01.25.2012 10:52 AM
Hoak Selects TVUPack Mobile Broadcast Uplink
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Hoak Media Corp. has
signed an exclusive deal to with TVU Networks, a developer of portable live
electronic news gathering (ENG) broadcasting solutions, to deploy TVU’s TVUPack
across its 23 stations covering nine television markets in the United States.
Hoak Media Corporation
owns, operates or programs 23 TV stations in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota,
North Dakota, Louisiana and Florida. Hoak Media’s television station group
includes affiliates of CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, CW and MyNetworkTV. The organization plans on deploying
TVUPack across its network of stations to help them more efficiently broadcast
live from more locations.
thing about the TVUPack technology is that it allows our stations to quickly
and efficiently provide live pictures without having to rely on expensive
microwave or satellite technology. I can’t imagine a market where,
competitively speaking, a station can get by without having one of these packs.
If you have a competitive news environment, the news stations that use TVUPack
will have a leg up,” said Rich Adams, chief operating officer, Hoak Media
picture quality and ability to go live with just the push of a button is helping
television stations, news agencies and freelance video crews around the world
broadcast live from more places than they ever could before. TVUPack gives
stations a cost effective supplement or alternative to traditional satellite
and microwave solutions. We are thrilled to add Hoak Media to the TVUPack
family,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.
Already in use by
hundreds of broadcast organizations, TVUPack gives broadcasters satellite
microwave TV truck functionality in a lightweight backpack. TVUPack is powered
by TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux technology, which dynamically segments a
live video signal and transmits the segments through multiple independent
3G/4G/WiFi/WiMax connections. TVUPack is simple to use and provides
broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast
live at any time and from any location.