IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teradek, the world leader in compact HD H.264 video encoders, today announced that several of its Bond™ cellular solutions were used to televise Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday February 5th, 2012, the most watched event in U.S. TV history. The Teradek Bond, the world’s smallest bonding cellular solution, was utilized by multiple TV networks across the country and by media outlets like the New York Post (NASDAQ: NWSA) to transmit comprehensive pre- and post-game supplemental coverage live on the air and to the Internet in HD.
“Without Bond, we simply would not have been able to go live at the game,” said Rome Neal, Senior Video Producer for the New York Post. “Live sports events present many unique broadcast challenges, and the Bond’s compact size and ease of use make it an ideal solution to get our live content directly to our viewers online, even for an event of this magnitude. There really is nothing else like it.”
“We are thrilled that the Bond, which just started shipping two months ago, was already relied on to air the most watched event in U.S. TV history, with more than 117 million viewers watching simultaneously,” said Nicol Verheem, CEO of Teradek. “Our four Bond devices at Super Bowl XLVI were used by some of the most respected news agencies in the country, like the New York Post. This validates Bond as a reliable and game-changing solution for live broadcasts. Even from within the stadium, Bond worked flawlessly and maintained high enough bit rates for excellent quality, uninterrupted HD viewing.”
The Teradek Bond is a camera-top cellular bonding solution that fits in the palm of your hand. The device supports up to five 3G or 4G modems simultaneously from any cellular provider, which enables news crews to broadcast live from the most challenging environments, like Super Bowl XLVI. Since Bond requires low upfront costs and no recurring fees, it is an affordable alternative to the bulky and high-cost commitments that are common with existing bonding solutions.
Bond will be on display at the British Video Expo (BVE) February 14-16, 2012 at Booth i10, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention and Exposition February 18-21, 2012 at Booth 913 & the Pavilion, and at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) at Booth C11037 April 16-19, 2012.
Teradek is a leader in compact HD H.264 codecs used in filmmaking, live video production, broadcast contribution and distribution. Teradek's Cube™ is the world’s best selling miniature HD encoder that transmits 1080p video over Ethernet, WiFi or cellular networks to iPads, CDNs, or IPTV decoders. For more information, visit www.teradek.com.
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