Nuestra Tele Noticias (NTN24), an international Spanish-speaking 24-hour news network, is expanding its use of LiveU's portable live video-over-cellular technology to nine international bureaux in Latin America, the United States and Europe.
NTN24 provides news, analysis, opinion, sports, entertainment news programmes and breaking news in Spanish from the Latin American perspective addressed to the Latin American community, while also producing online English language news, emphasising stories from the Americas.
The LiveU roaming units allow NTN24 reporters and camera operators to fly while carrying a LiveU unit to a country where a breaking news story is developing, and start transmitting immediately upon arrival without the complexities of obtaining uplink services on the ground.
The new two-year deal includes a combination of local units outfitted with country-specific data plans for each of the nine countries deployed, as well as LiveU's roaming units that can be operated on short notice in dozens of additional countries around the world.
"The additional LiveU units will allow us to enhance our live coverage across the globe," said Alejandro Peña, NTN24's general producer. "With LiveU's reliable distributors and support in all the countries where we operate, we know we can depend on the company on a global scale. We now use LiveU on a daily basis in Latin America, USA and Europe."
The expansion follows NTN24's deployment of LiveU LU70 units in select bureaux in 2011. LiveU holds the patent for video uplink over bonded cellular connections.
"We are very happy to see NTN24 continuing to increase their use of LiveU and leverage our products as part of their growth strategy," said Giovanni Punzo, LiveU's head of Latin America sales.