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Sports Fact Sheet
The 2014 FIFA World CupTM was an unparalleled success for LiveU, both in terms of the event itself as well as the depth of coverage. Brazil’s new 4G networks allowed LiveU’s units to reach high speeds as broadcasters went live from all over the country.
LiveU’s technology has supported hundreds of customers, including many tier-1 broadcasters in their coverage of many high profile sporting events over the last six years including four Olympic Games, five annual Super Bowls in the US, as well as the US NBA Finals and the previous FIFA World CupTM in South Africa.
At this year’s World Cup, LiveU provided 200 units, doubling their provision for the London 2012 Olympics and providing over five times as many as the 2010 World Cup. Spanning 12 cities across Brazil, the success of this event relied heavily on the mobility and robustness of LiveU technology. The newly released LU500 and LU70 Linux based systems once again proved their strength by maintaining uplink speeds of over 8Mbps throughout the country.
LiveU deployed its entire portfolio of uplink solutions including its backpack and camera-mount cellular bonding devices, LU-Smart mobile application and its signal boosting Xtender external antenna. These solutions backed by onsite support, both directly by LiveU and through its local partner, UCAN Digital Transmission, enabled LiveU customers to deliver the best possible coverage of the events around the tournament.
Number of Units: 200
Number of Broadcasters: 80
Total Hours Transmitted: 2662
Total Data Transmitted: 40.2TB
Total Number of Sessions: 10,156
98% of the total LiveU sessions at the World Cup were live.