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Filming in remote locations is expensive and therefore it is essential that footage taken is safely stored or sent back to the studio for editing in the most cost-efficient, reliable way possible.
Often terrestrial or cellular communications are limited or non-existent and film/TV crews need a stable line of communication and more critically, the ability to call for help in the event of an emergency. At AST, we specialise in delivering global satellite communications systems and solutions to the film and tv industry. Rest assured with greater connectivity in the most remote places around the world.
VSAT satellite communications systems provide high speed, broadband satellite communications for Internet or private network communications. VSAT is ideal for any application that requires a fast satellite broadband internet connection but is a more static solution and usually used when filming for a 3-6 month period in one location. VSAT satellite communications systems can be mounted on vehicles but require engineers to install.
Often used in remote areas where GSM is unreliable or non-existent, satellite terminals provide high data throughput and are highly portable, light and quick to set-up. These terminals can provide live-streaming and by bonding two BGAN EXPLORER 710 terminals together can achieve streaming rates over 1 Mbps.
Many satellite phones also incorporate inbuilt SOS and tracking facilities that are ideal for production crews working in remote or dangerous surroundings.
We provide satellite communications solutions to clients such as; The BBC, Discovery, CNN and ITV, assisting with global satellite communications to enable the production of content for all manner of documentaries, scripted television and movies.
We also work with third parties such as; RAW TV and have worked with Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman on the Long Way Down and Long Way Round, and By Any Means TV series.