NAB 2015: LiveU has launched LiveU MultiPoint, a second-generation internal and cross-organisation IP video distribution service.

The cloud-based MultiPoint service is integrated into the company’s unified management platform LiveU Central to allow broadcasters to share incoming live feeds simultaneously with multiple end-points over the internet.

LiveU claimed that service would provide broadcasters with a “highly cost-effective way of replacing most of their satellite operations to share content across groups with minimal delay, without the costs of satellite re-transmission”.

LiveU chief executive Samuel Wasserman said: “MultiPoint enables broadcasters to distribute live video to a wider audience, optimising their workflow and making the most of their content.

“It’s simple, fast and reliable, which is why we’re already seeing huge interest from global customers.

“MultiPoint is a key example of the value-added premium services we’re developing at LiveU to power broadcasters’ electronic newsgathering operations.”

LiveU MultiPoint offers distribution of video with “minimal delay” for up to 100 concurrent destinations via the LiveU cloud distribution server.

An existing LiveU server running the latest software can begin receiving and transmitting MultiPoint feeds.

MultiPoint can be used with LiveU’s acquisition portfolio, including the LU500 backpack, LU200 ultra-small unit, LU-Smart mobile apps and hybrid cellular and satellite vehicles.

It will be available for use by LiveU customers this month.