California based cloud and IP live video technology provider TVU Networks has introduced its TVU Anywhere SDK, a free software development kit for the TVU Anywhere live IP video streaming app.
This allows developers to add low-latency transmission to an iOS or Android app, making it easier for reporters, viewers, and fans to contribute live video for programming.
The TVU Anywhere SDK is pitched particularly at developers involved in app creation for broadcasters, news outlets, sports teams, or other organizations involved in live video production. It allows them to integrate TVU Anywhere into an existing app, adding a live streaming element compatible with the TVU Networks ecosystem including TVU Receivers, TVU Grid and TVU Producer.
As one example, a broadcaster could add TVU Anywhere into their app, allowing reporters and crews to stream live video of breaking news directly from the field without a separate camera or uplink equipment. Viewers can also become citizen journalists and serve as an extension of a broadcaster’s reporting force, using the app to provide exclusive footage of local breaking news or events.
Beyond broadcast news, sports franchises can allow loyal fans to become part of the action by transmitting live footage through their app from home, social gatherings, or inside the venue for game-day scoreboard display or live programs.
Live transmissions feed directly into the TVU ecosystem, providing compatibility with TVU Grid for IP video distribution. The live footage is compatible with TVU hardware devices, such as TVU Receivers and TVU Servers, as well as cloud-based solutions including TVU Producer, TVU MediaMind, and TVU Transcriber.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, use of our TVU Anywhere app to share live video from at-home contributors and reporters has simply exploded,” explained Matt McEwen, vice president of product management. “The use of remote production will only continue to grow, and live video is a key part of that workflow. Our new TVU Anywhere SDK provides developers with a simple and affordable way to help media companies, sports organizations, and other content creators to generate more content from more people faster, which leads to more viewer engagement.”
Low latency transmission is enabled by TVU’s IS+ protocol, which automatically bonds a mobile device’s available cellular and WiFi connections to provide maximum bandwidth and connection redundancy.
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