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SES, LiveU partner on integrated video contribution and distribution solution

The solution is aimed at live events such as sports, news, and other live events

SES and LiveU have joined forces to offer an end-to-end solution for live video contribution and distribution combined with premium content aggregation.

The solution is aimed at live events such as sports, news, and other live events.

It gives users access to multiple ways of delivering live video, including satellite, fibre, IP and cellular.

The fully integrated and turnkey solution is based on the latest broadcast technologies gives global customers access to new services and levels of redundancy, including:

  • Contribution: LiveU’s cost-efficient mobile field units for live video transmission from outdoor locations and venues connected to SES teleports via 4G/5G. This direct connection offers an alternative to an on-site SNG truck or can be used as a redundant back-up feed.
  • Aggregation: Customers now have the ability to instantly aggregate their content in the LiveU Matrix IP cloud live video service, including from LiveU’s mobile field units and through SES’s satellite and IP connections.
  • Distribution: Customers can now reach widest possible audiences with simultaneous access to live video distribution over SES’s global satellite and IP network and LiveU Matrix’s global customers’ endpoints.

Speaking about the solution, Michele Gosetti, head of sales, sports and events at SES, said, “Combining our expertise in sports and events and our global reach with LiveU’s mobile units and cellular technologies gives our customers the ability to deliver high-quality, professional broadcasts whether athletes are climbing up a remote mountain or competing in an urban professional sports stadium.”

Ronen Artman, VP marketing, LiveU added, “The synergy of our joint offering is clear. As well as delivering a highly cost-effective solution for all sports tiers for greater fan engagement, our solution provides robust broadcast-quality live coverage and back-up. There are also last mile benefits – customers can deliver the aggregated feeds easily in a direct seamless delivery to their Matrix account and receiver.”