News Production & Post

Sky automates with Mosart

17 September 2011
Sky automates with Mosart

Sky Deutschland is to use Mosart Medialab’s newsroom automation for Sky Sports News HD. The Munich-based channel will go live this winter.
 “We wanted to get the biggest bang for our newscasting buck,” said Pat McGuinness, consultant project manager at Sky Deutschland. “With Mosart we will deliver a sophisticated look and feel that we simply could not achieve without high level newsroom automation.
 “The budget that we save on the newsroom process can be put into newsgathering,” he explained. “Mosart’s ability to concurrently trigger multiple devices allows us to create complex live sequences that would otherwise require pre-rendering or rehearsal, for which there is no time in 24 hour rolling news.”
 Mosart has a customisable graphical interface, with story elements such as cameras, clips and graphics to be assigned to on-screen buttons. A range of interface overviews can also be assigned to buttons, so the touchscreen GUI becomes a virtual shot box.
 Its open standards means it interfaces readily with all newsroom systems, including Dalet News and Annova as well as ENPS, iNews, Octopus and NorCom. Mosart currently supports five manufacturers of vision mixers, eight audio mixers, seven brands of servers, six graphics systems and six camera robotics protocols. 

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