Drones are exploding with unique eye in the sky and Point of View (POV) shots for multiple different applications. Drones have changed the way broadcast TV does things. No longer are expensive helicopters required to get breath-taking shots. The Broadcast Drone is here.
Television news and reporting on news stories opens the new options for broadcast drone uses, with Drone News Gathering (DNG) reporting taking viewers to the action not possible to see before.
Journalists can launch their broadcast news drone from where they are at and capture breaking news like never before.
But as with all new things this opens a can of worms on privacy and other laws. In many counties drone usage has been regulated to try protect privacy and safety.
South Africa is no different Civil Aviation South Africa (www.caa.co.za) was the 1st in the world to bring out the drone aviation laws, Part 101 which regulates how drones are used in South Africa.
The drone laws breaks drone use into 2 categories,
1- Home use, happy snappy selfies,
2- Commercial use.
Happy snapper drone users still have to follow the drone laws as to where they can fly.
All other uses are commercial and require CAA approval before flights can be done.
This process is not quick and can take over 2-3 years at best.
Purple Turtle Communications and SNG, having over 20 years’ experience in Broadcast TV and News services around the world is proud to announce that we are able to offer LEGAL News Drones in South Africa via Purple Turtle Aviation UAV Drone Services, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The drones are designed for LIVE news coverage via drone and not just recorded, take your breaking news LIVE from a drone and show news events like they have never been seen before.
Our Broadcast TV and News drones offer different options from extended flight times to unlimited flight time solutions allowing unique tools for unique news coverage situations.