IP newsgathering specialist Dejero and global satellite service provider Intelsat have partnered to offer the TV industry a new service that blends Ku-band satellite and cellular network bandwidth into a one-button-push service for IP news contribution from the field. Dejero’s CellSat seeks to overcome network congestion problems and spotty cell network coverage to provide news crews […]
How many times have you told your teenager not to text and drive? What would you say about livestreaming to Facebook Live and driving -at 185 mph? If you were the parents of 19-year-old racecar driver Devin O’Connell, you would probably say something like: “Good thinking, son.” When O’Connell takes to the track at Claremont […]
While interviewing Bill Fesh, news ops manager at WFAA in Dallas, for today’s story on how two station news photographers used IP newsgathering tech to deliver live HD video from the midst of the sniper shooting in Dallas July 7, I made a passing comment about the 1987 ABC TV series Max Headroom. In the show, the Edison […]
Does this sound familiar? “News is about content, and I need to get as many feet on the street as possible to drive up my station’s story count and attract more viewers.” One of the major drivers of IP newsgathering has been this type of thinking. Rather than limiting field newsgathering to crews assigned to expensive […]
Television broadcasters are likely to be joined in the skies by their radio brethren looking to use drones for newsgathering, including traffic reporting. Radio Ink magazine has published “Could Drones Be Used For Radio Reporting?,” which is an interesting story on where things stand.
A couple of weeks ago, I reported here that ArrowData in Las Vegas had received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin offering drone-based newsgathering services. The Las Vegas Business Press has written a profile on the company. The article is available on the Business Press website.
Drones are at the top of my mind with the story published Thursday on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the reaction to it on the part of some in the news media. As with most stories I write, there were tidbits of useful information that didn’t make it into the final […]
Lighting Christmas lights affixed to the WRAL studio-to-transmitter link tower in Raleigh, N.C., is a local tradition marking the beginning of the holiday season that dates back more than 50 years. But there was an important new airborne element to the Capitol Broadcasting Co.-owned station’s coverage this week of the lighting ceremony, and it had nothing […]
Cordillera Communications will begin evaluating the performance of small, highly portable IP satellite uplinks next year to determine whether the technology can augment, or perhaps ultimately replace, more traditional approaches to ENG contribution. The broadcast group, which is owned by Evening Post Industries and operates 13 TV stations in seven states, including seven in Montana, plans […]
At IBC 2014, Panasonic showed its newly introduced its AJ-PX800 2/3-inch sensor camera-recorder equipped with 3MOS image sensors for newsgathering applications. Weighing 6.2 pounds, the camera captures both SD and HD and comes with the AVC-Intra and the AVC-LongG (50/25/12Mbps) codecs. Low rate AVC-Proxy file recording on the AJ-PX800 allows support for network operation and off-line […]