Nov 7, 2023

TBS ACT Japan Deploys LiveU’s On-Site Production Solution with Starlink for Live TV Variety Show

Enables highly resilient, cost-effective and wire-free live broadcast in crowded outside location

LiveU announced today the successful deployment of its On-Site Production solution combined with Starlink satellites for TBS Japan’s live production of the Japanese TV variety show, “Ousama no Brunch”. Produced by TBS ACT, the production arm of TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM TELEVISION, INC. (TBS), the popular prime-time show was broadcast live from one of Japan’s largest theme parks to millions of viewers nationwide.

LiveU’s On-Site Production solution, with its Mobile Receiver and, in this case, Starlink integration, enables a cost-effective, wire-free set-up with extreme resiliency in crowded outside locations. The integration expands the possibilities for on-site productions in areas where wired network lines are not available and network conditions are challenging. The solution is part of LiveU’s network-agnostic EcoSystem, enabling LiveU’s set of IP-video solutions to be connected with other best-of-breed IP and satellite networks.

High-quality live feeds were delivered from numerous LiveU field units, LU800s and LU600s, around the park straight into the LiveU receivers installed in the production truck using multiple mobile and satellite networks. LiveU supported the overall deployment and pre-tests at the on-site production venue with local partner, NTT Communications Corporation which assisted the set-up and mobile network connectivity.

According to Mr. Keiichi Shiota from TBS ACT, „We used LiveU Mobile Receiver for on-site production at the large theme park in the Kanto region. By using LiveU Mobile Receiver, we were able to receive live video in a vehicle using mobile and satellite networks (Starlink) without the need for wired network connections. We believe that LiveU Mobile Receiver expands the possibilities of on-site production in locations where it’s not easy to prepare a wired network line.“

Mr. Tobe Tatsuya, Technical Manager – LiveU Japan, said, „We’re delighted with the results of this live broadcast, opening up opportunities for similar live entertainment, sports and other outside events. LiveU’s production efficiencies have been proven in this on-site set-up and it’s an excellent use case for our Starlink integration, showing the benefits of bonding cellular bandwidth with Starlink satellite terminals for high-quality performance. With peace of mind, customers can focus on creating the best content from wherever they choose, both inside and outside locations, however challenging.“

Other customers are now exploring live broadcasts for other events using LiveU’s On-site Production solution.

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