Broadcast-quality live streaming now available on Facebook
HACKENSACK, New Jersey, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the opening of the Facebook Live API, brands can now live stream video content directly to Facebook using high-quality production equipment. This has been extremely important to broadcasters and video content creators that want to deliver non-stop live video coverage to the Facebook community. LiveU, a pioneer in live streaming technology, has created a new 'plug and play' live streaming bonding solution that connects automatically to Facebook, enabling broadcasters and content creators to deliver rock-solid, highly produced video streams. The Huffington Post, a leading global source of breaking news, opinion, entertainment and community, and an early adopter of LiveU Solo, is utilizing the technology to deliver high-quality live video to a wider audience on Facebook.
"At The Huffington Post, we're eager to deliver live streaming to our Facebook audience and have already increased production by seven times in the last month," said Patrick McMenamin, Supervising Producer at The Huffington Post. "LiveU Solo has helped us become one of the first outlets to stream high-definition video direct to Facebook. We've used LiveU in the field to stream HD video in our primary campaign coverage and high-profile interviews, as well as our popular Game of Thrones after-show chat."
"The Solo encoder is perfect for the 'one man band.' We can send a reporter out with a cameraman and share compelling live content with our online and mobile audiences," added Dennis Scarna, Senior Manager, Live Stream Operations at AOL/The Huffington Post.
"Broadcasters and online video content creators are looking to differentiate their content by delivering live quality streams, maintaining reliable connectivity, and sharing it with the world seamlessly. This can be accomplished with LiveU Solo," said LiveU Co-founder & COO, Avi Cohen. "The Huffington Post has seen tremendous success in live streaming. They understand that live streaming content connects audiences to high-quality video on-the-fly."
Optimized for online video performance, Solo delivers the rock-solid video streams LiveU is known for by using LiveU Reliable Transport (LRT™) protocol's integral adaptive bit rate and forward error correction technology. LiveU Solo connects automatically to Facebook Live, Wowza Streaming Cloud™, as well as other popular CDNs, OVPs and YouTube Live, making live video simple. Solo can be managed and controlled remotely via a web interface or smartphone.
LiveU sets the standard for high-quality and reliable live video acquisition, management and distribution over IP. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any location around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With top-tier customers in 60+ countries, LiveU's solutions are being utilized for breaking and developing news and high-profile events, such as the FIFA World Cup™, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, Presidential Campaigns, Super Bowls, US Collegiate Championships and red-carpet events. LiveU's solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions. For more information, visit www.liveu.tv, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.