TV 2, Denmark

6 main and 8 opt channels

TV 2 DANMARK A/S is Denmark’s leading broadcaster, operating the main channel (TV 2) and 5 thematic sister channels. The joint commercial share of viewing is around 60%.

The channels are mix of SD and HD, and the bouquet includes 4 fully scheduled thematic channels, plus 2 with a high proportion of live content: the News channel and the main TV 2 channel, which also has 8 regional opt out channels.

The system, which went live in January 2012, spans a workflow that encompasses ingest of tape and file based content, QC and archive, as well as playout. It is based on Marina control of Harris Nexio video servers along with Miranda processing, master control and graphics insertion, and also features ‘cascaded’ routing, with control of 3 mixers and routers to allow the system to access additional upstream sources, principally for live events.

To allow for a phased changeover from their legacy ADC automation system, Pebble Beach Systems provided a method of database synchronisation that allowed ADC and Marina to be used alongside each other to exchange metadata and media status information.