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Discovery Networks Denmark expands with EVS

The Danish broadcaster has added new XT3 and Xedio CleanEdit to boost its live production

EVS, working with equipment supplier Danmon Denmark, has installed new solutions to Discovery Network Denmark to expand the EVS workflow already in place. The broadcaster has implemented a new XT3 live production server, Xedio CleanEdit and router control functionalities to the existing IPDirector PAM system for the production of the network’s sports shows.

With exclusive national broadcast rights to the Danish Super Liga and some of the biggest sporting properties in Europe, including the, English Premier League, Bundesliga, FA Cup football and content from Eurosport, Discovery Networks Denmark needs to have an easy to use, efficient and reliable solution to produce world-class content for its audiences.

The two XT3 live production servers record up to 12 HD SDI feeds while using between four and eight output channels for highlights production, instant replays, studio playback and sports analysis.

The XT3 ingests all the feeds from multiple sources and then outputs streams to multiple destinations via the XTAccess units. With the LSM remote control panels in place, operators can create highlights during live broadcast and produce clips and live slow motion replays for playback during studio analysis. The servers are able to handle all these operations live, simultaneously and without any impact on the performance of the workflow.

To address the challenge of quickly and easily producing long-form match summaries of the Bundesliga, Discovery decided to add a Xedio CleanEdit. This lets them speed up the editing process and turnaround of ingested feeds. EVS’ NLE allows editors to begin their work on these 30-minute edits as soon as each match starts. Once they’ve completed a first edit they can immediately begin another, since Xsquare handles the rendering of the edits back to the XT3 servers for playout.

The latest workflow expansion was undertaken in order to increase the production capacity of Discovery’s in-house facility, and has further extended the internal 10Gigabit Ethernet connectivity infrastructure to allow the EVS solutions to speed up the production processes throughout.