Snowed-in Reporters Broadcast Winter Storm Jonas Using TVU Anywhere App

When Winter Storm Jonas recently swept through the Northeastern U.S. and made history as the heaviest snowstorm on record for a handful of cities, virtually everyone in the storm’s range was snowed in – including area news reporters. But thanks to TVU Networks’ TVU Anywhere video app, the reporters of Richmond, VA’s WRIC news stations were able to report the news right from their own front doors.

Designed to turn portable smart devices or laptops instantly into transmitters, the TVU Anywhere app enabled the station’s 8News team to successfully broadcast conditions in local Virginia subdivisions during the storm.

unnamedThe TVU Anywhere app is ready to quickly shoot in the field using only a smartphone or laptop. Designed to capture breaking news and events as they happen, TVU Anywhere users can instantly capture and transmit footage from anywhere at anytime. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, operators can simply open the application and start transmitting video at a moment’s notice.

Reporting from around the Richmond area, 8News team members were able to report on the current snow conditions using TVU Anywhere. As the crew shot video from their respective neighborhoods in the early aftermath of the storm, the video footage was transmitted back to WRIC’s station for broadcasting. View more about WRIC’s use of TVU Anywhere and see footage of the station covering Winter Storm Jonas using the app here.

TVU Anywhere uses a device’s 3G/4G/LTE wireless connection and WiFi when available to transmit live video to a TVU Receiver or Transceiver. The app aggregates the bandwidth available to ensure a resilient transmission and superior picture. TVU Anywhere makes key status information easily accessible on-screen, including real-time transmission rate and live streaming time. TVU Anywhere is also compatible with the TVU Social platform, enabling users to easily snap a photo during live transmission or pick a photo from their camera roll to post directly to social media from the app.

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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