Broadcast Solutions has worked with DMC Production to build a new remote production hub for Norwegian broadcaster TV 2.
The Oslo-based hub will focus on sport, including football, handball, ice hockey and field-hockey, as well as acting as Norway’s central VAR (Video Assistant Referee) hub and housing the complete VAR infrastructure for Norwegian football league, Eliteserien.
Eight VAR VOR (Video Assistant Referee Video Operation Rooms) have been set up in the remote production hub, where video referees can monitor up to eight matches simultaneously. EVS’ ZEEBRA FIFA-certified solution has been implemented by Broadcast Solutions for the VAR installation.
A total of 64 venues throughout Norway are connected to the DMC remote production hub via a fibre network provided by TV 2 and DMC’s communication partner Telenor, with over 130 In/Out lines available.
DMC relies on the Riedel MediorNet solution for internal routing in the hub, with the overall system being based on SDI. On-site production in the venues is carried out by OB vans from external service providers and, for smaller 4-camera productions, by 10 DMC vans.
“We knew that the challenges realising such a complex production hub were high and the time to implement them was short,” said Mats Berggren, chief operation officer, DMC Norway. “We are even more thrilled with the result. We now have a remote production hub in the middle of Oslo, setting new standards in the long term, not only thinking about the quality of the productions but also about new ways of using technology and staff. The flexibility in using the technology and workflows gives our teams greater freedom to leverage their creativity.”