EBU and Mobile Viewpoint join forces for live newsgathering and content delivery services

The EBU and Mobile Viewpoint have signed an agreement to deliver news and other content quickly and cost effectively to EBU Members and clients using IP technology.

Dedicated IP encoding and decoding appliances, using Mobile Viewpoint’s award-winning technology, will be gradually rolled out in 2016 with the launch of the Eurovision Open Smart Virtual IP Network and its online portal. This cooperation enables both companies to complement their respective competitive strengths, and push for innovation and cross-compatibility of IP broadcast technologies.

IP technology enables broadcasters to go live from almost every corner of the world within seconds. The deployment of IP transmission solutions by major broadcasters has already shown that this technology is now widely accepted as the major tool for cost-effective and fast news gathering.

EBU Network Director Graham Warren stated, “This alliance enables the EBU to continue developing our open IP hybrid network for our clients. It will empower media professionals to manage their transmissions wherever and whenever thanks to the latest IP digital technology and our enhanced online portal.”

Mobile Viewpoint Managing Director Michel Bais said, “The cooperation with the EBU opens up a whole new market and group of customers who like to use IP as a cost-effective alternative to traditional satellite and fibre with outstanding quality of service. EBU’s global network reliability and reach make it possible to deliver these services in combination with our adaptive encoding devices.”