Portable live video acquisition specialist LiveU has announced the start of a collaboration with AT&T Communications that is aimed at enhancing broadcast production capabilities with the addition of 5G technology.
The partnership will focus on introducing 5G to LiveU’s High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) bonding portable transmission solutions.
Mo Katibeh, chief marketing officer, AT&T Business, said: “In a world of 24-hour news cycles, getting breaking news quickly to audiences is imperative.
“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.”
Providing live video streaming solutions for TV, mobile, online and social media for newsgathering, live sports and events coverage in more than 130 countries, the addition of 5G capabilities is expected to enhance LiveU’s offerings for live news and sports broadcasts.
Commenting on the collaboration, Avi Cohen, chief operations officer and co-founder, LiveU, said: “We see 5G as a critical advancement for the broadcast industry disrupting the way breaking news, live sports, and other live events are produced.
"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.
“AT&T is a strong global leader with a focused approach on delivering high-quality solutions that meet the evolving needs of consumers and content creators. Collaborating with AT&T demonstrates LiveU’s commitment to providing our customers with unique features and solutions that take advantage of all the possibilities that 5G enables.”