Caroline Panthers move forward with TVUPack uplinks

The NFL’s Carolina Panthers have partnered with TVU Networks to deploy TVUPack wireless uplink backpack providing HD video solutions for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based team. The Panthers deployed TVUPack to capture and transmit professional-quality video from post-game press conferences and interviews, as part their weekly Game Day wrap-up show.

“TVUPack has enabled our organisation to instantly connect with our dedicated and loyal fanbase better than ever before,” said Berkley Dickens, Broadcast Engineer for the Carolina Panthers. “The Carolina Panthers Television Network broadcasts Game Day programs during the season and provides fans with extensive coverage of the Panthers throughout the year. Most recently, we used the TVUPack for an away game on the opposite side of the country and once again, we were blown away by the picture quality, transmission speed and one-button operation of the pack.”

Added Dickens, “With TVUPack, we can shoot footage at a post-game press conference from any location, watch it as it’s happening from our Charlotte control room and immediately incorporate it into our weekly Game Day show. We simply could not do this type of mobile production without the phenomenal reliability of the TVUPack. We tested and evaluated another solution and from the moment we tried the TVUPack, we were so impressed with the technology, the reputation of TVU Networks, the quality of the pack and the ease with which the pack is operated, we had made our decision as to which solution we would be using, moving forward.

“I’m not new to the television industry and I remember how difficult it used to be to get a live shot from across town. It’s amazing to have this technology at our fingertips, have the flexibility to shoot from anywhere and have complete confidence in the finished product.”

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