NAB 2019: TVU Networks Introducing Internet-Based, Point-to-Point Transmission System for Live Video

TVU G-Link  Delivers Reliable and Cost-effective HD Quality Video Distribution  

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 2, 2019 – At NAB 2019 TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, will introduce TVU G-Link, an Internet-based solution for live point-to-point transmission. TVU G-Link provides an affordable and reliable way to achieve high-quality transmission using only the public Internet to deliver HD video from one location to another with half-second latency. G-Link is ideal for applications such as news and sports broadcast as well as houses of worship looking to send live HD video from point to point. TVU Networks will show G-Link for the first time in Booth #C1707 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month.

“For broadcasters, video producers, and organizations looking to easily and affordably transmit high-quality, live video from a single point to another, TVU G-Link addresses that need,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “Dedicated fiber, satellite and microwaves lines are ultimately much more expensive than implementing an IP-based solution like G-Link for high-quality, live video transmission. We’re eager to show how this simple and inexpensive set up can help our current and prospective customers during the NAB show.”

G-Link runs on TVU MediaMind servers, with two servers paired together to form a link. The MediaMind servers are professional video hardware decoders designed for the centralized viewing, control and distribution of live video content. Within G-Link, one server acts as the transmitter/encoder and the other as the receiver/decoder. The servers support a range of input and output source types and remain securely connected regardless of the distance between them, making them ultra-reliable and deployable wherever necessary throughout the world.

The G-Link “transmitter” server takes incoming transmissions from any TVU Networks’ transmission device, as well as SDI video input, or external IP video and sends footage to the receiving server, which then outputs in SDI and IP formats in high resolution. The receiver can also output directly to social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.

Key Features of G-Link:

  • Enables configuration of encoding (source name, type, bit-rate, delay) and decoding
  • Ability to view encoding/transmission status of each link
  • Local control: query, fast search, start/stop transmission
  • Central control: management of multiple G-Link devices

G-Link can be deployed anywhere in the world as a centralized management platform, serving as the management hub of all connected devices from one location to another, no matter where in the world each of the two sites are located. In so doing, transmission costs incurred between countries can be greatly reduced with the use of public internet.

NAB 2019: TVU MediaMind Appliance Combines Time Code and AI-Based Facial and Speech Recognition for Immediate Search and Reuse of Video

New Solution Part of TVU MediaMind Ecosystem of Cloud-Based Production, Distribution and Global Asset Sharing Marketplace

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 26, 2019 – At NAB 2019 TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, will announce the new MediaMind Appliance, a metadata generation and search engine that speeds production performance and content reuse within an existing broadcast media supply chain. The system uses a combination of time-code and AI-based facial and speech recognition to generate metadata. And an open API lets users connect directly with MAM and NLE systems. TVU Networks will exhibit in booth #C1707 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month.

“TV stations and news agencies have considerable media assets, but how can they be considered assets if they can’t be reused and repurposed,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “While there are many ways to measure the value of content in the media industry, there are ultimately only two: who gets to the audience first and what content is viewed and reused the most? The faster the content spreads, the more it is reused and repurposed, the greater the value of the content and the lower the production cost. That’s what’s driven the creation of the TVU MediaMind appliance and the entire MediaMind workflow.”

Because the MediaMind appliance utilizes both AI and time code to generate search results, it can convert audio and video into structured data in real-time. It’s capable of searching a raw asset at any stage of production – from assignment through to on-air. With the help of TVU’s AI engine, real-time speech recognition lets users find text results even faster than they would searching for images alone. Users simply type in what they’re looking for and the appropriate section of a time code appears. The real-time content search engine uses time code to identify each asset with a unique ID.

Clips can be marked and saved for immediate use. There’s no need to wait for pre-production to finish or for the video file to be entered into the MAM system. With the reporter still on scene, the clip is ready to go online or on-air.  

The Components

The TVU MediaMind appliance is part of a TVU SaaS model that uses the TVU MediaMind server (dual-channel VS3500/VS3100 models) as the edge server. The servers can receive video signals from any TVU Networks’ transmission device as well as process IP streams of standard transmission protocol, SDI video, and store files in any MAM system. They are professional video hardware decoders designed for the centralized viewing, control and distribution of live video content. 

In addition to the MediaMind appliance, the MediaMind ecosystem includes the following cloud-based products: TVU Producer for multi-camera live video production; TVU Remote Production System (RPS) for remote production using a broadcaster’s existing studio control room and a public Internet connection from the field; TVU CAS (Contribution Automation Solution) for the identification of all video acquisition resources on a given story at acquisition; TVU Grid – an IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution; and TVU Grid Market, a central source for content owners to contribute and pull video enabling assets to be shared and sold on a global scale.  

