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Danmon Systems Group builds MCR system for Scandinavian coverage of the World Cup football tournament in South Africa

Flyaway MCR for Scandinavian Broadcasters at the World Cup 2010

Danmon Systems Group (DSG) has completed and delivered a pre-built Master Control Room system in flyaway cases for use at the World Cup football series in South Africa which commenced on June 11. The system was designed and produced for TV 2|DANMARK which has undertaken to operate the shared MCR setup on behalf of Scandinavian broadcasters during the tournament.

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"The MCR provides full overview of signals received from the International Broadcast Centre at Soccer City and allows monitoring of outgoing signals fed to Scandinavia," explains Henrik Frederiksen, Production Executive of Sports Production at TV 2|DANMARK. "Two matches are being played simultaneously during the tournament. The IBC is supplying nine signal feeds per match, including international feeds, player A feed, player B feed, team A feed, team B feed, beauty shots, highlights, tactical feeds and signals from a main server. Most of the incoming feeds are in HD but a few source signals are in SD and will be up-converted in the MCR."

"The MCR comprises two test positions and monitoring facilities for all outgoing signals plus test signal generation and signal-conversion processors," adds DSG Project Director Peter Thomsen. "The equipment inventory includes Miranda routing, multi-viewers and conversion-glue, L-S-B router control, HP servers, Tektronix test equipment, Genelec loudspeakers, and picture monitors from NEC and Ikegami. The system is supported by a full set of spares. A VTR pool is available for recording, signal-conversion and playback. Outgoing signals are synchronised and some feeds will be downconverted before being forwarded to the EBU-network. Adjacent to the MCR are three operations rooms shared by DR plus Canal 9; TV 2|DANMARK plus TV 2 Norway plus TV3 Norway; and by SVT plus TV4. Each operations room is interconnected to the MCR via tie-lines, some of these being downconverted to suit specific requirements."

Scheduled to take place through to July 11, the 2010 World Cup is the first to be hosted by an African nation, after South Africa beat Morocco and Egypt in an all-African bidding process. Italy is the defending champion.

About Danmon System Group

DSG is a world-class supplier of consultancy, systems and services to television and radio broadcasters, post-production houses and professional audio studios, as well as to the corporate, academic and government sectors. DSG's fields of activity include every aspect of broadcast and electronic media technology, from ENG and SNG to production and post production, transmission and archiving, encompassing video, audio, graphics, streaming, audiovisual and multimedia applications. DSG is part of Dan Technologies' Systems Integration Division which also comprises ATG Broadcast and Hiltron Communications. The Systems Integration Division has more than 50 staff operating internationally from offices in Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.

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