Kenya Broadcasting Adds Transmitters and Server from TVU Networks to Expand its Up-to-the-Minute Live News Coverage and Streaming Capacity

TVU One Mobile Units and VS3500 4K UHD Server Provide “Backbone” of KBC’s Newsgathering Operation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 22, 2021 – TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, today announced that Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) added 10 TVU One 4K HDR mobile transmitters to its existing TVU complement for more extensive live news coverage and a TVU VS3500 4K UHD server for support streaming content to the website and social media.

Nairobi-based firm, Philmart, a TVU Networks partner, provided systems integration services to KBC. Philmart also provided training to the KBC Editorial, Technical and ICT teams on how to leverage the TVU Cloud solutions of TVU Anywhere, TVU Partyline and TVU Producer.

“TVU is the backbone of our ENG operation,” said Job Karimi; Manager Technical Operations, KBC. “We’re able to report various incidents as they happen and keep the public updated on the latest news within the shortest time possible. We use TVU every day in our daily ENG news production. In cases where we deploy our OB van, we also use our TVU One units to capture critical cut-away shots and to cover areas where the OB truck cannot. From the market information we’ve seen, TVU is a superior brand, and following our acquisition of their technology, that has proven to be true.”

KBC has been a TVU customer since 2016 when they first purchased ten TVU One mobile transmitters that were first deployed in Kenya’s Presidential Elections of 2017. As the country’s only licensed public broadcaster, the organization maintains its commitment to keeping Kenyans informed of local news in a thorough and timely manner.

TVU one 4K HDR Transmitters

TVU One 4K HDR mobile transmitter

“KBC and Philmart, are long-time valued partners of TVU Networks,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “It’s rewarding to witness how KBC has utilized our solutions to push their news coverage forward. Given what they’ve accomplished thus far, we expect their media services to continue to break boundaries both locally and globally.”

About TVU Networks®

TVU Networks is a global organization with more than 3,000 customers using its IP 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 and automation driven technology, TVU helps broadcasters realize an efficient metadata and story-centric workflow through its TVU MediaMind platform for live video content acquisition, indexing, production, distribution and management. The company has been on the forefront of developing the tools needed to revolutionize and streamline the Media Supply Chain. TVU is a critical part of the operations of many major media companies worldwide and is a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner.

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