MMG Commissions BFE with Upgrade of R2 OB Van

R2 OB Van gets HDTV technology according to ARD/ZDF standards

Media Mobil GmbH, OB Vans, subsidiary of DREFA Media Holding GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk, commissions BFE Studio and Medien Systeme GmbH as a system integrator for upgrading the R2 OB Van with HDTV technology.

The OB Van is designed for different production requirements and complies with the new technical ARD and ZDF standards. Events from sports (National League 3) and culture (smaller TV shows, transmission of worship) can easily be realized. The R2 is equipped with five HDTV cameras of the LDX Flex 80 type from Grass Valley. For the distribution of signals, an HD compact 128x128 router and a two-stage vision mixer are used for image manipulation. The control system emphasizes absolute reliability and flexibility, using the command and control system, KSC, developed by BFE. An extended server system, supported by two P2 VTRs, is used for recording and image processing.

Displays from the BON company, with integrated quad, memos and signaling information, are installed for display in the individual production areas.

In addition to the external connection for video and audio through the integration of the Lawo V-Pro 8 device type, an audio system of the VISTA 5 from Studer is installed. A separate streaming channel remains reserved for the new WEB-format.


Realization by BFE is achieved in a very short time and is carried out at the headquarters in Mainz. Josef Jung-Fridrich, a new member of the BFE OB Van team, is the project manager.

About MMG
Media Mobil GmbH has been one of the leading providers of mobile outside production in Germany for over 15 years. It has a large portfolio of HD and SD transmission units with the corresponding special technology and highly qualified personnel. It has special expertise in the transmission of sporting events, TV shows and concerts. Its clients include major international events such as the Football World Cup and the Berlinale or national highlights such as the Semper Opera Ball or BAMBI Awards. Media Mobil GmbH is part of the DREFA media group. The group consists of 14 subsidiaries and affiliated companies and covers under the umbrella of DREFA Media Holding GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the Central German Broadcasting, the media value chain around video contents. The bundling of media technology service providers and TV & film production companies enables realization of cross-divisional projects of all sizes.


About BFE
BFE Studio und Medien Systeme GmbH is a manufacturer-independent broadcast systems integrator with more than 40 years of experience in the planning and implementation of complex projects in broadcast and media technology. As a competent and reliable partner, it supports customers in Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, implementing system solutions tailored to their specific requirements. As manufacturer of its own KSC product line, BFE also markets control and management solutions for the professional television and radio industry. BFE’s branch office in Dubai Studio City supports activities in the GCC region.