TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in IP-based live video production solutions, recently collaborated with production company Letsee to cover one of the most famous Triathlon World Championship Finals in Hawaii on October 12, 2019. Using TVU’s solutions for remote production and a public Internet connection, Letsee successfully delivered the first-ever remotely-produced broadcast of the event.
This Triathlon, put on since the 1970s, is a largely followed event considered to be one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. It consists of a swim, bike race and marathon and thousands of participants. For the 2018 World Championship Finals, production was done onsite in Hawaii, requiring large production crews and many pieces of equipment to be present at the location. This year, Letsee, a brand of AMP Visual TV that specialises in video transmission and production over IP, covered the Finals with unprecedented cost-efficiency using a combination of TVU solutions that reliably and powerfully captured the event’s intensity.
Letsee chose eight TVU One mobile transmitters along with TVU Remote Production System (RPS) for its coverage. The TVU One transmitters were set up on helicopters, boats and motorbikes to capture footage from each stage of the race. TVU One ensured constant, interruption-free video from onboard these various methods of transportation, so all parts of the triathlon were broadcast live with the same high picture quality and low video latency.