LiveU will deploy over 200 bonded cellular systems for customers at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
The units will be deployed in the 12 host cities across Brazil by media companies from over 30 countries. LiveU will offer live video transmission, as well as hot spot connectivity via the new LiveU DataBridge solution, which turns any LiveU unit into a bonded cellular hotspot for any kind of Internet usage on any device.
LiveU’s support team will be on the ground in the different locations, offering onsite 24/7 support in multiple languages during the tournament.
LiveU already has a strong reputation in coverage of high-profile global sporting events, having initially made its debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with NBC. The company also deployed over 30 units at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and over 150 units at the London 2012 Olympics, and had strong presence in the Sochi and Vancouver Winter Games.
During the World Cup, LiveU will provide onsite support both directly and through its local partner, UCAN Digital Transmission. The company will deploy its entire portfolio of uplink products including its backpack and camera-mount cellular bonding devices. These include the LU500 and its signal boost Xtender external antennas.
Customers will include global sports and news networks, news agencies, local stations and online broadcasters from almost every participating country in the tournament. All units in the field can be controlled directly by the operator, or remotely from the studio in the home country via the browser-based LiveU Central management system.
TERRA, the largest Internet company in Latin America, will use LiveU technology during the World Cup. With 100 million visitors to its website each month, TERRA covered the Beijing Olympics coverage in 2008 and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.