of cloud, software and transport technologies to facilitate collaborating and sharing at a station or across groups. The pandemic has shifted the many news sharing tools into high gear. Above: Dalet Pyramid Cut is Dalet Pyramid’s web-based feature-rich video and audio editor.

LiveU Acquires Its Oceania Channel Partner, Pacific Live Media

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, today announced the acquisition of its longstanding channel partner, Pacific Live Media as part of its strategy to get closer to its customers in key markets. Chris Dredge, PLM’s managing director, has been representing LiveU and its solutions for many years, supporting leading broadcasters, […]

LiveU Demonstrates Combined Power of 5G Slices And Bonding For Remote Contribution

In what it called a “first,” LiveU tested how 5G slices — the ability to segment a 5G network to provide guaranteed upload bandwidth and latency — can serve global media remote production. This was done together with Ericsson and RAI as part of the work the three companies are carrying on in the EU 5G-RECORDS […]

LiveU Buys Cloud-Based Video Production Provider easylive.io

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, today announced the acquisition of easylive.io as part of its strategy “to expand its cloud video platform, enabling customers to grow their audiences with original, interactive and quality live content.” The company said the move “will provide remote and collaborative tools for cloud-based and hybrid productions, […]

Moving LiveU To The Cloud At NAB Show

LiveU is returning to the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) with an extensive booth (N1019) featuring live workflow demonstrations, stage presentations, and fireside chats. The buzz around the booth will focus on “Moving LiveU to the Cloud” – the company’s approach to going beyond its game-changing backpack technology and showcasing its cloud-based […]

Qumu And LiveU Team To Expand Enterprise Live Video Capabilities

Qumu Corp., a provider of cloud-based enterprise video technology, and LiveU, which offers live video streaming and remote production solutions, have announced a reseller agreement that they say will better enable their respective enterprise customers to produce, deliver, store and distribute broadcast-quality video, including live video from corporate events. Under the agreement, Qumu will become an authorized […]

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Fox News, Telemundo Lean On IP Technology For Ukraine War Coverage

The broadcasters are writing a new playbook for live coverage of a war where embedding isn’t an option, connectivity can be disrupted at any time and safety is a constant concern. Above: TVU Networks has used three cellular carriers in support of customers covering the conflict in Ukraine: KyivStar, Vodafone and LifeCell.

LiveU Hires Sports Industry Veteran Doug Price

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, has added Doug Price to its expanding sports team. He brings more than 25 years of media experience and leads sales and account management initiatives in the Central U.S. region. Price joins LiveU from CHESA Systems, a systems integration company covering the Central and […]

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‘Once Adopted, There’s No Turning Back’ For Cloud’s Use In Field Production

Stations may be easing back into their studios as the pandemic abates, but cloud workflows that had been adopted out of necessity for field production are holding fast. Above, Avid’s MediaCentral Collaborate encompasses planning, assignments, task management and project tracking. It can be accessed on a web client, through a mobile app and also through the Media Composer and Adobe Premiere editing systems.

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Live Video In Ukraine Delivers War Weapon Putin Did Not See Coming

What viewers are seeing now — and what Vladimir Putin probably did not think about — is what happens when television journalists are not tied down by equipment, relying on bulky satellite phones and trunk-sized microwave dishes. Now, a professional LiveU unit — and others like it — fits in a backpack and costs about $1,500. For another $45 a month, you have constant contact with a cloud-based internet connection anywhere in the world. It works with a small portable high-grade camera, or with the camera on a smartphone. All of this makes it extremely difficult for any government to control the narrative anymore.

NAB Show: LiveU

LiveU will be on-site at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) with a large presence in the North Hall (Booth N1019) featuring a live stage for fireside chats, panels and workflow demonstrations. Attendees can visit the booth to get a first-hand look at the company’s next-gen live video platform and latest solutions suite enabling […]

LiveU Unveils Air Control Tool For Live Production In Cloud

Air Control is meant to replace Zoom and other videoconferencing tools, deploying quickly to get guests on air in breaking news situations, providing collaboration between directors and crew for REMI workflows, and allowing producers to participate remotely.

