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LiveU has entered a partnership with AT&T to bring 5G to its HEVC bonding portable transmission solutions to broadcasters, production crews and sports organisations which deliver breaking news and live events.

LiveU 5g 1May2019LiveU believes that the combination of HEVC bonding and 5G capabilities will allow its global customer base to take advantage of higher speeds and lower latency in the field and promises enhanced features for future LiveU video solutions. It adds that 5G offers thepotential to transform behind-the-scenes video operations, expand broadcast production capabilities and deliver the next generation of entertainment options.

In the partnership, LiveU and AT&T will test the real-world impact and performance enhancements 5G technology can have. They also plan to explore using 5G capabilities in the AT&T Foundry to enhance the capture and delivery of live video content.

LiveU HEVC portable units currently use a patented technology that bonds multiple cellular networks together for video transport including AT&T’s 4G LTE network. In addition, they offer other transport technologies such as Wi-Fi and satellite.

“We see 5G as a critical advancement for the broadcast industry disrupting the way breaking news, live sports, and other live events are produced,” commented Avi Cohen, chief operations officer and co-founder, LiveU. “We anticipate the technology will bring more capabilities to our customers such as multiple channels of audio, multicamera productions from a single portable transmission solution, 4K streaming, and high-quality video return... Combined with the higher capacity and speeds of 5G, the technologies are poised to further disrupt the broadcast industry.”

“In a world of 24-hour news cycles, getting breaking news quickly to audiences is imperative,” added Mo Katibeh, chief marketing officer, AT&T Business. “By teaming up with LiveU to trial 5G with their portable HEVC broadcast units, we will learn how we can help broadcasters increase production capabilities and expand possibilities for future innovations - as well as help them create compelling new engagement models with consumers. Just imagine the possibility of broadcasters being able to live stream breaking news in 8K or in an AR/VR 360 format over mobile 5G.”