LiveU deployed 190 transmission units at PyeongChang Olympics

Recently completed, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, represented a global spectacle of sport for broadcasters. Helping deliver that message home to the various national broadcasters was LiveU.

With 190 live video transmission units deployed for the games, LiveU saw over 7,100 live sessions out of approximately 40 different countries with 6 terabytes of live transmission. This usage adds up to 2,037 hours of continuous live broadcast from PyeongChang.

“We’ve seen a shift occur over the previous two Olympic Games and the last World Cup. Prior to that, most of the broadcasters were using our unit in this environment to transmit the content back to a main MCR for later use. Now many of them are simply going live with the LiveU unit. It’s truly a testament to the technology and that it works,” said Ronen Artman of LiveU.

The 2018 Winter Olympics also marked the first major sporting event LiveU has provided 4K and HEVC (high-efficiency video coding) compression solutions, primarily through the LiveU LU600 portable transmission unit.