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15/03/2016

LiveU Units Deployed For 2016 Olympic Games

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More than 300 IP-bonding units from LiveU will be used by over 80 international broadcasters to cover this year's 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, it has been announced.

Throughout the duration of the Games, broadcasters and online streamers are expected to generate some 15,000+ live video sessions, with potentially more than 50 TB of data to be transmitted. LiveU's bonded cellular technology for live video acquisition, management and distribution is suited to provide solutions for the challenging environments, bandwidth options and multiple venues presented by the Rio Olympics.

LiveU's entire portfolio of uplink solutions will be deployed, including backpack and camera-mount IP-bonding devices, such as the LU500 and the LU200, as well as the LU-Smart mobile application and the signal-boosting Xtender external antenna. LiveU's cloud-based MultiPoint distribution service, which integrates seamlessly into the LiveU Central management platform, will enable customers to simultaneously share live feeds with up to 100 concurrent destinations worldwide.

The company will also offer multiple, dedicated Wi-Fi hotspot locations and a special integrated KA-Band satellite solution that includes a VSAT terminal, VSAT antenna with universal mount, WiFi router, and all cables and connectors. In addition, LiveU's support team and its local partner, UCAN Digital Transmission, will be onsite in a number of venues, offering onsite 24/7 support in multiple languages throughout the Games.

Samuel Wasserman, CEO at LiveU, said: "We're already seeing tremendous build up to this year's Rio Olympics with multiple orders coming in from our customers worldwide. Continuing our success supporting large global sporting events, we're looking forward to playing a central role in bringing live action to viewers around the world."

LiveU's technology was previously deployed at large scale for a sporting event at the FIFA World Cup 2014™ in Brazil, and following the event, William Albarracin, WIN Sports Director of Technology, said: "LiveU exceeded our expectations. It gave us the mobility to go live from anywhere at any time. We knew the Brazilian landscape was challenging, yet we hit 9 Mbps in some areas. Also, the management system, LiveU Central, gave us flexibility and geo-location that allowed us to maximise the use of units in the field."

Special early-bird pricing is still available for orders made by March 31st. There also are special packages for extending rentals and equipment through the 2016 Paralympic Games. For more information, contact events@liveu.tv.

Image: LiveU being used during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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