Nexstar Broadcasting Group To Deploy TVU Gear Across Stations
TVU Networks announced that Nexstar Broadcasting Group has signed a deal to deploy TVUPack IP newsgathering solutions and TVU Grid IP video switching, routing and distribution solutions across many of its broadcast stations. After careful evaluation of live mobile video systems, Nexstar selected TVU because the solution’s resiliency, ease of use and ability to transmit over multiple cellular, satellite and microwave connections – allowing the group to best supplement its newsgathering efforts.
With 105 television stations and 34 related digital multicast signals serving 56 markets across the United States, Nexstar stations reach approximately 15.6 percent of all U.S. television households. Nexstar plans to deploy TVUPack TM8200 mobile IP video transmitters to its various stations in order to easily distribute and share live IP video streams across the group.
“Nexstar is committed to providing innovative technology solutions that help our stations serve the local communities where they operate. As our stations embrace the move to IP video, TVU will be a valued technology partner giving our stations a local competitive edge. With TVU, our stations are better equipped to not only capture more live shots from on location, but to also share and distribute live video streams across the group,” said Blake Russell, Senior Vice President, Station Operations, Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
“Nexstar is one of the largest and most respected broadcast organizations in the world, and we are thrilled to be one of their primary technology partners. Together we are creating new solutions and new processes that will help Nexstar make the next big transition in the broadcast world; from SDI-centric to IP-centric. We believe that this transition will be just as important as the previous transition from analog to digital, and we look forward to working closely with Nexstar stations to help enable them to leverage the power of IP to reach their broadcast goals,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.
With its simple one-button operation and ability to simultaneously transmit over multiple combinations of cellular, WIFI, microwave, and BGAN, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite links, TVUPack enables broadcasters to deliver live streaming video from practically any location. TVUPack also offers broadcasters TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus transmission protocol and Smart VBR technology to ensure enhanced resiliency and superior picture quality in fluctuating bandwidth conditions, as well as the ability to transmit HD video with sub-second latency.
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 and fits seamlessly within any broadcast production workflow.
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the 2010 World Cup, the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Sochi Winter Olympics, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the Super Bowl. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.