Danmon Adds Cellular Transmitters to Live Video Interview Vehicle for TV2 | Danmark
"We were looking for a new way to cover the Danish general election," comments TV 2 | NEWS editor-in-chief Mette Østergaard. "We felt much more dynamic coverage could be obtained by placing two candidates with differing opinions into a car and linking them wirelessly to a studio-based interviewer. The new setup contributed to incisive political debate rather than the rehearsed responses politicians often give in traditional studio interviews."
"The credit for this very creative idea belongs entirely to the TV 2 | DANMARK production and engineering teams," comments Peter Thomsen, Deputy Managing Director of Danmon Group, Systems. "They made very efficient use of miniature cameras and ultra-compact post-production equipment to turn the concept into reality. Our role was to add a two-way live transmission link that could be relied upon to operate effectively and securely anywhere on the Danish mainland.
"An Aviwest video contribution uplink system which allows high quality video and audio communication over the cellular telephone network was supplied by Danmon Group, Systems. We incorporated into the vehicle two transmitters each configured with eight SIM cards. Four antennas were attached just above the rear window for optimal signal reception. Video and audio plus a multiview feed are transmitted to the production control room at TV2 Odense. Additionally and simultaneously, the production is streamed and controlled via the 4G network.
"The system is excellent in its performance, including live transmissions throughout a journey from the far north of Denmark all the way to Copenhagen. It is also much more power-efficient than traditional baseband transmission links."
TV 2|DANMARK is a publicly owned television station in Denmark based in Odense. The station began broadcasting on 1 October 1988. It today has six subsidiary channels known as TV 2 Zulu, targeted at youth; TV 2 Charlie, oriented towards mature audiences; TV 2 News, a 24-hour news channel launched on 1 December 2006; TV 2 Film, a non-stop movie channel launched on 1 November 2005; and TV 2 Fri, a leisure and hobby channel launched on 5 May 2013, as well as the internet-based pay-per-view channel TV 2 Play which commenced in December 2004.
Danmon Group, Systems is part of Danmon Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions. The Danmon Group’s Systems Integration Division covers a wide spectrum of operations ranging from designing, installing and commissioning studios, playout centres, news-rooms and satellite systems to providing the complete infrastructure of television and radio stations for major broadcasters and service providers worldwide. The Systems Integration Division operates internationally from offices in Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Implementing Media Technology – we think globally and act locally.