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eNCA South Africa Selects LiveU to Boost its Breaking News Coverage

July 18

LiveU’s LU600 portable transmission units enhancing eNCA’s IP live streaming capabilities

eNews Channel Africa (eNCA), South Africa’s largest news organisation with over 16 million viewers, has chosen LiveU’s flagship LU600 solution to extend its breaking news coverage around the country. With South Africa’s operators rolling out LTE, LiveU’s cellular bonded technology offers a high-quality, reliable and cost-effective HD solution for mobile newsgathering. The deal is being managed by LiveU’s South African partner Concilium.

LiveU’s portability and proven reliability were key factors in the decision. “LiveU’s robustness has already proved itself in the field covering recent events,” said Sean Thomas, Broadcast Delivery Manager, at eNCA. “We find the unit very user-friendly and the management portal also lets us manage and control our streams, as needed.”

Thomas continued, “Our live TV contributions are already up by 350% and we hope to grow this infrastructure further, increasing our online coverage as well. LiveU enables us keep ahead of the curve journalistically and technically; we plan to combine the new HEVC H.265 Pro Card encoder with the LU600s, enabling us to push through more live coverage in half the bandwidth.”

Yaal Eshel, LiveU’s VP Sales, said, “eNCA is the first broadcaster in Africa to deploy the new LU600, representing a key milestone for us. We are excited to see our technology helping broadcasters worldwide to enhance their live productions and we are committed to continue to provide high quality products and support around the globe.”

LiveU is presenting its live IP video uplink services and streaming solutions at Mediatech Africa, Johannesburg (19-21 July), on its partner Concilium’s stand, E17.
Alexander Gechtman, Regional Sales VP of LiveU, will be speaking at the Mediatech conference. The Topic is “Technological advances in cellular based live news and event coverage – unique hybrid transmission solutions” and will be presented in Presentation Zone 1 on Wednesday 19th July at 12:30.

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About eNCA – eNews Channel Africa (enca.com )
eNCA is South Africa’s most trusted independent TV and online news brand. It launched on June 1st, 2008 to become the country’s first 24-hour television news service. Since then, the channel’s signature live reports, breaking news, sport, weather, entertainment and business updates have become an indispensable source of local and international news for millions of South Africans. In 2013 eNCA launched its comprehensive multimedia news website, enca.com, which was soon followed by the launch of the eNCA news app on the Android and iOS phone and tablet platforms. Staffed by a dedicated team of developers and editorial personnel, eNCA’s digital division provides an audience of 1.5 million monthly users with an immersive experience, combining the power of text, image and video with the accessibility and portability of online news.


About LiveU
LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media. Let your audience become part of your story with high-quality and flawless live video, transmitted from anywhere in the world, through the use of our patented bonding and video transport technology. LiveU creates a consistent bandwidth and a reliable connection so you can acquire, manage and distribute high quality remote live broadcasts over IP. Our broad portfolio of products sets the industry standard for live video production. From backpacks to smartphones, 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 over 2,000 customers in 80+ countries, LiveU’s technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, online media, news agencies and social media. For more information, visit www.liveu.tv, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

About Concilium Technologies
Concilium Technologies (Pty) Ltd, established in 1999, is a BBBEE level 2 South African Company. The company is a stable and trusted solution provider specialising in Broadcasting and Telecommunications solutions. Concilium provides complete solutions for broadcast and production workflows from baseband through hybrid to IP. Technology project management, installation, commissioning, training to full on-site post-sales support provided by local engineers with factory training. Concilium services the sub Saharan African region from its offices in Centurion, South Africa and is a certified ISO 9001:2008 facility with an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited electronic repair and calibration facility.
For further information, please visit our website at www.concilium.co.za, follow us on Facebook, email us at info@concilium.co.za or call +27 12 678 9200.