 

TVU MediaMind Appliance Highlights:

  • Generates metadata for each video segment based on AI for facial and speech recognition and video time code
  • Realize assets value with immediate reuse and repurposing across platforms, programs and organizations
  • Exposure of assets to global media market
  • Saves expensive hardware cost
  • Reduces operation and maintenance cost
  • Open API lets users connect with MAM and NLE systems
  • No laborious cataloging required
  • Includes the latest integration and support for automation, AI, streaming, 4K and 5G

TVU Networks and South Korea’s KT Corp. Partner in World’s First 5G UHD Broadcast Network

Collaboration Reaffirms TVU Networks’ Commitment to the Power and Possibility of Advanced Video Capability Over 5G

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 20, 2019 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced a partnership with KT Corp., the largest telecom company in South Korea, to bring UHD broadcast over KT’s 5G enterprise network. Under terms of the agreement, KT and TVU Networks will work collaboratively to establish an enterprise 5G network and related broadcast capabilities in Korea.

KT, formerly known as Korea Telecom, showcased the world’s first trial 5G services during the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February 2018. KT also broadcast live the last concert of K-pop group Wanna One on its IPTV service, Olleh TV, earlier this year. The broadcast was delivered through set-top boxes and mobile devices using the 5G network. KT is expected to launch the network’s full-scale commercialization in April.

This recent partnership marks a major step in TVU Networks’ continued commitment to 5G technology. The company has been at the forefront of 5G from the very beginning, with its transmitter product line supporting 5G. TVU Networks’ continuously collaborates with regional providers around the world in their 5G deployment efforts, continuously looking to implement that technology within its video over IP solutions.

“We’re thrilled to be part of such a pioneering effort that reflects our own continued commitment to the power and possibility of 5G,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “Video is now what most people watch on their smart phones, but to take the quality, services offered and accessibility of video to the next level requires the low latency, high speed, and ultra-connectivity that 5G provides. The backbone of the 5G network pares perfectly with our ability to acquire, manage and deliver the ultimate 4K video over IP.”

TVU Networks will work closely with KT to provide 4K UHD broadcast technology and services that meet KT’s 5G device standards. KT will provide technical support such as device standards and a testing environment.

Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), one of Korea’s three major broadcasting companies, is working with KT to develop the broadcast capabilities of this new 5G network. SBS is a customer of TVU Networks and introduced TVU Networks’ capabilities to KT. Assisting SBS in these efforts is TVU Network’s Seoul-based reseller iCRAFT.

“We’re clear that 5G networks will be critical as we provide our customers with the optimal mobile video experience,” said Park Hyun-Jin, Senior Vice President of KT’s 5G Business Unit.  “The data capacity, speed and low latency in the network will enable innovations unlike anything we’ve seen before. We know that TVU Networks is the ideal partner to take this next step in our company’s evolution. And we’re positive our customers will agree.”

TVU Networks to Introduce New Broadcast Workflow Automation and Optimization Enhancements for the Media Supply Chain Process

April’s NAB Show Will See Updates Across Company’s Product Line that Incorporate the Latest Developments in AI, Streaming, 4K and 5G

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 20, 2019 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, will demonstrate the newest product updates for TVU MediaMind, its media supply chain platform, in the company’s booth (#C1707) at the annual NAB Show in April. TVU MediaMind’s story-centric workflow approach simplifies content creation, production and distribution while incorporating the latest integration and support for automation, AI, streaming, 4K and 5G.

“With the many, different ways media content is consumed today by viewers, broadcasters can no longer acquire, produce and distribute media for just TV. In fact, the way programs are created must completely change,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “By automating and optimizing the media supply chain process, broadcasters can realize the benefits of taking raw content and re-using it across many platforms, programs and even organizations. TVU MediaMind allows anyone to create stories, wherever and however they want efficiently, effectively and without limits.”

For example, within content acquisition,  the company will showcase a new 4K version of its TVU One mobile transmitter, which is the first cellular mobile unit with the ability to transmit Ultra-HD/4Kp60 HEVC content. “UHD/4Kp60 is a much more technically challenging resolution to achieve in a cellular mobile unit,” explained Shen. “However, using our patented IS+ transmission algorithm and advanced FEC technology, we were able to overcome these challenges and transmit video in full UHD/4K at 60 frames per second.”

