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Republic TV India Boosts Its Newsgathering With LiveU HEVC

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Republic TV, one of the biggest names in Indian news broadcasters, has deployed LiveU’s LU600 HEVC portable transmission units to expand its live transmission fleet. The LU600 was chosen for its hardware-based HEVC encoding capabilities and its ability to deliver flawless HD video with extreme bandwidth efficiency and low power consumption.

Sudheer Narayanan, Vice President Technology, Republic World, said, “LiveU is the market leader serving the broadcast industry with the most innovative technologies. With HEVC encoding becoming the clear industry standard, it was crucial for us that we immediately upgrade ourselves. We wanted a solution which is best in its class and the LU600 HEVC device checked off all the requirements on our checklist. As a result, going with LiveU was an easy choice.”

Ranjit Bhatti, LiveU’s Director, South Asia region, commented, “We’re delighted that Republic continues to put its trust in our technology and are thankful for their continued patronage. LiveU has been a tried and tested solution for Republic TV and so we were an automatic preferred choice for their new Hindi channel R. Bharat. Republic’s strategic decision to adopt LiveU technology shows that we were able to meet all their stringent requirements. We continually strive to come up with the best-customized solutions for our customers while offering premium service and support 24/7.”

The LU600 HEVC delivers the highest video quality and bitrate in the market, fastest file transfer and lowest delay. When compared to H.264-based encoders, the LU600 HEVC provides the same video quality while using about half the bandwidth or offers greatly improved video quality wherever original H.264 bitrate is maintained. Using a full hardware HEVC encoder is very efficient on power consumption and allows the unit’s internal battery to last for over four hours of live transmission.―BCS Bureau

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