LiveU has revealed details of its World Cup technology deployments. During the tournament, over 200 broadcasters turned to the company, and Brazilian partner UCAN, with more than 200 units used per week at peak.
The total number of hours transmitted topped 2,650, with 10,156 total sessions equating to over 40Tb of data. Ninety-eight per cent of the broadcasts were live.
“We took the LiveU units to São Paulo, Brasilia, Rio, Natau, Salvador, Recife and Belo Horozonte. LiveU exceeded our expectations,” said Juan Alberto Esquivel, director of transmission, RCN television. “It gave us the mobility to go live from anywhere, anytime. We knew the Brazilian landscape would be challenging, however, we hit 9Mbps in some areas. Also the management system, LiveU Central, gave us flexibility and geo-location that allowed us to maximise the use of the units in field.”
Juan Pablo Marino, director of transmission at Caracol TV Columbia, commented:
“We used several solutions from LiveU for the World Cup. The mobility we had with the units and Xtender gave us the ability to go live from five different locations at the same time following the Colombian team and its fans: a true game-changer for us in the creation of content for global events.”