ATG Danmon Designs and Integrates New Playout System for TBN Europe

The new ingest (on left) and playout desks at the church and London studios of Trinity Broadcast Network

ATG Danmon, one of Europe's most experienced providers of live and file-based systems for the broadcast and multimedia production market, announces that it has completed a new playout system for the church and London studios of worldwide broadcaster Trinity Broadcast Network.

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"This project forms part of a major expansion at our London facility which includes two new state-of-the-art high-definition production studios," comments Richard Fleming, Managing Director of TBN Europe. "ATG Danmon is integrating an ingest and playout system which will provide us with the technical resources to transmit to the UK digital terrestrial television network. Content will come both from our US production facilities and from programmes produced here in Europe. ATG Danmon worked with us very successfully on a recent major project at our broadcast hub in Madrid so was the logical choice for this new system."

"The ingest and playout infrastructure we have integrated into TBN's London Studios includes an Avid Media Composer edit station, EditShare content network and Provis scheduler feeding Pebble Beach Marina automation and Dolphin playout equipment," adds Jonathan Hughes, ATG Danmon's Head of Systems Integration. "Incoming video and audio arrive in Sony XDCAM HD 50, Sony IMX 30/50 or Avid DNxHD source format.

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"Content is selected using an Imagine router and then ingested to near-line shared storage by the Editshare system. Up to two sources can be simultaneously ingested to shared storage using an EditShare Geevs server controlled by a single ingest client. This is connected via IP both to an editor and the transmission system. Accessible storage capacity is 27 terabytes which can accommodate up to 1,100 hours of high-definition content.

"Playout from the Marina/Dolphin system is supported by 1+1 redundancy, ensuring continuity of service in event of hardware failure. Transmission can be in MPEG AVI, MXF/IMX or MXF/DV format. An Axon Tracs compliance recorder with 30-day capacity stores MPEG 4 video plus discrete audio."

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About Trinity Broadcasting Network
With 26 networks and growing worldwide Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world's largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family friendly movies, children's programming, and shows for teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 87 satellites and 20,000 television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN's most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 22,000 hours of entertaining and inspiring On-Demand programming is accessible via TBN's innovative online network, iTBN.org.

About ATG Danmon
ATG Danmon pioneered the transition from videotape to the file-based technology now used throughout the industry. It has also assisted many clients in the construction of high-definition studios, master-control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD.
Embracing tomorrow's technology, ATG Danmon delivers maximum value through close co-operation with customers, leading to mutually beneficial long-term relationships.
Dan Technologies Systems Integration Division operates from offices in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Dubai and Vietnam.

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