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The only effective journalist is a connected one. Audiences are demanding their news in real-time, which means that to stay ahead of the competition you need to be the first to broadcast and get on top of the story. This relies on staying connected, no matter where the story takes you. Easily achievable in areas with reliable cellular or fibre connectivity, but what happens when it’s somewhere remote where a terrestrial network is down, congested or non-existent? This is where our satellite connectivity services are ready and waiting to support you in keeping your audience, and studio, updated no matter where you are.

High-quality live broadcasting

Live newsgathering is time-critical. Seconds count. News gatherers are increasingly sent to remote locations, often for days at a time during a developing story with the expectation of always-on connectivity. But, just imagine: you spend days travelling to a remote location to report on a major event, only to find that you can’t broadcast live, or in good quality, due to a lack of reliable connectivity. We can help with that.

We provide a variety of services to enable high-quality live broadcast including our LX service, which offers industry-leading speeds and reliability combined with fly-away portable terminals. Our LX Event plan is an occasional use function that utilizes the Inmarsat infrastructure to support reserving and scheduling a specific date and time block for a given location and plan which allows a higher throughput on LX terminals. Our BGAN HDR service, also supports high data streaming rates and can be set up in minutes without any technical expertise, making it easier than ever to reach remote locations and be ready to get on air at a moment’s notice.

Store and forward content

Have you ever spent hours trying to capture the perfect shot or interview, making sure that you were first on the scene, only to find that you were unable to send edited audio and video back to the studio due to a lack of connectivity? This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve heard this. We understand these challenges and have the services and solutions you need to store and share content, no matter where you are.

With the support of our global partners, we can ensure you stay connected with the studio and be the first report on breaking news. With our BGAN service, for example, you can shoot, edit, store, and then forward content back to base for broadcast immediately, no matter where the story takes you.  

Related Services

BGAN

Discover how our BGAN HDR service can help you access the internet and broadcast live, from anywhere in the world.

Land Xpress (LX) 

See how our LX service can help you broadcast and stream high quality live video and share high definition video files, no matter where you are in the world. 

Mobile newsdesk

When you’re deployed to report in remote locations, you can often feel disconnected, isolated and out of contact with the outside world. For a journalist, this can be detrimental. Staying connected is part of how you work. Whether it is making calls to sources, communicating with studios or accessing corporate applications to file stories, you need to stay connected just so you can do your job. We’re here to take this worry away.

With our connectivity services, we can help you set up a mobile broadband office with 24/7 voice and data connectivity. Whether it is sending hi-res images, joining videoconferences, transferring files on the move, streaming live video or keeping tabs on how other journalists are reporting a story, consider it sorted. 

Why Inmarsat? 

  • Global coverage: We have you covered with connectivity and support wherever you are. We have a presence in over 60 countries and partner networks which span the globe.
  • Reliability: We operate the most reliable satellite network in the world. With over 40 years of experience, we understand your industry and the unique challenges it faces in today’s world.
  • Security: We are committed to highly secure operations at all times. Our privately-owned satellite network is managed by cybersecurity experts 24/7/365.

Benefits

  • Compatibility: Devices from LiveU, Dejero, Avi West, TVU, Quicklink and Skype all work with our Global Xpress and BGAN technology. From a mobile office perspective we provide you with an always-on broadband experience so your laptop, tablet or smartphone will work as if they are connected by Wi-Fi.
  • Value for money: We offer the most reliable satellite connectivity on the market, ensuring that your broadcasting signals you as a leader in your field. Our solutions include a range of smart plans to ensure you pay for what you need.
  • Quality: We have designed our mobile solutions to offer the highest speeds and sharpest picture quality, along with simple set up and ease of use. This means you can be confident of a high-quality broadcast, no matter where you are.  

Case studies

Case Study: France.tv

Discover how Inmarsat’s Land Xpress service helped France.tv broadcast across the world with high-speed satellite connectivity.

Case Study: BBC Media Action

Inmarsat supplies Global Xpress (GX) communications for BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone in charity partnership.

Case study: Discover Africa Group 

Using our BGAN HDR service to stream live footage of the unforgettable wildebeest migration from the Masai Mara.

Media Insights