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FloSports selects TVU Networks for live video solutions

TVU will support live content production from remote locations

FloSports has selected TVU Networks to provide on-location live video solutions.

The live sports streamer chose TVU’s equipment to serve its content demands; FloSports live streams more than 10,000 live competitions per year across its platform.

TVU will simulcast events, produce live content from remote locations and record footage for raw archiving material, using TVU One cellular mobile units at every venue.

TVU transmitters can simultaneously aggregate any combination of bandwidth mediums (including cellular 3G/4G LTE, WiFi, Ethernet, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, microwave, microwave mesh and BGAN) to deliver a reliable broadcast picture with sub-second latency, as low as 0.5 seconds.

FloSports director of production Eric Helton said: “We are currently using TVU for both primary and backup event coverage. We’ve used equipment from other video-over-IP providers, but it did not perform well covering events like cross country where the camera has to move with the athletes across a course, which can cause fluctuations in cellular connections. In contrast, we found TVU One to be very reliable for this type of coverage, and we experienced better results. Additionally, TVU’s customer support is superior to the support offered by other providers.”

TVU Networks VP North America sales Matt Keiler added: “FloSports’ business model fits perfectly within the sweet spot of our video-over-IP technology. The sports they cover require remote production in challenging environments often without cellular or with unstable connections, with fast-moving content, constantly changing locales and a finite budget. We’re thrilled they’ve selected our technology to bring reliable and cost-effective live video sports content to their millions of passionate viewers.”