HAKENSAC, New Jersey, August 29, 2018 / PRNewswire / – LiveU and the “Auto24” TV channel, which is the official technical and information partner of the “Silk Way-2018” rally in Russia, have joined forces so that as many viewers as possible could see the most interesting and bright moments of the rally-marathon. It is worth noting that for the first time there was an opportunity to watch live on the course of the entire race. For all 50 teams, the annual participation in the 8-day rally along the historical route “Silk Road” is a serious test and a difficult sporting event. On trucks and off-road vehicles, participants overcome the same route that traders used to go through hundreds of years ago. The route passes through difficult, difficult terrain, including through the desert.

LU600 HEVC devices were used at the start and finish, in the truck of the Russian team throughout the route and even by helicopter. The external antenna LiveU Xtender provided stable reception of a signal, stability of translation and the maximum quality of video in various conditions.

For conducting live broadcasts, a mobile television station was used, which had a connection with the studio of the “Auto24” TV channel in Moscow. This LiveU solution allowed “Auto24” to receive and process video material while working on the air. Thus, logistics and workflow were simplified, costs were reduced, and the crew could work comfortably and efficiently from the studio. Then the marathon was streamed in the same name groups on Facebook and YouTube, as well as on the TV channel “Auto24” and on many other international TV channels.

Dmitry Efimov, technical director of “Auto24” TV channel, said: “Previously, our opportunities for direct broadcasts were limited, including due to the use of optical transmission.” This year we wanted to show everything that the teams are facing along the route, not missing a single interesting moment.Technologies and solutions of the company LiveU provided high quality video and the necessary reliability of the equipment, which undoubtedly allowed us to achieve maximum results, and our viewers follow every stage m rally from the beginning to the very end. “

“We are proud that our cooperation with the TV channel” Auto24 “brought the broadcasts of the rally competition to a new level, and the LU600 HEVC devices once again confirmed their reliability even in the most extreme conditions .The competition had everything a sophisticated spectator needed: unique landscapes , complex routes and a truly sporting struggle between the teams, “- said Alexander Gehtman, Director of Sales in Russia, CIS and Africa.

The next part of the rally competition, which will be held in China, is scheduled for September 2018.

See the brightest moments of the “Silk Way-2018” rally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wmJJF8pAec


Rally “Silk Road” – an international rally-marathon, held since 2009 in Russia, Central Asia and China. The eighth “Silk Road-2018” started on July 20, 2018 in Russia in Astrakhan, and the teams finished on July 27, 2018 on Red Square in the center of Moscow. The general sponsors of the large-scale sports event were Gazprom and FBlife, the leading digital platform in China dedicated to the automotive industry.

Thanks to cooperation with more than 60 major international broadcasters, the race could be watched on television in 196 countries, with a total audience of almost 2.5 billion people.

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