India Today, one of India’s top news networks, has increased its deployment of LiveU’s LU800 multi-cam solution across the country for its TV channels’ live coverage, complementing its existing fleet of LiveU live broadcast solutions.
The LU800 offers mission-critical reliability and enhanced flexibility for the broadcaster’s daily news, sports and entertainment coverage, with its simultaneous field switching capabilities. The network is deploying LU800 5G units, ready for the 5G network launch in India scheduled for later this year. Round-the-clock service and support are provided by LiveU’s local partner, Lamhas Satellite Services Ltd.
Using the LU800, camera operators can send up to four fully frame-synced feeds in high resolution (1080p50/60, 10-bit HDR) from a single unit to any remote production centre – physical or cloud-based. The solution offers the highest reliability and resiliency, leveraging IP bonding of up to 14 connections (cellular, LAN and WiFi).
Mrityunjoy Pal, Assistant Vice-President – Broadcast at India Today, said, “We’re really happy with the LU800’s robustness and video performance, especially with its multi-camera capabilities and switcher feature.
“For example, at a recent event, we were interviewing a leading politician in the run-up to the election. Using the LU800, we had two feeds coming into the station from one unit and our English and Hindi channels had the flexibility to pick different frames instead of the same frame playing on each channel.
“The LU800 played a key role in providing engaging coverage of the recent election as well as other daily news and events.”
Pal added, “Our national and international reporters, for example in London, use LiveU field units and the LU-Smart app daily to contribute high-quality video feeds back to our central newsrooms. The stability of the live transmissions is solid, and the LiveU Central management platform makes managing the multiple devices easy.”