The big networks have been using satellite video phones for years. Now as I understand it even Wifi and cell networks can get enough bandwidth for live streaming video. The particular case I heard of used EVDO. Could be that.
Post by thebaldone on Jul 26, 2009 11:36:22 GMT -7
FM 100 did that broadcast when Trax opened back in 1999 or 2000. I remember listening as they turned the corner downtown and it got fuzzy until they adjusted the Mardi... Marti... however you spell it. Basically they transmit to a sight on a mountain that broadcasts it back to the studio to be mixed and then sent to the transmitter. Now, this was radio... but Television I am sure they had something similar or a truck driving by it somewhere that they could get the feed wirelessly.
Post by seattlefollower on Jul 26, 2009 14:30:28 GMT -7
I learned a bit more about how KING 5 did this - WiMax broadband. I don't think Utah has a version yet, but these are blanket (relatively speaking) high speed networks over a metropolitan area. The biggest company is named "Clear" and I believe is tied to Sprint somehow.
They allow stations to broadcast with a laptop and other wireless equipment. www.streambox.com/ The main provider is a Seattle start up (and KIFI-8 in Idaho Falls is using it).
FM100 used a Marti eh? Why not just go cell phone? *shrug* Cool they tried, at least. (Note: I realize a Marti will deliver superior sound quality over a phone, especially a cell, any day...)