VAN NUYS, Calif.—PSSI Global Services made a return trip to Yellowstone National Park to help out for the second straight year with the National Geographic production “Yellowstone Live.” The transmission and connectivity provider brought more of its services to this year’s production, managing numerous remote video feeds, data over satellite and teleport services.
“Yellowstone Live” features four nights of live nature programming starting on June 23. PSSI had C-band and Ku-band transmission vehicles in the TV compound for the production. The C-band vehicle provided the primary transmission pathway for the broadcast, while the Ku-band truck ingested remote feeds from a number of locations in the back, as well as provided a backup path. PSSI also had transmission vehicles at remote areas throughout the park.
Each vehicle was equipped with Paradise Q-Flex modems to facilitate data-over satellite, which provided phone and data service, as well as video feed support, for the production crew.
The modems that were on-hand for the production are part of PSSI’s partnership with Eutelsat, which has outfitted PSSI International Teleport (PIT) and several transmission vehicles with modems for data services on Eutelsat 113 West A. For “Yellowstone Live,” all of the data, video and broadcast feeds were transmitted on the Eutelsat fleet, while PIT served as the access center for all the uplinks.