LiveU enables new and unique ways to connect the Indianapolis Colts with fans instantly
LiveU, the pioneer and leader of IP-based live video services and broadcast solutions for acquisition, management, and distribution, has partnered with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts this season to provide live video technology solutions to the team. The Colts use LiveU’s LU500 backpack transmission unit to easily and rapidly cover exciting live events such as press conferences, player arrivals, and interviews. In addition to the LU500, the Colts utilize LiveU’s LU-Smart smartphone application so reporters or staff can use their iPhones, iPads, and Android devices for live streaming.
The LU500 has allowed the Indianapolis Colts to instantly connect with its fans in more ways, including streaming unique, engaging content such as a pre-game show hosted by Kevin Bowen and Steve Andreas, before each home or away game. The Colts make the most of the portability of its LiveU unit by having the show take its fans to the field to discuss important topics around the game. In addition to the Colts’ pre-game show, the team also uses the LU500 to capture behind-the-scenes content when on the road, in order to continuously keep Colts fans connected to their home team regardless of location.
“It is important for us to not only provide content to our fans, but to do so in a timely fashion,” says Daniel Plumlee, Director of Interactive Media for the Indianapolis Colts. “LiveU breaks the traditional restraints of ‘wired’ technology and allows us to explore new possibilities. The flexibility and ease-of-use of the LU500 was a huge selling point for us in working with LiveU. LiveU offers affordable solutions with 24/7 support for their products – this is the best solution out there.”
Weighing only 2.2 lbs. (1kg), the LU500 represents the ultimate uplink device for professional news gathering. With up to eight internal cellular modems and proprietary internal antenna, and the option of Wi-Fi, LAN, or satellite connection, the LU500 ensures broadcast quality live video transmission from anywhere, at any time.
“Passionate NFL fans demand high-quality, live video coverage of their home team. The Indianapolis Colts recognizes this, and we are honored to be the provider of choice this season,” said Avi Cohen, co-founder and COO of LiveU. “With our wide-ranging presence in sports broadcasting, specifically in the NFL, we look forward to providing the Colts with the best solutions for live video technology. From behind-the-scenes to pre-game footage, or from home to on-the-road content, LiveU ensure high-quality video solutions anywhere, anytime, for sports organizations around the world.”
The LU500 and LU-Smart smartphone application are available for purchase today. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to speak with a sales representative.
LiveU (www.liveu.tv) is pioneer and leader in IP-based live video services and solutions for acquisition, management, and distribution. LiveU’s award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any locations around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment. LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere, from backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With top-tier customers in 60+ countries, LiveU’s solutions are being utilized for breaking and developing news and high-profile events, such as the FIFA World Cup™, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, Presidential Campaigns, Super Bowls, US Collegiate Championships and red-carpet events. LiveU’s solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions. For more information, visit www.liveu.tv, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram
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