TV2 Bornholm Chooses Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System for Live Danish Sports Coverage
Hillsboro Ore., September 3, 2013 — Grass Valley® has recently equipped TV2 Bornholm, a leading Danish broadcaster, with its K2 Dyno® Replay System to deliver engaging replays and highlight packages during the 5-day Etape Bornholm marathon in June, an annual highlight in Bornholm's sporting calendar.
TV2 Bornholm's K2 Dyno Replay System consists of two core components - the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller paired with a K2 Solo® media server. This solution provides TV2 Bornholm an efficient and affordable solution for capturing live events and instantaneously playing out high-quality coverage.
"As a local broadcaster our initial challenge was quickly finding the right tools to confidently play back clips from our remote outside broadcast (OB) van to cover the five eventful days," said Carsten Ager, Chief Technology Officer for TV2 Bornholm. "During Etape Bornholm over 2,500 runners expose themselves to everything from sand dunes to forest terrain and steep hills, so flexibility and adaptability are critical to us when covering the event. When we teamed up with Grass Valley we saw a solution that easily met our requirements without requiring a lengthy training process — after one quick phone call to their global support team we were up and running."
With hundreds of systems already in use and offering an unrivalled user experience, the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller delivers users a highly intuitive touchscreen interface, meaning it can be easily mastered for cueing replays and developing highlight packages quickly. Combined with the two-channel K2 Solo media server the system is optimized for production and live event workflows—perfect for TV2 Bornholm's OB van.
"We recognize that today's viewers demand a high-quality viewing experience when watching live event coverage, which can be both costly and complex to deliver," said Said Bacho, Senior Vice President of EMEA, Grass Valley. "At Grass Valley, we pride ourselves on offering our customers live production solutions that enable them to provide viewers with the exceptional high-quality coverage that they have come to expect. What's more, we can do so competitively and affordably, without the need for expensive software and hardware add-ons, boosting levels of functionality for any size of production."
Grass Valley will be exhibiting at IBC in Amsterdam, Sept 13th — 17th, 2013 on stand #1.D11, Hall 1.
Grass Valley is changing the way live television is made and delivered. Recognized with 18 Emmy® awards for technology innovation, Grass Valley's product portfolio—from image acquisition to playout—offers a complete end-to-end workflow of flexible, future-proofed solutions which enable broadcasters and content owners to build multiscreen, multiplatform futures. By simplifying and enhancing the way content is produced and distributed, Grass Valley gives customers the freedom they need to be creative in the studio, the field, and the newsroom. Merging optimizations of IT technologies with best-in-breed media systems, Grass Valley's next generation solutions deliver higher quality and greater efficiencies. Customers include world-leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, service providers, government, religious, educational, corporate, and independent video professionals. Grass Valley is headquartered in San Francisco, and maintains local presence across the globe with offices throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.
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