Dejero will be providing a range of on-location services in Sochi, Russia, for broadcasters covering next month’s Winter Games. The services for on-location news crews include private Wi-Fi hotspots for use with Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 transmitters and LIVE+ mobile app.
Beginning 5 February, Dejero is providing customers that signed up for Sochi support services access to two private, fully licensed Wi-Fi hotspots. The first, overlooking the Sochi Games Park, offers a backdrop for live shots and video coverage from the Games’ facilities for ice events. The other hotspot provides a panoramic view of the central square in the village of Krasnaya Polyana, the base location for alpine events. The private Wi-Fi links at both locations will allow broadcasters to transmit high-quality, low-latency HD and SD video.
Also to be used by Dejero’s customers are the LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters and LIVE+ mobile app to transmit coverage, as well as to store and forward video for later broadcast. Both solutions enable field news reporters to encode and transmit HD or SD video directly over 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet connections from locations that are impractical for traditional ENG vehicles to access. The cloud-based Dejero LIVE+ Portal will also be used to manage and control transmitters, monitor transmission health, and manage the distribution of content on-air and online.
“Although the Games don’t begin until 7 February, our team has been onsite in Sochi for several weeks to test uplink connectivity and prepare the comprehensive technical support our customers have come to expect,” said Brian Cram, CEO of Dejero. “Major international broadcasters know they can count on Dejero to provide the reliable technology and service they need to cover the world’s biggest and most-watched sports and news events, and to do it at a fraction of the cost of traditional satellite and microwave transmissions.”