Funding Received
$10.1 Million in 3 Rounds from 3 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$4 Million on February 20, 2013 / Undisclosed Round
Founded:
October, 2005
Description:
TVU Networks manufactures mobile TV broadcasting equipment and offers a cross-platform P2P internet TV streaming system.
Founders:
Paul Shen
Categories:
Media, Peer-to-Peer, Video Streaming, Video, Internet TV, E-Commerce
Website:
http://www.tvupack.com/

Detailed Description

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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.

TVU’s live broadcast platform allows broadcasters to connect to TVU’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.

Current Team (6)

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Past Team (4)

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Funding Rounds (3) - $4M

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (6)

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    TVUPack

    TVUPack is a lightweight, portable backpack that transmits live HD video over 3G/4G wireless...
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    BD1000 Broadcast Appliance

    BD1000 Broadcast Appliance was added to CrunchBase in 2009
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    TVUAds

    TVUAds was added to CrunchBase in 2009
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    TVUScheduler

    TVUScheduler was added to CrunchBase in 2009
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    TVUBroadcast

    TVUBroadcast was added to CrunchBase in 2009
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    TVUPlayer

    TVUPlayer was added to CrunchBase in 2009

Investors (3)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • TVU Networks (China)

    Shanghai,

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Competitors (3)

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    LiveU

    LiveU produces technology for television broadcasters to enable live video links via wireless...
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    Livestream

    Livestream, a live video-streaming platform, allows users to watch, like and share live events...
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    Justin.TV

    Justin.TV is an online community for users to freely create, share, and broadcast live videos.

News (3)

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