LiveU LU500 technology was deployed to provide online coverage of the 22nd Life Ball AIDS charity event at the Vienna City Hall, and broadcast live by Austrian national broadcaster ORF.
The broadcaster’s coverage included interviews with celebrities from the Hall, with the same feed also used for live streaming. The feed was encoded using an LU500 unit, and the live stream was then sent to a cloud-based server also supplied by LiveU and on to streaming service Ustream.
“We’re very pleased to be involved with such a prestigious charity event, which helps raise awareness, brings attention to the ongoing battle with Aids and brings a great deal of glamorous pleasure to a lot of people,” said Ronen Artman, LiveU’s VP marketing. “We are glad that our technology is being used to bring this event to the online community.”
The LU500 weighs around 1kg and is powered by LiveU’s new multi-processor video encoding engine and fourth-generation patented bonding algorithms.
Now in its 22nd year, Life Ball is a charity event supported by companies across a wide range of sectors, and was this year attended by Bill Clinton, Janet Jackson, Donatella Versace and Sharon Stone among others.