Danmon builds Scandinavia’s first UHD channel for Modern Times
Danmon Group has announced the completion, for ViaSat Sport, of Scandinavia’s first UHD television channel. Part of Modern Times Group, ViaSat is based at MTG’s headquarters in Stockholm.
ViaSat Sport will transmit selected live sport events in UHD to viewers throughout the Nordic region. The new channel commenced with the Rio Olympics, MTG being the official Rio Olympics 2016 broadcaster for Sweden. ViaSat Sport will also transmit specially produced UHD sports content such as soccer via the SES-5 satellite for ViaSat customers throughout Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
At the same time, Danmon built an additional HD Sports channel, which is branded as ViaSat Sport Premium.
Both projects were coordinated through the local Danmon Sweden office and implemented by Danmon Systems. They included three new rooms: UHD editing and control, voiceover and HD Sports control. There was also an extensive upgrade of ViaSat’s existing DHD audio mixer and Imagine Platinum video router, as well as a rebuild of the Pebble Beach Neptune automation system.
Building and testing were completed by Danmon in just over a month, on time and on budget. The new system went on air at the start of August 2016.