As part of an ongoing upgrade, Danish broadcaster TV 2 has added Solid State Logic System T broadcast audio mixing consoles to its galleries and OB trucks.
So far, the broadcaster has installed three SSL System T S300 and two S500 consoles of various configurations at its headquarters in Odense and in two OB trucks. Two more identically configured S500 consoles are scheduled for installation at TV 2’s headquarters, plus three at a second location in the country’s capital, Copenhagen, bringing TV 2’s complement of SSL System T consoles to 10 in total.
TV 2 has installed a System T S500m three-bay, 32-fader console configured for mobile applications in its 20-camera OB4 truck, the largest remote production vehicle in Denmark.
A S300-32 32-fader desk has been installed in a smaller, 10-camera truck, while a compact 16-fader S300-16 surface has been added into OB6 Flypack, a standard 40-foot shipping container that can be moved around the world for events. When not on location, OB6 is based at the Odense facility where it is used as a gallery primarily for esports.
Additionally, a 32-fader System T S300-32 has been installed in Control Room D at TV 2’s Odense headquarters and an S500-32 is currently being prepared for integration into another gallery.
“Here at TV 2, we have quite a big audio-over-IP network between our two main locations in Odense and Copenhagen,” explains Jens Christensen, broadcast engineer, media technology, production and facility at TV 2.
“At the moment, we are building a new gallery in Copenhagen, which will be Control Room F. That is also going to be connected to the other galleries over the network, so we can remote-control the console from wherever we are in our facility.”
TV 2 is currently in the process of separating its studios from the galleries so that the broadcaster can connect any studio to any gallery. Each of the main studio galleries at the Odense facility will house an identically configured System T S500-32 console, providing familiarity when moving between galleries. “Because of how the facilities were built we couldn’t do this before. But the IP infrastructure will make it much more flexible and easier to do that,” added Christensen.