TVU Networks launches next-gen system for IP video switching, routing, and distribution

TVU Networks announced the release of the next generation of its TVU Grid IP video switching, routing, and distribution solution. The latest version of TVU Grid delivers greater flexibility, enhanced scalability and built-in scheduling and automation tools. These enhancements to TVU Grid will be on display at the TVU Networks booth (2.B28) at IBC.

TVU Grid is a powerful IP video solution that enables TV stations to manage, route, switch and distribute live video content through both public and private Internet connections. Because the solution is video-source agnostic, TVU Grid can seamlessly switch between any connected IP or SDI sources.

The latest enhancements to TVU Grid include a newly designed browser-based central management tool that delivers enhanced management and control over a greater number of video streams. TVU has also introduced a fully-integrated scheduling tool that enables fully automated switching between live streams. Additionally, with TVU Grid’s open API, broadcasters can fully integrate the solution with other business-critical tools within their broadcast workflow including video playout, production automation and third party scheduling solutions.

“As broadcasters turn to an IP-based workflow, TVU continues to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions to ease their transition. Over the past year, TVU Grid has seen strong adoption by many of the largest broadcast organizations in the world. Not only does TVU offer a powerful IP distribution solution capable of distributing video streams from any source, with these enhancements, TVU Grid delivers a seamless IP-based distribution solution that can be deeply and easily integrated into the production workflow of any broadcast organization,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

Already in use by over one thousand leading broadcast organizations around the world, TVU’s award-winning IP video transmission solutions give broadcasters live broadcast capabilities in a lightweight, portable and mobile form. TVU transmitters including the TVUPack, are simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location. TVU solutions have been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, the London Summer Olympics, the Sochi Winter Olympics, U.S. presidential elections, the 2013 Papal conclave and recent unrest in Ukraine and Crimea.

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