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Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has deployed TVU Nano Router and TVU Anywhere solutions to contribute live SDI video over wireless networks from the remote and difficult conditions of the Dakar Rally in Latin America to its studio in Barcelona.
TVU TVE Rally Dakar 11March2019
Organised by the Amaury Sports Organisation, the Dakar Rally is a renowned off-road rally endurance race that has been going on for more than 40 years and has expanded globally from its Saharan origins to Latin America. In the new deployment, IP streaming videos, which were aired live on RTVE flagship channels La 1 and Teledeporte, were shot on smartphones, transmitted over local mobile networks, and delivered as HD-SDI output feeds to RTVE’s studio.

RTVE says that it achieved this due to the ability of the TVU Anywhere app to aggregate mobile data from the smartphone and the compact TVU Nano Router, used as an additional hotspot enabled by three SIMs. Nano Router is designed to be the smallest possible hardware solution for the high-quality contribution of video over Wi-Fi, Ethernet and cellular networks while the TVU Anywhere app is made for capturing and streaming live video from anywhere, featuring remote pan-and-zoom allowing an operator in a studio to control the camera remotely without intervention from the user in the field.

“Just getting video back from the incredibly hostile environment of the Latin American deserts where the Dakar Rally takes place is a big achievement,” the broadcaster said. “However, the combination of the TVU Anywhere mobile application and the TVU Nano Router provided such high-quality video coverage of the rally. This year the reliability, quality and low-latency of the TVU solution enabled us to go full-screen and live with HD SDI output from a smartphone.”