Dejero has enabled America’s production company, Fly on the Wall Entertainment (FOTW), to attain flexibility during its production of the second season of TLC’s This is Life Live show using Dejero’s mobile transmission technology.The series airs human-interest ‘reveal’ stories live, over four consecutive nights from two different US cities simultaneously. FOTW’s back to back productions were supported by broadcast solutions provider and Dejero partner - Bexel.
“It’s a show that’s incredibly logistically challenging,” explained Jeff Anderson, executive in charge of production at FOTW. “We wanted to find a solution that didn’t rely on the deployment of satellite trucks in both locations each night. Previously this required the deployment and briefing of two sets of production crews, troubleshooting for each, and basically reliving ‘Groundhog Day’ every time we hit the ground in a new city.”
For season two, FOTW used Dejero’s HEVC-capable EnGo mobile transmitter to transmit high-quality video over multiple IP networks, simplifying the show’s production cycle dramatically by removing the need to hire satellite trucks and broadcast crews at each location. This saved FOTW significant amounts of time, resources, and production costs.
"You can’t ship a satellite truck, but you can ship an EnGo," concluded Anderson. “The EnGo is solid, versatile, dependable, and quite an amazing piece of mobile technology. The decision was made for us when we tried it the first time; it’s a domino effect where the benefits add up,” he added.
The EnGo is a compact and modular mobile transmitter that encodes high-quality video and transmits over multiple IP networks to reliably deliver exceptional picture quality with extremely low latency - even in challenging network conditions. Camera-mounted, vehicle-mounted, or wearable, EnGo facilitates newsgathering, sports coverage, and live event broadcasting from remote locations, while in motion.