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LiveU unveils FIFA World Cup services

LiveU has revealed its technology and service support plans for FIFA World Cup 2014 broadcasters

LiveU has revealed its technology and service support plans for FIFA World Cup 2014 broadcasters. Over 200 LiveU units will be deployed in the 12 host cities across Brazil by media companies from over 30 countries.

The LiveU units will offer live video transmission as well as hot spot connectivity via the company’s new DataBridge solution. LiveU’s support team will be on hand at the various locations, offering 24/7 assistance in multiple languages throughout the tournament.

The company will deploy its entire portfolio of uplink solutions including its backpack and camera-mount cellular bonding devices such as the LU500 and its signal boost Xtender external antennas, during the FIFA World Cup. According to Eldad Eitelberg, director of LiveU’s local partner UCAN, the company’s units are easy to operate and will help Brazilian and foreign journalists to be as fast as they can, “with just one camera and a backpack, the information arrives to its destination quickly”, he said.

Customers will include global sports and news networks, news agencies, local stations, and online broadcasters from almost every participating country in the tournament. All units in the field can be controlled directly by the operator, or remotely from the studio in the home country via the browser-based LiveU Central management system.

LiveU’s technology will also be used by TERRA, Latin America’s largest internet company. “Our goal is to be very dynamic, delivering great content with solid facts. LiveU provides us with the mobility and technology to do that,” said Allan Pessoa, technology manager, TERRA.