BBC News has increased its use of LiveU’s equipment, by deploying both backpack and belt-clip mobile uplink solutions around the world. BBC News has been using LiveU technology for over four years, including at last year’s London Olympics, with units in India, China, Russia and the US as well as across the UK.
The technology can be used live, including two-way interviews, as-live and also store-and forward, and in situations where satellite transmission would be impossible.
Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO, said, “We are very pleased to see the way BBC News has expanded its use of our solutions and appreciate their long-term usage of LiveU technology. From transmitting live from the Moscow underground and the Great Wall of China to using it close to the North Korean border, we are excited to see the way that the broadcaster has recognised that bonded cellular technology is a key tool for global news content creation and delivery.”
In the US, LiveU’s LU70 backpack and LU40-S belt-clip units have been used to cover events including Hurricane Sandy, the presidential elections, the Boston bombing and the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado to viewers with footage supplied to BBC News, BBC World and BBC World America.
The technology has been supplied by LiveU’s UK distributor Garland Partners, alongside a full service package.