Ranch, California: (July 1, 2009) On Call Communications and Intelsat
sprung into action Thursday afternoon upon reports of Michael Jackson's
hospitalization to provide crucial uplinks to television reporters from around
the world at the multiple venues in the Los Angeles area. Within hours of
the first reports, On Call was on the scene assisting international news
organizations with live coverage from Los Angeles back to their home countries
such as Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, the United Kingdom and more.
Communications provided the uplink vehicle and operating staff. The
uplink vehicle, outfitted with the QuickSPOT automated, IP based satellite news
gathering system, allowed the news teams to be on air within minutes of arrival
at Jackson's residence. On Call's complete uplink services also
included the HD-SDI/SD-SDI camera, a professional cameraman, IFB, Wi-Fi
internet access, FTP and ENG kit.
The live feeds
were delivered to Intelsat's Video Fiber Network. Using their global
network of satellites, fiber and teleports, Intelsat provided the end-to-end
content delivery to the international destinations.
Ron Rosenthal, Intelsat Vice President, North America
Broadcast Solutions said, "As soon as the first reports came in, our customers
from around the world began to call us for live services from the Los Angeles
area. On Call Communications, with their
QuickSpot IP/SNG system, were able to provide the rapid response and be on site
within hours, providing our international clients the crucial uplinks required
to deliver the story to their regional and global audiences."
On Call CEO
Jim Gilbert said, "The combined resources of On Call Communications IP uplinks
and Intelsat's occasional use Global Scheduling Center and global fiber network
enabled our clients to deliver content quickly, efficiently and easily with a
single phone call to set everything in motion."
Communications is expanding the uplink services to multiple regions throughout
the United States including Washington DC, New York, Florida, Chicago, Denver
About On Call Communications
On Call Communications,
headquartered in Orange County, CA is a leading provider of rapid-deployment
satellite systems and satellite bandwidth for satellite news gathering,
disaster recovery, commercial and governmental clients. Specializing in mobile communications
systems, On Call offers an array of portable, auto-deploy antennas to fit
virtually any situation. Conveniently
packaged, pre-configured baseband electronics allow users to connect video,
phone and data applications within minutes of deployment.
Contact: Erin Ludden 949-707-4729 x