LiveU solutions likely to make 15,000 live transmissions at Rio 2016

Rio de Janeiro, August 2016: [Source: LiveU] LiveU 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 provides cellular uplink solutions for video transmissions to broadcasters at Rio 2016.
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’s entire portfolio of uplink solutions will be deployed to cover the Olympics, including:
  • LiveU backpack and camera-mount IP-bonding devices: LU500, lightweight LU200, and LiveU Solo live streaming bonding solution
  • LU-Smart mobile application and the signal boosting Xtender external antenna
  • LiveU cloud-based MultiPoint distribution service will enable customers to simultaneously share live feeds with up to 100 concurrent destinations worldwide
  • 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.
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