|[February 26, 2013]
SBS Selects TVUPack Cellular Uplink Solutions to Expand Mobile ENG Capabilities
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Networks, the global technology leader in mobile live electronic
news gathering (ENG) broadcast solutions, announced today that SBS, a
leading national South Korean television network has selected TVUPack
mobile wireless cellular uplink solutions to expand its growing ENG
SBS has been one of South Korea's leading national broadcast networks
since 1991. Since its launch, the network has developed a reputation as
one of the strongest news organizations in Asia. After evaluating a
number of uplink products, SBS selected TVUPack because of its superior
transmission quality and ease of use in the field.
"Our technical department evaluated a number of competitive products,
and TVUPack was by far the most stable and easiest to use," said Woochul
Choi, Reporter, SBS. "Since purchasing TVUPack, we have been able to
more efficiently deploy camera crews to fast breaking news events like
accidents and natural disasters and deliver live broadcasts to viewers
as the events unfold."
SBS used TVUPack extensively to cover South Korea's recent landmark
presidential elections, and the broadcaster was thrilled with its
performance inthe network's most important story of the year. "The
presidential election was a big driver behind our decision to deploy
TVUPack," said Choi. "Because of TVUPack, we were able to deliver more
close-up live shots and interviews with the main candidates and the
president elect. Our viewers came to rely on us as we provided the most
comprehensive coverage of the elections."
With TVUPack, SBS has expanded its ability to deliver live video footage
in innovative new ways. "We have been able to do a number of creative
things with the TVUPack. We have gone live from moving vehicles -
including cars, bicycles, and a bus that we built as a mobile studio.
TVUPack's versatility lets us deliver live news from practically any
location that the story requires," explained Choi.
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the
world, the TVUPack family of products gives broadcasters satellite and
microwave TV truck functionality in a lightweight, portable and
untethered form. TVUPack is the original one button operation backpack,
is simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality
signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any
location. The TVUPack family of products has been used to deliver
professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events
including the London Olympics, U.S. presidential election primaries, the
World Cup, Hurricane Sandy and the South Korean presidential elections.
For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks broadcast
solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.
About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with
innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet
broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided
solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations
of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a
wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost
effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in
Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, North
Carolina and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be
found at www.tvupack.com.
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