LiveU 2018 'State of Live' Report: HEVC Now Represents 25% of Worldwide Traffic

LiveU 2018 'State of Live' Report: HEVC Now Represents 25% of Worldwide Traffic

PR Newswire

HACKENSACK, New Jersey, Dec. 12, 2018

Underlines growth in HEVC adoption; data also shows 55% increase in live transmission hours and emergence of 4K resolution in live broadcasting

HACKENSACK, New Jersey, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveU's annual 'State of Live' report has confirmed the growing adoption of the HEVC protocol as the industry standard with 25% of LiveU-generated traffic now HEVC-encoded. These figures reflect the increasing demand for professional-grade video quality, a trend most evident at this summer's FIFA World Cup™ in Russia.

LiveU State of Live 2018

Live transmission hours have increased overall over the past year with over 2.2 million hours of live video delivered in 2018, representing a 55% surge in hours compared to 2017. These findings, collected for the second year, are based on data gathered from LiveU's global customer base of 3,000+ users.

The adoption of HD resolution continues to rise as customers reduce use of SD. UHD/4K resolution is emerging with sports leading the way, most notably in the US, Japan and Western Europe.

In terms of geographic coverage, LiveU's cellular technology is used in two thirds of the world with customers in 132 countries.

Samuel Wasserman, LiveU's CEO and co-founder, noted, "HEVC technology has undoubtedly transformed the market this year, enabling dynamic sports productions in the most challenging locations, as well as ongoing global news coverage. Looking ahead to 2019, we believe that live sports usage will continue to grow across multiple segments as HEVC offers the quality and reliability of satellite and other traditional transmission methods at a fraction of the cost. In-station services based around the IP distribution of content are also playing a key role in the industry, replacing traditional fiber and satellite services, and this will likely continue next year."

About LiveU

LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media. Let your audience become part of your story with high-quality and flawless live video, transmitted from anywhere in the world, through the use of our patented bonding and video transport technology. LiveU creates a consistent bandwidth and a reliable connection so you can acquire, manage and distribute high quality remote live broadcasts over IP. Our broad portfolio of products sets the industry standard for live video production. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With over 3,000 customers in 130+ countries, LiveU's technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, online media, news agencies and social media.  For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn or Instagram.

Contacts: Joyce Essig (US)

Joss Armitage (Int'l)

LiveU ( ) is the pioneer and leader of IP-based video services and broadcast solutions for acquisition, management, and distribution.

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