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TVN, Sony partner on Europe’s largest 4K HDR OB van

Optimised for all production formats and standards (both SDR and HDR)

TVN Mobile Production and Sony Professional Services Europe have joined forces to expand the OB fleet of the mobile television service company, including what’s described as Europe’s largest 4K HDR OB van.

The new van will be used for UHD, HD and mixed productions. It features a workflow developed jointly by Sony and TVN and is optimised for all production formats and standards (both SDR and HDR).

The technical concept and design of the truck have been developed to support the operational experience and practical requirements of TVN and provide aims to help the company achieve the most efficient SR Live workflow for HDR delivery.


The truck, known as TVN-Ü6, provides more than 100 square meters of interior space, including 41 pre-configurable workstations. Underpinning the new OB truck are two Sony XVS-8000 multi-format video switchers. It also features a total of ten native M/E’s (Mix/Effect) in UHD and up to 40 M/E’s in HD. The camera control room accommodates up to 30 HDC-4300 UHD cameras.

“Thanks to the many successful years of partnership with Sony, we are in a strong position to meet the highest requirements and demands of programme providers when it comes to producing complex events”, said TVN managing director Markus Osthaus. “With the TVN-Ü6 we will be able to offer the perfect, most advanced production tools while setting the standard in the premium segment. This is a truly innovative addition to our OB truck portfolio and helps customers produce several programmes and feeds in parallel without having to forego comfort and flexibility.”