Colombia's RCN TV deploys TVU Networks' solution

Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 13-11-2013

US company TVU Networks has announced that RCN TV in Colombia has deployed its 3G, 4G cellular solution to deliver live video from multiple countries to Colombian audiences.

RCN TV is one of the leading broadcast organisations in Latin America and is Colombia's largest private channel, competing with Caracol to top audience figures.

TCN leveraged the TVUPack for cellular electronic newsgathering (ENG) solutions to deliver live programming from different parts of the world, including the Pope's visit to Brazil and a track and field competition in Moscow, Russia.

"RCN TV is always open to exploring new technologies to deliver live coverage of news and events that our viewers expect. TVUPack is a powerful and cost-effective live video transmission solution, and we used it to increase our live capabilities," said Fernando Coral, general producer, RCN News.

TVUPack delivered a number of benefits, including an easy one-button operation, flexibility to deliver video from any location and affordable cost. "With TVUPack, we had a quick and easy way to get our shots, and it was very user-friendly. The engineers in our central production facility also found that the TVU receiver had an intuitive user interface and delivered terrific picture quality," added Esquivel.

RCN TV plans to use TVU technologies for future events, if the current projects succeed as expected.

The TVUPack Global Rental Programme has been also used to cover a number of high-profile events including the Olympics, the Confederations Cup, the World Cup and various elections.