PSSI Global Services Supplies Transmission of ‘Yellowstone Live’ for the Second Consecutive Year
For the second year in a row, PSSI Global Services helped bring “Yellowstone Live” to viewers across the U.S. This year, PSSI Global Services provided an even more comprehensive package than before, managing numerous remote video feeds, data over satellite, teleport services, and more.
The show began Sunday, June 23, on National Geographic, and continued for four nights of live nature programming. Throughout the production, PSSI Global Services had two transmission vehicles – C-band and Ku-band – in the TV compound just outside the entrance to the national park. The C-band vehicle provided the primary transmission pathway for the show, and the Ku-band vehicle ingested remote feeds from various locations in Yellowstone and provided a backup path.
In addition, PSSI Global Services had transmission vehicles at remote areas throughout the park, including Lamar Valley, the American Prairie Reserve, and Jackson Hole. Each vehicle was equipped with Paradise Q-Flex modems to facilitate data-over-satellite, providing the production crew with phone and data service in addition to supporting their video feeds.
These modems are part of PSSI Global Services’ ongoing partnership with Eutelsat, who has outfitted PSSI International Teleport (PIT) and several transmission vehicles with modems for data services on Eutelsat 113 West A. This equipment enables a two-way data link that delivers PIT’s internet bandwidth to remote sites to support phones, comms, and data. For “Yellowstone Live,” all of the data, video, and broadcast feeds were transmitted on the Eutelsat fleet, and PIT served as the access center for all of the uplinks.
“Projects like ‘Yellowstone Live’ are exciting because they give us the opportunity to really showcase what we can do as company,” said Garrett Hunt, PSSI Global Services project manager. “Managing multiple feeds over several days and facilitating a seamless broadcast in remote areas without standard cellular service requires a tremendous amount of expertise and teamwork. Our cutting-edge technology, expansive resources, skilled engineering team, and strategic industry partnerships have made us a trusted resource for complex projects like this one.”