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TVU Networks debuts new social production tool

Offers HD video and audio synchronisation for communication between remote production teams

TVU Networks has announced the launch of Partyline, a new tool which it says allows production crews operating from remote locations to achieve communication levels similar to that of a physical studio.

With Partyline, production personnel, talent and tools can collaborate remotely in real time with full HD video quality and synchronised audio and video. The new feature is an integrated part of TVU Producer, TVU’s scalable Cloud-based system for broadcast quality production; it is also expected to be incorporated within the TVU ecosystem for use with other TVU gear.

Partyline’s virtual environment is achieved with a Real-Time Interactive Layer (RTIL). TVU’s Inverse StatMux Plus technology delivers quality and stability, and RTIL adds a layer of real-time interaction.

All participants are granted access to a Partyline through a shared URL, which allows them to watch all programme feeds live as well as interact, discuss, control and participate in the production simultaneously.

“The global Covid pandemic has shifted the dynamic of TV production collaboration, requiring talent and technical staff to produce programming from their living rooms,” said TVU Networks’ CEO Paul Shen. “Professional broadcasters require the ability to interact in real-time while producing programs in fully synchronised and broadcast quality audio and video. When achieved, that’s what we’re calling social production. It should be as close to in-person communication and interaction as possible. Producers shouldn’t have to settle for something that makes creating their important work more cumbersome.”