Added Shen, “The TVU One 4K and our entire family of portable and rack-mount transmitters are also now 5G ready.”

Other TVU solutions receiving enhancements and updates that will be demonstrated at NAB include:

  • TVU One TM1000, TVU’s flag-ship HEVC cellular 4G/LTE mobile transmitter
  • TVU Anywhere, an app for capturing and streaming live video from anywhere
  • TVU CAS (Contribution Automation Solution) with new automated workflow integration
  • TVU Command Center for cloud-based centralized management of TVU devices and services
  • TVU Grid, an IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution
  • TVU Producer for full-featured cloud-based live video production
  • TVU Receivers and Transceivers for video decoding, distribution and management of TVU and IP video sources
  • TVU Remote Production System, a cost-effective solution for live remote synchronized multi-camera production for news and sports
  • TVU Router, a portable broadband Internet access point providing up to 200Mbps of untethered Internet connectivity

TVU MediaMind and TVU Producer Win 2018 Production Innovation Awards from Future Publishing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 8, 2019 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced the company was awarded two 2018 Product Innovation Awards from Future Publishing. Publishers of TV Technology, Government Video, Radio World and Creative Planet/DV and VE magazines, the annual Future Publishing awards honor the year’s top product introductions in TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio technology.

The TVU MediaMind set of solutions for AI-based automated video content management was honored with a TV Technology Product Innovation Award; while TVU Producer for cloud-based multi-camera video production, was selected as a DV (Digital Video) Product Innovation Award winner.

“TV Technology and DV are well read and respected media outlets in the broadcast and video production industries,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “We are delighted to have TVU MediaMind and TVU Producer selected for this prestigious honor. Both MediaMind and Producer have seen strong interest and adoption since their introductions. We wholeheartedly thank Future Publishing for this acknowledgement.”

Introduced in April at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) conference in Las Vegas, TVU MediaMind consists of TVU Contribution Automation, TVU AI Engine, TVU Real Time Search Engine, TVU Workflow Engine and TVU Producer. MediaMind simplifies and automates the processes involved in creating a single port to feed all social media, digital and broadcast channels. A cloud-based model, it incorporates AI, voice and object recognition to enable the indexing of video clips down to the exact frame and the ability to share those clips instantly.

A component of TVU, with the web-based TVU Producer, video content can be cost-effectively produced for different platforms or audience groups completely in the cloud. Non-professionals can easily manipulate graphics, scoring and text overlays during production, thanks to its WYSIWYG interface. TVU Producer can handle multi-camera production from virtually any location. It supports simultaneously output directly to major social media platforms and virtually any CDN platform. It also offers a multi-channel IP video switcher, instant replay and slow-motion replay.

TVU also received two 2018 DMW (Digital Media World) awards for IP-based delivery and cloud-based production for TVU MediaMind and TVU Producer.  During the latter part of 2018, TVU was named a finalist in Streaming Media magazine’s “Streaming Media 50.” In April of last year, TVU was honored with a “Best of 2018” award from TV Technology for its ultra-compact, cost-effective TVU Nano for TVU Router. TVU Nano uses TVU Router as a network accelerator to deliver Internet anywhere. Now in its sixth year, Future’s Product Innovation Award recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. Winners are selected by a panel of professional users and evaluation criteria include innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology, price value, and suitability

Future Trading uses TVU One to deliver a flawless live stream of the Teqball World Cup to over 315,000 viewers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – December 3, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today explained how its solutions enabled Future Trading to remotely control the live streaming of the recent 2nd Teqball World Cup in Reims, France.

The Teqball World Cup took place on 12th – 13th of October 2018, attracting around 3,000 fans to the stadium in Reims to watch 91 players from 42 countries take part. Future Trading used TVU One to broadcast the competition, reaching to over 315,000 online viewers to date via a dedicated Facebook page.

Teqball, one of the world’s fastest developing sports, played on a curved ping-pong like table requiring football skills. It has attracted support from a number of high-profile international football players and was recommended for inclusion in the Asian Games only three years after the sport was established. With recognition already received from the Olympic Committee of Asia – governing 45 countries from the region – FITEQ, the International Federation for Teqball, has the ambition to have the sport included in the official programme of future Olympic Games.

“For this exciting World Cup competition, our TVU One solution enabled Future Trading in Hungary to remotely control the live streaming of the action to a world-wide audience of over 315,000 through Facebook. For an ambitious sport with fast growing global status like Teqball, being able to provide a global fan-base with high-quality live action is absolutely critical,” said David Jorba, Managing Director Europe at TVU Networks. “With such high- stakes, Future Trading chose TVU solutions, based upon our heritage of reliability and innovation.”

