Video contribution systems company AVIWEST has revealed that the PETRONAS Tour de Langkawi 2020 cycling race was broadcast live on social networks using AVIWEST’s PRO3 Series bonded cellular transmitters, QUAD CellLink antennas and StreamHub transceiver.
Shahaizereen A Hamid, event director at competition organiser Human Voyage, said: “Our viewers didn’t want to miss a second of the competition, and we needed to ensure there was zero delay during our live streaming sessions. We chose AVIWEST for the exceptional capabilities of its field units. AVIWEST’s equipment enabled our motorbikes and helicopter to follow riders along the entire road so that they could live-broadcast the excitement of the race over cellular networks, no matter what the environment was like. AVIWEST’s team provided us with highly professional support and technical expertise, staying by our side at every stage of the project.”
The PRO3 Series is a compact and robust field transmitter unit featuring an H.265/HEVC hardware encoder. It allowed Human Voyage to deliver premium video quality with end-to-end low latency, while using less data. All of the motorbikes and the helicopter used during the event were equipped with bonded cellular units connected with AVIWEST QUAD CellLink antennas to strengthen and ensure signal transmission, even in the midst of unpredictable network conditions.
Meanwhile, AVIWEST’s StreamHub received and decoded all incoming live video feeds sent by Human Voyage camera operators in the field. Supporting multiple output formats and featuring an intuitive web user interface, StreamHub enables video content to be freely and easily distributed over virtually any IP network to any social media platforms, CDNs, media servers and streaming platforms.
Frédéric Parbey, vice president of sales, APAC, at AVIWEST, commented: “This was our first major live sports event coverage in Malaysia, and it was a resounding success thanks to Human Voyage. More and more people around the world are viewing live sports content online. When broadcasters create compelling live content for their viewers, they attract a greater number of followers and increase engagement with sports fans on social networks, which is key for them. At AVIWEST, we are devoted to providing professionals with reliable and powerful solutions tailored to any live video production workflow and operational constraint.”