TVU Networks Inks Deals with NHL, MLS; Adds Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott to Team
TVU Networks, a leader in IP video and live mobile electronic newsgathering (ENG) solutions, has expanded its operations to deliver the TVUPack cellular uplink mobile video solutions to sports leagues, teams, venues and broadcasters to enable them to capture and broadcast live video content over multiple broadcast and online platforms.
The changing media landscape has introduced an explosion in demand for video content of games and other functions including pre-game, post-game, practices and other team related activities, especially among younger audiences. To help meet the demand for more video content, NFL hall of famer and professional broadcaster Ronnie Lott has joined TVU Networks to spearhead the company’s ability to deliver its best-in-class solutions in the sports market.
Under Lott’s guidance, TVU has tailored the features of the TVUPack to specifically fit the sports market. With its simple to use one-button operation, powerful dual encoders that can simultaneously record and transmit HD footage and ability to use 3G/4G/LTE networks with low-cost Ka-Band satellite links simultaneously to transmit video, TVUPack delivers a powerful solution capable of streaming live video to any online or broadcast platform.
“Live video content is in high demand, and as such, sporting organizations and sports media outlets are moving fast to adopt mobile streaming technology to meet that demand,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “TVUPack has been a proven and affordable tool for organizations to deliver live sports video content at every level of competition. TVU delivers a winning combination of the best technology and best talent to deliver game changing solutions to the top sports leagues at every level of competition.”
A number of leading sports broadcasters around the globe rely upon TVUPack every day to deliver compelling live video content from practically any location imaginable. TVUPack has been used to cover a number of the biggest sporting events in the world, including the Olympics, World Cup, and championship matches for major sports leagues around the globe. In addition to being used by traditional sports broadcasters, TVU has added a number of professional sports organizations that have been looking for solutions to meet the growing demand for live video as customers in recent weeks, including the National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS).
“We see TVUPack as a critical tool for helping the NHL media platforms report content from the field with this high quality cost effective solution, allowing us to take fans deeper into the sport with greater degrees of access and transparency that today’s connected fans demand,” said Bob Chesterman, Senior VP, Programming and Production, NHL.