|Supporting its strategic operational growth, the Indian regional channel has equipped its news teams with a fleet of LiveU multi-cam LU800 units and LU-Smart apps
Hackensack, NJ, December 12th, 2023 – Prominent regional TV channel, Reporter TV, has selected the LiveU IP-video EcoSystem to expand its newsgathering capabilities all over India in the run-up to the 2024 Indian election and beyond. LiveU’s portable IP-video solutions will be used by the Indian Malayalam-language news channel to provide more content in nine regional languages, reaching millions of viewers on both its linear TV and digital platforms. Service and support are being provided by LiveU’s longstanding local partner, Lamhas Satellite Services.
LU800 multi-camera, field contribution encoders and LU-Smart mobile app licenses will be used by reporters across the country to deliver high-quality live news daily. LiveU’s proven resiliency, powered by the LRT™ (LiveU Reliable Transport) protocol, was a key decision factor together with the LU800’s multi-camera capabilities. Camera operators can cover events from multiple angles using a single unit, offering viewers a far more immersive video experience.
Mr. Anto Augustine, Managing Director, Reporter TV, said, “We made a decision to invest in the best broadcast technology enabling us to grow our reach in Kerala and right across India. The choice of solution was simple: if we want to be the best, we need to go with the best, and we were impressed with LiveU’s quality, reliability and flexibility. Instead of covering an event with one feed, we can cover it with multiple feeds from the same location using a single unit, enabling us to offer better, more diverse programming.”
“Many people want to watch the news in their own regional languages, in addition to Hindi and English. LiveU gives us the opportunity to add news stories, which are interesting to millions of people who have deep connections with the Kerala region in Southern India,” added Mr. Anil Ayroor, President, Reporter TV.
Mr. Manoj Shah, Director, Lamhas Satellite Services, said, “We are delighted that Reporter TV is joining other leading broadcasters in India in selecting LiveU technology and are committed to support them as they expand their operations around the country.”
Mr. Ranjit Bhatti, Senior Director of South Asia, LiveU, summed up, “News never stops, but 2024 in particular is going to be an important news year in India with the upcoming election. The regional markets are a key focus area for us, and we’re excited to welcome Reporter TV in Kerala to our customer roster, helping them solidify their business growth.”
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About Reporter TV
Reporter TV is an Indian Malayalam-language free-to-air news channel which is a part of Reporter Broadcasting Company, based in Kochi, Kerala. At the helm of Reporter Broadcasting Company Private Limited is Anto Augustine, serving as the Managing Director and Managing Editor of Reporter TV. Augustine is recognized for his entrepreneurial acumen across the Middle East, Malaysia, and India, and plays a pivotal role in the operational success and strategic direction of the channel. Mr. Anil Ayroor, a distinguished media personality with extensive experience in broadcasting, joined the Reporter Broadcasting Company as RBC’s Group President in 2023, contributing significantly to the channel’s strategic development.
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.
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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