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SBS relies on TVU’s IP video solutions for daily remote newsgathering

The South Korean terrestrial broadcaster has deployed mobile IP transmitters nationally and at its international news bureaus

A user of TVU Networks’ TVUPack since 2012, South Korean commercial broadcaster SBS recently purchased TVU One with HEVC/H.265 live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter units for transmission both nationally and at its international news bureaus.

Hak Hyeon Kim, manager, SBS technical planning team, explained: “In the past, we used dedicated submarine networks for international correspondence. But as SBS expands its global news coverage, we were looking for a most cost-effective technology that could produce vivid video, improve our news coverage capabilities, and enable our crews to easily produce and transmit video out in the field back to our studios.

“We had been using TVU Networks’ TVUPack video transmitters, and we found them to be easy to use and quick to deploy. Knowing that we could count on the reliability of TVU’s live video transmission technology even in challenging bandwidth environments, we recently added TVU One units into our broadcast workflow for remote video acquisition.”

SBS has added TVU One with HEVC/H.265 units to its news bureaus in Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C.

With the addition of TVU One with HEVC/H.265 — together with TVU’s Inverse StatMux Plus technology — SBS is realising real cost savings on broadband use by taking advantage of the more efficient compression and data management inherent in HEVC/H.265 encoding when compared to H.264, said TVU Networks.

TVU’s transmitters provide “simple, worry-free operation” to the SBS production team out in the field, and the video is easily sent back to SBS’ broadcasting centre in Seoul, the company added.


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