ZDF is deploying the LiveU system to enable live coverage of daily events for which OB vans simply aren’t suitable.
Martin Uhlman, Production Engineer with ZDF Berlin, said: “The LU60 backpack technology allows us to increase the reach of our live transmissions as we can cover events that we can’t get to quickly with OB vans. Our ENG teams are also able to transmit as soon as they get to the site. LiveU has consistently provided us with good results, in terms of reliability and usability.”
ZDF has also been trialling the technology for use on its digital thematic channel ZDF Kultur. For this project the broadcaster has been testing the system via LAN and DSL so that it can transmit SDI signals for use on the culture channel.
Zion Eilam, LiveU’s German manager, said: “This is another key example of a leading European media company deploying LiveU’s technology to enhance its news operations. We are pleased that a company of ZDF’s stature has recognised the benefits to its viewers, providing fast and reliable access to events. Our local distributor, Netorium, has played an important role on the ground, providing service and support for ZDF’s activities throughout Germany.”