MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, February 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
TVU Networks, the leader in IP-based video delivery technology, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Al Hareer, a Kuwait-based media company. The agreement will allow Al Hareer to integrate TVU Networks' best-in-class news gathering backpack, the TVUPack, into their operation, as well as resell the TVUPack in the Kuwaiti and Iraq market.
The broadcast industry is facing constantly growing demand for live coverage in difficult conditions, and TV stations are being challenged to deliver this coverage in HD quality and in a flexible and moving environment. Today's SNG van incurs extraordinary expenses, which can now be avoided by replacing or supplementing the van with a mobile broadcasting unit. This new wave of technology in the broadcast industry has global media companies, including all major TV networks in the US, deploying TVUPacks.
"We have seen a lot of market demand for TVUPacks, from our customers as well as in our own operation. We are pleased to be able to offer the 'gold-standard' solution, the TVUPack," stated Hussain Mosawi, CEO of Al Hareer. "We have placed TVUPacks into many challenging environments. We are so glad to see the technology enable us to deliver a picture quality that matches the high demands of broadcasters."
The compact TVUPack is packed with advanced networking and compression technologies. The high-powered H.264 video encoding engine delivers a vivid HD signal, even with limited bandwidth. TVU's VBR, Variable Bit-Rate, technology automatically adjusts the bit-rate according to the total available aggregated bandwidth. TVU's Inverse StatMux technology allows the TVUPack to fully utilize the available bandwidth of multiple 3G/4G data connections. The combination of these technologies ensures that the TVUPack is able to deliver the best and most stable picture in the industry. TVUPack stands as the chosen top-tier product for next-generation mobile news gathering.
"It is a great tribute to the performance of the TVUPack that it has been chosen by Al Hareer," said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. "We look forward to leveraging Al Hareer's market leadership and technical strength to better serve TVUPack customers in the Middle East, which is a key market for us."
Visitors to the CABSAT & Satellite MENA 2011 in Dubai (February 8 - 10) will be able to view a live demonstration in both Al Hareer's stand (S-F21) and TVU Networks' stand (S1-H13).
About TVU Networks:
TVU Networks (http://tvunetworks.com/) is the technology leader in live TV over Internet. The company's products and services allow both broadcasters and viewers to get the full advantage of using the Internet as a broadcast and transmission medium. The company's TVUPack is the perfect tool for un-tethered broadcasting.
TVU's TV platform empowers any size broadcaster to effectively monetize their content through a live Internet TV platform that reaches the entire world, has unlimited channel capacity, and allows for very low broadcasting costs. The TVU platform also offers cross platform support, including Windows, Mac, and a best-selling iPhone app. The TVUPlayer applications have been downloaded over 50 million times. TVU Networks was founded in 2005 and has headquarters in Silicon Valley, California, and offices in New York, Boston, and Shanghai.
For more information about the TVUPack: Please visit http://www.tvupack.com Email us email@example.com For more information about the Al Hareer Satellite Service: Please visit http://www.alhareer.com Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE TVU Networks