Home Authors Posts by TVU Networks

TVU Networks


TVU Networks to showcase innovative 5G and remote production deployments at NAB Show 2020

TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions and Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner, will demonstrate its commitment to revolutionising the media supply chain during NAB Show 2020. TVU will showcase new upgrades and continued integration of AI, automation technology and metadata within its TVU MediaMind media supply chain platform to drive efficiency in content acquisition, production, distribution and management. The company will also accept its Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for excellence in engineering in the “Video Over Bonded Cellular Internet” (VoCIP) category, to be presented during the show.

Story-Centric Efficiency with TVU’s AI

TVU MediaMind uses an AI real-time search engine capable of indexing all media content from the beginning of the video production process. TVU MediaMind has voice and object recognition technology that can locate and index down to the precise frame within live video clips. Station production groups can automatically find the exact content needed to help produce a story for a specific audience.

“With the many, different ways media content is consumed today by viewers, the production process must completely change,” explains Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “By automating and optimising the media supply chain process, broadcasters can realise the benefits of taking raw content and re-using it across many platforms, programs and even organisations. TVU MediaMind allows anyone to create stories, wherever and however they want efficiently, effectively and without limits.”

5G Transmission Now

All of TVU’s 5G-ready portable and rack-mount 1080P60 HD and 4KP60 HDR transmitters will be on hand, including the TVU One mobile transmitter with HEVC and patented IS+ technology for optimal broadcast quality in any transmission environment. With support for true 5G protocol, TVU equipment has been successfully used with 5G transmissions around the world, including in the U.S., China and Korea. Most recently, TVU transmitted from within the stadium of the premier, annual American football event using the mmWave 5G network.

Full Line of Remote Production Solutions

TVU will demonstrate its entire portfolio of integrated cloud and IP-based remote production solutions for REMI/At-home applications. Visitors to the booth will be able to participate in an immersive experience showcasing remote production applied to an industry rapidly rising in global popularity.

Among the technology on display for remote production will be:

  • TVU RPS, a cost-effective solution for live, remote, synchronised multi-camera production for news and sports that uses a broadcaster’s existing control room and public internet connection
  • TVU Anywhere, a mobile app for capturing and streaming live video from anywhere
  • TVU Producer for multi-camera, cloud-based live video production from a web browser
  • TVU Timelock – for automatically synchronised transmission from multiple remote TVU mobile transmitters to an existing studio

TVU Networks will exhibit during the annual NAB conference, which runs from April 19-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Get a free exhibit pass courtesy of TVU by using pass code LV7728 during registration before April 5.

TVU Networks solutions deployed to enhance RTVE coverage of Dakar Rally 2019

TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, has announced that the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE deployed TVU Nano Router and TVU Anywhere to contribute SDI video over wireless networks from the remote and difficult conditions of the Dakar Rally in Latin America live to the RTVE studio in Barcelona. The Dakar Rally is a renowned off-road rally endurance race that has been going on for more than 40 years.

The IP streaming videos, which were aired live on RTVE flagship channels La 1 and Teledeporte, were shot on smartphones, transmitted over local mobile networks, and delivered as HD-SDI output feeds to RTVE’s studio. It achieved this due to the ability of the TVU Anywhere app to aggregate mobile data from the smartphone and the compact TVU Nano Router, used as an additional hotspot enabled by three SIMs.

“Just getting video back from the incredibly hostile environment of the Latin American deserts where the Dakar Rally takes place is a big achievement. However, the combination of the TVU Anywhere mobile application and the TVU Nano Router provided such high-quality video coverage of the rally. This year the reliability, quality and low-latency of the TVU solution enabled us to go full-screen and live with HD SDI output from a smartphone,” said RTVE.

TVU Nano Router is designed to be the smallest possible hardware solution for the high-quality contribution of video over WiFi, Ethernet and cellular networks. TVU Anywhere is a powerful app for capturing and streaming live video from anywhere, delivering picture quality usually reserved for more expensive professional video equipment. TVU Anywhere also features remote pan-and-zoom allowing an operator in a studio to control the camera remotely without intervention from the user in the field.

