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TV4 launches 24/7 news

30 May 2012
TV4 launches 24/7 news

Sweden’s largest private provider of broadcast news, Nyhetsbolaget Sverige AB, has launched the country’s first 24/7 news channel, with automated production from Mosart Medialab. As the sole supplier of news to TV4, Sweden’s largest commercial network, this allows TV4 to extend the network’s news coverage, a major component of its offering since the inception of the network in 1990. Newly constructed for the channel launch, the TV4 News gallery is the network’s second installation of a Mosart system. The main TV4 channel has used the platform for its newscasts since 2010. The two galleries share a common playout system and content store, with all devices under Mosart control, including cameras, audio and vision mixers and servers. Schedules are loaded by Mosart from the network’s ENPS system, and the two channels are linked every 30 minutes during the morning show, which runs between 06.00 and 10.00, with the TV4 News gallery controlling the broadcast. Despite featuring a large proportion of live production, the 24/7 news channel is highly automated, and the gallery is usually operated by only one or two staff members. “TV4 News demonstrates that a high-quality 24/7 news channel can be run very efficiently with the right technology,” said Stefan Kurvinen, head of technology at Nyhetsbolaget Sverige. “With Mosart, the director and the editor-in-chief can run the whole newscast with complete flexibility. “This is the real benefit of the Mosart system: it provides very sophisticated automation but it does not limit what the operators can do when they need to deviate from the schedule.”

 

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