Tencent China streams reality show thru LiveU

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

Tencent is using LiveU’s portable transmission technology to stream live its new reality series called “See where you are going.”

The live online program follows Olympic champions, movie stars and random guests in six cities around China (Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao and Shenzhen) as they perform various tasks.

Tencent has deployed 10 LU200s, LiveU’s ultra-small transmission units, for the live production. Separate camera crews live stream the different stars in the different locations and viewers can choose one of six different video rooms to watch the video live on any device. At the end of each program, Tencent posts an edited version combining all the different clips online.

The LiveU units and support are provided by LiveU’s local partner Guanhua Glory with additional support provided by Oneband Systems, an additional LiveU partner.

Zhao Dongwei, Tencent transmission technology head, said that with the multi-camera chasing of stars, and multi-screen viewing, the show represents a new type of program in China.

“Involving 6-10 hours per day of live streaming, it was important for us to choose a small, lightweight unit, which could deliver high quality and reliable live video over a long time in multiple locations,” said Zhao. “The LU200 surpassed our expectations, offering a highly cost-effective live transmission solution.”

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