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February 21, 2024
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LiveU technology enabled cost-efficient live production and distribution over IP, reaching audiences in numerous participating countries

Hackensack, NJ, January 16th, 2024 – The 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands were successfully broadcast live to viewers in numerous participating countries and beyond using LiveU’s IP-video EcoSystem. LiveU’s technology was selected for its cost-effective and flexible technology, underpinned by LRT™ (LiveU Reliable Transport), enabling live broadcasts to be distributed with the highest resiliency to a disparate array of broadcasters and other takers across the Pacific Islands as well as Australia and New Zealand.  The LiveU team was present on-site throughout the games, providing engineering and operational support.

Established in 1963 and held on a four-yearly rotation, the Games are designed to strengthen bonds between the Pacific Islands and surrounding nations through sport. The games span 24 sports, including archery, athletics, basketball, football, judo, and rugby.

Historically the world feed was transmitted via satellite and produced centrally with selective content. The organizers turned to LiveU for cost-effective and reliable IP distribution over the open internet using LiveU Matrix’s fully managed service with multiple feeds, encompassing all the content, produced at the different venues.

In addition, LiveU’s compact 5G LU300S encoders were deployed for point-to-point transmission, LiveU Ingest for cloud recording on-site and the rackmount LiveU Transceivers for uplinks and point-to-point transmission.

Paul Vunituraga, Broadcast Manager, Pacific Games 2023, said, “These games mean so much to so many people – for many of the competing territories, it’s the only time their teams compete internationally. We were looking for a cost-effective and efficient alternative to satellite and were excited by the opportunities enabled using LiveU’s IP technology. The results speak for themselves! Despite the challenging environments on the island, the quality and scope of the live production remained at the highest level throughout the games. We could focus on covering all the different sports with engaging live content, while expanding our reach to new takers with full peace of mind.”

Chris Dredge, Country and Sales Manager – LiveU Pacific, said, “It was an honor for us to be involved in these historic Pacific Games, which have been hailed as a great success, and provides a powerful use case for our EcoSystem. This major production demonstrates how LiveU can replace traditional broadcast methods for major sports events across the whole spectrum, from live contribution on the ground and cloud ingest to a variety of distribution methods.”

About LiveU

LiveU is shaping the future of live video, powering video production workflows and cloud services for news, sports, and other verticals. Avoiding the complexity of network configuration, the LiveU EcoSystem delivers an optimized and flexible IP video network for contribution, production and distribution. Building on our global market leadership and innovation, LiveU offers the highest quality, reliable and cost-effective end-to-end solutions for all types of live productions – producing more for less. Our rich portfolio, built on the pioneering LRT™ (LiveU Reliable Transport) protocol, ranges from our portable production-level field units and smartphone apps to satellite/cellular hybrid solutions and next-gen cloud-based IP management, ingest and distribution solutions. With over 5,000 customers in 150 countries, LiveU’s technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, sports, and other organizations (including government, education, public safety, enterprise, and production houses), streaming live video to TV, mobile, online, and social media. LiveU is a multi-award winner, including Frost & Sullivan and Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards. For more information, visit www.liveu.tv, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn or Instagram.

 

About LRT™

Developed by LiveU, LRT™ (LiveU Reliable Transport) is the power behind all LiveU solutions, offering rock-solid reliability over cellular and other IP networks. The LRT™ protocol supports low latency, high resiliency video and audio transmission and was built from the ground up to accommodate the special properties of 4G/5G cellular as well as more traditional wireless and wired networks. LRT™ is optimized to support the bonding of multiple IP connections. Learn more: https://www.liveu.tv/solutions/lrt.

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