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Mediacorp utilises LiveU for live coverage of Singapore polls

LiveU provided key live-streaming support during Singapore’s recent General Election 2020 (GE2020) that enabled Mediacorp to broadcast live from 31 constituencies across the country.

Mediacorp used multiple field units to stream live video of events on Nomination Day, the, coverage of candidates at their constituencies and right up to the Polling Day itself.

Leveraging LiveU cloud technology, Mediacorp also used LiveU’s platform for multi-destination distribution and disaster recovery. On the ground, management and support for the complex project was provided by Elevate Broadcast, LiveU’s partner in Singapore.

James Hollis, Lead, Production Services, News & Current Affairs, Mediacorp, said that with social distancing being paramount and additional safety measures needed to provide coverage, LiveU’s high availability solutions guaranteed transmission around the clock from multiple locations. “Using LiveU’s cloud technology, we could also multi-stream the live broadcast footages to our YouTube and digital platforms, bringing the live feeds to wider audiences, without needing large crews on-site,” he said.

LiveU also worked with Mediacorp to provide coverage of the republic’s National Day on August 9 in which LiveU’s technology was used to share live feeds from across the island.

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