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LiveU prepares for ‘largest ever’ deployment in Qatar

Company says "hundreds" of its 5G/4G field units have been booked by global broadcasters for 4K/HD quality live coverage of the tournament

LiveU says it has received a record number of bookings for its units as broadcasters head to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup.

The company reports it has seen a 100 per cent rise in demand compared to the 2018 tournament which was held in Russia, with “hundreds” of LiveU 5G/4G field units booked by global broadcasters for 4K/HD quality live coverage of the tournament.

Broadcasters are expected to use LiveU’s solution for main feeds from the stadiums with the official CRA (Communications Regulatory Authority) tags. LiveU’s cloud-based services will also play a key role in the production workflows, said the company, notably the use of LiveU Matrix for IP video distribution of live feeds to global takers.

LiveU’s service hub in central Doha will provide round-the-clock support and rental units with unlimited data plans, together with LiveU’s local partner, Resolution Hire.

Ronen Artman, VP marketing, LiveU, said, “We’ve seen unprecedented demand for our solutions this year, most notably from the football-loving nations of Latin America, as well as from elsewhere around the world.

“Our goal is to give customers peace of mind with the most reliable, highest quality and flexible broadcast solutions so that they can deliver the best viewing experience to their viewers. Our customers will be relying on our solutions for their 24/7 content. With fans eager to see every aspect of the games, LiveU technology will make sure that they enjoy the best viewing experience possible!”