Hackensack, NJ, 14th-January 2014 – LiveU (www.liveu.tv), the leader in portable live video
acquisition, contribution and management solutions, has announced that Germany’s largest
national subscription daily newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung (www.sueddeutsche.de), has
deployed LiveU’s technology to provide significantly enhanced coverage of the Frankfurt Book
Fair on its website.
Video dominates today’s online news coverage and newspaper publishers recognise the need
to respond to the demand, not only for speed of delivery but also quality and relevance to their
readers. Süddeutsche Zeitung selected LiveU to deploy multiple technologies: the company’s
belt-clip uplink unit (LU40-S) and also smartphone and tablet cellular bonding apps.
The newspaper used the technology during the renowned Frankfurt Book Fair, streaming two
live sessions. The first was with four SIM cards (2x 3G, 2x 4G) and WiFi. The second stream
was with SIM cards only. Both streams offered a continuous 3.6 Mbit/s, with only small
fluctuations. Book authors were interviewed during the event with the content then carried on
Süddeutsche Zeitung’s online portal. The successful implementation was carried out in
conjunction with Streamlabs and LiveU’s German partner Netorium.
Zion Eilam, LiveU’s Head of Business Operations Europe, said, “Online readers increasingly
expect immediate access to live coverage of breaking news. Video is a key tool in the battle for
readership, bringing the news to life and enhancing the overall online experience. We’re very
pleased that our technology continues to be recognised for its strength in this field.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung joins other newspapers that have selected LiveU technology including
Hamburger Abendblatt in Germany and VG in Norway. Users are able to take advantage of tight
integration with leading CDNs. El Pais in Spain has deployed LiveU for video services as has
the Telegraph Media Group in the UK. German broadcasters are also highly active users of
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.