Mediaset, Atresmedia, Forta pick LiveU for Spanish elections

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 26 June 2015

Overseen by its regional partner Park 7, LiveU, which provides of IP-based live video services and broadcast solutions, has provided coverage of the recent local and regional elections in Spain, partnering with the country's major broadcasters, including Atresmedia, Mediaset and the regional channels that make up Forta.

Live Audiovisual facilitated the coverage of both last-minute campaigning as well as the evolving overall picture on election day and night, with tens of LiveU units working simultaneously as the day progressed. They were used both independently as well integrated with Ka-band flyaway technology.

Following on from its recent success, and in order to provide an enhanced service, Live Audiovisual is now rolling out its network of offices at over ten locations in Spain, all with IPDSNG flyaway Ka-band equipment integrated with LiveU units.

"It's very gratifying to see deployments on this scale as our technology continues to grow in popularity," said Zion Eilam, head of business operations Europe, LiveU. "It's now a question of how the technology can be used, not whether it should be used, and nowhere is this clearer than in the case of election coverage, where it's simply ideal".