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LiveU Deployment Expanded At MediaCorp Singapore

26/05/2015

HACKENSACK, USA: LiveU, a pioneer and leader in IP-based live video services and broadcast solutions for acquisition, management and distribution, has announced that MediaCorp, one of Singapore's leading media companies, has increased its group-wide deployment of LiveU solutions, based on its successful use of LiveU over several years.

MediaCorp is equipping all its news bureaus in the region, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and other locations, with LU500 backpacks as well as LU-Smart mobile apps. LiveU's products are supplied and supported by LiveU's Singapore partner Media Architects, a leading broadcast, professional video and interactive display solutions provider in Singapore, SE Asia and India.

LiveU's portable transmission technology is used extensively by MediaCorp's news division, which produces programmes for channels, such as Channel NewsAsia, Channel 8, Channel 5, Suria and Vasantham. Over the past year, MediaCorp has used LiveU for global news events coverage in the region, including the MH17 Air Asia plane crash, protests in Hong Kong and the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father. In one of MediaCorp's largest projects to date, LiveU was used to cover the vigil, the wake and state funeral of Lee Kuan Yew.

Commenting on the announcement, James Hollis, Assistant Vice President, Production Services for Channel News Asia, MediaCorp, said: "The technology has given us more flexibility in the way we deliver live reports from our regional bureaus. In the past, we were bound by fixed internet lines in the studios, and paying monthly charges, even when most of our coverage is from the field. With the option of using LiveU over the cellular network, it works better for our news coverage."

Nick Tay, Managing Director, Media Architects, said: "We are very proud to represent LiveU and play an active role in MediaCorp's adoption of the LiveU technology throughout this region".

Doron Meirom, LiveU's VP Sales, APAC, said: "MediaCorp is a key player in the broadcast industry and this extended partnership represents a milestone for LiveU's success in Asia. One of LiveU's first major customers, MediaCorp is leading the way for cellular-based live coverage throughout the region. We are committed to continue to work closely together to enhance MediaCorp's newsgathering operations and make the most of their live content."

LiveU's global units and services are connected via the LiveU Central management platform for easy preview and remote control using any computer or tablet from anywhere around the world. MultiPoint is fully integrated into the LiveU Central cloud-based platform.

LiveU owns the patent for cellular bonding for remote news gathering in the US, China and other countries. All LiveU products are based on this fourth-generation patented technology.

LiveU is presenting its full range of IP-based video uplink services and solutions at BroadcastAsia, June 2-5, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

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