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Live from London: TV2 Denmark floats studio

August 10th, 2012 By Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

One of TV2 Denmark’s studio is located on a barge on the Thames.

TV2 Denmark is giving France Television’s studio in a double decker bus a run for its money for most original studio location with a houseboat locate dat Catherine’s Dock that not only has a full production studio that is connected to the TV2 broadcast centre in Copenhagen.

“It’s our main studio and the three camera feeds are mixed together in Copenhagen,” says  Bob Frederiksen, TV2 Olympics technical operations manager.

The IBC operations, meanwhile, act as a central hub for signals from OBS, commentary circuits, and feeds from mixed zones.

“We have two lines that also run from the IBC to Denmark as we do all of the editing of news at the IBC.”

An Avid ISIS 5000 server and Avid editing systems are used for the latter functions and TV2 also has access to the OBS clips server where it can pull off highlights. The Avid gear is owned by TV2 while Applied Electronics of Canada provided the rest of the kit.

“We didn’t have that in Vancouver and we have a lot more VANDA circuits from OBS as well as three SNG vehicles, two in London and one in Dorset at sailing,” says Frederiksen. “We can browse clips with EVS IP Director and then export it at full quality directly to our Avid system.”

The Olympics continue a busy year for TV2 as it started broadcasting the Giro d’Italia cycling race in May, the Tour de France, and then the Vuelta A Espana cycling race in Spain on August 27 to Sept. 9.

“It’s been a big year for us,” says Frederiksen.

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