Dejero offers mobile broadcast platform for FIFA World Cup coverage

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 23 May 2014

Dejero has announced that it will provide mobile transmission services for broadcasters for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer.

The firm says that it will support those looking to capture news reports and "colour" footage such as interviews with players, team training sessions and enthusiastic fans entering and leaving the arenas.

Beginning in early June, broadcasters will be able to rent the Dejero LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter and install the Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App on their iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, enabling them to transmit live coverage and also to store and forward video for later broadcast.

Both the LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter and the LIVE+ Mobile App give video-journalists the ability to encode and transmit broadcast-quality video directly over LTE, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections from locations that are impractical for traditional news vehicles to access. The LIVE+ 20/20 Transmitter is a rugged and portable bonded wireless system that can be transported from venue to venue.

In addition, Dejero will provision Brazilian SIM cards for each transmitter and mobile device, and will provide in-country technical support to ensure that each transmission is a success. The broadcasters' master control personnel will have access to the cloud-based Dejero LIVE+ Portal to manage and control transmitters, monitor transmission health, and manage the distribution of content on air and online.

"All eyes are on Brazil in anticipation of the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world," said Brian Cram, CEO of Dejero. "This is the latest in a long series of global sports events, including the Sochi Winter Games and London Summer Games, in which some of the world's top-tier broadcasters will take advantage of our transmission services."

He added: "We're looking forward to playing a major role in helping broadcasters capture the excitement of the matches, and do it with greater flexibility and at a fraction of the cost of traditional satellite and microwave transmissions."