Thanthi TV expands deployment of LiveU technology for news
Thanthi TV, a 24-hour Tamil news television channel based in Chennai, is increasing its LiveU deployment to support live newsgathering capabilities. Thanthi TV is adding eight LU500 portable transmission units and upgrading another nine LU70s to the LU500, bringing the total count to 17 units overall.
Prasanna Jothi, COO, Thanthi TV (Metronation Chennai Television P Ltd), said, “As existing LiveU customers, we’ve been very satisfied with the product and service provided by LiveU’s local partner, Lamhas Satellite Services. When we decided to increase our fleet of products, the LU500 was a natural choice. As well as being compact and user-friendly, it offers superior video performance and reliability due to its robust internal modems and proprietary antenna technology. We’re discussing further expansion in 2017.”
Powered by LiveU’s multi-processor video encoding engine and weighing 1 kg (2.2 lbs), the LU500 is LiveU’s flagship uplink device for professional newsgathering. Ajay Jain, CEO, Lamhas said, “Technologically advanced and commercially competitive, the LU500 is the solution of choice for customers in India. This latest agreement is reflective of the service we give to the customer in cooperation with LiveU as well as the confidence in LiveU’s technology in general.”