LiveU inks $20MN deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group | Infrastructure | News | Rapid TV News
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In a further move that puts behind its failure to merge with Tribune Media and to embark on expanding mobile broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group has signed a multi-year lease agreement with LiveU that upgrades its fleet of portable transmission units.

Sinclair LiveU 14Jan2019Sinclair has been a LiveU customer since 2011 and chose to upgrade its fleet of bonded IP solutions to maintain a competitive edge in newsgathering and grow as generational improvements occur in the LiveU solution set.

The agreement immediately upgrades Sinclair stations spanning 80 production locations in the US to LiveU’s LU600 flagship model of HEVC field units which are claimed to feature higher efficiencies, greater stability, increased reliability and the best video quality in low bandwidth situations.

Sinclair is implementing LiveU Matrix to share live content for news events, such as the California wildfires, across all its broadcast and digital news platforms. LiveU says that the Matrix next-generation IP cloud video management platform will enable Sinclair’s stations to view, manage and distribute live content quickly and efficiently throughout the station group using low-cost internet connectivity.