Satellite communication solutions that make news
Effective content distribution is crucial. Whether covering a story in a remote location or covering breaking news right down the street, today’s technology allows media to broadcast directly from where the action is. We offer the complete range of fixed, mobile and vehicular options to meet all of your broadcasting needs.
Whether covering a story in a remote location or reporting breaking news right down the street, today’s media need to broadcast directly from where the action is. Instantaneous coverage is the expectation, and journalists require reliable, durable technology that allows them to share the story and to access the same applications as their colleagues back in the office in real-time.
To meet the demand for instantaneous coverage, reporters need to have full connectivity, on location, without missing a beat. They must make calls, file stories, send high resolution images and transfer files, do research, join video conferences and stream live video. They also need reliable access to the internet and the ability to stay on the move to follow a story as it unfolds.
Technology bridges the gap between content and distribution. A mobile broadband office with voice and data connectivity allows reporters to keep in contact 24/7 with colleagues back in the newsroom. Vehicular BGAN allows them to file reports from a vehicle while traveling, helping them to be first to the story and therefore first to broadcast the story.
Today’s consumers expect to see live content, especially when important news is breaking or when a major event is happening. Broadcast news is some of the only programming that viewers watch live versus saving for later playback.
Newscasters need tools that provide mobility, reliability and quality to facilitate onsite video production, live encoding, transmission and distribution to viewers, fast. Mobile units enable the ability to broadcast within minutes and high, on-demand streaming rates are critical.
Broadcast teams using HDR while streaming are able to deliver complex productions from the field. Mobile satellite internet units can fit in a backpack and allow reporters and camera operators to capture stories as they unfold. Voice lines can be activated to keep remote teams in constant contact with the studio.
Typically armed with a laptop, digital recorder and microphone, audio broadcasters rely on rugged equipment that can be stowed in a backpack and set up within minutes. They need to be able to establish communications quickly and reliably.
Radio journalists must broadcast live audio from the scene of a story. Streaming interviews and reports from a variety of events ranging from sports to crisis communications is all in a day’s work.
Lower speed streaming IP rates are ideal for live audio contributions.
On-demand news depends on a constant stream of content. News gatherers send either edited audio and video back to base, or they upload rough cut clips to the studio for compilation into a larger story.
Field reporters are expected to send audio and video files to the newsroom from wherever they might be in the world. Speed is of the essence as every news outlet wants to be the first to share breaking news.
Mobile VSAT and Fixed Satellite Internet gives news gatherers the ability to supply a constant stream of content and file prerecorded material that has been edited or rough cut. It enables journalists and camera crews to shoot, edit, store, and then forward content back to base for broadcast immediately or inclusion in a later bulletin. A broadband link provides the ability to report continuously without the need to travel in search of connectivity.
No matter the media outlet — TV, internet, radio or print — journalists need to file copy and photos fast. This is especially true for freelance reporters and photographers who need to send information and images to newspapers/web developers as soon as possible to be successful.
Stories must be submitted from wherever the news is breaking. Being among the first to do so can mean the opportunity to charge a premium for the footage and provides a great competitive advantage.
With mobile satellite internet and smart device connectivity, reporters can load their stories and pictures directly into their website’s content management system, regardless of the local telecoms wired or wireless infrastructure.
Freelance photographers can upload their latest photos to a picture library as high resolution images for sale to the highest bidder, or to send them to editors on spec.