Channel surfing: Ubiquity to use IP backhaul for live sports with Time Warner Cable

Ubiquity Broadcasting is redefining "channel surfing" by becoming the first broadcaster to use IP backhaul to deliver live HD content from a Hawaiian surfing competition. Ubiquity will use new broadcast technology from Sony to work with Time Warner Oceanic Cable on the broadcast of the Sponsor Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls surfing event live on the Internet, Time Warner Cable and cellular platforms. The event will run from Jun 14-26.

Time Warner Oceanic's broadcast coordinator Dean Luke said in a news release that the broadcast would serve as a "test bed for wireless IP to TV transmissions (and is) Oceanic's fist go at this new delivery method for a live surf event."

To cover the event, Ubiquity will provide broadcasters with a direct IP stream. This eliminates the need for satellite trucks, production equipment and fixed fiber drops.

For more:
- see this news release
- and this Infonetics release

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