France Télévisions selects Marlink’s satellite services to boost newsgathering

Tuesday 23, May 2017

Access to high-speed data transfers and live HD video broadcasting are key needs for the reporters at France Télévisions to be at the forefront of news coverage.

France Télévisions, the largest French broadcasting group comprising the television channels France2, France3, France4, France5 and FranceÔ, has selected Marlink to enhance their newsgathering in France and Europe.
France Télévisions benefits from a turnkey communication solution including vehicle-mounted satellite antennas in Ka-band, integration, training, broadband services, and customer support.

Easy-to-use solution

The drive-away antenna selected by France Télévisions can be deployed in a matter of minutes and has a 360° self-orientating feature which facilitates vehicle positioning, making the reporters’ lives easier. No line-up is required for this system and the reporters can be on air rapidly after automatically pointing the antenna.
Marlink’s News offer keeps the journalists and media professionals seamlessly interconnected with a fully-fledged work environment ensuring voice, data, and video transmissions at any time.
High-speed IP services in Ka-band across Europe and in the Mediterranean region exceed the needs of satellite news gathering: mobility, flexible service plans for occasional use, private networks and Internet access.

Guaranteed availability

On-demand booking services enable France Télévisions to reserve its own dedicated bandwidth in advance. In one click via Marlink’s customer portal, FTV activates a broadband link within 30 minutes to go live and report breaking news. High-speed broadcasting of video reports is guaranteed with optimum quality.

France Televisions’ feedback 

KA services from Marlink are the ideal solution for meetingour IP communication needs throughout Europe. The ease of the Drive Away antenna and competitive pricing were the decisive factors for us.

Arnaud Courtois, Project Manager Engineering Department France 3