LiveU to provide tech across Brazil for broadcasters and online media
LiveU has revealed the scale of its technology and service support for customers at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Over 200 LiveU units will be deployed in the 12 host cities across Brazil by media companies from over 30 countries. LiveU units will offer live video transmission, as well as hot spot connectivity via the new LiveU DataBridge solution, which turns any LiveU unit into a bonded cellular hotspot for any kind of Internet usage on any device.
LiveU’s support team will be on the ground in the different locations, offering onsite 24/7 support in multiple languages during the tournament.
During the FIFA World Cup 2014, LiveU will provide onsite support at all the main venues in Brazil both directly and through its local partner, UCAN Digital Transmission. LiveU 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.
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.
TERRA, the largest Internet company in Latin America. will use LiveU technology during the World Cup. Allan Pessoa, Technology Manager with TERRA, said, “our goal is to be very dynamic, delivering great content with solid facts. LiveU provides us with the mobility and technology to do that.” TERRA and UCAN expect to reach more than 80 million people in Latin America by using LiveU solutions.
LiveU owns the patent for cellular bonding for remote newsgathering in the US and other countries. All LiveU products are based on this fourth-generation patented technology.