With the news that Ford is discontinuing production of its E-350 vans (above), the workhorse of ENG vehicles, suppliers are looking for replacements. Among the options are Chevy’s HD-3500, Nissan’s NV and Ford’s new full-size Transit.
Unless protections are adopted, TV broadcasters and equipment makers say the FCC’s proposed spectrum auction and subsequent band repacking could reduce or eliminate wireless frequencies needed to cover live breaking news and other events.
The latest ENG technology is allowing TV stations to go live straight from the heart of breaking news, spurring new opportunity and creativity. Plus, the gear’s inexpensive cost means stations don’t have to flip a coin to decide where to send a satellite truck. And while problems of latency and cellular availabliity exist, its advantages are making a huge difference in how live, local stories get covered.