Kenya Television Network Broadcasts Obama Visit Live

President Obama visited Nairobi Kenya and his visit was broadcast live on Kenya Television Network (KTN) using Quicklink technology for live links to the studio.

When American President Barack Obama visited the city of Nairobi, Kenya on 24 July, he addressed the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and shared his views on Kenya as a US strategic economic and security partner. It was President Obama’s fourth African visit since becoming US president, and his first to Kenya since taking office in 2009. It was a significant news event in Kenya.

KTN dispatched four Quicklink cellular bonding backpacks for live coverage. KTN and Indigo Telecom Limited had just installed The Quicklink Skype TX in KTN’s television broadcast studio in Nairobi.

Collins M'mudi, Broadcast Systems Manager for KTN explained why they chose to use the Quicklink Backpacks for the event. “We have been using Quicklink bonded cellular backpacks for a number of years. The backpacks can be easily deployed and the bandwidth achieved by joining the 8 cellular connections gives a stable and reliable platform for transmitting a live video feed to our production studio for broadcast. This is a very efficient and cost effective way of receiving good quality live content.”

KTN has always been able to produce quality live broadcasts whilst using Quicklink technology. The Quicklink Backpack is the perfect solution for capturing live breaking news. The recent installation of the Quicklink Skype TX designed in partnership with Microsoft now gives KTN access to any video-enabled Skype device giving unrivaled access to live content. KTN expects to broadcast some very engaging live interviews as of the ease the software will bring a remote guests into a live production.

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