Satellite Newsgathering

Satellite newsgathering (SNG) is the transmission of video or sound news reports using communication satellites. SNG allows real-time electronic media reporting from far distant locations. Its use has helped reduce the one-time divide between local and national reporting.

Contemporary uses of SNG can include deployment of a Digital Satellite News Gathering van, which can be mobilized practically anywhere. The van beams signals to a geostationary satellite and the van, and between the satellite and a control room run by a broadcast station or network with advanced systems using internet protocol. Broadcast engineers are currently working on designs for remotely controlled, robotic DSNG vehicles that can be teleoperated in hostile environments such as battle zones, deep space missions, and undersea explorations without endangering the lives of human ...

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