Commenting on the success of the World Cup live streaming Gabor Szanto, Teqball Marketing Director, said: “As many of our fans first discover Teqball online, it’s vital that the online viewing experience is engaging, reliable, great quality, and shows how innovative and exciting Teqball sport is. By working with highly-regarded and leading companies such as TVU Networks and Future Trading, we can guarantee online viewers the best Teqball experience, helping us to continue to grow our sports fanbase globally.”

There were a number of challenges to overcome to ensure a reliable stream for the event, the short preparation timeline, a limited onsite team support in Reims and no additional mobile base stations nearby to secure LTE overage.

However, the team successfully delivered live streaming of the 4-hour event without a single significant loss in quality. The stream from the TVU One pack was managed remotely from a transceiver in Budapest, Hungary. It was then transported to Facebook with the IP Streaming Output software function of the transceiver using six modems of both TVU packs with Hungarian SIM cards with roaming enabled. By connecting the WiFi of the TVU One to the hotspot of the TVU 8200, the remote team was able to simultaneously use 12 LTE modems to reach the internet.

“For a fast-growing sport, coverage of major events like the Teqball World Cup is incredibly important. By deploying TVU’s innovative solutions we solved a number of technical challenges, such as the lack of additional mobile coverage for the event. We are now working closely with TVU to assist with technical guidance for the development of a broadcast reference guide for all Teqball events. This will help ensure that the sport continues to grow by providing its fan-base with high-quality coverage of the action, regardless of location,” said Peter Juhasz, Sales Engineer, Future Trading. Future Trading Ltd is an integrator partner of TVU Networks based in Hungary and the surrounding region. They provide end-to-end streaming / broadcasting services on demand with experienced staff and often work with TVU Networks devices.

IBC 2018: TVU Networks Unveils Innovative Cloud-based, Multi-Camera Production Solution

TVU Producer enables anyone, anywhere to produce professional multi-camera video for output to web and social media platforms

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA– August 29, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that it will debut TVU Producer , its powerful cloud-based video production solution at IBC 2018 (Stand: 2.B28). Part of TVU Network’s range of innovative remote production solutions, TVU Producer enables anyone to produce professional, multi-camera video, eliminating the need for expensive hardware and software or prior training.

Covering a wide range of applications, from live sports events and egames competitions, through to house of worship services and concerts, the simple web-browser interface of TVU Producer enables it to handle any multi-camera production from virtually any location. Producer supports simultaneously output directly to major social media platforms (Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope, etc.), as well as to virtually any CDN platform. SDI delivery is supported through a TVU transceiver and the solution also offers a multi-channel IP video switcher, graphics and slow motion replay capabilities.

Producer’s patent-pending frame-accurate switch technology overcomes the issue of Internet delay, which can impact processes such as switching, enabling frame accurate previews in the web-based interface. Producer also supports multi-user operation enabling a number of production teams to collaborate.

“The consumer appetite for live content is strong, however, the cost and complexity involved in covering live, multi-camera events is often a barrier for content producers; as a result, multi-camera productions are often confined to large premium events,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “With Producer TVU is providing a flexible, economical and simple to use alternative that can be used by any operator – regardless of training – removing the need for expensive equipment rentals or large headcounts. This is the perfect solution for broadcasters who are under pressure to deliver more and better content with less resources.”

Non-professionals can easily manipulate graphics, scoring and text overlays during production, thanks to the simple WYSIWYG interface design. Producer integrates with existing TVU transmitters, including TVU Anywhere , TVU One and TVU MLink , as well as with any IP video source or any standard IP video stream (HTTP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, etc.). Up to six live streams an easily be added at any time directly from the Producer interface and any user of an iOS, Android or MacOS device can be added as a live video source within seconds by downloading the TVU Anywhere application.

Producer will be demonstrated at IBC 2018 alongside the innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven TVU MediaMind Platform. At the core of the MediaMind is TVU’s unique metadata-driven workflow engine, which potentially changes how content can be produced and consumed.

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 organizations 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.

IBC 2018: TVU Networks MediaMind Platform gives AI turbo boost to how operators Get, Make and Share live video

Automated AI workflow platform delivers next generation metadata driven acquisition, production and distribution for video content

BARCELONA – July 17, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that visitors to its IBC stand (2.B28) will be able to see a sweep of innovative live video solutions, including the Artificial Intelligence driven TVU MediaMind Platform, which potentially changes how content can be produced and consumed.

