TAG Video and LiveU have formed a strategic partnership, handing live news and sports broadcasters the means to deliver live video experiences with continuous control over quality.


TAG Video Systems has formed a strategic partnership with LiveU, a specialist in live IP video and remote production systems. This collaboration will hand live news and sports broadcasters the means to deliver live video experiences with continuous control over quality.

Through this partnership, TAG Video Systems' varied real-time media performance systems will be able to monitor LiveU's live video transmission feeds, notify users of errors according to custom set thresholds and visualise them in real-time. This integration will be particularly beneficial for live news and sports production, where maintaining original video quality and catching issues before they impact viewers is critical.

Broadcasters will gain real-time visibility and insights into the health and performance of live video streams from remote locations, giving a them the chance to ensure smooth on-air delivery of breaking news and sporting events. The system will also support proactive problem solving, identifying potential issues like signal degradation, allowing for immediate corrective action.

Broadcast teams can use TAG's robust analysis tools to optimise LiveU's resilient transmission when faced with challenging networks, based on its LiveU Reliable Transport (LRT) protocol. LRT supports low latency, high resiliency video and audio transmission accommodating the properties of 4G/5G cellular as well as regular wireless and wired networks, in particular supporting the bonding of multiple IP connections. It achieves reliability and bandwidth consistency by applying multiple resiliency transmission techniques simultaneously such as packet ordering, acknowledge & resend, dynamic FEC and Adaptive Bitrate Encoding.

Ziv Mor, Chief Growth Officer at TAG Video Systems said, “By integrating our solutions with LiveU's field-proven technology, we are providing news and sports broadcasters with the tools they need to ensure live productions and maintain viewer trust with a simplified, agile workflow.”

“Our customers are managing a growing number of video streams across a range of IP-video protocols and standards, including LRT. By adding TAG to the LiveU EcoSystem we can increase efficiency, while reducing complexity for live news and sports producers,” said Gideon Gilboa, Chief Product Officer at LiveU. “This collaboration is an effective way to monitor and optimise every type of feed from one single service, simplifying demanding live workflows, and helping to guarantee a superior viewing experience for audiences worldwide.”

You can see TAG Video Systems and LiveU's integrated workflow at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, where TAG and LiveU will be showing live demos highlighting the benefits for live news and sports production teams. tagvs.com