“It’s exciting that our incredibly compact solutions enabled RTVE to capture footage of the Dakar Rally on smartphone and air the video live and in full-screen for the first time on its flagship La 1 channel,” said, David Jorba, managing director Europe, at TVU Networks. “It’s our mission to increase the quality of live video and the scalability and mobility of the live streaming solutions, while stripping out complexity and reducing cost for our customers, independently of the way the content is captured and transported. The TVU Anywhere and TVU Nano Router solution certainly delivered this for RTVE and we look forward to our cutting-edge solutions continuing to make a difference for all broadcasters and operators producing live events.”

TVU Networks introduces cloud and AI-based solutions to MENA customers

TVU Networks, global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, has announced that its AI-based TVU MediaMind, cloud-based video production TVU Producer and Contribution Automation Solution (CAS) will make their CABSAT debuts.

Following the success of the event in previous years, TVU Network has expanded its presence and will unveil a number of solutions, many of which are being launched in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region for the first time. Already working with a number of customers in the region including SUNA (Sudan News Agency) and ANA (Arab News Agency) with TVU Grid and Amman TV Jordan using TVU One Solutions, TVU Networks is looking forward to serving its growing customer base in the Middle East.

“TVU Networks is gaining traction in the region and is looking to accelerate this through expanding its offering to MEA customers in news gathering solutions technology, remote and cloud production solutions, IP video acquisition, as well as introducing customers to our AI-based TVU MediaMind solution set,” said Kap Shin, Executive Vice President, Business Development, TVU Networks.

  • TVU MediaMind – TVU Networks will demonstrate how this AI-led set of solutions can enable broadcasters and operators to migrate seamlessly towards the ‘smart studio’ of the future, delivering ROI and efficiency benefits both now and moving forward.
  • TVU Producer – This solution is the latest addition to TVU’s family of remote production solutions, enabling anyone to do professional, multi-camera live video production without expensive hardware, software or training. Covering live events such as sports, concerts, corporate presentations, house of worship services or any other multi-camera production can be done from virtually anywhere using a simple web-browser based interface.
  • TVU Contribution Automation Solution (CAS) – As demand continues to grow for more live content for news, sports and entertainment, having a fast production process in general, streamlining the live video content acquisition and processing of live video content is becoming a necessity for most media organisations, such as TV stations. TVU CAS is able to have the entire acquisition process planned at story creation stage. In addition, all assignments are pushed to field devices, and the personnel who are involved. It will automatically execute the planned tasks, while automatically capturing Metadata and information associated with the corresponding content without human involvement.
  • TVU Transcriber – TVU Transcriber is a context-based real-time speech to text transcribing service. Using voice recognition AI technology, the service provides the option to output text to a file format from an audio input source or embed text into a video stream for closed or open captioning. TVU Transcriber is highly accurate and capable of recognising multiple languages.
  • TVU Grid – The award-winning TVU Grid is a powerful, yet simple IP live video distribution solution that uses commodity Internet to transmit any kind of live video content to anyone and anywhere in the world. In addition, Grid allows you to send live video in real-time and simultaneously to multiple locations without needing to exponentially increase the transmission bit rate. With Grid, you can easily connect to a network of thousands of Grid-enabled broadcasters around the world and automatically share and receive video content, including sharing in a video pool feed. Grid uses software based HEVC for low latency and greater efficiency.
  • TVU One with HEVC transmitter – TVU One with HEVC cellular mobile solution uses both HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit HD quality video at 3Mbps with half-second latency. By utilising the H.265 compression standard, TVU One uses less data and generates less overhead leading to lower operational costs while delivering even greater transmission reliability. TVU One with HEVC is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

“As production for news and events continues to move towards cloud-based production, we’re developing equipment and a support network that offers the functionality and business benefits that make a real difference to our clients in Middle East and Africa. We are enhancing our IP offerings and embracing workflow disruptive technologies. We look forward to demonstrating our cutting-edge technology for news gathering, as well as our remote production tools for live streaming at this year’s CABSAT Show,” concluded Shin.

TVU Networks demonstrates remote production solutions at IBC 2018

TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, recently announced that it will demonstrate its portfolio of intuitive remote productions solutions on its IBC 2018 stand (2.B28), including TVU Producer, it’s latest cloud based solution with game changing features, already popular within eSports and third leagues European football championship.

Offering frame-accurate synchronisation over the public internet, these solutions remove the requirement for an OB truck and dedicated circuits, making live events much simpler and more cost-effective to broadcast.

