Channel NewsAsia broadcasts live from the Singapore Election using LiveU's video uplink system

MediaCorp, Singapore's only terrestrial broadcaster, has used LiveU's LU60 system to transmit live video coverage of the General Election on its regional station Channel NewsAsia.

LiveU produces portable video-over-cellular backpack solutions, which offer a mobile and cost-effective alternative to using satellite trucks. MediaCorp used the LU60 system to complement its coverage of the General Election, which attracted over 2.42 million viewers in Singapore.

Norraine Yusof, vice-president of production services at Channel NewsAsia, said: “The LiveU system was a good add-on to our coverage of the General Election. With so much activity on the ground during the hustings and on Polling Day, it was an effective device that provided a lot of flexibility and enabled us to broadcast videos live and on the move”.

Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO, said, “MediaCorp represents another important Tier 1 broadcasting customer for LiveU. We’re delighted that we could help supplement MediaCorp’s election coverage and meet their requirement for fast, high quality news coverage. Asia-Pacific is proving to be a fast-growing market for LiveU with cellular-based video technology becoming increasingly relevant for 24/7 news gathering services.”

LiveU is presenting its enhanced product range in booth 4B3-01 at the Broadcast Asia show on 21-24 June at Suntec, Singapore.