Sinclair Broadcast Group gets backpack technology


SBG / Sinclair Broadcast GroupLiveU, provider of portable video-over-cellular solutions, has signed a long-term deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group.  The company has already deployed more than 20 of its flagship LU60 cellular electronic newsgathering backpacks to power local electronic newsgathering operations at more than 20 of Sinclair’s television stations nationwide–this, after a successful trial-run in Nashville. The LU60 technology provides an efficient way to get reporters out into the field, bringing the news home to viewers quickly.

LiveU’s flagship LU60 product is the industry’s first bonded 3G/4G LTE backpack with proprietary RF technology for superior resiliency, up to 1080 HD video and sub-second latency for a satellite-like experience. LiveU’s backpack / handheld solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions.