Nexstar Selects TVU Networks For Cellular Video Acquisition and Distribution

Nexstar Broadcasting Group is now deploying TVU Networks’ TVUPack IP newsgathering solutions and TVU Grid IP video switching, routing and distribution solutions across many of its broadcast stations.

With 105 television stations and 34 related digital multicast signals serving 56 markets across the United States, Nexstar stations reach approximately 15.6 percent of all U.S. television households. Nexstar plans to deploy TVUPack TM8200 mobile IP video transmitters to its various stations in order to easily distribute and share live IP video streams across the group.

“Nexstar is committed to providing innovative technology solutions that help our stations serve the local communities where they operate,” said Russell, Senior Vice President, Station Operations, Nexstar Broadcasting Group. “As our stations embrace the move to IP video, TVU will be a valued technology partner giving our stations a local competitive edge. With TVU, our stations are better equipped to not only capture more live shots from on location, but to also share and distribute live video streams across the group.”

Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks said that together Nexstar and TVU Networks are creating new solutions and new processes that will help Nexstar make the next big transition in the broadcast world—from SDI-centric to IP-centric.

With its simple one-button operation and ability to simultaneously transmit over multiple combinations of cellular, WIFI, microwave, and BGAN, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite links, TVUPack enables broadcasters to deliver live streaming video from practically any location. TVUPack also offers broadcasters TVU's proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus transmission protocol and Smart VBR technology to ensure enhanced resiliency and superior picture quality in fluctuating bandwidth conditions, as well as the ability to transmit HD video with sub-second latency.

TVU Grid is a flexible IP video solution that enables TV stations to manage, route, switch and distribute live video content through both public and private Internet connections. Because the solution is video-source agnostic, TVU Grid can seamlessly switch between any connected IP or SDI sources and fits seamlessly within any broadcast production workflow.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. 

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