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TVU Networks

January 23, 2012 05:00 ET

Hoak Media Corporation Selects TVUPack Mobile Broadcast Uplink Solution

Television Group Signs Deal to Deploy TVUPack Across Nine U.S. Media Markets

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - TVU Networks, the global technology leader in portable live electronic news gathering (ENG) broadcasting solutions, announced today that Hoak Media Corporation has signed an exclusive deal to deploy TVUPack across its 23 stations covering nine television markets in the United States.

Hoak Media Corporation owns, operates or programs 23 television stations in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Louisiana and Florida. Hoak Media's television station group includes affiliates of CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, CW and MyNetworkTV. The organization plans on deploying TVUPack across its network of stations to help them more efficiently broadcast live from more locations.

"The remarkable thing about the TVUPack technology is that it allows our stations to quickly and efficiently provide live pictures without having to rely on expensive microwave or satellite technology. I can't imagine a market where, competitively speaking, a station can get by without having one of these packs. If you have a competitive news environment, the news stations that use TVUPack will have a leg up," said Rich Adams, chief operating officer, Hoak Media Corporation.

"TVUPack's superior picture quality and ability to go live with just the push of a button is helping television stations, news agencies and freelance video crews around the world broadcast live from more places than they ever could before. TVUPack gives stations a cost effective supplement or alternative to traditional satellite and microwave solutions. We are thrilled to add Hoak Media to the TVUPack family," said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

Already in use by hundreds of broadcast organizations, TVUPack gives broadcasters satellite microwave TV truck functionality in a lightweight backpack. TVUPack is powered by TVU's proprietary Inverse StatMux technology, which dynamically segments a live video signal and transmits the segments through multiple independent 3G/4G/WiFi/WiMax connections. TVUPack is simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location.

For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, North Carolina and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

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