LiveU & T-Mobile Go To Bat For Fox’s ‘MLB At Field Of Dreams Game’

The MLB at Field of Dreams Game broadcast on Aug. 12, produced by Fox Sports, in collaboration with MLB, paid homage to the renowned classic movie from Universal Pictures while relaying the excitement of live sports to nearly 6 million viewers. LiveU and T-Mobile played an integral role in the live production, enabling the two aerial production […]

LiveU Reports 400% Deployment Increase In Live Broadcasts At Tokyo Games

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, played a pivotal role in this year’s Summer Games. The Tokyo Games saw a 400% increase in LiveU deployment compared to Rio 2016, “reflecting the growing trust and reliance on LiveU’s solutions for high-quality, reliable and cost-effective live broadcasts, replacing traditional satellite and fiber […]

Carlyle To Acquire LiveU

The global investment firm is purchasing the pioneer of a bonded cellular technology-based live video transmission.

LiveU Matrix And Blackbird Help RTL Boost Viewer Engagement Of German Elections

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, and Blackbird plc, developer and seller of the award winning cloud-native video editing and publishing platform, Blackbird, today announced that Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland chose their newly pre-integrated live news solution to enhance live coverage of this year’s regional elections. The project was managed by CBC, the production and […]

LiveU The Latest To Join SRT Alliance

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, has joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming. The company said the move is in line with LiveU’s commitment “to support open standards and the ultimate reliability of video contribution and distribution across the public […]

LiveU Offering Feed Of Biden Address To Congress To Broadcasters

LiveU, in collaboration with FedNet, will distribute the President Joe Biden’s Wednesday evening address to Congress, live from the Capitol via the LiveU Matrix platform to broadcasters worldwide. The feed will consist of a single broadcast-ready switched (mixed) clean feed with no talent, commentary, or graphics. It will cover the event — from the gavel of the […]

LiveU’s LU800 5G Production Unit Wins Award

Based on its recent analysis of the North American 5G network applications market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes LiveU with the North America New Product Innovation Award for its LU800 unit. The solution uses 5G transport natively for maximum reliability and the highest-quality video performance. According to LiveU, “a unified, feature-rich unit, including remote production tools for portability and flexibility, […]

Avid And LiveU Enable Secure Remote IP Contribution Through MediaCentral | Stream

Avid has set a strategic partnership with LiveU to enable the ingest of IP streams for television news and remote live TV production in Avid’s MediaCentral platform. This collaboration with LiveU, inventor and innovator of cellular bonding for transmitting high-quality live video, builds on Avid’s strategy to simplify on-premise and cloud-based production workflows and provide unparalleled openness for broadcasters […]

LiveU Invests In Canadian Market With New Hire

LiveU has hired industry veteran, Mark Moore to grow the broadcast, sports and channel business and expand LiveU’s customer base as country manager for Canada. Under Moore’s leadership, LiveU expects to increase market share significantly in 2021. The Canadian broadcast and production market has been a significant growth area for LiveU over the past five […]

LiveU And Blackbird Team For End-To-End Live And VOD Production

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, has teamed up with Blackbird plc), the developer and seller of the cloud-native video editing and publishing platform, Blackbird, to speed up the production process and engage viewers with enriched live and video on demand content. The integrated solution lets production teams send reliable, high-quality […]

LiveU Acquires UK Channel Partner, Garland Partners

LiveU, a provider of live video streaming and remote production solutions, has bought its longstanding channel partner in the U.K. market, Garland Partners Ltd. LiveU has been working in the U.K. with Garland for more than 12 years, serving global broadcasters, sports organizations, production companies and online media. LiveU says the acquisition brings it “closer to […]

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TVN Tech | Tech Trends For ’21: COVID-Driven Shifts Extend

Trends driven by the pandemic are likely to persist into 2021 and beyond, while transitions to IP infrastructures will accelerate and aging on-prem infrastructure will give way to increased reliance on the cloud. NextGen TV will also likely pick up speed after COVID’s cooling effect on its rollout this year.

LiveU, Grass Valley Offer End-To-End Solution For Cloud Remote Live Productions

LiveU and Grass Valley are joining forces to offer an integrated cloud-based solution for remote live productions, letting customers “simplify their processes and automate live and non-live news and sports productions in an efficient, agile and customizable workflow.” Avi Cohen, LiveU’s co-founder and COO, said: “With the ongoing shift to cloud production, we are committed […]

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TVN Tech | Pandemic Means New Playbook For Sports Production

New remote production techniques, distributed workflows and onsite safety protocols have dramatically reshaped sports production. As COVID-19 continues to be a threat, sports producers can expect less travel, trucks staying in place and a slowdown of UHD production until the crisis abates.

