TVU networks, a market and technology leader in cloud-based and IP-based live video solutions, announced the TVU Anywhere SDK, a free software development kit for the TVU Anywhere live IP video streaming application. With the new TVU Anywhere SDK, developers can add reliable, high-quality, low-latency functionality live video transmission to an iOS or Android app, making it easy for journalists, viewers and fans to contribute live video for programming.
The TVU Anywhere SDK is ideal for developers involved in building applications for broadcasters, media, sports teams, or any organization involved in live video production. It allows them to integrate TVU Anywhere into an existing application, which adds a robust live streaming element compatible with the TVU Networks ecosystem, including TVU receivers, TVU grid, Producer TVU, and more.
For example, a broadcaster can add TVU Anywhere to their app, allowing journalists and crews to broadcast live video of the latest news straight from the field without a separate camera or uplink equipment. Viewers can also become citizen journalists and serve as an extension to the station’s reporting force, using the app to deliver exclusive footage of local news or events. Beyond broadcasting information, sports franchises can allow loyal fans to be a part of the action by streaming live footage through their app from their homes, social gatherings or inside the site for the event. ‘dashboard display or live programs.
Live broadcasts directly feed into the TVU ecosystem, ensuring compatibility with TVU Grid for IP video distribution. Additionally, live footage is compatible with TVU hardware devices, such as TVU receivers and TVU servers, as well as cloud-based solutions including TVU Producer, TVU MediaMind, and TVU Transcriber.
âSince the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of our TVU Anywhere app to share live video from contributors and journalists at home has simply exploded,â said Matt McEwen, vice president of management some products. âThe use of remote production will only grow and live video is a key part of that workflow. Our new TVU Anywhere SDK gives developers an easy and affordable way to help media companies, sports organizations and other content creators generate more content from more people faster, leading to a greater engagement of viewers.
Thousands of broadcasters and video professionals already use TVU Anywhere to provide live coverage from across town or from remote locations around the world. It has an intuitive user interface as well as robust features for professional results. With TVU’s patented IS + protocol, TVU Anywhere provides reliable, low-latency transmission for live coverage, even under extreme conditions. It automatically binds the available cellular and WiFi connections of a mobile device to provide maximum bandwidth and connection redundancy.
TVU Anywhere SDK is the newest member of the TVU API family. Previous APIs for TVU MediaMind, TVU Transceiver, TVU Grid and TVU IS + allow integration with the TVU ecosystem of acquisition, production, transcoding, storage, management, analysis and distribution solutions. TVU Anywhere SDK, along with full instructions, is now available for direct download here or at www.tvunetworks.com/tvu-developer/.