How Sky News uses Primetech’s Ka-band high bandwidth satellite systems to broadcast from news gathering vehicles throughout the UK

 When Sky News wanted to set up a new fleet of Land Rover Discovery news gathering vehicles capable of making high bandwidth news broadcasts back to the Sky News centre they approached Primetech for advice.

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When Sky News wanted to set up a new fleet of Land Rover Discovery news gathering vehicles capable of making high bandwidth news broadcasts back to the Sky News centre they approached Primetech for advice. Primetech initially provided equipment to Sky for evaluation. The evaluation process took into account such things as the sturdiness of the satellite system units, whether they were susceptible to weather conditions, were they responsive to wind, whether they would stand up to difficult conditions, and were they easily deployed and managed by non-technical television reporters.

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According to Primetech’s Henry Walker, ‘They passed all of those hurdles with flying colours and Sky News has now bought systems and has installed them on a brand new fleet of 7 vehicles.’