"Beginning with our original purchase of two Dejero hardware transmitters in 2010, our subsequent upgrade to three LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters, and followed by our large-scale deployment of the Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App almost two years ago, we frequently take advantage of Dejero's bonded wireless transmission capabilities to add breadth and immediacy to our news broadcasts," said Richard Pattison, deputy head of News Technology, Sky News. "The LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter is an ideal fit for our Ka-band transmission equipment, offering the stability and performance we need for ensuring high-quality broadcasts from the field."
The three LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters are part of a large-scale deployment of Dejero technology that is in almost constant use at Sky News. Almost two years ago, Sky News adopted the Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App for use on smartphones and tablet computers. The app can transmit live or recorded HD or SD video using both the phone's front and rear cameras during a single broadcast, enabling reporters to set up and shoot a breaking news story without the need for a satellite truck, camera operator, or broadcast equipment.
Sky News also holds the distinction of having conducted the world's first intercontinental live video interview using Dejero's LIVE+ Mobile App installed on an iPhone—a report of a censorship protest from Guangzhou, China, in early 2013. Today, more than 120 newsgathering staff, including correspondents, producers, and technicians, have been equipped with the LIVE+ Mobile App on their smartphones and tablet computers, enabling them to capture high-quality live footage that would have been missed if they had relied solely on traditional newsgathering methods.
More information about the complete Dejero LIVE+ Platform is available at http://www.dejero.com/.