ITN and BT team up for portable London news

BT Tower

BT Tower

BT today announced a new multi-year contract with UK news company ITN, to provide its location news teams with cutting-edge wireless transmission technology across London.

The new camera-mounted system, called BT Media Live, will allow ITN camera crews to broadcast live or transfer footage wirelessly to its studios from locations throughout the capital – including the top ten most filmed sites in London – without the need to deploy traditional satellite trucks.

“There are so many news stories in our cities, but covering them can be a logistical headache when you have to secure a connection, find somewhere to park the truck and book satellite space,” explains Mark Wilson-Dunn, Vice President of BT Media & Broadcast. “Add the costs of maintaining your own receive sites and the challenge for broadcasters is clear.”

Footage can be transmitted instantly to a number of receive sites across London, including the iconic BT Tower, where it can then be distributed to a broadcaster’s location.

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