Live U Solo allows Australian basketball fans to enjoy the NBL1 league nationwide

The NBL1, Australia’s professional semi-elite basketball league, has implemented LiveU Solo wireless video encoders at arenas across the whole country. That action enables the league to stream every basketball game. To the fans it has supposed that they were able to enjoy 900 NBL1 live games, including final matches and highlights.

The cloud-based remote production was powered by Australian broadcast services company, 5stream, online production platform, Cloudmix, and with LiveU’s local partner, Pacific Live Media, providing the Solo solution and local technical support.

“LiveU has been a gamechanger for Australian basketball, enabling us to engage sports fans nationwide with exciting, high-quality live coverage for the best video experience. We had a dream to deliver NBL1 games from states around Australia and LiveU’s 4G bonded IP technology made it possible, enabling us to stream reliably from every venue, at any time, removing our previous single point of failure issue,” said Dean Anglin, General Manager at NBL1. “The set-up has been unbelievably simple, requiring minimal training for our ground staff – one training session with the kits and they’re ready to go! Live streaming the games has strengthened the NBL1 brand and generated a steep rise in interest in basketball. We’ve managed to increase the number of eyeballs online using cost-effective production. Currently, we have 75 Solo units, and this number is set to increase to over 100 for the upcoming season.”

The LiveU Solo video solution provides wireless live streaming, directly from cameras or other video sources to online platforms or webs utilizing LiveU’s Solo cloud platform. The main characteristic of this platform is that it is able to merge every network connections in order to increase bandwidth.

“The Solo units are seamlessly integrated with our Canon cameras, tripods on the ground and other production equipment centrally, including graphic overlays and commercial integration. The live feeds are directly streamed by 5Stream to Sportsradar and our OTT broadcasting platform, the NBL1 website and the NBL App, bringing in original data and vision rights and creating monetization opportunities,” concludes Mr Anglin.

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