July 28 - LiveU, the global leader in live streaming, is bringing home entertainment gold to its customers and their audiences by providing over 80 international broadcasters with LiveU equipment to cover the Summer Olympics in Rio. The company is expecting approximately 15,000+ live video sessions to take place during the Olympics using its technology.
LiveU is the live streaming solution of choice for global news and sports broadcasters and online content creators as the technology provides the highest quality stream, works flawlessly in challenging environments and offers a wide array of bandwidth options across multiple venues presented by the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
“LiveU continues to transform the way live video is transmitted and broadcasted for large-scale events of any kind, but sports coverage is in our DNA,” said LiveU COO, Avi Cohen. “Our first key deployment was at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and since then the use of our solutions has surged at major sporting events including the FIFA World Cup and the NFL Super Bowl. Our product line constantly evolves to meet the needs of our broadcast and online customers looking to capture high-quality action-packed sports and behind-the-scenes live coverage.”
LiveU Makes Strong Showing at Summer Olympics
LiveU’s entire portfolio of uplink solutions will be deployed to cover the Olympics, including:
LiveU Support Services
LiveU’s elite support team will be onsite in numerous venues, offering onsite 24/7 support in multiple languages throughout the Games. And for added reliability and accessibility, LiveU will offer multiple dedicated Wi-Fi hotspots near the two main stadiums in Barra and the Maracanã, as well in the International Broadcast Center (IBC). LiveU will also have a special correspondent on the ground in Rio sharing updates on how its customers are using the technology to go live from the Games.
LiveU is synonymous with live sports coverage. Here’s a snapshot of LiveU’s sports footprint:
The Road to Super Bowl
Earlier this year, through a partnership with the Denver Broncos, the team’s TV crew was able to utilize LiveU technology to bring a week of pre-game activities and interviews at Super Bowl City in San Francisco and from the team’s headquarters near Levi Stadium in Santa Clara to their sizeable and passionate base of Broncos Country fans.
All Access Pass to Philadelphia Eagles News & Coverage
The Philadelphia Eagles rely on LiveU MultiPoint for the enhanced distribution of internally-produced content to its broadcast partners, NBC10 Philadelphia (WCAU) and other local Philadelphia sports networks. Using LiveU technology, the organizations can maximize their coverage and tell a compelling story, without sending a dedicated crew to obtain the content, saving them time and resources.
Behind-the-scenes Look at Pro Boxer’s Last Fight
LiveU Solo has also been deployed by Team Pacquiao, the team behind long-time boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, who partnered with Global Sports Streaming (GSS) to bring his dedicated fans a front-row look at his training camp regimen and pre-fight activities through a series of livestreams to Pacquiao’s YouTube Channel.
Global Soccer Games Get Massive Exposure
Over 100 LiveU units were used to cover the UEFA Euro 2016 and over 65 units at its Latin America counterpart the Copa América.
“LiveU is a trusted partner for the global sports market,” notes Cohen. “Our technology has changed the way that broadcasters think and operate to create far wider and more varied live coverage of the world’s top sporting events.”
LiveU will be bringing the 2016 Summer Olympics to its fans and followers. Visit http://www.liveu.tv/rio2016 during the Games to see our daily updates, photos, and videos.
LiveU is the pioneer and leader in IP-based live video services and broadcast solutions for acquisition, management and distribution. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any location around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With top-tier customers in 80+ countries, LiveU’s solutions are being utilized for breaking and developing news and high-profile events, such as the FIFA World Cup™, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, Presidential Campaigns, Super Bowls, US Collegiate Championships and red-carpet events. LiveU’s solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions. To learn more about LiveU, visit www.liveu.tv, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.
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