South Korean Broadcaster Selects TVUPack
TVU Networks, a provider of mobile live electronic news gathering (ENG) broadcast solutions, announced that SBS, a leading national South Korean television network, has selected TVUPack mobile wireless cellular uplink solutions to expand its growing ENG capabilities.
SBS has been one of South Korea’s leading national broadcast networks since 1991. Since its launch, the network has developed a reputation as one of the strongest news organizations in Asia. After evaluating a number of uplink products, SBS selected TVUPack because of its superior transmission quality and ease of use in the field.
“Our technical department evaluated a number of competitive products, and TVUPack was by far the most stable and easiest to use,” says Woochul Choi, a reporter at SBS. “Since purchasing TVUPack, we have been able to more efficiently deploy camera crews to fast breaking news events like accidents and natural disasters and deliver live broadcasts to viewers as the events unfold.”
SBS used TVUPack extensively to cover South Korea’s recent landmark presidential elections, and the broadcaster was thrilled with its performance in the network’s most important story of the year.
“The presidential election was a big driver behind our decision to deploy TVUPack,” says Choi. “Because of TVUPack, we were able to deliver more close-up live shots and interviews with the main candidates and the president elect. Our viewers came to rely on us as we provided the most comprehensive coverage of the elections.”
With TVUPack, SBS has expanded its ability to deliver live video footage in innovative new ways.
“We have been able to do a number of creative things with the TVUPack,” says Choi. “We have gone live from moving vehicles – including cars, bicycles, and a bus that we built as a mobile studio. TVUPack’s versatility lets us deliver live news from practically any location that the story requires.”
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of products gives broadcasters satellite and microwave TV truck functionality in a lightweight, portable and untethered form. TVUPack is the original one button operation backpack, is 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. The TVUPack family of products has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events including the London Olympics, U.S. presidential election primaries, the World Cup, Hurricane Sandy and the South Korean presidential elections.