Spanish Broadcaster Deploys TVU Networks to Enhance Dakar Rally Coverage

TVU Networks announces that the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE deployed TVU Nano Router and TVU Anywhere to contribute SDI video over wireless networks from the remote and difficult conditions of the Dakar Rally in Latin America live to the RTVE studio in Barcelona.  The Dakar Rally is renowned off-road rally endurance race that has been going on for more than 40 years.

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The IP streaming videos, which were aired live on RTVE flagship channels La 1 and Teledeporte, were shot on smartphones, transmitted over local mobile networks, and delivered as HD-SDI output feeds to RTVE’s studio. It achieved this due to the ability of the TVU Anywhere app to aggregate mobile data from the smartphone and the compact TVU Nano Router, used as an additional hotspot enabled by three SIMs.

“Just getting video back from the incredibly hostile environment of the Latin American deserts where the Dakar Rally takes place is a big achievement. However, the combination of the TVU Anywhere mobile application and the TVU Nano Router provided such high-quality video coverage of the rally. This year the reliability, quality and low-latency of the TVU solution enabled us to go full-screen and live with HD SDI output from a smartphone,”said RTVE.

TVU Nano Router is designed to be the smallest possible hardware solution for the high-quality contribution of video over WiFi, Ethernet and cellular networks. TVU Anywhere is a powerful app for capturing and streaming live video from anywhere, delivering picture quality usually reserved for more expensive professional video equipment. TVU Anywhere also features remote pan-and-zoom allowing an operator in a studio to control the camera remotely without intervention from the user in the field.

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“It’s exciting that our incredibly compact solutions enabled RTVE to capture footage of the Dakar Rally on smartphone and air the video live and in full-screen for the first time on its flagship La 1 channel,” said, David Jorba, Managing Director Europe, at TVU Networks. “It’s our mission to increase the quality of live video and the scalability and mobility of the live streaming solutions, while stripping out complexity and reducing cost for our customers, independently of the way the content is captured and transported. The TVU Anywhere and TVU Nano Router solution certainly delivered this for RTVE and we look forward to our cutting-edge solutions continuing to make a difference for all broadcasters and operators producing live events.”

 

Anevia and Quadrille partner to jointly offer ott over satellite

The joint solution will enable content providers and operators to offer cost-effective live-TV services, without sacrificing stream quality, in situations where it was previously unavailable due to limited bandwidth – such as high-speed trains, inflight entertainment, off-shore sites and university campuses.

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This complete OTT-over-satellite solution includes Anevia’s GENOVA smart transcoder and NEA-LIVE packager to prepare live channels. The OTT stream is delivered via satellite using Quadrille’s QuadriLive™. On the receiving side, Anevia’s Flamingo embeds Quadrille’s software to re-transform the signal and enable a multi-screen viewing experience on any smart device. This highly scalable multiscreen TV solution provides ultra-low latency and high-quality video services, anywhere and at any time.

The latest collaboration between Anevia and Quadrille strengthens a partnership that started with the launch of an innovative approach to a Replay solution for Canal+ to address the hospitality and healthcare markets. This solution has already been deployed in many French hotels and hospitals and is being used by 20,000 unique viewers every day.

Xavier Battas, CEO, Quadrille, commented: “Quadrille is a leader in delivering content over the air, so our DNA has always been broadcast. Working alongside Anevia is an excellent opportunity to expand our OTT offerings to help content providers keep up with consumer expectations and their viewing habits.”

 

Ivonne Prugnaud, Vice President Sales Worldwide Enterprise, Anevia added: “Consumers increasingly want to watch TV anywhere, at any time, all with a high-quality viewing experience. From live streaming to video on demand, the growing partnership between Quadrille and Anevia will help service providers deliver a unique experience across any network.”

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Boxx TV To Present Wireless 4K Sub-Frame Breakthrough at NAB 2019

Boxx TV has announced that it has once again delivered on its promise by introducing a new 4K sub-frame wireless link to market at NAB 2019.

Taking place in Las Vegas from 6-11 April 2019, Boxx TV will also showcase the latest advances to its Atom and Atom Lite systems to visitors at booth SL5025A.

A decade after bringing to market the industry’s first zero latency HD links solution, Boxx TV will demonstrate a prototype showing that sub-frame 4K wireless is not only conceptually possible, but has very much become a reality. It will present the results of its ground-breaking research as a high performance UHD wireless solution which not only delivers the extremely low latency that directors and camera operators need but will operate in the 5GHz license-exempt spectrum making the breakthrough not only functional and versatile, but most importantly, affordable to all.

