Breaks the mold in live entertainment with live multiscreen coverage of China’s leading celebrities
Tencent, one of China’s top Internet value-added services providers, is using LiveU’s portable transmission technology to stream live its innovative new reality series called “See where you are going”. The live online program follows Olympic champions, movie stars and random guests in six cities around China (Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao and Shenzhen) as they perform various tasks.
Tencent has deployed 10 LU200s, LiveU’s ultra-small transmission units, for the live production. Separate camera crews live stream the different stars in the different locations and viewers can choose one of six different video rooms to watch the video live on any device. At the end of each program, Tencent posts an edited version combining all the different clips online.
The LiveU units and support are provided by LiveU’s local partner Guanhua Glory(GHG) AV system Ltd, a long-standing supplier to Tencent, with additional support provided by Oneband Systems, an additional LiveU partner.
“With the multi-camera chasing of stars, and multi-screen viewing, this show represents a new type of program in China. Involving 6-10 hours per day of live streaming, it was important for us to choose a small, lightweight unit, which could deliver high quality and reliable live video over a long time in multiple locations. The LU200 surpassed our expectations, offering a highly cost-effective live transmission solution. The results really speak for themselves – the show has become a hit among our Internet viewers within a short time,” Zhao Dongwei, Tencent’s transmission technology head, said.
“It’s always exciting to be part of a new initiative and this type of show demonstrates the creative and flexible programming enabled by our technology. In general, the production has been a great team effort between Tencent, LiveU and our local partners,” said Yaal Eshel, VP Sales, LiveU.
Founded in November, 1998, Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China. Since its establishment, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Its mission is to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent provides social platforms and digital content services under the “Connection” Strategy. Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), Weixin/WeChat, QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, financial services and others. As of June 31, 2016, the monthly active user accounts of QQ were 899 million while its peak concurrent user accounts reached 247 million.
LiveU sets the standard for high-quality and reliable live video acquisition, management and distribution over IP. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any location around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment. From backpacks to smart phones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With top-tier customers in 80+ countries, LiveU’s solutions are being utilized for breaking and developing news and high-profile events, such as the FIFA World Cup™, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, Presidential Campaigns, Super Bowls, US Collegiate Championships and red-carpet events. LiveU’s solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, Wi MAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions. For more information, visit www.liveu.tv, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.