The way live news events are covered has evolved, bringing new demands on newsgathering equipment.
During NAB Show 2018, Hans Massart, Broadcast Market Director at Newtec, discussed how to cover live news events, crews use mobile solutions to transmit video, voice & other services over a single multiservice communication link (click though the slide above). This is possible through the power of IP. The link needs to be easy to establish, reliable & offer high network & service availability. Transmission can be performed over multiple networks simultaneously including 3G/4G, satellite Ka- & Ku-band. When terrestrial transmission gets contended, the satellite link needs to dynamically scale to higher bandwidths.
Hans was joined by Sara Shepherd, Assignments Editor, Mobile Journalism and Innovation, at BBC Newsgathering Ops, who gave first-hand industry insight and outlined how the BBC uses Newtec Dialog® for IP connectivity over satellite.
The multiservice platform allows the BBC’s news team to deploy mobile solutions capable of transmitting video, voice, files and general broadband services. The on-board Mx-DMA enables flexible and seamless management of bandwidth, while avoiding fragmentation of the space segment.