World's first Webcast via satellite

Documentary is first satellite broadcast on the Net

The world's first live Webcast via satellite will take place on Wednesday.

UK film company Moving Brands will broadcast a live documentary from the Altai Mountains in Outer Mongolia.

The broadcast will be made possible by the team's 'portable communications backpack'. This consists of a Sony mini digital video camera, a Mac laptop, and BT's portable satellite terminal, BT Satelan.

Moving Brands managing director Toby Younger believes that this backpack unit will "enable newsgathering and remote broadcasts to become far more versatile and immediate."