LiveU invests in Community10 November 2014
LiveU has launched its Community platform, a cloud-based network connecting freelancers, production houses and other service providers with hundreds of broadcasters around the world. Using its own management technology, LiveU has created an online news exchange platform, designed to make it simpler and cheaper for its customers to offer or request newsgathering services.
With the LiveU Community, LiveU uplink devices can transmit to any LiveU server, allowing the broadcaster to use any service provider’s unit as one of their own. Leveraging the deployment of LiveU units and servers around the world, LiveU Community enables LiveU broadcasters to find LiveU-equipped professionals in any geographic location and create content at a reduced cost, and much faster, than sending their own news crew or using satellite or microwave equipment, the company claims.
“Using our technology, we’re proud to have created an effective platform with hundreds of customers that serves as a bridge between broadcasters and the freelance video community,” said Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO. “The LiveU Community platform is a real innovation in its field, opening a whole range of options for our customers to connect to one another and acquire valuable content when they need it. We’ve had great feedback so far with new members signing up every day.”
“The LiveU Community opens a whole new door for potential clients. Providing live content as a freelancer is so much easier and affordable with LiveU technology and the Community gives us the platform to access the largest broadcasters,” said Terje Næss, press photographer, Næss Multimedia.
Wasserman continued, “It’s a win-win solution for the industry. Broadcasters can obtain content that financially or logistically would have been prohibitive, and freelancers and service providers have greater access to the world’s media. LiveU Community reflects our long-term strategy to enhance our offering with new value-added services.”