Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 12-09-2011

Video solutions provider Livewire Digital has announced new customers in Malaysia and Thailand via its distribution partner in Singapore, Duet Broadcast, including Al-Hijrah and Voice TV.

Livewire Digital's electronic news gathering products include M-Link Newscaster and M-Link Live X, which allow news crews to deliver news media directly from the field to the newsroom using a file-based or live video workflow. The recently added M-Link Bridge service enables live video without the need for customers to host their own receive server.

An increasing demand for HD news broadcasting has seen several customers upgrading existing M-Link systems to HD, including international news agencies, government agencies and terrestrial broadcasters.

Meanwhile Norway's leading broadcaster, NRK, has expanded its existing M-Link infrastructure following a competitive tender for its regional TV operations.

M-Link software forms an integral part of the bespoke media systems developed by Livewire for the Volvo Ocean Race. M-Link Live X and the Bridge service enabled the Groupama sailing team to go live on French TV during the recent Rolex Fastnet Race with captain Franck Cammas giving onboard interviews live on air to BFM TV.

Richard Aylmer-Hall, Livewire Digital business development and product development manager, said: "New customer sales and our existing customer base upgrading their systems to HD and increasing their M-Link uptake is great news. It demonstrates our commitment to continued product evolution coupled with excellent support services."

Livewire Digital is on stand 4.A61b in the UK Pavilion at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam, from 9 to 13 September