Italian production company Nexting has provided live coverage, edited highlights and interviews from the Summer Games in Tokyo to a range of Italian broadcasters using Dejero EnGo 260 transmitters.
Due to travel restrictions, the Naples-based broadcast specialist required robust connectivity from multiple remote venues, including the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Ariake Arena and Saitama Super Arena, to deliver daily live coverage to Mediaset, Sky Sports Italia and Italia Team TV, the Italian team’s OTT platform. EnGo uses Smart Blending Technology to aggregate cellular connections from multiple providers to form a virtual “network of networks” delivered as a single service.
The Dejero EnGo 260 allowed Nexting to send broadcast-quality live video to all of its clients with latency as low as 0.8 seconds. As there was a seven-hour time difference between Italy and Japan, the five production crews were effectively operating for 31 hours continuously in a rolling pattern. Region-specific SIM cards installed in the EnGo transmitters provided cellular connectivity from the local carriers in Japan and also while roaming around different venues.
“I feel safe using Dejero,” said Antonio Palmieri, CEO of Nexting. “We can be confident that if we have a problem the Dejero team is immediately available to solve everything. That gives us a real sense of security in such a time-critical environment.”
As well as providing live coverage and edited packages throughout the afternoon and evening into Italy’s news and sports news programmes, Nexting spent the mornings gathering post-event interviews from the athletes’ Mixed Zone using five EnGo transmitters. Pro AVL Asia