The NewsSpotter service operates in Ka-band using Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite at 9° East for portable IP-based satellite news gathering (SNG) services. The service uses lightweight, easy-to-carry terminals to enable fast and high-quality transmissions from the field.
Media Broadcast will market the service under the name NewsSpotter+ and combine the IP broadcast solution with its own operated broadcast NGN (Next Generation Network) without using the public internet to offer an end-to-end quality of service without any shared resource.
By combining its fibre network capabilities with access to a portable satellite-based contribution solution, Media Broadcast will be able to offer new options to the media industry for IP-based data transmissions and digital TV production.
“This agreement with our longstanding partner Media Broadcast once again underlines the critical role that satellites can play for news teams and broadcasters,” said Jean-François Fenech, general manager of Eutelsat Broadband. “The NewsSpotter service can be integrated easily into IP infrastructures and offers a wide variety of applications from coverage of live breaking news to sports and cultural events and contribution of footage direct from the field to a broadcaster’s master control room.”