LiveU says its kit saw a 400 per cent increase in deployment at the Tokyo Olympic Games compared to Rio 2016.
The company said its end-to-end solutions were used throughout Tokyo by “hundreds of news and sports broadcasters”.
Over 1,300 units were in use, delivering 19,000 live sessions from the different sporting events to 50 countries worldwide and 50,000 hours of continuous live broadcasts.
Tokyo 2020 also saw the first use of LiveU’s LU800 native 5G production-grade solution, using NTT DOCOMO’s 5G.
It also saw the first adoption of the LiveU Matrix IP cloud video management solution for distribution of live feeds to stations back home over the public internet. LiveU ran more than 30 channels of distribution to almost 100 stations across the world in the Matrix platform that were all dedicated to the Games.
Ronen Artman, VP Marketing, LiveU said, “With no live audiences, it was even more important for broadcasters to capture the amazing achievements of the athletes and atmosphere around the Games. Camera crews got closer to the action than ever with LiveU units used at every venue – inside the stadiums, outside on the tracks, and on water. From the start covering the Opening Ceremony to the events themselves, award ceremonies at the podiums and interviews with the athletes and coaches, LiveU was there at every point, bringing pride to the fans supporting their country’s teams.”