News reporters often went into the field without a team. « Early on, the technology did not allow the solo reporter to overcome potential technical problems – even if the connection procedures were greatly simplified, » states Vautier.
For the technical direction of the station, it was important not to depend on a single system: « That’s why we quickly chose to add a second solution to L’Equipe’s journalists: TVU Networks,” notes Vautier, “We started deploying TVU Networks in 2012, as soon as L’Équipe TV became L’Équipe 21 for digital news, which became L’Équipe in 2016.”
Meanwhile, 4G LTE cellular networks have been on the rise, the size of the packs has been reduced — especially with the TVU One TM1000 — and network connections have become more reliable and simplified. TVU products are now part of our journalist’s daily life. “After mastering this new way of working, we are now able to transmit 6 Mbps in HD quality, while significantly reducing contribution costs.”
Today, in the newsroom, “there are four TVU feeds (two per server) and two other feeds from its competitor, that we use every day,” says Jean-Guy Blum, audiovisual and computer maintenance technician, L’Equipe.