The core of the MediaMind Platform is TVU’s unique metadata-driven workflow engine. Combining real-time speech, object and face recognition with TVU’s real-time search engine, users are able to find the video assets most relevant to the story which they are covering. With its open API, TVU MediaMind Platform is able to integrate with many solutions from its partners, including Panasonic and Associated Press ENPS. As part of the newly formed Enabled Media Symposium, TVU has collaborated with a group of major industry vendors and broadcasters to further the AI application in video production process.

“At IBC we will be demonstrating solutions that deliver real ROI benefits today, as well as pointing towards an AI-led future for broadcast acquisition, production and distribution,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “We look forward to demonstrating at IBC how our customers can embrace the exciting AI-driven changes that are about to revolutionize the media industry.”

The TVU IBC 2018 booth is designed to showcase TVU’s industry leading capabilities in the following areas:

Get: Demonstrating intelligent media acquisition. Products on show include: the industry leading field transmitter TVU One, which supports HEVC and utilizes TVU’s patented Inverse IS+ (StatMux Plus) transmission algorithm to transmit HD quality video with half-second latency; the TVU MLink cellular 3G/4G LTE, satellite and microwave live video uplink transmitter; the TVU Router, a portable broadband Internet access point that can provide over 200Mbps of secure, reliable, high-speed wireless Internet connectivity anywhere and the TVU Anywhere mobile app, to contribute content using a smartphone with turbo-boosted connectivity through bonding Wifi and cellular, enabling broadcasters to work anywhere without sacrificing the benefits of the studio. These solutions were deployed by hundreds of broadcasters at this summer’s’ major football tournament, as well as enabling VR 360 video coverage of the Congressional Cup yacht race and footage from a motorbike and a taxi for France Televisions coverage of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding. TVU CAS, as part of the TVU MediaMind platform, automates the entire acquisition process. It integrates with all the discrete workflow and functional modules, to create a seamless and automated acquisition process. This ensures all the video assets are produced timely and made available to rest of the production process automatically.

Make: Solutions include cloud-based and remote production demonstrations featuring TVU Producer, a cloud-based live event production system that minimizes the complexity and cost of covering live video events from any location and the TVU Remote Production System, best cost-efficient solution on the market capable of synchronizing up to 6 HD SDI signals over the standard internet without any OB vans, ideal for second and third football leagues tournaments.

Share: This section of the TVU IBC stand shows how to stream, distribute and monetize video through its innovative video marketplace, TVU Grid, that enables broadcasters to acquire live video from different sources and seamlessly distribute it to thousand Grid-enabled locations, as exemplified by major US broadcast networks such as CNN, which uses TVU Grid to make live video accessible to selected TV station partners.

Making Solid Connections from Remote, War-Torn and Storm-Affected Locations by Leveraging Proven Internet Technology

Samaritan’s Purse Delivers Time-Critical Video Communication using Combined Connectivity and Transmission Strength of TVU Router and TVU One

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 9, 2018 – Based in Boone, North Carolina, the video division of international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse travels to the furthest corners of the world to chronicle the organization’s aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution. Producing videos from the locations and distributing them immediately keep those affected by devastating events top of mind during and beyond the traditional news coverage.

Delivering large video files quickly from often remote places torn apart by hurricanes, floods, and war has never been simple for Samaritan’s Purse. Internet connections, if they exist, are usually spotty at best. Uploading large files from these locations can be next to impossible.

“We have to produce our content quickly,” said Ben Cranor, Engineering Manager of the Broadcast Department of Samaritan’s Purse. “While events are in the news cycle, we need to communicate immediately ways in which people can help.”

While searching for ways to solve their uploading issues, Cranor and his team discovered TVU Networks’ TVU Router. TVU Router is a software option on the TVU One live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter that delivers high bandwidth Internet connectivity – up to 200Mbps – from practically anywhere. It provides high speed, two-way data transmission connection for transferring and receiving files, video streaming, and web browsing from a laptop or smart mobile device. TVU One with HEVC compression can deliver HD quality video with half-second latency at 3Mbps. It can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet.

“Now, we can upload video footage from places where, normally, we’d have little to no Internet, where it would be difficult at best to get a large, video file back to home base,” added Cranor.

TVU Router is also used any time a critical upload is expected. For example, when the organization is making a statement from a site with limited internet capability that will be dispersed on social media, TVU Router is used to insure the communication is delivered reliably online.

