Al Jazeera has selected TVUPack to extend its live news gathering operations in locations throughout the Middle East. The cellular uplink product will deliver live HD video over 3G and 4G networks.
TVUPack has been used by Al Jazeera to deliver coverage of live events, press conferences, demonstrations and breaking news including the 2012 presidential election and recent civil unrest in Egypt. TVUPack delivers over 3G and 4G wireless networks and features dual encoder capabilities that enable simultaneous recording and transmitting of video in HD. The solution also features single button operation, eliminating the need for manual configuration in the field.
“TVUPack has revolutionised our approach to live broadcast,” commented Mohammad Al Sharaan, head of newsgathering and operations, Al Jazeera. “After a thorough evaluation of other products, we determined that the TVUPack delivers superior performance and resiliency in crowded areas where cellular network congestion may impact the ability to send a stable picture. We use TVUPack on a daily basis to deliver the important news that Al Jazeera viewers have come to expect.”
United Broadcast & Media Solutions (UBMS) in Dubai, an official TVU Networks reseller partner, provided on-location support in implementing TVU solutions into Al Jazeera’s broadcast workflow. “The UBMS team was instrumental in helping us get the most out of our TVUPack. We see both companies as valuable partners as we expand our ENG operations,” added Al Sharaan.