European LGBTI TV-channel OUTtv is relying on connectivity solutions from Dejero as it covers Pride events in Frankfurt, Berlin, Amsterdam and Antwerp.
The broadcaster is filming Pride celebrations and rallies using Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters, as well as Dejero LivePlus Apps on smartphones and tablets.
Over half a million people are expected in Amsterdam to celebrate over the next week which could lead to mobile network congestion.
“With crowds like these, reliable connectivity can be a concern, but our Dejero devices have so far performed flawlessly in Frankfurt and Berlin,” said Ferry Ouwendijk, director and CEO at FilmPartners – Media Choice Group and the facilitator of OUTtv.
Marc Putman, CEO of OUTtv Media added: “For us as a small broadcaster live tv productions were not durable in the past, but thanks to the Dejero solution provided with the support of our technical partner Media Choice, we were and will be able to create a live-broadcast report from the heart of the LGBTI-community celebrations. It was exciting to do this and now we intend to create more live events to be broadcast via our TV networks and social media channels.”
”This technology has enabled us to cover many more Gay Pride and other events such as Frankfurt (July 16) and Berlin (July 23) and we are set to also cover Amsterdam on August 6, then Antwerp on August 8, extremely dynamically,” added Putman.
The EnGo live feeds are sent to four WayPoint receivers located in Media Choice Group’s data centres and integrated into their playout systems. The receivers reconstruct and decode the compressed HEVC or AVC video from the EnGo transmitters, which is output to a satellite uplink and then broadcast to its customers’ TV channels and streaming platform audiences.