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France Télévisions and TVU Networks Unveil Hyper-Mobile Broadcasting at Paris 2024 1-Year Countdown Talk Show

by Anthony Weaver

New cloud and wireless REMI workflow opens up many more coverage
locations while delivering high-quality content and limitless
storytelling possibilities._

BARCELONA, SPAIN – August 22, 2023 – French national public
television broadcaster, France Televisions, and TVU Networks, a pioneer
in cloud-based workflow solutions for live content creation and
distribution, are jointly working to transition to the cloud the French
broadcaster’s content production workflow from story capture to
production to distribution. The new workflow utilizes TVU’s cloud
solutions for production, remote collaboration, and IFB, intercom and
mix-minus management, the TVU RPS One for synchronized multi-camera live
content capture, and 5G networks plus two Starlink Maritime units for
transmission and data aggregation.

“We were searching for a more flexible approach to live story coverage
which would allow us to rapidly overcome accessibility challenges often
encountered by our field crews. At the same time, we wanted a solution
that also helped us meet a very important objective of reducing our
carbon footprint,” stated Skander Ben Attia, Engineering Director at
France Televisions. “TVU provided us with a smaller, less hardware
reliant, and more versatile technology solution that created the
foundation for hyper-mobile broadcasting. We no longer need to rely
heavily on traditional extensive and complex infrastructure for news
capture while also becoming much faster to go live and more carbon

“We are very excited about the results we are seeing from our
hyper-mobile initiative with TVU. We have been able to produce high
quality multi-camera live events or breaking news from any location
despite challenging circumstances – hardware failures, an entire system
down, war zones or deserted areas,” said Romuald Rat, TechLab Director
at France Télévisions. “With only batteries and cameras in hand and
powered by the latest generation of 5G with Starlink and TVU bonded
cellular transmission equipment, the reporting team has the tools it
needs to rapidly conduct a live newscast anywhere in the world and cover
stories from any angle – traditional and new.”

On July 26th, France Televisions utilized hyper-mobile broadcasting for
their Paris 2024 1-year countdown talk show. In total, they produced
nearly four hours of live content – three hours continuously on the
‘franceinfo’ news channel and a half hour on the ‘Paris Idf’
regional news journal, and also streamed live on Twitch.The
multi-location and multi-camera event took place in Paris aboard a
moving boat with limited space. A five-camera setup involved four
cameras positioned on the boats and one camera mounted on a motorcycle
following the action along the Seine River. In addition, two more live
broadcasts were taking place in separate locations in Paris and Ukraine.
All were done using the TVU RPS One and TVU One transmitters. The seven
live feeds were seamlessly synchronized in TVU Producer’s cloud
production platform, with zero execution delay.

The broadcaster used two Starlink Maritime systems and the 5G network to
help counteract the challenges of cellular bandwidth on the moving
boats. The TVU RPS One backpack transmitter with 5G modems was used to
transmit synchronized signals from multiple cameras to the TVU remote
cloud production platform, aggregating 5G and Starlink connectivity. A
motorcycle on land was also equipped with a TVU One 5G transmitter for
capturing additional footage.

The TVU Producer cloud-based platform served as the backbone of the
production, facilitating seamless collaboration among the team members
with much of the production done remotely from a France Television
studio. In addition, camera feeds were transmitted as a redundancy to
both the TVU Producer cloud platform and the studio, providing automatic
backup in case of unforeseen circumstances and ensuring uninterrupted

“The live show on July 26th performed flawlessly,” stated Romuald
Rat. “Beyond the benefits of enhanced storytelling and flexibility,
lies also the important savings made on the technology cost, with the
TVU Transmitters powered by Starlink and 5G, combined with the seamless
integration of cloud components in the production process, we estimate
that we can easily achieve savings of at least 30%, allowing us to
produce a lot more content as well as content we could simply not get
access to.”

Added Oliver Martinez, Director of News Production at France
Télévisions,” These savings bring back to the table many productions
that were discarded due to high cost or lack of resources. By reducing
the onsite requirements of bigger productions and achieving cost savings
in travel and set up times, we can leverage the use of internal teams
for covering more events and more content for very demanding viewers.”

TVU Networks will be demonstrating the TVU RPS One and its complete
portfolio of cloud and IP-based solutions for video production at IBC
2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands in Hall 5, Stand C82 between September
15th to 18th. For more information, visit TVU at
[3]https://info.tvunetworks.com/ibc-2023 [4].

About TVU Networks:
TVU Networks is the premier global provider of SaaS and Cloud-based
workflow solutions across multiple industries, including news,
entertainment media, sports, corporate, streaming, houses of worship and
government. Through the use of AI, microservices and automation-driven
technology, TVU helps enterprises realize an efficient metadata and
story-centric workflow through its ecosystem for live video acquisition,
production and distribution. The company has been on the forefront of
developing the tools needed to streamline and monetize the Media Supply
Chain. TVU is a critical part of the operations of major media companies
worldwide and is a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award winner.

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