Looking to enhance its multiscreen online live video presence for its news, sports, political, and entertainment content, the Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is investing in live video streaming facilities to expand live video coverage to its website, iPads and iPhones.
In addition, Telegraph reporters can send feeds directly from the news source back to the outlet’s studio. Wearing backpacks containing a device that allows them to transmit high-quality video live across 3G networks, reporters can get breaking news out faster.
"The Telegraph is using LU70 backpack devices from LiveU (News - Alert)," explained Malcolm Harland, director of UK-based Garland Partners, which is facilitating the technology implementation. "These are the same devices that were used so successfully by over 40 media outlets this summer to provide unique and immediate coverage of the London 2012 Olympics. They truly are the device that is changing the face of media."
"Digital consumers expect a first-class video service, and the Telegraph is leading the field,” said James Weeks, head of video at the Telegraph. “We’ve been quick to recognize the opportunities that new technology presents. Now, we can follow developing stories like never before. The changes we have made to our studio will enable us to augment live video with expert analysis and informed opinion from the finest team of journalists and commentators in the business."
The Telegraph is also taking live feeds from BT Tower in London to incorporate news content from the Associated Press’ (News - Alert) media hub service. The Telegraph can mix this feed with local content from its studio or from LiveU and Teracue devices, and then push the content to the streaming encoder for delivery.
"The Telegraph is making exciting use of the latest technology," said Harland. "The organization is leading the industry in breaking out of the traditional boundaries of print media. Video news coverage has moved beyond television, with immediate, live, breaking news coverage being demanded by the huge audience hungry for information."Tara Seals has over thirteen years of experience as a journalist. Her areas of expertise cover the waterfront of the service provider segment, especially mobile networks, devices and applications; and video infrastructure, content and broadcast models.
Edited by Brooke Neuman