NewsJ adopts LiveU's LU600 HEVC backpacks for newsgathering

(From l-r) Ranjit Bhatti, director, LiveU South Asia; Manikandan Velu, CTO, NewsJ; Radhakrishnan, MD, NewsJ;  Vitalis Noble Martin, business head - South India, Lamhas Satellite Services Limited
(From l-r) Ranjit Bhatti, director, LiveU South Asia; Manikandan Velu, CTO, NewsJ; Radhakrishnan, MD, NewsJ; Vitalis Noble Martin, business head - South India, Lamhas Satellite Services Limited

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NewsJ, a news channel of MANTARO NETWORK PVT LTD catering to the Tamil speaking population in India, has adopted LiveU's LU600 for its newsgathering operation. The LU600 was chosen for its hardware-based HEVC encoding capabilities, and its ability to deliver HD video with bandwidth efficiency and low power consumption.

Manikandan Velu, CTO, NewJ, said, “We’ve been confident to replace our traditional OB vans with LiveU backpacks almost entirely. As a result, during the coverage of this year's General Election, we managed to save a lot of money, yet did not compromise with the quality.”  

Radhakrishnan and Dinesh Kumar, MDs, NewsJ, added, “These small yet powerful devices were instrumental when it came to curtailing huge budgets, by eliminating the need for OB vans. One simply could not tell the difference in quality.”


The LU600 HEVC delivers the high video quality and bitrate in the market, fast file transfer, along with low delay. When compared to H.264-based encoders, the LU600 HEVC provides the same video quality while using about half the bandwidth or offers improved video quality wherever original H.264 bitrate is maintained.

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