Taiwan’s First 24-Hour News Network Selects TVU Networks to Expand Mobile IP Video Transmission Capabilities

TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that Television Broadcasts Satellite (TVBS), the first 24-hour news network in Taiwan, is expanding their TVU Networks suite of IP-based live video broadcast solutions by deploying multiple units of TVU One, TVU’s newest, ultra-compact mobile transmitter and TVU Anywhere, TVU’s smartphone-based app which broadcasts live from a mobile device with the push of a button.
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TVBS Adds Ultra-Lightweight TVU One as well as App-Based TVU Anywhere to Suite of TVU Networks IP-Based Video Solutions Deployed in Taiwan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA –TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that Television Broadcasts Satellite (TVBS), the first 24-hour news network in Taiwan, is expanding their TVU Networks suite of IP-based live video broadcast solutions by deploying multiple units of TVU One, TVU’s newest, ultra-compact mobile transmitter and TVU Anywhere, TVU’s smartphone-based app which broadcasts live from a mobile device with the push of a button.

TVBS, a nationwide cable TV network in Taiwan, has been using TVUPack cellular uplink backpacks since 2010. TVBS will expand their mobile newsgathering capabilities and breaking news coverage by also deploying TVU One, which provides the same industry-leading transmission resiliency, performance, video picture quality and sub-second latency of a full-size TVUPack backpack transmitter, but in the most powerful and smallest form factor IP video transmitter available. Additionally, reporters for TVBS will use TVU Anywhere, a smart device-based app that allows broadcasters to turn their personal smartphone into a high quality, low latency professional video transmitter to capture live news as it’s happening, from virtually anywhere.

“At TVBS, we have built our reputation for over 20 years as the first and the leading 24-hour news network of Taiwan. We have been using TVUPack for over 5 of those years and have been very impressed with not only TVU’s solutions, but also with the relationship they have established and maintained with us throughout the years,” said Bruce Lin, Manager, Engineering. “We have evaluated other products and in order to achieve the kind of agility, convenience and portability we were in search of, we knew that the newest innovation from our longtime IP video solutions provider was the best selection.”

Added Lin, “We were drawn to the TVU One because of its portability, incredible video picture quality provided by Inverse StatMux Plus and the ease with which the TVU One operates. We will continue to use TVUPack but will now have even greater agility when rushing to capture breaking news, as we’ll be armed and ready with the super small and lightweight, TVU One, as well as all of the smartphones and devices equipped with the TVU Anywhere app. The TVU Anywhere app will be very useful for our New Media department, as it increases our ability to capture news from anywhere. We are confident that through our relationship with TVU Networks, we have the best mobile live transmission quality in the industry.”

“We are honored that TVBS has chosen to expand their TVU wireless uplink solutions to our newest innovations. As a very respected news network, both in Asia and around the world, TVBS needs the highest quality live video solutions to continue to produce the very best broadcasts. We are able to equip TVBS with precisely what they need and with the convenience they require. This is a prime example of our continued commitment to Taiwan broadcasters and also enhancing the flexibility and capabilities of broadcasters around the world,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

TVU One is a fifth generation, live, mobile IP newsgathering transmitter based on the same reliability, HD picture performance, and under one second latency of a full-size TVUPack backpack transmitter, but in a substantially smaller, lightweight and ultra-compact form factor. TVU One also features TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) for a broadcast quality picture even in a moving vehicle. With TVU One, broadcasters can fully leverage the versatility that a small, lightweight IP video transmitter brings in the field, without sacrificing performance, feature functionality or picture quality.

TVU Anywhere is designed to turn a portable smart device or laptop instantly into a HD video transmitter. TVU Anywhere is a powerful tool that enables organizations to instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere at anytime. Using cellular of wireless connection and WiFi when available, TVU Anywhere delivers HD video with the push of a button and without the need for traditional hardware.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, U.S. presidential elections, natural disasters, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Super Bowl, the 2015 Papal visit to the United States and several international sporting events.

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About TVU Networks
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution, TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution, and TVU One, the company’s most recent, ultra-compact video innovation. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

About TVBS
TVBS is the first 24-hour professional news channel of Taiwan. Using SNG, microwave, satellite and optical fibre for picture transmission, TVB-News offers up-to-date and in-depth news service to audience. With its base in Taiwan, the channel is supported by a professional team of reporters located around the world. Since its debut, TVBS-News channel maintains its leading position in news services in Taiwan and has continuously recorded higher TV ratings than any other competitors. Thus, TVBS holds the number one position as the employer of choice for university graduates, and was also voted the trustworthiest TV news media by the general public in Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.tvbs.com.tw.

Ashley Wood
TVU Networks



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