New Caledonia’s independence referendum

News Gathering

On November 4th, New Caledonia went to the polls in a referendum deciding whether they wish or not to become independent from France. DirecTahiti and Calédonie La Première joined forces to propose viewers a specific set up across the archipelago to be as close as possible to voters. For this unique deployment, they relied on AVIWEST.

Exceptional event required exceptional deployment

Calédonie La Premiere, the public broadcaster offered an enlarge audience in French Polynesia to follow in real-time the referendum process. They live covered counting of the votes, broadcast all comments, analysis and reactions from several duplex across the country (Nouméa, Paita, Dumbea, Bourail, Koumac, Kone, Pondimie, Ouvea, and Canala).

All day long, more than tens remote journalists equipped with PRO180 sent live footage to the StreamHub transceiver based in the TV channel MCR. DirecTahiti & La Première managed and coordinated all incoming streams on the spot.

This TV premiere was made possible thanks to the AVIWEST PRO and StreamHub’s high performances and reliability! The expertise and support of AVIWEST team help us to achieve our objectives.
Our collaboration with La Premiere was also exemplary and allowed us to propose qualitative services.

Fred Dubuis, co-Founder and Sales Director at DirecTahiti

Based on this success, the day after the referendum, DirecTahiti used PRO remote field units, again, to broadcast live the French Prime Minister’s visit.