Spain's Live! taps LiveU's IP-based video solutions

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 21 January 2015

Spanish audiovisual and broadcasting company LIVE Audiovisual (Live!) has been increasing its use of LiveU technology over the past 18 months, taking advantage of the company's IP-based video solutions.

liveuLive!, which was formed in 2012 by three experienced broadcast professionals, is now using a combination of LiveU backpack units for live newsgathering. The company has also combined Ka-band satellite technology with a variety of LiveU units to create an unbeatable mix of reliability and portability.

From the beginning, Live! has relied upon cellular transmission technology from LiveU with one backpack unit, and has now expanded that to multiple devices. Once Live! merged with Stream Directo, pioneers of Ka-band transmission services in Spain, they integrated both technologies for the additional reliability of Ka-band with the encoding capacity, portability and ease of supplying the content to the end customer provided by LiveU.

"This is a prime example of a customer being able to select the precise LiveU technology they require and integrate it in the way that they want," explained Zion Eilam, LiveU's head of business operations europe. "It adds another layer of flexibility to the way that production companies and broadcasters can work."

The solution and support has been supplied to LIVE Audiovisual by Park7, LiveU's Spanish distributor. LiveU owns the patent for cellular bonding for remote newsgathering in the US and other countries.