Broadcasters Can Shoot Live Streams On iPhones
There’s a new iPhone app on the market that’s going to allow broadcasters to shoot live, streaming videos straight from their smartphones.
Dutch-based Mobile Viewpoint announced today that after several trials, Apple has approved its electronic newsgathering WMT Live iPhone application. While the app is free from the iTunes App Store, customers will have to buy access to Mobile Viewpoint’s cloud server, which delivers the iPhone-quality video as a serial digital interface or streaming feed.
If users download the app today, they can register for a free test account, according to the company.
The WMT Live iPhone app is part of Mobile Viewpoint’s bonded cellular WMT product lineup. Their flagship device, the WMT Expert, uses eight cellular networks to help broadcasters report live from the field with only a camera and a backpack.
“Customers using our WMT systems like to use smartphones as a WMT camera to enable consumers to become journalists,” says Michel Bais, managing director of Mobile Viewpoint. “Today’s newsgathering television shows show recordings made with smartphones all the time and the WMT live client will enable live streams as well. Next to newsgathering, the WMT live app will leverage game shows and other entertainment as well.”