Dejero’s video solutions help journalists broadcast live for the Dutch municipal election coverage

Dejero
March 31, 2022

Dejero partner Media Choice Group provided flawless media and production services for 32 simultaneous live broadcasts on election night

Waterloo, Ontario, March 31, 2022 — Media Choice Group, a Dutch media and production company, relied on Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters and WayPoint receivers for its clients’ local coverage of the Dutch municipal elections on 17th March, 2022. The company delivered 32 simultaneous live broadcasts from various locations across the Netherlands.

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During the Dutch municipal elections, live camera feeds from various city halls were sent via Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters to WayPoint receivers located in Media Choice Group’s data centers

Reliability, low latency and ease of use were key factors in Media Choice Group’s decision to use Dejero technology.

“We deployed EnGo transmitters to our clients reporting from the field. Smart Blending Technology is used to combine cellular networks from diverse carriers and the result is reliable connectivity that is second to none,” explained Ferry Ouwendijk, director/CEO FilmPartners - Media Choice Group. “The coverage was a complete success and our clients were very happy with the uninterrupted connectivity and flawless low latency transmission that Dejero delivered. The EnGo is also incredibly easy to use, so very little training is required.”

Six Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters, carried in backpacks, enabled field reporters to transmit live camera feeds from the different city halls and locations of the political parties across Rotterdam, the Hague and general Amsterdam area. This allowed for the transmission of high-quality live video with glass-to-glass latency as low as 0.5 seconds over the bonded cellular connections.

The EnGo mobile transmitter backpacks were offered in addition to other stationary and mobile transmission solutions provided by Media Choice Group for temporary studio feeds from a location with Fiber/DSL/KA-SAT/DOCSIS connectivity.

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Dejero EnGo mobile transmitters, delivering high-quality live video, with glass-to-glass latency as low as 0.5 seconds over bonded cellular connections, were used by many local broadcasters during the Dutch municipal elections

“The EnGo also offers an intercom feature for two-way, full-duplex voice communication between the studio and field personnel to enhance collaboration. It also has AES 256 encryption to keep audio and video data secure when transported over public internet links,” Ouwendijk added.

The live feeds from the EnGo were sent to WayPoint receivers located in Media Choice Group’s data centers. The WayPoint receivers reconstructed and decoded the compressed HEVC or AVC video from the EnGo transmitters for broadcast to various local TV channels and streaming platform audiences following the election results live.

Media Choice's Service Operation Center currently manages hundreds of playout and contributed (fiber or satellite) linear signals and the processing of numerous non-linear content files. Video and data are distributed to broadcasters, satellite uplink and/or (Cable/OTT) linear TV or VOD platforms. The live center also remotely monitors and supports systems and operations of international productions for FilmPartners and other partner companies.

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About Dejero

Driven by its vision of reliable connectivity anywhere, Dejero delivers real-time video and networking solutions that provide resilient, uninterrupted internet connectivity for critical communications. Powered by intelligent network aggregation technology, Dejero combines diverse telecommunication networks including 4G/5G cellular, GEO/MEO/LEO satellite, and fixed broadband, to create a software-defined ‘network of networks’ managed in the cloud. The result is enhanced reliability, expanded coverage, and greater bandwidth for its global customers. Founded in 2008, privately-held Dejero is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Learn more at www.dejero.com.

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