Network Ten, one of Australia’s commercial TV networks, has expanded its deployment of Dejero’s LIVE+ GoBox professional-grade transmitters. With the rugged and portable LIVE+ GoBox units, Network Ten’s mobile journalists are able to broadcast live from virtually any location using bonded cellular, Wi-Fi and portable satellite connections, or record up to 40 hours of HD video for later broadcast.
“Our deployment of Dejero’s LIVE+ mobile transmitters last year in our metro stations throughout Australia was a great success, and the units were very well received by our field news crews. Therefore, when we recently needed additional equipment to cover black spots in our traditional microwave news coverage, the LIVE+ GoBox transmitters were the obvious choice,” says Glen Bathie, Network Ten project manager. “The LIVE+ GoBox transmitters are delivering cost efficiencies by reducing the resources we need for newsgathering when compared to traditional microwave-based systems. Our news producers are able to cover more stories with the same crew numbers, and they’re able to access news when and where it’s happening—even in remote regions far from our broadcast centers.”
Brian Cram, CEO of Dejero, notes, “As our most rugged solution, LIVE+ GoBox can be set up anywhere to transmit low-latency and high-quality HD video quickly and reliably, even in the most challenging conditions and in areas with marginal cellular coverage. This range is particularly important in a continent as vast as Australia, where news might be breaking in a remote region hundreds of kilometers away from a Network Ten broadcast center.”