TV2 Bornholm chooses Grass Valley for sporting highlights3 September 2013
Danish broadcaster TV2 Bornholm has selected Grass Valley’s K2 Dyno Replay System to deliver replays and highlight packages during the five-day Etape Bornholm marathon in June, a major annual event in the island’s sporting calendar.
The K2 Dyno Replay System consists of two core components – the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller (pictured), paired with a K2 Solo media server. This solution enabled TV2 Bornholm to capture and play out live events coverage.
“As a local broadcaster our initial challenge was quickly finding the right tools to confidently play back clips from our remote outside broadcast van to cover the five eventful days,” said Carsten Ager, chief technology officer for TV2 Bornholm. “During Etape Bornholm over 2500 runners expose themselves to everything from sand dunes to forest terrain and steep hills, so flexibility and adaptability are critical to us when covering the event. When we teamed up with Grass Valley we saw a solution that easily met our requirements without requiring a lengthy training process after one quick phone call to their global support team we were up and running.”
Grass Valley’s solution offers a touchscreen interface and, combined with the two-channel K2 Solo, the media server can be used for production and live event workflows in TV2 Bornholm’s OB van.
“We recognise that today’s viewers demand a high-quality viewing experience when watching live event coverage, which can be both costly and complex to deliver,” said Said Bacho, senior vice president of EMEA, Grass Valley. “At Grass Valley, we pride ourselves on offering our customers live production solutions that enable them to provide viewers with the exceptional high-quality coverage that they have come to expect. What’s more, we can do so competitively and affordably, without the need for expensive software and hardware add-ons, boosting levels of functionality for any size of production.”