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BT Sport Deploys LiveU To Facilitate
Innovative And Engaging Content
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iveU, a leader in portable live
video-over-cellular solutions,
has announced that new, premium
sports broadcaster BT Sport has
selected cellular transmission
technology from the company to
provide innovative and exciting
content to its
viewers.

The new sports channels -
BT Sport 1 and 2 and ESPN
- are available via multiple
platforms in the UK.
The launch has garnered huge
attention in the country, with the
broadcaster positioning itself as a
real alternative for fans and other
viewers in the premium sports
coverage arena.
BT Sport has created one of
the largest purpose-built sports
studios in Europe. Launched
on August 1, the channels
broadcast a

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LiveU's LU70 unit and bag

wide-range of live sports and
support programming, including
38 Premier League soccer matches
as well as Aviva Premiership Rugby,
UEFA Europa League matches, and,
from 2014, coverage of Moto GP.
Additionally it broadcasts a suite
of news, debate and entertainment
studio-based shows featuring
some of the leading names in
British sports.
BT Sport has been deploying
LiveU's LU70 backpack cellular
transmission technology to
provide coverage since the
launch: interviews with fans, press
conferences, training ground
reports and coverage of lower
tier sporting events.
The aim is to create a greater
engagement with fans, providing an
up-close-and-personal sports view.
Transmitting from the field using
4G/LTE, 3G or wireless networks,
cameramen can connect easily
to the backpack and go where
traditional OB units can't. The signal
is then fed into the production chain
via a LU1000 server.
The technology and service
package has been supplied by
LiveU's UK distributor Garland

Partners Ltd., alongside a full
service package.
Jamie Hindhaugh, COO, BT
Sport, said: "The team at Garland
Partners worked with us, getting us
up and running with a LiveU cellular
uplink to provide additional, live
footage. We used this successfully
in our launch programme and
continue to do so."
Samuel Wasserman, LiveU's CEO,
said: "Our technology is ideal for
sports coverage, allowing reporters
and cameramen to really get under
the skin of leading events and the
sportspeople taking part. We're
seeing increased use of LiveU
technology in the sports market
worldwide, especially in the
UK and the US.
"The flexibility and costeffectiveness also means that lower
tier sports events can now be given
the coverage they deserve, as BT
Sport has recognised."
LiveU owns the patent for cellular
bonding for remote news gathering
in the US and other countries. All
LiveU products are based on
this fourth-generation patented
technology.

Nucomm Booster Helps Push Transmission Boundaries
W

e live in exciting times when
there are very few, if any,
limitations for wireless camera
operators broadcasting from
challenging locations, unusual
shooting angles, and complicated
indoor and outdoor settings.
Just think about the incredible
London Olympics footage that
had us all glued to our TVs for
several weeks!
However, there are times when
cameramen and news gatherers
can use more power from their
wireless camera transmitters. When
covering marathons, extreme sports,
large, crowded outdoor events, or
even sending the signal to a news
helicopter or an ENG/OB truck,
there are times when one or two
tenths of a watt from a standard
wireless camera transmitter is
simply not enough for broadcast
quality, uninterrupted video.
The Nucomm Range Booster
Amplifier (RBA), introduced this
year at IBC, increases the power
of a current 200 mW wireless
camera transmitter by a factor of
five, providing one full watt of power
into the antenna, which effectively
doubles the transmission range.

It easily fastens to most wireless
camera transmitters, including
the popular Nucomm CamPac2,
RF Central microLite or Nucomm
Compact Portable Transmitter
(CPTx-II), as well as any camera
back transmitter with a type N
output connector.
The small, lightweight amplifier
is powered by the camera battery
via a D-Tap or P-Tap to a six-pin
Lemo connector. Of course, with
additional power comes additional
battery drain. What sets the RBA
apart from other boosters on the
market is its auto-detect feature.
It turns the amplifier on only while
transmitting, reducing standby
battery drain of the RBA to less
than one watt.
The standby power consumption
of the unit is significantly lower than
the power draws of other boosters
available today, which can reach
seven watts and higher. This
enables the user to save the battery
power required for uninterrupted
transmission, and thus reduce
the cost of their broadcast
contribution overall.
RBA can be used with any legacy
transmitters that have a standard

N connector and can also be fitted
with an adaptor to an N connector.
The booster features an internal
levelling loop that maintains a
constant one watt output over a
wide range of input levels. The
levelling loop, combined with
the RBA's digital pre-distortion
feature, helps avoid interference
with users on adjacent channels.
Adjacent channel spectral regrowth is essentially the same as
the transmitter it is amplifying.
The RBA kit includes the booster

Nucomm's RBA has an auto-detect
feature that turns the amplifier on
only while transmitting

unit and the power
cable - everything
needed to increase
range and signal
power instantly.
The next time
you need some
additional power
in the field to
maintain a reliable
and robust signal,
get a boost from
Nucomm's RBA.


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InNews: Engineering Emmy Awards
InNews: K-Opticom Live 4K Hevc Transmission
InForm: Sislive Product Range Success
InFocus: JVC Delivers Global Content Camcorder
InStudio: Litepanels Sola 12
InGear: Ikegami Unicam-HD Camera
InGear: Soundfield DMI Aces Top Tennis Tournament
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