Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
17/10/2012

Chelsea Football Club's TV Channel Selects LiveU For Enhanced Team Coverage

LiveU technology is being used by Chelsea TV to cover the club’s pre-season US tour and UEFA Champions League.
The pioneer of portable video-over-cellular solutions, has announced that Chelsea TV, Chelsea Football Club’s TV channel, is using LiveU cellular uplinking technology to provide live video coverage of its games, enhancing its communication with its fan base.
LiveU’s LU70 units have been used to transmit pre- and post-match interviews with managers and players, giving greater access to key personnel, and expand its live coverage of matches at home and abroad.
LiveU was recently used to cover the club’s 2012 pre-season tour of the USA. The club toured the US at the end of July to allow its US supporters to see the team live and also for the team to prepare for the new season. Chelsea FC played four tour matches against the Seattle Sounders, Paris St. Germain, an MLS All-Star game and AC Milan. The LiveU technology was used to provide all-round coverage of the games with Chelsea TV using it to send content immediately back to the station’s modern facility at the club’s Stamford Bridge ground in London – dynamically switching between Wi-Fi and 3G networks – and also taking advantage of the Store and Forward facility. The content was then used to provide both up-to-date news and live coverage of the games.
The solution and support has been supplied to Chelsea FC by LiveU’s exclusive UK Distributor Garland Partners Ltd, which also includes a full service package.
LiveU’s technology was previously tested during latter stages of the club’s journey in the UEFA Champions League – including the final – as well as the club’s victory in the FA Cup. It was used to flesh out coverage from both the UK and across Europe. The technology was first used by the channel for additional coverage of the FA Youth Cup semi-final against Manchester Utd.
Richard Bignell, Head of Content & Production for Chelsea TV, said: "We worked extensively with the technology at the end of last season to fully test and understand the benefits. Given the range of coverage we need, because of the obvious demands of a dedicated channel like Chelsea TV, it allows us to provide footage that is otherwise more complex."
Chelsea TV is a subscription-based television channel that airs on the Sky Digital platform in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is broadcast worldwide. Dedicated to the fans of London’s Chelsea Football Club, Chelsea TV airs a mixture of live news, daily training ground updates, live commentary and player features including shows such as Friday Night Live, Blues News, and a new pre- and post-match show before and after every match as well as live and pre-recorded matches. The channel is also available via subscription through Chelseafc.com and mobile services in over 50 countries worldwide. Last year it significantly upgraded its facility.
The LiveU concept has allowed the channel to increase its use of as-live content with Chelsea FC aiming to expand that to include greater coverage of pre-season tours and also training ground activity.
Zion Eilam, LiveU’s Key Account Executive, said: "LiveU’s technology is ideal for many sporting applications where fans’ desire for extra, dynamic footage is forever growing. LiveU provides greater flexibility and mobility with unmatched performance, allowing channels, such as Chelsea TV, to bring exciting live content into their coverage."
LiveU’s flagship LU70 product is the industry’s leading, bonded 3G/4G LTE backpack with proprietary RF technology for superior resiliency, up to 1080 HD video and sub-second latency for a satellite-like experience.
www.liveu.tv
Promotion Hire

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

21/04/2017
PlayBox Technology To Demonstrate Broadcasting In The Cloud
At NAB 2017, PlayBox Technology will demonstrate the capabilities of CloudAir rapid-implementation broadcasting in the cloud. Van Duke, US Director of
13/04/2017
JVC JY-HM360 Handheld Camcorder Makes The Perfect Live Event Companion
JVC has introduced the JY-HM360 handheld HD camcorder, ideal for use by event videographers. It features a 1/2.3-inch 18.9 megapixel back-illuminated
28/04/2017
b<>com Wins Technology Innovation Award
French innovation centre bcom has scooped the Technology Innovation Award at the NAB Show 2017 for its SDR-to-HDR up-conversion technology. Launched d
11/04/2017
Profanity Delay For SeeSaw Streaming For England Rugby
Time Delay TV provided its profanity delay equipment for the live stream from the England rugby in Twickenham. The broadcast was transmitted for O2, a
10/04/2017
PlayBox Technology Completes Airport Project
PlayBox Technology has announced the completion of a project at Birmingham Airport, Alabama. The installation comprised of a latest-generation AirBox
07/06/2002
Chelsea star set to appear in Pangaea TV commercial
Exeter television production company Pangaea TV, based at Greenbank Studios, have teamed up with local children’s product pioneers, Olop Leisure to pr
26/10/2005
ADS Tech launch Instant TV Deluxe
ADS Tech (www.adstech.com), a leader in consumer video editing solutions, has announced the launch of the Instant TV Deluxe, an external TV tuner, vid
27/04/2017
Virgin TV & Dolby Appointed To DTG Council
Virgin TV's Director of Digital Entertainment Product Development, Louise Fussell, and Dolby Laboratories' Director of Imaging Standards and Technolog
05/07/2016
Production News : NOW TV Combo Launched
NOW TV has launched the NOW TV Combo - the UK's first ever contract-free triple play bundle, offering the latest and best TV, unlimited broadband as w
27/09/2012
smartclip Publish Findings On Connected TV Users
smartclip, the multiscreen video and brand advertising platform, has published the findings of the first ever research on Connected TV users. In assoc
26/06/2008
Content Creators Get Upload TV
An innovative communications company, Uploaded.TV has announced the launch of its website where members can send their videos to real TV. Uploaded.TV,
28/03/2017
Call For Submissions For Edinburgh TV Festival Talent Schemes
Submissions are now open for the 2017 Edinburgh International Television Festival Talent Schemes programmes. The charitable organisation, whose missio
18/02/2014
Snell Live TV & TV Everywhere Updates Announced For NAB
Snell is to showcase new innovations across its Live TV and TV Everywhere divisions at this year's NAB show in Las Vegas, including the first applicat
19/08/2008
Brits Break Free Of TV Schedule With Digital TV But Gen Y Still Love It Live, Report Reveals
The ability to pause rewind and record TV is freeing Britons from the fixed TV schedule according to a survey of 2,000 UK digital TV viewers, commissi
06/04/2005
NBD TV launches 'Paul McCartney Live' at MIP-TV
NBD TV, one of the UK's leading independent television distributors, will offer a brand new concert 'Paul McCartney Live in St Petersburg' for the fir