REMI Production Goes a Long Way for University of Iowa

High-quality, high-volume productions with leaner on-site staff

The Challenge

Andy Kromphardt, Assistant Director of HawkVision Productions recalls Wi-Fi issues while covering cross country: “Cross country track and field typically takes place in remote locations. We used a Wi-Fi hotspot to go live in the past, but the results weren’t great.”



The Solution

Since being introduced to the LiveU REMI Production Solution, the production team has been able to seamlessly cover cross country, field hockey, soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball. They’ve also produced live coverage of football press conferences and plan to cover baseball and softball this spring. The live content is available via Hawkeye subscription services and select games are also available on W24 sports. Big Ten Networks and ESPN have picked up many “plays of the day” from HawkVision’s coverage.

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"The LiveU has been a good silver bullet. It has cut our production set up time significantly and allowed us to focus on production elements to make the actual productions better."

Anthony Kromphardt, Assistant Director of HawkVision Productions

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Producing More Events Without Putting Huge Strain on Crew

Sports & Events Production Company Goes All In on LiveU LU300 HEVC & Wireless At-Home Production Solution


The Challenge

Portland, OR-based video production company, Blaze Streaming Media produces 100+ live events per year across the globe.  With nearly 97% of their clients located outside of Oregon, their biggest challenge was maintaining a consistent reliable connection from many different venues with varying bandwidth. Additionally, shooting in so many locations often forced the team to travel out of state for several days at a time.


The Solution

LiveU’s Wireless At Home Production brings all the heavy lifting home to Portland. The Blaze Streaming team will be able to control the entire production from its Portland facility – everything from directing, scoreboard, replay, commercials, and announcers. The only onsite elements would be the LiveU units and cameras sending the feeds back to the home studio. For some of Blaze’s budget-constrained clients, At-Home Production has been the difference between producing an event or not, opening their business to a wider client base.


My job is to create the opportunities for my team and invest in their future. We are making investments in technology that will allow us to be more flexible with our hectic production schedules.

Joe Christensen, Owner of Blaze Streaming Media

Plug-and-play video encoder built for content creators and producers to get outside and go live. 

Affordable, robust and compact, the LU300 HEVC puts LiveU’s award-winning HEVC technology in the palm of your hand.

The LU-Smart mobile app offers the very latest in bonded transmission technology, enabling you to cover live HD news from the field using your smartphone. 

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Preserving Gear & Budgets - A Sound Investment

The LiveU REMI Production solution also helps make the HawkVision gear last longer. Because the team only has to send backpacks and cameras to every game they cover, the organization works more efficiently and preserves much of their other production equipment. “The technology allows us to use one location, our home base, to produce Hawkeyes Athletics. And with budgets tighter than ever, the LiveU equipment is a sound investment with a higher return for the school’s overall athletic program,” adds Kromhardt.

How is this possible?

The production company has adopted a LiveU REMI Production solution that removes the connectivity and budgetary roadblocks typically associated with covering outdoor sporting events. The solution eliminates the need for a production truck or satellite uplink and brings the production (Tech Director, graphics, Replay Operator, commentators, and the LiveU server to receive the live feeds) to a centralized studio location. The onsite crew includes camera operators capturing the live content via LiveU portable transmission units.

With 24 NCAA Division I teams, the University of Iowa understands the importance of gaining a competitive edge. HawkVision Productions, the school’s digital media arm, has upped its production game with a solution that helps cover more ground (more games covering more athletic programs), while keeping the operational costs down and maintaining high-quality video.