TVN Live-Copter – the professional broadcast setup for aerial video

TVN Live-Copter – the professional broadcast setup for aerial video

TVN is expanding its competence center for aerial video with a focus on the TVN Live-Copter. In addition to certified personnel, the broadcasting service provider is
investing in technical infrastructure and the further development of complex workflows. TVN is optimally positioned to produce aerial shots live and in broadcast quality.
The TVN Aerial Solutions department combines professional teams, highly innovative, highperformance technology and well-established work processes. The concept of the TVN Live-Copter is becoming increasingly important. It convinces by the implementation of a stable picture transmission in Full HD broadcast quality. Furthermore, the signal transfer was designed in such a way that the live signal (including Tally, return signal and intercom solution) can be integrated into the production process without any loss of quality. In addition to the signal quality, special attention was paid to the safety, flight duration and balance of the camera systems.

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"The TVN Live-Copter is a great enrichment for our Bundesliga camera concept. The technical integration is smooth and the new perspective offers great added value for the image composition", says Günter Frantzen, Product Executive of Sportcast. "By integrating augmented reality graphics at selected top games, we use a further innovative added value of aerial video". "In the development of the TVN Live-Copter setup we have optimally bundled the competencies within the TVN GROUP", explains TVN Managing Director Markus Osthaus the strategic investment in the department. "The result is a flying special camera setup which offers new perspectives and thus additional possibilities for innovative image design for every open air production."

TVN Live-Copter – the professional broadcast setup for aerial video

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The transmission technology of the TVN Live-Copter is probably unique in Germany. The TVN drone
fleet now comprises around 20 multicopters for a wide range of applications. All TVN pilots possess
the current knowledge proof, are certified according to the current legal situation and have various
production experiences.
"In particular with the live transmission the demand for high-quality aerial video grows strongly", so
Bastian Berlin, TVN MOBILE PRODUCTION Head of Sales. "To meet this demand, we have
implemented far-reaching development steps".

As a full service provider, TVN has developed its own structures for the complex approval procedures
in addition to professional signal transmission and customer-oriented image design. These workflows
and the network to the authorities have proven to be particularly valuable both locally and
internationally, which is why deployments of TVN Live-Copters have been able to establish at highquality
live productions within a short time.

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Based on smooth operations and high security standards, more than 100 productions are realized
annually with TVN aerial images, including soccer broadcasts for Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, UEFA
Champions League, UEFA Europa League incl. Final 2020, UEFA European Qualifiers, DFLSupercup
and UEFA Nations League 2020.

TVN Live-Copter – the professional broadcast setup for aerial video

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In 2020 the TVN Live-Copter could deliver impressions of the Telekom Street Gig with James Blunt in
the Elbphilharmonie (MagentaMusik 360), the ITU World Triathlon in Hamburg (ARD/ZDF) and the
replacement event of the Berlin Marathon 2020 (RBB), this production providing spectacular flights
around the Victory Volumn. Previous references include various open air events such as concerts as
well as trade fairs and other industrial events, ship and aircraft christenings.
The portfolio of TVN Aerial Solutions ranges from classical aerial video to special competencies such
as 360° shots or augmented reality productions.

About TVN GROUP Film & TV Production
The TVN GROUP provides specialist staff and high-end broadcast technology for media production.
The group companies have over 35 years of international experience and together cover the entire
production process. In this network, TVN MOBILE PRODUCTION bundles the expertise for outside
broadcasts and is a sought-after partner for broadcasters and manufacturers in the development of
innovative production solutions. The locations of the group are Berlin – Bremen – Cologne – Frankfurt
on the Maine – Hamburg – Hanover – Kiel – Leipzig – Munich/Ismaning.

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