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This will be a low power, licensed tv station. I'll be broadcasting local sports and events as well public domain movies and various feeds I could pull programming from. I will only be broadcsting material I have the rights to.
The problem is that I would like to send my programming to my site from my office which is 30 miles from my transmitter site. I think the ideal would be to stream to my transmitter over fiber optics. Also, I could use a series of microwave transmitters. But both are cost-prohibitive.
I do not have a large budget. I've already put out a lot to purchase the construction permit, transmitter and antenna. I'm looking for a shoe-string way to get my video to my transmitter site.
I suppose I could just go to the actual site, but this would not be ideal because of the distance, and the bad roads that wind their way up the mountain to the site. I wouldn't want to have to go there regularly.
But I thought that maybe I could have a video server at the transmitter site, and program it to play back my programming at designated times. I was thinking I could work from my "studio" (really a small office 30 miles away) and do all my commercial dubbing offline. Then when I had a program ready to air, would send the file over the internet to my computer or TiVo unit at the transmitter site, and somehow program it to play at the specified time.
There are some ways I could minimize the amount of video I would have to upload. I would be taking some satellite feeds and could hook up a receiver at the transmitter site and would be able to rebroadcast my satellite feed live. But I would still have to figure out a way to insert my own commercials.
What are the problems with sending video over DSL? I won't be streaming it--just want to load it on the hard drive for play back.
But overall, the main point is that I'm trying to do this as econmically as possible, and it seems that if I could send my finished video from my office to some kind of playback device at my transmitter, and also have some way to control it as if I were there, that although this might not be ideal, it would be an econmical and effective way to go.
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