Over 300 IP-bonding units for Rio Olympics 2016

Wi-Fi hotspots in key locations to secure bandwidth

As the world prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, LiveU continues to provide IP-based live video transmission solutions for international broadcasters and online streaming customers. LiveU’s bonded cellular technology for live video acquisition, management and distribution is build to adapt to challenging environments, bandwidth options and multiple venues presented by the Rio Olympics. The company anticipates over 300 IP- bonding units to be used to broadcast the live feed of the Games worldwide.

LiveU being used during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (Source: LiveU)

Assessments showed that broadcasters and online streamers alike will generate over 15,000 live video sessions with more than 50 TB of data over the course of the Olympic Games.

LiveU is experienced with these large amounts of data being transmitted. During the past six years, the company has supported hundreds of customers in their coverage of many of the world’s sporting events, including five Olympic Games, six NFL Super Bowl games, two Fifa World Cup tournaments, and other international events.

Its IP-bonding system was able to maintain 8Mbps transmission rates from different locations during the Fifa World Cup 2014 even though this year the company will deploy more technology and venue support in Brazil.

The company’s entire range of broadcasting systems will be deployed, including backpack and camera-mount IP-bonding devices, such as the LU500 and the LU200, as well as the LU-Smart mobile application and the Xtender external antenna.

The cloud-based MultiPoint distribution service, which integrates into the LiveU Central management platform, will enable customers to share live feeds with up to 100 concurrent destinations worldwide.

Wi-Fi hotspot locations and integrated KA-Band satellite systems, including a VSAT terminal will be offered as well.

Support teams and the companies’ local partner, Ucan Digital Transmission, will be at the venues to support and help customers in multiple languages throughout the Games.