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TBS using a cost-effective, wire-free LiveU set-up for on-site production

Japanese broadcaster Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) recently deployed LiveU’s On-Site Production solution, combined with Starlink satellites, for the live production of Ousama no Brunch, a TV variety show.

LiveU’s On-Site Production solution, with its Mobile Receiver and, in this case, Starlink integration, enables a cost-effective, wire-free set-up with extreme resiliency in crowded outside locations. The integration expands the possibilities for on-site productions in areas where wired network lines are not available and network conditions are challenging.

The solution is part of LiveU’s network-agnostic EcoSystem, enabling LiveU’s set of IP-video solutions to be connected with other best-of-breed IP and satellite networks.

High-quality live feeds were delivered from numerous LiveU field units, LU800s and LU600s, around the park straight into the LiveU receivers installed in the production truck using multiple mobile and satellite networks. LiveU supported the overall deployment and pre-tests at the on-site production venue with local partner, NTT Communications Corporation which assisted the set-up and mobile network connectivity.

Keiichi Shiota from TBS ACT, the production arm of TBS, said, “We used LiveU Mobile Receiver for on-site production at the large theme park in the Kanto region. By using LiveU Mobile Receiver, we were able to receive live video in a vehicle using mobile and satellite networks (Starlink) without the need for wired network connections.

“We believe that LiveU Mobile Receiver expands the possibilities of on-site production in locations where it’s not easy to prepare a wired network line.”

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