News 10 rolls out new technology

WTHI Photo - TVU Pack
WTHI Photo - TVU Pack

News 10 is launching a new tool at the WTHI-TV station Thursday – it’s what we call a ‘live backpack unit!’

It is basically a satellite truck put inside a backpack making it compact and easy to carry. It allows us to go ‘live’ from just about anywhere!

The only catch would be the fact that there has to be cell phone service because this tool allows us to stream ‘live’ video over the web using high speed wireless networks.

Click play to hear what News 10’s Chief Engineer, Jeff Tucker, has to say about this new tool. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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