Danmon Systems Group announces the completion of a new high-definition news studio at the Odense headquarters of publicly-owned Danish television network TV 2|DANMARK A/S.
Upgrading the TV 2 news service from standard definition to high definition presented a logical opportunity to install a more visually attractive and versatile on-screen environment," explains Kjeld Skovlund, Head of Development at TV 2. "The new studio is located inside a large gallery with the main presentation sets at one end and the weather presentation area at the other. Camera facilities include three robotic pedestals and a Steadicam system.
Production of daily news programmes is co-ordinated within the newsroom via an LSB Virtual Studio Manager and Mosart news automation system. This gives our operators access to control panels, interfaces and external devices via an IP infrastructure linked to a VSM-Studio server. Mosart uses a template-based structure which provides the security and predictability essential for our news service.
"The live news set includes an 11 metre ultra-wide screen which presenters can use interactively rather than simply as a backdrop. This is illuminated by Barco projectors and provides a lot of creative options for studio interview programmes as well as presenter-to-camera shots.
"The project also involved construction of a separate control gallery to handle special events," adds Danmon Systems Group Operations Manager Sren Bruun. Additional equipment installed includes a Grass Valley Kayenne vision mixer, two Studer Vista audio control desks, Miranda multiviewers, Gunterman & Drunk KVM systems, TC Electronic audio interfaces, Genelec stereo and surround-sound monitor loudspeakers, Miranda glue, plus Omneon and EVS studio servers.
TV 2|DANMARK (www.tv2.dk) is a publicly owned television station in Denmark based in Odense. The station began broadcasting on 1 October 1988. It today has six subsidiary channels known as TV 2 Zulu, targeted at youth; TV 2 Charlie, oriented towards mature audiences; TV 2 News, a 24-hour news channel launched on 1 December 2006; TV 2 Film, a non-stop movie channel launched on 1 November 2005; and TV 2 Fri, a leisure and hobby channel launched on 5 May 2013, as well as the internet-based pay-per-view channel TV 2 Play which commenced in December 2004.
Danmon Systems Group (www.danmonsystems.com) is one of the world's most experienced providers of systems integration support to television and radio broadcasters, postproduction houses and professional audio studios, as well as the corporate, academic and government sectors. DSG's fields of activity include every aspect of broadcast and electronic media technology, from consultancy to production and postproduction, transmission and archiving, encompassing video, audio, graphics, streaming, audio visual and multimedia applications.
Danmon Systems Group is part of Dan Technologies' Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions. The Dan Technologies Systems Integration Division covers a wide spectrum of operations ranging from designing, installing and commissioning studios, playout centres, news-rooms and satellite systems to providing the complete infrastructure of television and radio stations for major broadcasters and service providers worldwide. The Systems Integration Division operates internationally from offices in Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.