TVU Networks Supports Broadcasters For Tokyo Olympics

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video technology, has been supporting new and existing customers on site at the Summer Games in Tokyo.

This includes last-minute mobile transmitters, live pool feeds, free use of TVU Anywhere for athlete interviews, and on-site studio and camera crew hire.

The challenges faced by broadcasters at the Games include lack of fans in attendance, some star athletes unable to participate in interviews due to COVID test results or travel restrictions, and being confined to a “bubble” in Tokyo.

Among the services TVU has been offering is a 24/7 on-site technical support team to assist all existing and new TVU customers. For no charge, broadcasters could access the TVU Anywhere app, which allows full HD live transmission of video from iOS or Android smartphones for mobile journalism, including athlete interviews and special interest stories.

TVU has also offered rights-cleared access to live external video feeds of locations across Tokyo to bring the host city closer to viewers until the end of the Summer Games. The feeds are suitable for bumper shots and lead intros, and are available through TVU MediaSource, a cloud-based market for real-time access to video content.

TVU has an inventory of TVU One mobile transmitters for rent in Tokyo, as well as the TVU Remote Production System (RPS) for multi-camera REMI production. Professional ENG camera crews are available to cover the event as well.

Other cloud-based rental options include TVU Producer for live multi-camera video production in the cloud with low latency, as well as TVU Grid for scalable point-to-multipoint live video distribution and the TVU Partyline broadcast-quality live production collaboration platform. TVU also has studio space in downtown Tokyo available for rent.

“We’ve been extremely busy in the run up to the Summer Games, supplying our cloud and IP-based live video solutions to broadcasters from around the globe as well as supplying a host of support services,” said Kap Shin, global services, TVU Networks. 

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