With the growing needs for on-location live video capturing and sharing and with a rigorous 24/7 schedule of live and on-demand sports coverage, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, has chosen TVU Networks as it’s Video-Over-IP technology provider. FloSports live streams over 10,000 live competitions per year across its platform with rigorous video content demands.
FloSports’ previous successful rental experience with TVU Networks’ equipment, was the deciding factor in making the decision to lock in the investment. The finalized production dissemination for FloSports uses TVU to simulcast events, produce live programming from remote locations, record footage for raw archiving material, and more. As a backup, FloSport utilizes TVU One cellular mobile units to every venue to ensure they can always provide live coverage and no breakage in coverage.
“We are currently using TVU for both primary and backup event coverage,” FloSports Director of Production Eric Helton said. “We’ve used equipment from other video-over-IP providers, but it did not perform well covering events like cross country where the camera has to move with the athletes across a course, which can cause fluctuations in cellular connections. In contrast, we found TVU One to be very reliable for this type of coverage, and we experienced better results. Additionally, TVU’s customer support is superior to the support offered by other providers.”
FloSports consistently delivers high-quality, live and on-demand coverage to its viewers regardless of the sport or venue. Powered by IS+, TVU’s proprietary transmission algorithm, TVU transmitters can simultaneously aggregate any combination of bandwidth mediums including cellular 3G/4G LTE, WiFi, Ethernet, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, microwave, microwave mesh and BGAN to deliver a reliable and dependable broadcast picture with sub-second latency, as low as 0.5 seconds.
“The flexibility and dependability of TVU products enables us to push the limits of traditional broadcasting,” Helton added. “The technology has proved itself cost and time effective and works flawlessly every time. We’re thankful to have found them. TVU’s solid performance strengthens our commitment to the FloSports model of remote production and IP video transmission. It is truly the future of broadcast.”
Over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU is the key component of the operations of many major media facilities and is the go-to solution to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage for news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.
“FloSports’ business model fits perfectly within the sweet spot of our video-over-IP technology,” TVU Networks Vice President, North America Sales Matt Keiler said. “The sports they cover require remote production in challenging environments often without cellular or with unstable connections, with fast moving content, constantly changing locales, and a finite budget. We’re thrilled they’ve selected our technology to bring reliable and cost-effective live video sports content to their millions of passionate viewers.”
About TVU Networks®
TVU Networks® is the global technology and innovation leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU® serves customers of all sizes in more than 85 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU® is the dominant market leader with a large majority of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVU’s uplink solutions use any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location.
FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, partners with event rights holders, governing bodies, and other media companies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the events, the athletes, and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header include Wrestling, Rugby, MMA, Football, Track, Gymnastics, Hockey, and more.
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