O2 Czech Republic deploys Streamline OB van for football coverage

O2 Czech TVWith the contract for broadcasting the Czech premier football league recently granted to O2 Czech Republic, the mobile network company engaged Broadcast Solutions GmbH to build an OB van and supporting truck to facilitate its coverage. In cooperation with Slovak partner ELEKTRONIKA a.s., the Germany-based systems integrator designed a customised variant of its Streamline S16 OB Van, which was built in short time and delivered to the customer within three months from commissioning. Part of the delivery involved a supporting van to accommodate tripods, cameras, cable drums and suchlike.

For this OB van Broadcast Solutions combined its field-proven Streamline concept with customer-specific needs, which were incorporated into the van. As a first collaboration between O2 Czech Republic and Broadcast Solutions, the German system integrator delivered a Streamline S16 that represents the next stage of the field-tested, sustainable concept of pre-engineered OB vans.

Jan Chodora, project manager at Elektronika a.s., reflecys on the cooperation: “Elektronika a.s. is the leader in the broadcast segment of the Czech and Slovak markets. In this project it has followed up on its past successful cooperation with Broadcast Solutions, where a 16-camera HD OB Van for Czech Television has been provided. The Streamline S16 ranks among our previous successful projects realised for company O2 Czech Republic a.s. and will undoubtedly help – together with the MPEG vans supplied by our company – to implement the visions of the newly founded division O2 – Elastic Media Production.”

Specification for O2 Czech Republic Streamline S16:

Dimensions (l/w/h): 13.60 m (with tractor unit) / 2.55 m (stowed), 3.75 m (expanded) / 3.9 m

Weight: 18t (trailer)

Cameras: 14 x Grass Valley LDX / 2 x Grass Valley Hi Speed / 2 x Mini Cams / Possible up to 18

Lenses: Fujinon

Video Switcher: SAM Kahuna / Maverick, 72 inputs / 32 outputs

Video Router: Grass Valley NVision 144×288

Monitors: 22 x NEC, 5x TV-Logic

Servers: 5 x EVS, XT-3, 8 channels each

Control Systems: VSM

Tally System: included in VSM

Modular: Riedel MicroN, Axon Synapse

Multiviewer: Grass Valley Kaleido modular 152 PiP

KVM Device: Guntermann & Drunck

Graphics: Imagine Communications

Video Measurement: Tektronix, Phabrix RX

Audio Mixer: Studer Vista V

Audio Matrix: 2 x Infinity Core 400 fully redundant / 2 x Studer stageboxes

Audio 5.1: Genelec

Dolby: Jünger Dolby D/E Encoder/Decoder

Intercom Matrix: Riedel, Artist 128

Wireless Talkback: Riedel Riface

Network: MediorNet A/V Realtime Network

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