Norway’s leading private broadcaster, has relied on tapeless workflows using Quantel Enterprise sQ since 2006. Now it has used the same platform to move to HD.
Operating from production centres in Bergen and Oslo, it has a strong reputation for news and sport, including a dedicated 24-hour news channel and several sports services. The shared production workflow in Quantel sQ is ideal for fast turnaround broadcasting like news and sport. The architecture at TV2 allows it to move seamlessly between its two centres, with either being capable of running as the live production centre at any time.
As well as upgrading all its sQ servers ready for HD, TV2 has also purchased 10 of the new Quantel Qube craft editors, launched at NAB earlier this year. The upgrade was ordered through Quantel’s Norwegian distributor Avit Systems.
“When we started to look into HD workflow for news and sports, one of the most important requirements was to keep the fast time from ingest to on air, while keeping the same simplicity for users,” said John Inge Beattetveit, director of operations and technical services at TV2. “The conversion to HD should be as invisible as possible from an operational point of view.
“Thanks to the Quantel system it has been possible to absorb the extra production pressure this expansion has caused with a minimal increase in production staff.”