Gannett's Broadcasting Division Inks Deal with LiveU
Apr 16, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
LiveU, a portable video-over-cellular solutions, has been selected by Gannett's Broadcasting Division to provide its backpack technology for local electronic newsgathering operations.
The Company said LiveU's flagship LU60 units have been deployed to the majority of Gannett's 23 television stations across the United States, as part of a group-wide deal.
"LiveU provides our local news teams with an efficient and cost-effective solution for enhancing our award-winning news operations," said Jeff Johnson, Vice President, Technology, Gannett Broadcasting. "After testing LiveU's backpack technology over the past few months at select stations including three of Gannett's largest markets and using them for a variety of news and weather events, we've received great feedback from our news teams on the quality, ease of use and flexibility of the LU60. And LiveU's support has been very responsive whenever we've needed them. Our aim is to make everyone 'live on their shift'."
"Gannett's roll-out of our product will put our flagship technology on the ground in the leading news markets around the country," said Mike Savello, Vice President of Sales, LiveU. "Our units will not only meet the demands of the local station's on-air needs, but will also help provide fresh content to meet the company's growing multimedia demands. We're proud that this deal extends live mobile video coverage to over 20 million US households."
According to a release, the LU60 product is a bonded 3G/4G LTE backpack with proprietary RF technology for resiliency, up to 1080 HD video and sub-second latency for a satellite-like experience.
Gannett Co. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties.
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