“We reduce cost and complexity in a number of ways,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “TVU RPS removes the requirement for dedicated circuits and OB trucks by editing at the broadcaster’s studio; TVU Producer provides the highest level of flexibility, enabling virtually any organisation to produce live events from any location in a matter of minutes. TVU Timelock enables the hundreds of broadcasters with TVU One solutions to elegantly and cost-effectively move to wireless remote production, ideal for navigating through concerts and other crowded events. By providing these three routes to remote production, we enable all operators to make the most of live-event programming, an incredibly important weapon in today’s highly competitive video marketplace,” concluded Paul Shen.

The solutions demonstrated include:

TVU Producer: a cloud-based multi-camera remote production solution including features such as graphics and video replay. Capable of professional quality production, no hardware or software installation, and yet thanks to its simple WYSIWYG user interface it can be used by operators with virtually no experience or training. The minimum solution requirement is internet access and a smartphone. With a multi-channel IP video switcher and simultaneous output to social media, including Facebook Live, Periscope Producer and YouTube Live as well as most CDNs, TVU Producer is the easiest way to produce professional quality multi-camera live events with perfectly synchronised switching.

TVU RPS: This frame accurate solution delivers a cost-effective alternative for live multi-camera remote television coverage, using a broadcaster’s existing studio control room staff and equipment and a public internet connection from the field. Mostly used to cover sport events globally, it also benefits news broadcasters who have used it to cover a wide range of events such as the last Catalonia presidential election. The TVU RPS transmitter encodes up to six synchronised SDI sources and transmits high quality and low latency IP video to a remote studio based TVU RPS receiver. It also features individual bit-rate configuration per channel and optional channel priority to guarantee a constant signal for the most important live footage.

TVU Timelock: This solution enables wireless remote production for broadcasters that already own multiple TVU Transmitters such as a TVU One, synchronising their signal. As a cost-effective alternative to traditional on-location multi-camera video production, TVU Timelock allows broadcasters to cover many more live events.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. Its family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organisations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies, to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, visit the TVU Networks website.

TVU Networks supports France Télévisions’ coverage of the royal wedding

TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, was chosen by France Télévisions to support its coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, 19 May. Broadcast on France 2, franceinfo TV and Digital, the programme titled Speciale Mariage Princier made use of TVU Networks solutions to provide live interviews and reactions from the streets and bars in Windsor and London.

France Télévisions’ coverage included two live feeds, totalling seven hours of continuous content, sent back to the studio in Paris. The biggest challenge was to ensure reliable bandwidth while camera crews were constantly on the move over such a wide area. The broadcaster chose the mobile units TVU One and TVU NANO, TVU Networks’ new ultra-compact router to enable the two crews – one in a taxi and one on a motorbike – to capture and contribute the footage they needed without being encumbered by wires or heavy equipment.

“The aim was to do something innovative with our coverage by giving it a fresh twist. We wanted to deliver live reactions from the crowd in Windsor and London using a taxi and motorbike. We needed something powerful that was also small in size and very low weight for the motorbike crew,” explains Guy Lezec, production manager, France Télévisions.

“Our goal was to maintain optimal transmission quality despite significant mobility challenges and high network overhead in these circumstances. We had to boost our signal. TVU Network’s presentations at NAB Show 2018 of aggregated sim cards and TVU NANO appeared to respond to our needs perfectly,” added Romuald Rat, director of News Coverage and Production, France Télévisions.

The first feed comprised live interviews from a taxi using two TVU One units; one to transmit the signal from three on-board cameras (including two Go Pros) and the other acting as a router. Also on board was a small production switcher. For the second live feed, a motorbike crew capturing live crowd reactions was equipped with a TVU One unit and the TVU NANO, again one to support transmission and the second acting as a router.

TVU One and TVU NANO deliver high-definition picture quality with industry leading bandwidth efficiency all within an ultra-compact and rugged hardware design. The highly portable units with one button operation and a boot-up time of less than 20 seconds, enabled the cameramen to hit the ground running, eliminating the need for lengthy set-up times.

Acting as an IP-based high-definition video field transmitter, TVU One gave France Télévisions the versatility needed for the live video contribution without having to compromise on performance, features or picture quality.

