eNCA opts for LiveU newsgathering kit

eNCA, South Africa’s 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 news-gathering. 

Sean Thomas, broadcast delivery manager at eNCA said, “LiveU’s robustness has already proved itself in the field covering recent events. We find the unit very user-friendly and the management portal also lets us manage and control our streams, as needed.” He added “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 to 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.”

The deal is being managed by the company’s South African partner Concilium. 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.”