Sinclair Drops $20 Million Bucks on LiveU

Sinclair has made a big investment in live reporting.

The company signed a $20 million dollar lease with LiveU and is upgrading hundreds of portable transmission units to LiveU LU600 HEVC systems.

The station group immediately will upgrade units at 80 stations to the LiveU HEVC field units, the company’s flagship model that they say offers higher efficiency, greater stability and better reliability.

“This deal is a recognition of the value LiveU brings to our content operations,” said Del Parks, senior vice president and CTO for Sinclair. Sinclair will use the units for newsgathering operations.

H/T TV Technology