“We are very proud that our solutions were chosen by France Télévisions for such a prestigious event. The TVU One and NANO systems are ideal for a wide variety of scenarios, particularly application requiring dependable, high-speed bandwidth,” said Yoni Tayar, Europe marketing manager, TVU Networks. “The royal wedding is a perfect example of how effective our solutions can be in helping broadcasters innovate in live outside broadcast situations.”

TVU Networks to provide reliable equipment and top-tier connectivity for international soccer tournament in Russia

TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, has announced that it will provide rental packages and on-the-ground technical support throughout this summers’ international football tournament in all 12 Russian cities that will be hosting matches. The tournament will commence next month, with over 150 pieces of TVU Networks equipment and local SIM Cards already lined up to enable broadcasters to successfully deliver matches and tournament news to consumers across the globe.

Solutions hired will include the TVU One, which transmits signals over 3G, 4G/LTE wireless portable and fixed video transmitters. Small and lightweight, the portable solution for remote, anywhere live broadcast and streaming also incorporates TVU’s proprietary technology Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+). This secures bandwidth by transmitting the video signal over multiple channels simultaneously. This technology enables broadcasters of the tournament to guarantee their top-tier connectivity at the event by being able to push a larger amount of data over the network. This results in better picture signal and ultimately, higher picture quality for viewers.

Inverse StatMux Plus also combats network instability through intelligently monitoring each network connection in real-time, making corrections and adjustments as network conditions change. This is ideal for the broadcasters who want to ensure that relevant video footage of the tournament is delivered in high resolution with low latency to traditional television sets, laptops and mobile phones alike. Use of the HEVC/H.265 video compression standard also reduces video production costs as less data is used while shots are still of the highest quality.

“TVU Networks has the solutions required for live video broadcasting of high profile national and global events from sports tournaments through to coronations, natural disasters and elections,” explained Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “We are constantly looking for ways to help our customers reduce their video production costs while allowing them to deliver the best live shots regardless of the transmission environment. We’re excited to be part of this world-renowned sports event and look forward to supporting broadcasters using TVU equipment, whether owned or hired, at this event and many other international sport competitions in the future.“

TVU Networks staff will travel to each of the 12 venues in Russia to deliver, set up and test the equipment. Many customers have arranged to pick up their orders from registered venues, such as hotels, in Moscow where TVU’s logistics office is based.

TVU solutions are relied upon by many of the biggest names in sports to deliver live video to any sized audience to view on multiple broadcast and online platforms.


TVU Networks receives NewBay Best of Show Award

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, has been awarded a NewBay Media Best of NAB Show Award. The company was honoured with the award from TV Technology at NAB last week for its new ultra-compact, lightweight TVU Nano with Router. Ideal for economy-minded users with high-speed network access needs, TVU Nano uses TVU Router as a network accelerator to deliver incredible Internet anywhere. Featuring the company’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) and data transmission technology, TVU Router delivers highly reliable best-in-class high-speed Internet connectivity from any location. When traditional wired access is unavailable, TVU Nano with Router solves this challenge by providing access.

“TVU was excited to present its latest innovations at the NAB Show, and we’re so pleased that TV Technology has recognised TVU Nano with Router as one of the stand-out products at the show,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “The solution is useful for a wide variety of scenarios – any application where dependable, high-speed bandwidth is needed in remote locations.”

TVU Nano with Router provides users with maximum reliability and flexibility. TVU Router’s unmatched high bandwidth IP connection works by aggregating and maximising the use of multiple available communication links to ensure true channel aggregation – including 4G/LTE cellular, cable, satellite, Ethernet or WiFi – resulting in higher available bandwidth and network acceleration (up to 200Mb/s). For cellular connections, Router goes beyond basic load balancing and channel switching with support for multiple 4G/LTE connections from multiple carriers to power even the most demanding and data-intensive applications anywhere. TVU Router also features hotspot functionality for multiple user support.

TVU Router is compatible with high-speed file transfer applications, including Aspera and File Catalyst, for even greater performance. With a diversified WAN connectivity, network stability is maximised with TVU Router, while failure risk is minimised.

TVU Nano with Router allows up to three embedded modems. Powered by a rechargeable internal battery and equipped with antennas, TVU Router can be used in the field, carried, or mounted in a vehicle. With quick set up, easy configuration, and a variety of portable carrying and mounting options, TVU Router offers rapid deployment.

NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of industry experts and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organisations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, visit their website.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Pin It on Pinterest