eNCA uses Quicklink to cover South African elections
eNCA is a 24-hour television news broadcaster that focuses on South African and African content. After launching in June 2008, eNCA become the country’s first 24-hour television news service. On 3 August 2016, eNCA covered the South African municipal elections. This was held to elect councils for all district, metropolitan and local municipalities in each of the nine provinces of South Africa.
During this election, eNCA used Quicklink Midi Backpacks and Quicklink Mac Live software to broadcast live from 13 concurrent mobile points to millions of viewers. eNCA also used the Quicklink TX to allow journalists to establish a fast live link using Skype.
Sean Thomas, Broadcast Deliveries Manager of eNCA explains: “Quicklink fitted in with our high demand for fast deployable live solutions, and our existing infrastructure. This is why we chose this solution for the South African municipal elections”
As a result of using Quicklink solutions, eNCA were able to get to a remote location and be live-ready within minutes of setup, at a fraction of the cost, crew and time needed with SNG vans.