TVU Networks Introduces Free Software Developers Kit for Its Popular TVU Anywhere App

Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Tuesday, April 06, 2021

TVU Networks Introduces Free Software Developers Kit for Its Popular TVU Anywhere App

Developers can add secure, high-quality, low-latency live video transmission to an iOS or Android app using the new TVU Anywhere SDK, making it simple for reporters, viewers, and fans to contribute live video to programming.

FREMONT, CA : TVU Networks, a market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, announced the TVU Anywhere SDK, a free software development kit for the TVU Anywhere live IP video streaming app. Developers can add secure, high-quality, low-latency live video transmission to an iOS or Android app using the new TVU Anywhere SDK, making it simple for reporters, viewers, and fans to contribute live video to programming.

“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, use of our TVU Anywhere app to share live video from at-home contributors and reporters has simply exploded,” explained Matt McEwen, vice president of product management. “The use of remote production will only continue to grow, and live video is a key part of that workflow. Our new TVU Anywhere SDK provides developers with a simple and affordable way to help media companies, sports organizations, and other content creators to generate more content from more people faster, which leads to more viewer engagement.”

The TVU Anywhere SDK is suitable for software developers collaborating with broadcasters, news agencies, sports teams, or any other company that produces live video. It enables them to incorporate TVU Anywhere into an existing app, adding a robust live streaming component that is consistent with the TVU Networks ecosystem, which includes TVU Receivers, TVU Grid, TVU Producer, and more.

A broadcaster, for example, can integrate TVU Anywhere into their app to enable reporters and crews to stream live video of breaking news from the field without the need for a separate camera or uplink equipment. Viewers may also become citizen journalists by using the app to include exclusive footage of local breaking news or incidents, serving as an extension of the station’s investigative power. Beyond television news, sports franchises may engage loyal fans by streaming live footage from home, social events, or inside the venue for game-day scoreboard shows or live programs via their app.

Live transmissions are fed directly into the TVU ecosystem, allowing for IP video distribution through TVU Grid. Furthermore, the live footage is compatible with TVU hardware such as TVU Receivers and TVU Servers and cloud-based solutions such as TVU Producer, TVU MediaMind, and TVU Transcriber.

Thousands of broadcasters and video professionals also use TVU Anywhere to provide live coverage from around town or from far away. It has a simple user interface and a lot of powerful features for professional performance. TVU Anywhere offers secure, low-latency transmission for live coverage, even in extreme situations, thanks to TVU’s patented IS+ protocol. It links a mobile device’s accessible cellular and WiFi connections to provide full bandwidth and redundancy.

The TVU Anywhere SDK is the newest addition to the TVU API band. TVU MediaMind, TVU Transceiver, TVU Grid, and TVU IS+ previously had APIs that enabled integration with the TVU ecosystem of acquisition, development, transcoding, storage, management, analytics, and distribution solutions.