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LiveU breaks its global transmission record

Coordination with local partner resulted in 500 simultaneous live streams for the Mexican Presidential Election

LiveU has broken its own record for simultaneous live streams during the recent Mexican election.

LiveU and its Mexican partner, Magnum Soluciones Digitales, were tasked with delivering an unprecedented 500 simultaneous live streams using the LU600 HEVC and other LiveU solutions for 48 hours, the first test of LiveU’s flagship HEVC technology on a large scale in Mexico.

The electoral process involved major logistical challenges for the media including bandwidth and reliability. The LU600 HEVC unit was selected to power the live transmissions as it provided the highest video quality at bandwidths as low as 1Mbps and the lowest delay, proving its value in cell congested and rural environments.

“The partnership between LiveU and Magnum brought an end-to-end live production solution to media covering the election,” said Jose Luis Reyes, LiveU VP of Sales, Latin America. “In addition to supplying the gear, Magnum supplied camera operators, on-camera talent, and support. It was truly a coordinated effort to produce, manage, and distribute the high-quality live coverage.”

“The sheer magnitude of this deployment was incredible,” added Jorge Camacho, Magnum Soluciones Digitales CEO. “The collaboration between Magnum and LiveU made it possible for the first time to supply an infrastructure to accommodate 500 live signals. The live coverage reached more geographical locations and digital destinations with less production resources required.”

Sky News set a Guinness World Record in August 2015 for the most concurrent live web streams for an event using LiveU technology during its UK General Election coverage, with streams fed from 138 locations to cover 150 constituency results.