BFMTV extends LiveU DTTdeal

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 30-11-2011

US portable video-over-cellular solutions provider LiveU has renewed and expanded its contract with French DTT news channel BFMTV, for the use of its LU60 video uplink solution.

BFMTV has been using LiveU units for more than two years for daily newsgathering and events, such as the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the UK and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Most recently, the French broadcaster used LiveU to bring content of the NZ Rugby World Cup to viewers in France.
“We’ve used LiveU backpacks in all kinds of situations, both in France and internationally, as the main live feed and as a back-up for OB units” Thomas Jumel, Head of Production at BFMTV says.