TMC Partners with TVU Networks for live broadcast of Qatar Fan Zones
Total Media Cast (TMC) has signed a partnership agreement with TVU Networks to live broadcast the Fan Zones of each of the 31 countries competing in the Qatar World Cup. This will be TMC’s biggest live coverage event, providing access to real-time live celebrations and fan gatherings for use on all platforms.
The partnership was the result of several meetings at IBC2022 during which TVU offered TMC a fully-redundant IP streaming solution over cloud and delivery of the signals to media outlets using TVU Grid. TVU Grid is an open platform for live and archived rights-enabled video content from trusted media organisations around the world.
During the Qatar Football Competition, TMC will offer a variety of media services including live studios (DTL), news reporters, SNG and IP streaming, on-site engineering and ready to air news packages.
“We are thrilled to partner with TVU Networks on this project. We believe that this collaboration will have a great impact on the viewing experience of the Qatar competition for millions of viewers and TV channels all around the world,” said Issam Ayyad, founder and general director of TMC.
“This partnership with TMC will allow us to expand our global reach in an unprecedented way. We’re proud to help bring the excitement of the biggest sporting event in the world to a global audience. Being chosen by TMC for such an innovative project, helping media outlets bring simultaneously the Fan Zone experience from 31 countries to their viewers, with an easy cloud-based solution, where any live feed can be taken to digital or traditional SDI format in a click is a true testament to the innovation of this partnership,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks.
Live feeds from TVU Grid are rights enabled for rebroadcast and can be purchased for direct live broadcast or clipped in real-time. TVU Grid search engine allows customers to use speech, text and facial recognition to locate the precise video needed – down to the very frame – in seconds. Video clips are searchable by keyword and/or name. Users select the segments they want and can easily clip and download them in real-time for immediate sharing on social media or for story production. The raw video does not include any graphics or commentary so broadcasters can add their own comments and lower thirds.