Going live in Tanzania
AzamTV, a direct-to-home television subscription service based in Tanzania, are using the Quicklink Mobile Encoder for live news gathering.
The encoders are fitted with LTE SIM cards for uplink from the field. The feeds are then received by the Quicklink Standard Playout Server at the studio for output.
“Our aim is to use the Mobile Encoder as much as possible for our live news gathering. In fact, our news reporters never leave the office without it,” said Ahmed H. Abdallah, Deputy Manager Information Technology at Azam.
The Quicklink device has the ability to bond multiple internet connections in order to improve the speed and reliability of the internet connection. It can simultaneously bond up to 10 connections including Wi-Fi, cellular and LAN to create the most consistent and reliable connection possible.
AzamTV now plan to use the Mobile Encoder to cover sporting events such as football matches or marathons for the Azam Sports channel. For this type of coverage, AzamTV plan to use a fixed ethernet connection directly from the local ISP.
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