TV2 Hungary, one of Hungary's top-rated television networks, is placing Mosart(R) Newscast Automation at the heart of its new broadcast studio. The studio is being implemented by Somos Broadcast Media, a systems integrator and reseller serving the Hungarian broadcast market.
"With this Mosart installation, TV2 is the first broadcaster in Hungary to adopt modern studio automation," said Rozgonyi Laszl, technical director at Somos Broadcast Media, the reseller integrating the technology. "Although TV2 had originally chosen another studio automation system, all it took was one presentation from Mosart to convince the network's engineers that they could take their newscast automation to a much more advanced level."
TV2 Hungary went live with Mosart(R) in January 2012, in conjunction with the launch of the new facility. One large selling point for TV2 was the solution's ability to integrate with almost all studio devices, without requiring the network to be tied to any manufacturer's hardware. Mosart now supports four manufacturers of vision mixers, eight audio mixers, eight brands of servers, eight graphics systems, and five camera robotics systems.
"With Mosart we're able to produce news and features with fewer people in the control room and streamline our production processes -- resulting in a better-quality newscast with fewer human errors," said Laszlo Szilagyi, head of TV2's technical department. "The system's advanced handling of macros, sequences, loops, and continue points greatly simplifies automation setup, enabling our news director to program once and then proceed through multiple events and effects."
Content repurposing/reuse is enhanced with Mosart's delivery of news as-run information to Web publishing platforms, continuity control, or media asset management (MAM) systems. Mosart's customizable graphical interface makes it easy for story elements such as cameras, clips, and graphics to be assigned to on-screen buttons for easy and quick access. A range of interface overviews can also be assigned to buttons, making the GUI a virtual shot box for touchscreens, and easily adaptable for a range of TV productions. Story scripts from the newsroom computer system are shown directly in the Mosart GUI, and Mosart operators can store clips and graphical elements in a pool ready for execution on request.
"It is a strong reinforcement of Mosart Medialab's European market leadership and innovative excellence that TV2 Hungary, a highly respected national broadcaster, has chosen our solution to drive its news operations," said John Kjellevold, managing director at Mosart Medialab.