TVU Router has also proved invaluable in less remote locations. During a large event in a major city in the U.S., Samaritan’s Purse used TVU Router to supply Internet access to its technical team to save costs for high fees for Internet access.

“TVU Router has been a huge time save and stress reliever during crucial upload times,” explained Cranor. “At the very least, we’re able to increase our upload speed. But more than that, we can upload files from places we’d normally not be able to send anything at all. In some locations, the cell networks work adequately, but getting Internet with plugged-in Ethernet connectivity is impossible. With TVU Router, we’re able to use a combination of existing cell networks and several SIM cards to get a connection to send very large files very quickly.”

According to Cranor, the system has been plug-and-play. Once the unit is turned on, they begin uploading files. When they’ve required any configuration from the field, Cranor reports that TVU customer service responded and fixed issues over the phone immediately.

Cranor and his team have been impressed with the improvements in terms of bandwidth and stability to TVU Router over the course of the past year. “We can’t wait to see even more increased transfer speeds and additional functions in the future.”

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 organizations 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.

Seven Network Australia Provides In-Depth, Live Coverage of Premier Sporting Events with TVU Networks’ Transmitters, Receivers and Mobile App

Extensive Deployment of TVU Live Video Streaming Gear Enables Network to
Cover Olympic and Commonwealth Games in South Korea and Australia

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – June 26, 2018 – The Seven Network, Australia’s number one free-to-air
TV network, deployed its fleet of
TVU Networks’ receivers and mobile IP transmitters for
several high-profile, live sporting events, including the Winter and Paralympic Games from
PyeongChang and the 2018 Commonwealth Games which were hosted in Australia. Seven’s
large fleet of TVU units also regularly provides live IP video streaming daily for local and
international news coverage, the network’s popular “Sunrise” morning show, the Melbourne
Cup, the Australian Football League and more.

With a large number of Australian athletes at the Winter Games, Paralympic Games and
Commonwealth Games, (60 at the Winter and Paralympic Games and 469 at the
Commonwealth Games), Seven wanted to maximize live coverage of Australian athletes and
their families before, during and after the events. TVU receivers and mobile IP transmitters
were used extensively to provide live and replay interviews of athletes and family members as
well as transmit color commentary during live competitions. TVU units also transmitted live cutins
from Seven’s News and “Sunrise” programs throughout the duration of the events.

Additionally, the TVU Anywhere app was used during the Winter Games and the
Commonwealth Games to provide live coverage of athletes travelling via bus on their way to
the opening ceremony and their events.

“With the TVU units and mobile apps, we could really localize our live coverage in a number of
ways,” said Seven Network’s Telecommunications Manager Dave Watts. “Without the TVU
technology, we would not have been able to produce live reporting that was constant and so indepth.
It truly added a whole new level to these events this year.”

For the Winter Olympics, Seven used a total of six TVU mobile IP transmitters, including the
award-winning TVU One. At the International Broadcast Center (IBC), Seven had two TVU
receive channels to receive production and news streams. For the Paralympics, Seven used the
TVU One for live coverage of the event. All live transmissions for the Paralympics were sent
directly to TVU Receivers at Seven’s main master control room in Melbourne.

Throughout the games, the cellular coverage in PyeongChang was solid, with adequate
coverage throughout the area. To avoid high cell charges while waiting for live interviews to
begin, Seven used TVU’s Economy Preview mode to reduce bandwidth. Economy Preview
provides a low-resolution preview of the live shot with audio at a fixed latency until the video is
ready to go on-air in full HD.

“Preview mode was a big cost saver for us,” said Dave Watts. “It worked really well. Many times
we didn’t know exactly when the interview would occur. Our control room monitored the live
shot without using unnecessary data, and we never lost one frame of video.”

For the Commonwealth Games, Seven served as the Australian broadcast rights-holder, using a
total of 16 TVU transmitters. For this event, live shots were received at both the IBC (where
Seven had four TVU Transceiver decoders) and at the main Sydney Seven News master control
room. Seven also deployed TVU transmitters for support coverage during the event, including
one live shot from a primary school that an Australian Commonwealth athlete attended.

“The way in which the Seven Network combined our technology is a powerful case study for
just how easy it is for broadcasters to improve their live sports coverage,” said Matt McEwen,
VP of Product Management at TVU Networks. “They used several tools in a cohesive workflow
designed to strengthen the connection between the viewer and live programming. We’re
thrilled when we see what the Seven Network has accomplished with our gear.”

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 organizations 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.