This article sets out to provide fresh insight into the case of liveness in news media by exploring a particular live-news technology—LiveU’s digital, cellular-based, live broadcast technology, and its implementation in professional TV news broadcasting. Based on a thematic analysis of in-depth interviews with nine TV news and LiveU’s professionals, the findings point to various interconnections between LiveU’s technology and certain professional actors through a variety of editorial, business and technological decision-making processes and activities that constitute live-news broadcasting. Essentially, the case of LiveU and its implementation in professional TV live-news broadcasting illustrate the intersection of news mobility and the production of news from a socio-technical standpoint.
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- TV news production
- digital news technologies
- news mobility