Earth TV expands global footprint with new camera deals

Berlin-based Earth TV has struck a deal with Earth Networks to gain access to 1,000 cameras at locations in the US including the Grand Canyon and Disney World.

Under the deal, which was announced at MIPTV, Earth TV will be use Earth Networks’ cameras in return for upgrading the firm’s camera and broadcasting system.

Earth TV is a digital production company that specialising in the capturing and storing images from around the world using its own cameras that it manufacturers in Munich.

The images are all stored in the cloud via a partnership with Akami and the company produces 300 short programs every day in 10 different languages aired across 30 TV channels in 20 countries – for instance weather-related content and clips that run between shows.

The company announced this week that it has updated its production system and now offers broadcasters 4K Ultra HD content.
At MIPTV Earth TV also announced a deal with Feratel Media Technologies to add 149 of the latter’s cameras into its flagship program The World Live. This is an hourly produced ‘gap-filler program’ featuring 7 changing locations from across the globe – including cities and mountains.

“Our sophisticated, robotic cameras have long made earthTV the best quality producer of short and filler programs in the world. At MIPTV we have announced deals which add nearly 1,200 cameras to our existing network,” said Earth TV CEO, Nik Lohmann.

“I believe we now offer our clients an unmatched combination of both quality and quantity – giving them live weather, filler and travel film and data formatted for their needs.”