VIVE Network Chooses Tulix for UHD HDR Delivery
Atlanta, GA, February 19, 2019. Tulix has today announced a deal with VIVE Network that will see Tulix distribute VIVE’s live sports events in UHD HDR across multiple platforms. As part of the deal, Tulix has designed and implemented a complete OTT streaming workflow for VIVE, including a suite of applications that are available on all major devices.
VIVE Network aims to fill the UHD entertainment void by democratizing the production, distribution, and monetization of live UHD HDR content, such as niche sports with massive fan bases, thereby addressing the demand of multimillions of UHD viewers worldwide. VIVE and Tulix have developed a workflow that eliminates the need for satellite trucks, therefore allowing for a small footprint at venues and backhauling to a central studio that packages and prepares streams for distribution in real time to all devices globally. The complicated workflow designed, simplified and implemented by Tulix includes distribution via the Tulix MultiCDN.
“This was a very interesting and challenging project for us. It involved coordinating with some of the most prominent encoding, mobile, and TV providers in the world and has given us the chance us to work with cutting edge technologies,” says Tulix CEO George Bokuchava. “We started with HDR 10 of the HDR standard and quickly progressed to HDR Dolby vision and HDR HLG to cover all UHD HDR standards. Our knowledge of streaming technologies has allowed us to achieve the desired results for VIVE. The significant progress and milestones we have achieved has given us a great impulse to do even more cutting edge technologies, including 8K HDR standards in the near future.”
"We are tremendously grateful to George [Bokuchava], Nino [Doijashvili] and their team for seeing the vision and the need for this broadcasting breakthrough. We never could have gotten this project off the ground without them," says John Jacaman, VIVE Network Founder.
The first event will be the WBC World Youth Lightweight Title fight between Ortiz and Quiroz on February 23rd, with the undercard starting from 7pm EST. Additional event details, account registration and tickets to watch the event in UHD HDR or HD HDR are available at https://tickets.vivetv.network/ for the "Early Bird" price of $14.99 (USD) until midnight Friday, February 22, 2019, after which time the price will increase to $19.99 (USD). Download the app in the Google Play Store, Apple iOS and tvOS App Stores, Roku Channel Store, or other app store ecosystems by searching "VIVE 4K TV."
Tulix is a streaming technology incubator that supports innovators, investors, and enterprises by providing guidance and resources on; strategy, infrastructure, technology, and business models across the whole streaming eco-system. Tulix provides complete 360° managed streaming solutions from its data centers in the United States and Europe. The company operates its own streaming-optimized CDN. www.tulix.com
About VIVE Network
VIVE is a UHD HDR digital linear TV network and live event platform as a service for third-party content creators available globally on every screen in every format. The network comprises niche channels offering original lifestyle television series and programs, as well as live sports and concerts.
As a pioneer of the TV Revolution and UHD Initiative, VIVE's mission is to facilitate the creation, proliferation, and monetization of UHD HDR entertainment to address the domain of the multi-millions of viewers around the globe, and in doing so, establishing the network as the ultimate UHD entertainment destination.