Mar 19, 2019

Republic TV India Boosts its Newsgathering with LiveU HEVC

Leading broadcaster extends its capabilities for high-quality TV and online coverage with LiveU’s LU600 HEVC solution

Republic TV, one of the biggest names in Indian news broadcasters, has deployed LiveU’s LU600 HEVC portable transmission units to expand its live transmission fleet. The LU600 was chosen for its hardware-based HEVC encoding capabilities and its ability to deliver flawless HD video with extreme bandwidth efficiency and low power consumption. 

Sudheer Narayanan, Vice President Technology, Republic World, said, “LiveU is the market leader serving the broadcast industry with the most innovative technologies. With HEVC encoding becoming the clear industry standard, it was crucial for us that we immediately upgrade ourselves. We wanted a solution which is best in its class and the LU600 HEVC device checked off all the requirements on our checklist. As a result, going with LiveU was an easy choice.”

Ranjit Bhatti, LiveU’s Director, South Asia region, commented, “We’re delighted that Republic continues to put its trust in our technology and are thankful for their continued patronage. LiveU has been a tried and tested solution for Republic TV and so we were an automatic preferred choice for their new Hindi channel R. Bharat. Republic’s strategic decision to adopt LiveU technology shows that we were able to meet all their stringent requirements. We continually strive to come up with the best-customized solutions for our customers while offering premium service and support 24/7.”

The LU600 HEVC delivers the highest video quality and bitrate in the market, fastest file transfer and lowest delay. When compared to H.264-based encoders, the LU600 HEVC provides the same video quality while using about half the bandwidth or offers greatly improved video quality wherever original H.264 bitrate is maintained. Using a full hardware HEVC encoder is very efficient on power consumption and allows the unit’s internal battery to last for over four hours of live transmission. 

About Republic TV

Republic TV is India’s most-watched English news channel from its week of launch. Founded by Arnab Goswami, Republic TV was launched on 6 May 2017. The channel was launched as a free-to-air channel through DTH services and cable television operators across the country. 

About Republic Bharat

Republic Bharat (R. Bharat) will soon be storming into the market with the promise to bring news back to Hindi-speaking homes. The brand-new R. Bharat aims to shake up the stagnant and satiated Hindi news channels and propel a movement that will actively bring about change and foster patriotism in every nook and corner of the country.

About Republic World

As the digital wing of Republic TV, RepublicWorld.com is a platform built for the next generation of news. Seeped in hard-hitting opinion and wound with interactive news content and formats, Republic World follows the principle of breaking the news and breaking the silence.

About LiveU

LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media. Let your audience become part of your story with high-quality and flawless live video, transmitted from anywhere in the world, through the use of our patented bonding and video transport technology. LiveU creates a consistent bandwidth and a reliable connection so you can acquire, manage and distribute high-quality remote live broadcasts over IP. Our broad portfolio of products sets the industry standard for live video production. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With over 3,000 customers in 130+ countries, LiveU’s technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, online media, news agencies, and social media.  For more information, visit www.liveu.tv or follow us on TwitterFacebookYouTubeLinkedIn, or Instagram.


Raisa Sarkar



Leading broadcaster extends its capabilities for high-quality TV and online coverage with LiveU’s LU600 HEVC solution