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Bonded BGAN HDR – Australian Broadcast Media Case Study

Global Crisis from Remote Locations Broadcasted in Real Time Using Network Innovations’ Bonded HDR Solution

The refugee crisis is reaching beyond politics, protests and opinions to a global urgency reflecting the life and death choices these groups are facing in South Sudan, Syria and Turkey. A major Australian Broadcaster launched one of the most ambitious live television events where audiences followed live broadcasters in a Sydney Australia “Nerve Centre” studio, pre-recorded documentary clips and live-crosses to remote field-teams on-the-ground in active conflict zones.

Network Innovations created a linked solution for all three episodes that connected the “Nerve Centre” – Deployed Crews – Live-Crosses by providing Cobham Explorer 710 BGAN terminals over the Inmarsat I4 satellite network using BGAN specific plans that efficiently managed airtime spending. The BGAN terminals were effectively bonded together achieving 1.3 Mbps streaming 720HD while allowing ground teams agile mobility to penetrate deep into the refugee’s world.

Inmarsat’s reliable network worked perfectly for all three broadcasts. Traffic from the terminals was sent through Inmarsat’s satellite network and routed through NI’s terrestrial infrastructure in New York where packets were processed by the bonding server before being backhauled to Australia.

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