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Future Promises of Live Production Will 5G replace all that we know?

By Mobile Viewpoint

The leading pinnacles of news and sport such as Le Liga, Formula 1 and the national news carriers have no shortage of resource when it comes to live streaming. Multiple production crews, an array of cameras, RF and satellite links and a healthy mix of high-speed fibers ultimately results in a high-quality live broadcast viewed by millions. But what about local news productions or lower league sports where resource and money is a finite resource? Over the last few years newspapers, grass root 102

sports and lower league football matches have started to show live streaming due to the advent of lower price technology for video contribution from the camera. The range of OTT cloud platforms and social media that can be utilized as a platform to play-out to a range of different devices has boomed establishing a much larger audience to digest content. Traditional TV has long been losing traction as the viewing platform of choice while people view content from a different array of locations.

For live broadcast from remote places, bonded 4G backpacks such as those from Mobile Viewpoint, can easily be connected to a camera. Known as video contribution, these bonded systems can reliably live stream over multiple 4G cellular networks back to a remote production center where commentary and graphics can be added at the point of live playout. Though they are in use by major broadcasters, the price point can be so low that it is possible for the amateur cameraperson with the same 4G technology to live stream full HD quality directly to social media at

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