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TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.

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TVN Tech | Tech Vendors Face Uncharted Waters

COVID-19 has had numerous tectonic effects on broadcast technology vendors, from accelerating a move to IP- and cloud-based systems to making for much uncertainty and probable consolidations ahead.

LiveU and Grabyo Announce Partnership For Simplified Cloud-Based Live Productions

LiveU and Grabyo have teamed up for broadcasting and sports partners, and anyone sharing content online, to provide a simplified end-to-end solution for live video productions, based on their integrated cloud-based technologies. The companies said that “enabling remote production and cloud editing from anywhere in the world, the solution is particularly relevant in today’s COVID-19 […]

LiveU Launches First Production-Level Field Unit

LiveU today unveiled its all-in-one production-level field unit for live news and sports coverage. The LU800 combines multi-camera production and video and audio capabilities with mission-critical transmission in a native 5G unit. LiveU said: “Designed from the ground up to unlock 5G potential, the unit offers unparalleled quality of service and resiliency.” The LU800 supports […]

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TVN Tech | Virus Tested, Remote Workflows Eye Permanence

Coronavirus-necessitated remote workflows have spun up quickly and reliably to allow TV stations to keep broadcasting during the pandemic. There’s reason to believe they’ll stick around after the crisis subsides. Above: Avid Edit On Demand provides a full virtual production environment in the cloud, including Media Composer software and Avid NEXIS storage. (Source: Avid)

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TVN Tech | For Election 2020, It’s IP In A Landslide

Stations and broadcast networks alike are heavily turning to IP contribution to cover the presidential primaries this year as past contention problems have largely dissipated and cellular networks greatly improved. For some, however, dedicated fiber and satellite trucks will still play a key role.

CBC/Radio-Canada And LiveU To Bring SMPTE ST 2110 To New Montreal 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 […]

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TVN Tech | Stations Embrace Advances In Remote Production

News organizations are increasingly using breakthroughs in technology to allow journalists to remotely, yet quickly, deliver more content over multiple platforms. The advances range from improved cellular networks that speed transmission of content from the field to the newsroom and cameras capable of streaming and providing remote video, to a host of tools available for journalists to remotely edit and produce content while collaborating with their newsrooms. Above, Grass Valley’s new GV Alyve, released at this year’s IBC Show, gives reporters a “virtual control room in the cloud” for production and distribution of video and livestream content. (Source: Grass Valley)

Buffalo Bills Go The Distance With LiveU

Buffalo, N.Y.-based sports and entertainment company Pegula Sports & Entertainment (PSE) prides itself on building fan experiences for professional sports teams including the Buffalo Bills (NFL), Buffalo Sabres (NHL), Buffalo Bandits (NLL), and Rochester Americans (AHL). Live video has become the main driver allowing the teams to expand their reach and engage with fans on another level. Throughout the year, the PSE production crew produce […]

LiveU Gets New Owners

The IP solutions provider says the investment by Francisco Partners and IGP Capital Enables LiveU to focus on long-term strategy, accelerate and advance its business objectives.

Fox News To Showcase Vehicles At NAB

Fox News Channel will launch its Quick Response Vehicle Program during the NAB Show next week in Las Vegas. In partnership with LiveU and Accelerated Media Technologies, the program centers around a Nissan NV 3500, which Fox News said is “a one-stop shop for a photographer and crew covering and chasing down a breaking news story.”

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Stations Look To Stream From Any Device

Cox’s WFTV Orlando is at the cutting edge of field transmission, using streaming cameras on vehicles that can be remotely controlled by a tech back at the station and transmitting over a 4G link. As more stations want that kind of capability, vendors are responding with bonded cellular and other wireless gear to improve efficiencies and connectivity and are working to include high-speed 5G wireless technology.

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Tech, Ingenuity Help Stations Weather Harvey

The effort of covering the historic storm fully tested Houston stations’ technological and logistical prowess and planning, while straining their human resources. With power and cable outages prevalent, the broadcasters also streamed their coverage continuously over Facebook Live so that folks with a charged smartphone could watch, too. Above, KHOU broadcast news temporarily from the facilities of noncommercial KUHT.

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