Satellite News Gathering using INSAT system enables on the spot
real-time news coverage and important events at different locations for
transmission to a Central Station at Delhi or to State Capitals for rebroadcast
over respective DD channels. Prasar Bharati has 12 C-band and 16 Ku-band
Digital Outdoor-Broadcast DSNG terminals operating through INSAT, IS-10 and
IS-906 network. 2 in Ku-band and 6 in C-band DSNG terminals are in the process
of induction. 16 more DSNGs in C-Band are proposed to be introduced in the
network during 11th plan.
Press Trust of India (PTI) is implementing a system to provide
its news and information services at higher speed and increased volume and
variety directly to a wider range of media and other users by utilising the
broadcast facilities of INSAT-3C. The project utilises a Radio Networking (RN)
type of channel on one of the broadcast (CxS) transponders of the satellite.
PTI satellite news and facsimile dissemination project is working with 15
terminals (14 from PTI and one shared with AIR).
Eight transportable uplink terminals (DSNG) are being utilized
by AIR for coverage of events taking place at remote locations and for relay of
programmes directly from the spot via INSAT. In addition to this three more
DSNG terminals are in the process of induction at different AIR stations. These
terminals are capable of uplinking CD quality music channel from any remote