Hearst Television Adds TVU Mobile Cellular Uplinks to 29 Stations

Hearst Television has signed an exclusive deal to deploy TVUPack mobile cellular uplink solutions across its network of 29 television stations in the United States. With a large group of stations that reach 18% of U.S. households covering markets in 22 states, Hearst Television is one of the largest and farthest-reaching American broadcast groups.

After carefully evaluating a number of cellular uplink transmission products, Hearst selected TVUPack because of its resilient, stable and reliable transmission capabilities, superior picture quality, and ease of use in the field. In the coming months, the station group plans to deploy the complete suite of TVUPack solutions across its network of affiliates to dramatically expand the group’s ENG capabilities and deliver live video from more locations.

“Hearst Television stations are nationally recognized news leaders, and we actively seek out innovative new technologies such as TVUPack to help our stations extend that leadership,” says Edward Martin Faubell, vice president of engineering, Hearst Television. “TVUPack is a powerful, proven technology that will enable all Hearst stations to expand the way they broadcast news and deliver more compelling live video to viewers than ever before. TVU is a valued technology partner for Hearst and we look forward to using TVU solutions to push the boundaries of what is possible with live newsgathering and IP video distribution.”

P aul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks, says TVUPack is relied upon by hundreds of the largest and most important newsgathering organizations in the world on a daily basis to provide live video of the news and events that shape our lives. “Hearst is one of the most respected and innovative broadcast groups in the United States, and we will work closely with Hearst stations to continue to evolve with them in order to deliver more innovation and create new technologies to meet their needs,” he adds.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of products gives broadcasters satellite and microwave TV truck functionality in a lightweight, portable and untethered form. TVUPack is the original one button operation backpack, is simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location. The TVUPack family of products has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, the London Olympics, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, and the 2013 Papal conclave.