NRK, Norway's largest broadcaster, is extending its deployment of Mosart automation from three central systems to include 12 of its regional news studios and an additional central system.
"We have worked with Mosart automation in-house for about four years, so when the Mosart tender met our specifications and proved to be the best buy, the choice to roll it out across all of our sites was easy," said Egil Johan Damm, project manager for NRK. "In doing so, we not only benefit from the solution's flexibility and interoperability, but we also achieve a standardisation of news playout that will simplify support and the movement of staff among sites."
The system will interface with NRK's ENPS newsroom computer system story control and transform its rundowns into Mosart automation scripts to enable news production with two operators in the gallery. The automation allows those operators to perform on-the-fly editing of headlines and to insert breaking news into the running order. There will also be the option to employ a touchscreen GUI.
"NRK is the toughest competitor for our mother company, TV 2, in terms of capturing Norway's viewing audience," said John Kjellevold, managing director at Mosart Medialab. "Our double tender win with NRK, first for three central studios and now for an additional 13, proves that we are on top when objectively measured through the fair EU tendering system. With this contract, Mosart now has won 10 out of 12 EU tenders."