|Category||Games, Video and Entertainment|
|Description||live tv streaming video|
|Series A, 10/08 ||$5M|
|Venture Round, 2/13 |
Softbank Ventures Korea
New Atlantic Ventures
TVU Networks presents the only cross-platform P2P real-time streaming service that empowers broadcasters to reach an unlimited number of viewers across multiple platforms at a fixed low cost.
TVUâ€™s live broadcast platform allows broadcasters to connect to TVUâ€™s global audience of 40+ million viewers on the PC, Mac, mobile, iPhone and STBs, and monetize through in-stream ad insertions.
Broadcasters on TVU include CNN, Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network, FamilyNet, Telemundo, Deutsche Welle, Globo, and TV9 India.
At the core of the TVU platform is their patent-pending Real-time Packet Replication (RPR) technology. RPR allows broadcasters to achieve massively higher reach and significantly lower broadcast costs over traditional streaming and CDN technologies. RPR enables the delivery of a live TV signal, of up to HD quality, to millions of TV viewers around the globe using a single TVUBroadcast appliance and a single ADSL connection. With RPR, all the viewers watching a channel cooperate and contribute bandwidth to give everyone the best possible signal and viewing experience. The bandwidth required to broadcast therefore does not increase with the number of viewers and higher viewership actually enhances the viewing quality.
With TVU, broadcasters are offered a full suite of monetization tools, including subscription channels, pay-per-view events, and personalized in-stream ad insertion tools. Content rights management tools and geo-filtering capabilities allow broadcasters to limit their coverage to specific regions, allowing them for example to honor existing cable distribution contracts while expanding their reach.
The company’s TVUAds personalized advertising engine enables seamless in-stream advertising that is targeted to viewers based on their demographics and geographies. TVUAds enables the ingest of existing cue tones to empower broadcasters to effectively re-monetize their existing linear channels on the Internet, without needing to recondition the signal.
|BD1000 Broadcast Appliance|