Summer Games torch journey by extreme athletes live-streamed over Twitch using TVU technology
Extreme athletes and influencers Alex Roca and Valenti Sanjuan live-streamed their entire 700km tandem bike ride from Barcelona to Madrid to deliver the Summer Games torch using the TVU Nano Router and TVU PowerPac2.
Broadcast over Sanjuan’s Twitch channel (twitch.tv/valentisanjuan) to over 100,000 viewers, the event was part of the #StartYourImpossible movement from Toyota, a sponsor of the Summer Games, promoting inclusion in sports.
“We relied on our TVU Nano Router and PowerPac to keep us online 24/7 through some of the harshest and most remote parts of our trip,” said Sanjuan “We never once lost our stream. Since we were pedalling 100km a day, it was a huge relief not to have to worry about our connection.”
Weighing less than 500g, the TVU Nano Router is a lightweight router capable of cellular bonding. It delivers up to 200Mbps of bandwidth and is ideal for live streaming. The TVU PowerPac2 is a lithium-ion battery pack that can power any device in any circumstance using USB-C, D-tab and USB.
Sanjuan is well known for broadcasting extreme challenges to his large base of followers on his social media networks. Roca, who has cerebral palsy, has participated in several events with Sanjuan, including the Titan Desert, the Camino de Santiago and, individually, the Barcelona Half Marathon.