Mobile Viewpoint develops mobile news app for BBC

Mobile Viewpoint and the BBC newsgathering department have collaborated to develop a dedicated live streaming application for mobile journalism. Core to the BBC app is the WMT live app that Mobile Viewpoint developed two years ago. Special features have been added to accommodate BBC requirements. This app follows the demands of the newsgathering industry to equip its journalists with a professional live streaming tool to report news live.

Mobile Viewpoint and the BBC have been working together since the Olympic Games in 2012, where the complete Olympic Torch Relay was successfully streamed live using Mobile Viewpoint WMT backpacks with bonded 3G/4G connections. Following this project, BBC News deployed over 50 Mobile Viewpoint WMT units for different foreign offices. All regional channels are solely using Mobile Viewpoint for their live news as well.

Michel Bais, CEO of Mobile Viewpoint, said “We are looking forward to the deployment of this dedicated live newsgathering app because it will leverage social media channels like Facebook and Twitter with professional journalism.”

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