India Today Enhances Live Coverage with LiveU’s 5G Multi-Camera Production Solution
Mr. Mrityunjoy Pal, Asst. India Today VP – Broadcast said, “We are really pleased with the robustness and video performance of the LU800, especially its multi-camera capabilities and switch function. a recent event we were interviewing a prominent 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 ability to choose different images instead of the same image broadcast on each channel. The LU800 has been instrumental in providing engaging coverage of recent elections as well as other daily news and events.”
India Today is a long-time LiveU customer, using a wide range of solutions across the LiveU ecosystem. This includes dozens of LU800 and LU600 field units, over 50 LU-Smart mobile apps, as well as IFB intercom production tools. The live content is streamed directly to India Today broadcast channels and online media through the delhi and Bombay press offices, often using remote production workflows (REMI).
Mr Pal added: “Our national and international reporters, for example at London, use LiveU field units and the LU-Smart app daily to deliver high-quality video feeds to our central newsrooms. Live transmission stability is solid, and the LiveU Central management platform makes it easy to manage multiple devices. The local support provided by Lamhas and LiveU is also excellent; we always feel that we are in safe hands, regardless of the circumstances involved in covering the live event.”
Using the LU800, camera operators can send up to four fully synchronized high-resolution (1080p50/60, 10-bit HDR) streams from a single unit to any remote production center – physical or based on the cloud. The solution offers the highest reliability and resiliency, leveraging IP backhaul for up to 14 connections (cellular, LAN, and WiFi).
Mr. Ranjit BhattiSenior Director – South AsiaLiveU said, “It’s great to see our LU800 being used in an innovative and cost-effective way to broadcast live to millions of viewers by India Today, which is one of the most popular TV networks in India. This is a fantastic use case, and we look forward to further strengthening our business relationship with them. We are increasingly seeing the benefits of our multi-camera solution for the news industry, bringing new ways to cover the news for increased viewer engagement and reach. »
About India today
The India Today group (https://www.indiatoday.in/) is india most respected and diverse media conglomerate that has created an enviable legacy of trust, credibility and admiration since the group was founded over four decades ago. The launch of India Today magazine in 1975 launched the Group’s journey to become a multi-brand, multi-platform and multi-vertical media group, with brands occupying undisputed leadership across all categories and reaching more than 30 crores viewers, readers, listeners and subscribers. The Group, through its years of constant focus on journalistic and editorial excellence, has become the quintessential gold standard of journalism. It is the barometer of trust, integrity and excellence in media across television, publishing, digital and other platforms.
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