Japan’s MBS Selects TVU Networks’ Transmitters, Receivers for Live Video Production
TVU delivered TVU One live video transmission system to Japan broadcast giant MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System) in Osaka for their video production. MBS is using multiple TVU One mobile transmitters and transceivers for domestic and overseas live news and sports coverage. TVU was selected after a highly competitive process.
TVU One supports H.265/HEVC encoding with TVU proprietary IS+ (Inverse StatMux+) technology that enables stable IP transmission at higher bit rates with sub-second latency. The TVU one has embedded 5G modems with 4K/HDR support.
Tokyo-based video equipment dealer Star Communications K.K. (www.starcom.co.jp) provided prompt and effective support to MBS.
“We’ve been very impressed with the ease of remote operation,” said Kusanagi, MBS. “Our on-site camera crew just turns the power on, and the rest of the production is done from headquarters. Our reporters can be travelling to and transmitting from anywhere, and we don’t need them behind a desk at a studio to deliver our coverage reliably. The quick start up time, convenience and high-quality transmission were the decisive factors in our selection of the TVU ecosystem.”
MBS has used its TVU Networks system for coverage from Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. The transmissions have come from mountains at over 10,000 feet above sea level and from boats far out at sea.
Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks, explained: “It is of great significance that TVU’s state-of-the-art broadcasting system is being deployed for remote production by MBS. They are affiliated with news network giant TBS and its news network JNN. With this deployment, all of their newsgathering and program relay activities will be operated through the TVU ecosystem.”