San Francisco 49ers Select TVU Networks to Expand and Improve Live Video Transmission Capabilities
TVUPack Provides the Most Dependable and Reliable IP Video Streaming Solution For NFL Franchise
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 12, 2016 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, has partnered with the San Francisco 49ers to deploy TVUPack wireless uplink backpack to provide live HD video solutions for the team. The 49ers deployed TVUPack at the beginning of the 2015 football season, in an effort to better capture and broadcast professional-quality video from post-game press conferences and interviews to stream live to the 49ers website. After using a competing live mobile uplink backpack solution, the 49ers decided to upgrade to TVUPack because of the dependability and professional-quality picture it provides.
“TVUPack has enabled us to more easily cover post-game press conferences and instantly stream the exclusive footage back to our website and our mobile app,” said Trey Dillen, Producer of the San Francisco 49ers. “We are eager to incorporate TVUPack into our live web shows, and our organization is excited to use TVUPack to capture exclusive training footage in the future, as well. We’ve only just begun to see the endless possibilities of what we can capture and provide to our fans through this partnership with TVU.”
Added Dillen, “We had been using another wireless backpack solution but decided that we needed an IP video solution with ease-of-use, faster boot-up, sub-second latency, better cellular transmission in congested wireless environments and excellent picture quality. I had seen other major sports organizations using TVUPack on game day and decided to test it. Now TVUPack is a critical part of our production set up every week. It’s so easy to use. To put it simply, TVUPack just works.”
“TVU is a dedicated partner to major professional sports organizations. As a Bay Area-based company, we are very excited about this partnership with the San Francisco 49ers,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “Through our close partnership with the 49ers, we will be able to continue to develop new and more technologies that are needed by the professional sports market so that they can better serve their fans. We are honored to be the portable live video solution provider of choice for the 49ers.”
The award-winning TVUPack is a modular IP newsgathering solution that enables broadcasters to capture and broadcast live HD video of interviews and events over multiple cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi, WiMax, and BGAN connections, giving organizations and individuals the satellite or microwave TV truck or van functionality in a lightweight backpack. TVUPack features TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) technology designed to deliver a dependable HD quality picture with under one second latency.
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, U.S. presidential elections, natural disasters, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Super Bowl, the 2015 Papal visit to the United States and several international sporting events.
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Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, and TVU One, the company’s most recent, ultra-compact video innovation. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.