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Canada’s broadcasters team with Dejero and Intelsat

Dejero partnered with Intelsat to enable Corus Entertainment’s Global News and Entertainment Tonight (ET) Canada to reliably deliver high-quality live video coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding to their 3 million+ television and online viewers.

Intelsat is an operator of a Globalized Network and specialized in integrated satellite communications. Dejero is an expert in cloud-managed solutions that provides video transport and Internet connectivity while on the move or in remote locations. Its founder, Bogdan Frusina, comments:  “When planning for major events such as the Royal Wedding, securing reliable connectivity for their video over IP workflow is top of mind for a broadcaster’s technical producer when surveying potential locations. Broadcasters must have a high degree of confidence that their live feeds will be transmitted without fail. The Dejero CellSat blended connectivity solution provided broadcasters with the confidence they needed to go live in Windsor, where large crowds were likely to cause cellular network congestion, and fiber was not readily available.”

“Time and resources are limited in a high-profile event like the Royal Wedding. Our crews need to be able to do their jobs quickly and easily without having to worry about technical complications. With access to the blended CellSat network, we had a strong, reliable connection to provide the feed,” said Mark Blanchard, manager, network resources at Global News. “Using CellSat to blend cellular and satellite enabled us to take advantage of the strengths of both transmission technologies and deliver coverage of the Royal Wedding with little stress or technical issues.”

Dejero’s CellSat solution intelligently blends cellular connectivity from multiple mobile network carriers with Intelsat’s Ku-band IP satellite connectivity to provide the necessary bandwidth on demand to reliably deliver exceptional picture quality while on location.

On the day of the wedding, Global offered its viewers seven total hours of on-location coverage with extensive reporting of every matrimonial detail. During the build-up and post-event, ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel delivered special reports live from the UK and, joining the coverage on the road for the week of the wedding, Global’s flagship newscast, Global National anchored by Dawna Friesen, was broadcast live each evening from Windsor, England.

 As of May 25, according to Corus entertainment, overnight Numeris data put Global’s coverage of the wedding at 434,000 viewers for the 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. time slot. Global News’ live online stream garnered three million views. As of May 24 Global News and ET Canada‘s Royal Wedding content on YouTube reached more than six million unique viewers, and the full ceremony replay achieved more than 1.8 million views. Globalnews.ca also saw 4.35 million page views on its Royal Wedding content, and the network’s Facebook videos saw 2.23 million views. (6/18)

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