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E! Online Latino announced today that it will use LiveU technology to stream its Web-exclusive coverage of the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards preshow event.

The 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards will be held 24 April at the Bank United Centre in Coral Gables, Fla. This will mark the 25th anniversary celebration of the award show, which will also be the ending event of the Billboard Latin Music Conference being held in Miami, FL.

E! will be using LiveU's latest flagship product, the LU500, to stream from the event. Weighing only 2.2lbs (1kg), the small, lightweight LU500 bonds together six to eight internal cellular connections, and allows the transmission of broadcast-quality video without the need for a satellite truck or a hard-wired Internet connection. The LU500 includes LiveU's proprietary antenna modules for greater resiliency in congested areas, is powered by LiveU's new multi-processor video encoding engine, and can be controlled from anywhere using the LiveU Central management system.

The live video will be streamed directly to E! Online's Brightcove account for distribution and content management for all of its users in Latin America.

"The high performance of the LU500 along with its portable, and lightweight design was the obvious choice for our team when it came time to pick an uplink unit to help us cover the red carpet," said Jose Leon, digital product manager from E! Online Latino.