Satellite Newsgathering

Satellite Newsgathering

by JonathanHiggins (Author)

Synopsis

Praise for the first edition:

It is a wonderful source of information and has the merit of going straight to the subject, being technically precise although very easy to understand. There are numerous pictures, photographs, diagrams, which make the reading a real pleasure.
--European Broadcasting Union Technical Review

The complexity of a satellite newsgathering system could be a four-month long college course with a high tuition rate and an enrolment number so large you have to watch your professor on a TV screen. Jonathan Higgins might have saved the independent learner a few attendance point deductions by fitting it into one book.
--Satellite Broadband magazine

An ideal introduction for anyone working, or interested, in satellite newsgathering (SNG). This book is an important and valuable work that is extremely easy to read, comprehensive in its treatment, and detailed where necessary. SNG used to be an immensely complex and expensive affair where broadcasting organizations were at the mercy of an expert who sat in a lonely corner, until needed. Things have changed--everyone in a global news organization needs to know about it now. This is not only because of the high costs of mistakes, but because now even non-technical journalists on the ground have to operate their own equipment. Learn the skills, basics of the equipment, cutting edge technology and critical safety issues of satellite newsgathering.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 488
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Focal Press
Published: 22 Mar 2000

ISBN 10: 9780240515
ISBN 13: 9780240515519
Book Overview: * An informative guide for engineers and technicians, as well as journalists and editorial management working, or interested, in satellite newsgathering * Practical and theoretical insights into the technology and its application provide a complete overview * Discover how to overcome probelms when operating SNG systems worldwide

Media Reviews
Praise for the first edition:
'Satellite Newsgathering will become the Reference for anyone interested in SNG... It is a wonderful source of information and has the merit of going straight to the subject, being technically precise although very easy to understand. There are numerous pictures, photographs, diagrams, which make the reading a real pleasure.'
European Broadcasting Union Technical Review

'A most impressive book'
Sir Arthur C Clarke

'The complexity of a satellite newsgathering system could be a four-month long college course with a high tuition rate and an enrolment number so large you have to watch your professor on a TV screen. Jonathan Higgins might have saved the independent learner a few attendance point deductions by fitting it into one book.'
Satellite Broadband magazine

...... the Reference for anyone interested in SNG.
EBU Technical Review

'It is a wonderful source of information, technically precise although very easy to understand.'
EBU Techncial Review

'This book is nothing if not comprehensive. Ranging from a history of news communications through to the theory of satellite TV, operational systems and developments for the future...It is just as much about methodology and techniques; about organisation as well as operation. Written in a straightforward style - making this wide range of hard-to-digest- information remarkably palatable... there's nowhere else you'll find such an authoritative and exhaustive behind-the-scenes look at this fascinating world.'
What Satellite TV Magazine
Author Bio
Jonathan, an independent satellite communications consultant, was formerly the manager of BBC News Location Facilities Unit. He has been very involved in the development of both truck-based and fly-away SNG uplinks over the past fifteen years and is also the author of Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave, also published by Focal Press. Widely regarded as an authority on all aspects of satellite newsgathering, he has published papers, writen articles and given numerous seminars and lectures around the world on the technical aspects of newsgathering.