Nine Media Corporation Philippines Expands Live Newsgathering Operation with LiveU’s LU600 HEVC Technology

Upgrades fleet with LiveU’s flagship HEVC solution due to its high video quality and reliability, even in extreme weather conditions

Hackensack, NJ, 19th June 2018 – Nine Media Corporation, a Filipino-based media company that is the franchise holder of CNN Philippines, has upgraded its live newsgathering fleet with LiveU’s flagship LU600 HEVC technology. Nine Media Corporation has been using LiveU’s live streaming solutions since 2011 for breaking news coverage, including presidential addresses. The LU600 HEVC solution was chosen for its superior video quality and reliability, as well as its bandwidth efficiency. The deal is being overseen by LiveU’s local partner, Media Convergence, Inc. (MCI).

Pal Marquez, Senior Vice President for Operations, Nine Media Corporation, “With the country’s challenging terrain and unpredictable weather conditions, we require robust and flexible newsgathering equipment. LiveU has been a key component in our newsroom equipment for several years, and we welcome these product enhancements. We have been particularly impressed by the LU600 HEVC’s video performance in recent typhoons, and in disaster areas.” Pal continued, “The support we receive from LiveU remotely and the partner locally have also played an important role in our decision to expand our operation.”

Yaal Eshel, LiveU’s VP Sales, said,” Nine Media Corporation is highly professional and innovative, bringing news from any location at any time. We are very happy to see that the LU600 HEVC can help them deliver high-quality live video in very challenging network and weather conditions.”

Over the years, Nine Media Corporation has deployed LiveU’s full product portfolio, including the new LU600 HEVC solution and LiveU Xtender active remote transmission device, specifically in remote areas.

LiveU is presenting its full range of live IP video uplink services and streaming solutions at BroadcastAsia2018, Suntec Singapore, 26-28 June 2018 (Stand 6J4-01).

About Nine Media Corporation

Nine Media Corporation (the Company), formerly known as Solar Television Network, Inc., is a stock corporation registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 5, 2010, and started commercial operations on January 29, 2010. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, aggregation, management, development, production, distribution, advertising, leasing, renting, and/or marketing of original program content and/or program content acquired by way of license, for commercial exhibition on television and other media.

On October 14, 2014, SEC approved the change of the name of the Company from Solar Television Network, Inc. to Nine Media Corporation.

In October 2014, the Company entered into a Brand and Content License Agreement (CCLA) with Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (Turner) granting the license to use the CNN brand and CNN branded materials and programming content from Turner to the Company on CNN Philippines channel and its associated website effective from 2015 to 2019, subject to renewal. NMC started using the CNN Philippines brand on free TV Channel 9, starting March 15, 2015.

The Company’s office address is Upper Ground Floor, Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.