Rio 2016: LiveU Set to Power 15,000+ Live-Video Sessions at Summer Games
LiveU is providing over 80 international broadcasters with equipment to cover the Summer Olympics in Rio. The company is expecting approximately 15,000+ live video sessions to take place during the Olympics using its technology. LiveU is a live streaming solution for global news and sports broadcasters and online content creators, as the technology provides a high-quality stream, functions in challenging environments, and offers a wide array of bandwidth options across multiple venues presented by the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
“LiveU continues to transform the way live video is transmitted and broadcasted for large-scale events of any kind, but sports coverage is in our DNA,” says LiveU COO, Avi Cohen. “Our first key deployment was at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and since then the use of our solutions has surged at major sporting events including the FIFA World Cup and the NFL Super Bowl. Our product line constantly evolves to meet the needs of our broadcast and online customers looking to capture high-quality action-packed sports and behind-the-scenes live coverage.”
LiveU’s entire portfolio of uplink solutions will be deployed to cover the Olympics, including LiveU backpack and camera-mount IP-bonding devices like the LU500, lightweight LU200, and LiveU Solo live streaming bonding solution; LU-Smart mobile application and the signal boosting Xtender external antenna; and LiveU cloud-based MultiPoint distribution service will enable customers to simultaneously share live feeds with up to 100 concurrent destinations worldwide.