Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
CBC equips 100 reporters with Dejero iOS App to gather live news
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) is expanding its newsgathering capabilities by deploying the Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App to 100 of its national and international field reporters.
The LIVE+ Mobile App integrates seamlessly with CBC’s current fleet of LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitters and LIVE+ Broadcast Servers that are being used for regional and national news coverage.
CBC recently launched an initiative to increase media acquisition across all of its distribution platforms. As a result, CBC will be using the Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App installed on Apple iOS devices to generate live news content throughout the organization.
According to Dejero VP Paul Friedman, CBC is like a lot of broadcast news organizations that are looking for an affordable way to increase story acquisition from the field. “The LIVE+ Mobile App enables reporters to quickly and easily broadcast high-quality live video from an iPhone or iPad that previously would not have been possible,” he added.
The Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App gives broadcasters the ability to transmit high-quality live or recorded video from an iPhone or iPad. Using the same bonded transmission technology as Dejero’s the LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter, the LIVE+ Mobile App allows reporters to set up anywhere in seconds and transmit live from a consumer device.
The App aggregates bandwidth from both the Wi-Fi and cellular connections of the device, resulting in a higher quality live video transmission with lower latency than a single connection would provide. The LIVE+ Mobile App can transmit live or recorded video using both the front and back cameras of the device during a single broadcast.
(Editor’s Note: Dejero has made sample footage gathered with the Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App available on its website.)