TVU Networks Delivers Live Sports From a Backpack

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome TVU Networks as its newest corporate sponsor. TVU Networks has been a technology leader in developing Internet- and wireless-based solutions for Web and TV broadcast since 2005. Its products include TVUPack, a portable, lightweight video- and audio-capture and -transmission backpack.

News stations around the world use TVUPack to deliver live broadcasts of breaking news and sports events in SD or HD via wireless 3G, 4G, WiFi, and BGAN. Based on proprietary technology developed by TVU Networks engineers, the TVUPack monitors cellular-signal strength and automatically utilizes all available bandwidth to provide the sharpest picture possible.

“We are very pleased to be joining the Sports Video Group. Sports-news broadcasting using portable backpacks is an increasing area of interest, and we have received a considerable amount of feedback from our customers as to the usefulness of TVUPack in covering local and major sports events,” says Eric Chang, senior director of marketing. “As a company, we pride ourselves in always striving to be a technology leader in Web and wireless video broadcast. We believe the best way to continue to develop innovative products for the sports-broadcast market is to partner with a leading organization like the Sports Video Group.”

Earlier this year, TVU Networks provided TVUPacks to Beijing Television, China’s leading television network, for its country coverage of the AFC Asian Cup in Qatar. Broadcasting live soccer coverage from the tournament over several days, the network was pleased with the flexibility and picture quality of the TVUPack and has continued to use the backpacks.