NTV Gets Up to Speed with Wireless Live Streaming

NTV, Wireless Live Streaming, Hare Krishna Mozumder, Sony XDCAM, Sony XDCAM camcorders, International Television Channel, Senior Manager


Hare Krishna Mozumder has every reason to be excited. After years of trying to work around Bangladesh’s patchy network coverage, he’s finally seeing the country making big inroads to close the digital access gap.
“As a newsmaker, our priority is to deliver accurate and unbiased news as it happens” said the Senior Manager, Broadcast Operations and Engineering. “While digital coverage in Dhaka has been relatively stable, the same cannot be said about Bangladesh’s vast rural and remote areas. The arrival of 4G has greatly helped NTV get its wireless-workflow underway.”

One of the first TV stations in Bangladesh, NTV, which is owned by International Television Channel Ltd, started broadcasting in 2003. It is considered Bangladesh’s most popular Bengali language TV station offering a wide range of news and entertainment programmes delivered across TV, Internet and Mobile.

“Despite our lagging 3G network coverage, NTV was the one of the first TV stations in Bangladesh to embrace mobile-enabled live streaming,” added Mozumder.

"NTV has a wide range of Sony XDCAM camcorders for ENG like the PXW-X400 and PXW-X200. The camcorders came with a built-in Wi-Fi module and gave us the opportunity to live stream using mobile data. Unfortunately, our 3rd party live mobile streaming solution was patchy, and it was also a costly exercise as we had to frequently switch SIM cards.”

That changes when NTV acquired Sony's PWS-100RX1A and PWS-110RX1A Network RX Stations, as well the IP-enabled XDCAM camcorders such as the PXW-X70 and PXW-Z280.

Designed as a cost-efficient wireless live streaming solution the PWS-100RX1A and the PWS-110RX1A Network RX Stations provide stable video and audio direct from XDCAM camcorders using 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi networks.

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