LiveU adds satellite connectivity to its broadcasting service

LiveU's hybrid cellular satellite solution. (Image: LiveU)

LiveU is combining its HEVC bonding technology with satellite connectivity service in addition to the cellular service it currently provides.

The company said that LU600 users can now broadcast double the number of hours with the same data using HEVC encoding, and use a satellite connection without needing a reservation or multiple providers.

"Our bundled solution will change the game for our customers by removing any bandwidth concern, simplifying the workflow, and ending billing confusion for data," said Mike Savello, LiveU’s vice president of sales, in a statement.

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Dejero and Intelsat last year released a similar product that draws signals from multiple wireless networks as well as Intelsat’s Ku band satellites to offer bandwidth options for broadcasters in case of network congestion.

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"We are addressing the dilemma that broadcasters face about which video transport assets to deploy to a news story or live event," said Bogdan Frusina, founder of Dejero, in a statement. "By taking advantage of cellular and satellite connectivity, CellSat offers high reliability to our customers, with the convenience of procurement, network management, billing, and support from a single vendor.”

"Today's broadcasters are challenged with quickly producing high-quality, reliable television coverage in environments that run the gamut from sparsely populated in extremely remote areas to overcrowded with a congested network," said Rob Cerbone, Intelsat's vice president and general manager of media services, in a statement. "Coupling Intelsat's high performing, ubiquitous Ku-band IP connectivity with Dejero's blended cellular technology will give broadcasters greater assurance when covering live events. Dejero CellSat was designed with simplicity in mind so crews can focus on setting up quickly and getting the live shot back to the broadcast facility and on the air."

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