[SatNews] Radio Pakistan has inaugurated three landmark projects, which include an Earth Station, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG), Satellite and Internet Streaming of External and World Services.
The Earth-Satellite Station will ensure reliable, smooth, interruption-free, good quality networking and transmission of Radio Pakistan’s services country-wide. The satellite transmission will not only be used for networking purpose but will also be available to the listeners on satellite receivers in 38 countries located in South Asia, Middle-East, Africa and Europe. The Earth-Satellite Station has been established at National Broadcasting House, Islamabad, on a turnkey basis. FM-101, National Broadcasting Service, FM-93, News, World Service and External Services, will be available via satellite. In future more channels will be added for the listeners across the globe.
The DSNG system installed in a mobile van is based on the most advanced satellite technology for efficient outdoor broadcast coverage, including sports and news coverage. It would now be possible to cover events taking place at any location at any time due to mobility, easy access to remote areas and satellite transmission.
The DSNG van has the capability of two way remote communication from and to the outdoor broadcast (OB) site. A mini studio on wheels, the van is capable of recording, editing and transmitting radio programs. Presently, Radio Pakistan is using conventional technology for OB coverage, employing telephone lines.