Australia’s Nine Network Expands Live News Coverage with Dejero
Dejero, the creator of mobile newsgathering products, has announced that Australia’s Nine Network has chosen Dejero solutions to expand and enhance its electronic newsgathering (ENG) capabilities.
As one of Australia’s leading free-to-air commercial TV networks, Nine Network has deployed Dejero’s rugged and portable LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters to its field news crews, enabling them to transmit high-quality live or recorded HD video from remote locations using available cell or wireless networks. Dejero LIVE+ Broadcast Servers installed in Nine Network’s broadcast centers receive the video feeds and process them for playout to live news broadcasts.
To date, Nine Network news crews have used the Dejero equipment to cover a wide variety of live and breaking news stories across Australia and as far away as the U.K. and the U.S. The equipment was used for live coverage of the 2012 bush fires in New South Wales, the recent flare-up of tension between North and South Korea (live from the Korean DMZ), and, most recently, coverage of the 2013 Ashes series of test cricket matches between England and Australia.
For the Ashes series, the Dejero LIVE+ Platform created a live connection between the Nine Network news anchor in Australia and the reporter in the U.K. using 3G and 4G cellular networks with only one second of latency. Throughout the 47-day series, the Nine Network news crew traveled to multiple U.K. cities and transmitted live morning, afternoon, and evening reports daily.
“Our Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter provided flawless service for Nine Network’s Ashes coverage,” said Brian Cram, CEO of Dejero. “The system’s flexibility was especially valuable with the arrival of royal baby Prince George during the Ashes series, enabling the Nine Network team to provide live coverage of the birth announcement.”
Dejero LIVE+ is sold and supported in Australia by Sydney-based digital media specialist Digistor, which was instrumental in supplying the solution to Nine Network and can provide local demonstrations and information to organizations evaluating ENG options.