The Videohouse – See Your Vision

We are proud to announce that all assets of First Call Uplinks have been acquired by The Videohouse Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This acquisition will merge the high-end video production capabilities, equipment rentals, and specialized personnel of The Videohouse with the top professionals, reliable video transmission, live production capabilities of First Call Uplinks. Together these two companies will provide you with the maximum level of service and support available in our region and across the United States. Leadership has also changed — Ron Bruno is now the President of both entities as we transition into one team.

Soon, we will be updating the First Call Uplinks website with new information on our satellite trucks, equipment, and uplink capabilities.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Broadcasting throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky...


First Call UPLinks is a full service mobile satellite uplink company with in-depth experience in breaking news, sports, special events, satellite media tours and corporate production.

HD/SD Satellite Transmission
Satellite Media Tours
Mobile Editing
Video News Releases
Satellite Uplinks and Downlinks
Live or Videotaped Television Production
Breaking News
Broadcast Trucks
International News
Crew Coordination
Sporting Events
Transportable Uplink
Satellite Corporate Teleconferencing
Satellite Production Trucks
Producers and Directors
Satellite Space Segments

We presently operate 3 fully redundant transportable satellite uplink trucks. All 3 trucks are HD/SD KU digital and 2 are ESPN certified. They are all capable of MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 with Adtek encoders. Each truck is also capable of providing a 3rd path HD in MPEG2 with Ericsson (Tandberg) Encoders.

Broadcast veterans staff these satellite trucks and consider every detail of equipment and service. Our digital encoders can transmit to any Ericcson (Tandberg), Tiernan, or Wegner receivers, with no polarity restrictions. In addition, the encoders support both 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 video compression formats and up to 16 channels of embedded audio.

Our satellite uplink and production client list includes ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, ABC Sports, Versus, NBC Sports, CNBC, The Weather Channel, NFL Network, NHK, Al Jazeera, BBC, C-Span, Golf Channel, PBS, as well as Fortune 500 companies and icons in the entertainment industry.

Need satellite time? We can provide satellite space segments for your event at the most competitive rates. Need a crew? No problem! We have producers, directors, camera operators and sound technicians along with multiple production packages that can provide support for any assignment. Make us your First Call for your most challenging project.


Our knowledgeable and talented staff offers over 100 years of combined experience, enabling us to provide you with superior quality services to satisfy all of your mobile satellite transmission and production crew needs. If you demand the best, make us your First Call!


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First Call UPLinks
A division of The Videohouse

8433 South Ave. Bldg. 1, Suite 3 - Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Toll Free: 1.800.951.6707