Satellite Uplink and Production Services

 



News/Sports
Sporting Events
Satellite Media Tours
Corporate Teleconferencing
Satellite Space Segments
 
 


     
  News/Sports

With over 3 decades of experience, plus state of the art equipment, First Call UPLinks will meet the unique logistical and production challenges of breaking news and news magazine programming. Virtually every broadcast and cable network, including ABC, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, Sky Sports, FOX Sports, YES (Yankee Entertainment Sports), MLB Network, CBS Sports, ABC Sports, NBC Sports, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, CBS, FOX, CNN, C-SPAN and international clients makes us their first call for satellite uplink, production and editing services on tough assignments.

Our satellite uplink trucks are once again ready to provide extensive election coverage following all presidential candidates throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York.

We also provide live remote broadcasts regularly for NBC’s Today show, ABC’s Good Morning America and The Early Show on CBS, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN’s Crossfire, The Ed Show, The Opening and Closing Bell on CNBC.

 



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Sporting Events

First Call UPLinks is a leader in providing the highest quality and most reliable HD/SD satellite uplink services for regional and national sports. ABC Sports, CBS Sports, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Regional, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Net, NBC Sports, and TNN have become satisfied clients.

First Call UPLinks provides coverage for the Kentucky Derby, NCAA Basketball, NFL, Major League Baseball, Indianapolis 500 and other major sporting events.

In addition to state of the art satellite uplink trucks and seasoned professionals, we offer coordination support for major events.



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  Satellite Media Tours

First Call UPLinks reaches millions of people via satellite transmission.

Half of the American public, approximately 130 million people, look to television for all of their news. They do not read newspapers or news magazines. They are not reached through words, but through pictures, video footage and broadcast interviews. To reach this massive audience, many companies participate in Satellite Media Tours (SMTs) to deliver their messages in a timely, credible and cost-effective way. Here’s why:


•Regular traveling media tours are expensive and time consuming.
•SMTs can target stations in your key markets.
•Unlike video news releases, station bookings let you know your results in advance.

Instead of having your spokesperson spend days or weeks on the road meeting with target media face-to-face, all interviews can occur on one day from one studio locale. By making sure you have a timely, interesting subject to discuss, some in-studio visuals and/or B-roll footage, the SMT can reach a vast audience.

Here’s how it works. Television and cable stations are informed about the SMT topic and spokesperson days before the SMT. They then reserve time to conduct an interview with the spokesperson via satellite. During the SMT, your spokesperson talks directly to television stations across the country about your products and services, and sometimes even gives demonstrations.

Satellite Media Tours are growing in popularity as a cost-effective means for delivering live interviews to affiliates across the country. First Call UPLinks offers the flexibility of production and uplink capabilities in the same satellite uplink truck, improving coordination and lowering costs.

First Call UPLinks has completed Satellite Media Tours for a number of major corporations, including special Auto Show coverage in Chicago for Daimler-Chrysler and in Kent, Ohio for NBC Special Events, promoting their mini-series on the Kent State tragedy. Kings Island, Paramount Studios, Stouffers, General Electric, Scott Lawn Care, Heinz, Nestlé, and Heineken are among our corporate clients who have found SMTs to be cost-effective and beneficial to promote their products.

In addition, we have done numerous political satellite media tours, contracted by the Democratic National Committee to provide live coverage of Barack Obama to affiliates.

Our complete coordination capability enables clients to schedule interviews to maximize the use of satellite time. We can incorporate Sigma encoding for Nielson audience tracking into our Satellite Media Tour package.

Our truck and staff were used as extras in the upcoming feature film "One Shot" starring Tom Cruise that was shot in Pittsburgh.



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  Corporate Teleconferencing

First Call UPLinks also provides satellite uplink and downlink services for corporate, educational and medical video conferencing and video news releases. These assignments have included a teleconference from Akron Brass Co. in Wooster, Ohio to United Kingdom, New Orleans to Vancouver, British Columbia for IBM. Omnova Solutions, Inc. contracted with us to link company headquarters in Fairlawn, Ohio with Wall Street so that employees could experience the historic moment of the company’s IPO. The presentation also included an edited video tour featuring company executives touring the floor of the stock exchange.



 
 

Satellite Space Segments

First Call UPLinks is committed to providing turnkey service to our clients. As part of this commitment, First Call has created partnerships with a select number of preferred suppliers of satellite space segments. Thanks to these partnerships, First Call UPLinks can provide extremely competitive rates on satellite space. Analog and digital space on both full and half transponders can be procured in 15-minute increments with the added convenience of approximate window end-times to allow for flexibility in transmission services. HD 6, 9, 18, 36 MHz transmissions in MPEG 2 or 4.

First Call UPLinks has provided satellite space segments for events such as satellite media tours, corporate uplinks, sporting events, and breaking news. Call for a competitive quote for your next project.


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First Call UPLinks
8433 South Ave. Bldg. 1, Suite 3 - Poland, Ohio 44514
Fax: 330.726.1914 Toll Free: 1.800.951.6707

Email:info@firstcalluplinks.com