India Today deploys LiveU LU800 units to cover the country through 5G network

India Today has recently increased its LiveU live broadcast solutions. The news network has deployed LU800 multi-cam solution across the country for its TV channels’ live coverage. India Today is deploying LU800 5G units, ready for the 5G network launch in India scheduled for later this year.

Using this solution, camera operators can send up to four fully frame-synced feeds in high resolution (1080p50/60, 10-bit HDR) from a single unit to any remote production center – physical or cloud-based. The device leverages IP bonding of up to 14 connections (cellular, LAN and WiFi).

India Today is a longstanding LiveU customer. This includes tens of LU800s and LU600 field units, over 50 LU-Smart mobile apps, as well as IFB intercom production tools. Live content is broadcast direct to India Today’s broadcast channels and online media outlets via the Delhi and Bombay news bureaus, often using remote production workflows.

“We’re really happy with the LU800’s robustness and video performance, especially with its multi-camera capabilities and switcher feature. For example, at a recent event, we were interviewing a leading politician in the run-up to the election. Using the LU800, we had two feeds coming into the station from one unit and our English and Hindi channels had the flexibility to pick different frames instead of the same frame playing on each channel,” assures Mr. Mrityunjoy Pal, Asst. Vice President – Broadcast at India Today.

Mr. Ranjit Bhatti, Senior Director – South Asia, LiveU said, “It’s great to see our LU800 being used in an innovative and cost-effective way for broadcasting live to millions of viewers by India Today, which is one of the most popular television networks in India.”

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