Satellite newsgathering and video contribution equipment is used to deliver on-the-scene coverage of news and events directly to the studio or TV station. The greatest challenge in this area is the shortage of fixed local infrastructure, especially as operators face increased viewership during a popular event such as a political election or sports match. In this case, the operator’s infrastructure is overcome by direct links via satellite.
Setups range from small cars with high integration to fully equipped studio trucks connected via multiple video streams and IP networking over the same satellite link. Having dedicated professional equipment on both ends of the transmission ensures higher link efficiency and a wider feature set compared with DTH broadcast.