Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) is live streaming every state basketball game by deploying LiveU Solo wireless video encoders at arenas across Australia. Using LiveU’s cloud platform to stream to online video platforms, the NBL enabled fans to watch over 900 NBL1 live games of the 2021 season, including final matches and highlights, and follow their favourite teams and players.
Dean Anglin, General Manager, NBL1, said, “We had a dream to deliver NBL1 games from states around Australia, and LiveU’s 4G bonded IP technology made it possible, enabling us to stream reliably from every venue, at any time, removing our previous single-point-of-failure issue.”
The LiveU Solo video solution provides wireless live streaming, directly from cameras or other video sources to popular online platforms or any customisable web destinations utilising LiveU’s Solo cloud platform.
Both single camera and multi-camera workflows have been set up in different arenas, as part of a cloud-based remote production solution, which has enabled NBL1 to manage everything from a central location.
Anglin continued, “The Solo units are seamlessly integrated with our Canon cameras, tripods on the ground and other production equipment centrally, including graphic overlays and commercial integration.
“The live feeds are directly streamed by 5Stream to Sportsradar and our OTT broadcasting platform, the NBL1 website and the NBL App, bringing in original data and vision rights and creating monetisation opportunities, such as sponsorships.”
As many as 75 LiveU Solo units are being deployed for the 2021 NBL1 season, with the number set to be increased to 100 for the upcoming games.