Scott Walker, Co-Founder, Boxx TV, explained, “Unlike alternative systems which work within proprietary frequencies and are way too expensive for most production needs, our solution will work in license-free channels. The intelligent radios we use can steer around interference, instantly enabling a highly efficient system with very low latency at a much more affordable price.”

 

Walker added, “We have cracked sub-frame 4K technology and we are now throwing this breakthrough over to the market to tell us what you want to do with it. NAB is such an international show we are interested in talking to a global audience about exactly what they require now that 4K sub-frame wireless is here.”

On release the solution will be offered with an upgrade path for users working in HD today to segue easily into 4K as productions demand.

Also at NAB 2019, Boxx TV is showcasing the Atom range of HD wireless solutions which now includes timecode and record trigger on all systems. Compact and lightweight, the Atom Transmitter offers an SDI loop and HDMI input, ideal for use with Steadicam, portable field monitoring, and UAV video links.

As with all Atom products, both the Atom and Atom Lite systems are fully cross-compatible and will work with all systems, current and new.

Walker concludes, “With increasing competition in the zero delay HD market we are finding a lot of return customers who value the performance and ease of use in the way our product works. The thing that consistently impresses customers, existing and new, and keeps our customers loyal is the fact that multiple Atom systems can work in the same area. On set of the most high-profile reality shows we commonly have eight Boxx systems working all at once – that’s something our competitors simply cannot do.”

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2019 NAB Show Exhibitor Preview from Viaccess-Orca

As operators look to personalize the TV experience on all screens, they need workflow solutions that boost content security and maximize monetization opportunities in the most efficient way possible.

At the 2019 NAB Show, Viaccess-Orca (VO) will showcase its end-to-end, modular content protection and TV platform solutions, which address a wide range of requirements and solve the inherent challenges involved with providing a smarter and safer digital TV and OTT experience.

Meet VO and discover its latest solutions in the Connected Media|IP zone, Booth SU9226.

VO Solutions on Display at the 2019 NAB Show

Deliver a Compelling Experience, Boost Business Agility With VO’s Cloud TV Platform

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At the 2019 NAB Show, VO will showcase its end-to-end, cloud-based TV Platform as a Service (TVaaS), which allows operators to manage, publish, personalize, and monetize content on multiple devices with increased cost efficiency and business agility. TVaaS provides OTT and pay-TV operators with a one-stop solution to deliver multiscreen services across any network. The solution includes:

  • A powerful, feature-rich service-delivery platform with content protection and DRM capabilities
  • The VO secure video player, a multiplatform player integrated with major DRMs for premium VOD and live content to enable a compelling viewing experience on multiple OTT platforms
  • Off-the-shelf, customizable white-label TV apps
  • Out-of-the-box analytics dashboards for marketing purposes
  • A unique search-analysis tool for optimized content rights acquisition
    Using the cloud TV platform, operators can deliver outstanding TV services while responding quickly to technical, competitive, and business challenges.

Fight Piracy With World-Class Content Protection Services

VO will showcase its next-generation suite of anti-piracy protection services at the 2019 NAB Show, empowering operators to combat illegal streaming on the web and collect legally relevant documentation to fight piracy.

In addition, VO will showcase its innovative real-time DRM solution, with security analytics capabilities provided by the VO anti-piracy center. The detection of service anomalies, such as content piracy incidents, can provide invaluable insights into the operational challenges faced by a premium content service provider. Coupled with a wide range of possible countermeasures, these insights become actionable in near-real time by a security analyst, thereby making a significant difference in service profitability.

Improve Live TV Experiences With an Ultra-Low-Latency Streaming Solution

At the 2019 NAB Show, VO and Anevia will jointly demonstrate a new ultra-low-latency live streaming solution based on CMAF, with an encoder, origin packager, and CDN from Anevia and the secure video player from VO.

The combination of Anevia and VO software has been optimized and integrated to reduce latency and allow as-close-to-real-time streaming as possible, enabling viewers to enjoy live streaming from any device with less than five seconds of delay compared with the standard eight-second broadcast delay and 30 to 60 seconds for OTT.

VO Technologies in Action

VO will offer several demonstrations showing the company’s technologies in action at the 2019 NAB Show. These include:

  • Brazil’s Guigo TV powering its new OTT offering using VO’s TVaaS cloud-based TV platform, DRM solution, and applications.
  • VO’s deployment with Orange Spain, will be showcased with a hybrid Android STB powering OTT and IPTV offerings. The Orange service is secured by the VO DRM solution and is available on STBs, smart TVs, and mobile devices.

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