LiveU has announced that Danish broadcaster TV East has deployed a range of its technology to enhance its newsgathering operations.
The deal was overseen by LiveU’s Danish partner Avit.
TV East is using three LiveU LU500 backpack units as well as an Xtender remote antenna solution. LiveU’s Xtender increases network reception, providing additional resiliency for live video transmission in extreme scenarios, such as heavily crowded areas, and can be vehicle or tripod-mounted. LiveU’s Central management platform has also been deployed for easy preview and remote control.
The broadcaster has taken delivery of two Panasonic PX270 cameras with integrated LiveU software. This allows LiveU Central remote camera control capabilities and also streaming directly from the camera, to provide additional options in the field.
Kasper Thor Larson, head of technology with TV East, said, “Editorial management wanted a bonded cellular solution for our broadcasts. However, previous tests with other solutions showed they were not stable enough for our demands. When we started to test LiveU, we didn’t miss a single live event during the test period. The LiveU backpack is ideal for us. One of the tests was shooting from a helicopter over a festival with 15,000 people: this was from a distant location with weak coverage. With LiveU, it was a perfect live transmission.”