TVU provides IP technology to RTVE’s coverage of the Dakar Rally

The TVU Nano Router and TVU Anywhere, devices that can contribute SDI video over wireless networks, have been implemented by RTVE in the live coverage of the Latin America’s Dakar Rally, the well-known off-road rally endurance race. TVU’s technology had been able to transmit all the information to the RTVE studio located in Barcelona.

The IP streaming videos were aired live on La 1 and Teledeporte. They were shot on smartphones, transmitted over local mobile networks and delivered as HD-SDI output feeds to RTVE’s studio.

A representative of RTVE explains his experience with the TVU’s solutions: “Just getting video back from the incredibly hostile environment of the Latin American deserts where the Dakar Rally takes place is a big achievement. However, the combination of the TVU Anywhere mobile application and the TVU Nano Router provided such high-quality video coverage of the rally. This year the reliability, quality and low-latency of the TVU solution enabled us to go full-screen and live with HD SDI output from a smartphone”.

“It’s exciting that our incredibly compact solutions enabled RTVE to capture footage of the Dakar Rally on smartphone and air the video live and in full-screen for the first time on its flagship La 1 channel. It’s our mission to increase the quality of live video and the scalability and mobility of the live streaming solutions, while stripping out complexity and reducing cost for our customers, independently of the way the content is captured and transported. The TVU Anywhere and TVU Nano Router solution certainly delivered this for RTVE and we look forward to our cutting-edge solutions continuing to make a difference for all broadcasters and operators producing live events” said David Jorba, Managing Director Europe at TVU Networks.