Hackensack, NJ, May 26th, 2015 – LiveU, the pioneer and leader in IP-based live video services and broadcast solutions for acquisition, management and distribution, announced today that MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, 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, the 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 programs 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 Broadcast Asia, June 2-5, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, stand no 5H2-04.
MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media. It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week. Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-Top (OTT) interactive services. Beyond Singapore, MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.
About Media Architects
Media Architects Pte Ltd is the leading supplier of cutting edge broadcast and professional video equipment and products in Singapore, South East (SE) Asia and India. Our clientele includes major broadcasters based in Singapore, our national broadcaster MediaCorp, tertiary facilities such as the multiple departments of NUS, production houses and houses of worship.
LiveU is the pioneer in IP-based live video services and broadcast solutions for acquisition, management and distribution. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any location around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment. 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 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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