LiveU has been present throughout the US Presidential Election season. From the beginning of the campaign trail, LiveU has supported everything from party debates to state caucuses and primaries. LiveU’s LU500 and LU200 units were out in force at this year’s Presidential Election events. The introduction of LiveU Solo this year also gave online content creators the opportunity for more complete coverage of election events.
One such webcaster, Political Revolution TV, used LiveU Solo for their coverage of the Democracy Spring March on Washington DC. The Democracy Spring effort grew out of support for Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders.
The march started in Philadelphia, where thousands began a 140-mile walk to the U.S. Capitol to “demand Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice.” For their coverage of this event, Political Revolution TV used the new cost-effective LiveU Solo, enabling them to seamlessly stream from their camera through Switchboard Live and to their YouTube channel with minimal setup.
On election night 1,800 portable transmission packs were in use, transmitting nearly 8,000 hours of streaming. The LiveU Central management portal proved to be mission critical on Election Night, supporting more than 1,200 simultaneous streams and managing 17 Terabytes of data.