NRK adds more Mosart technology

Norway’s NRK has installed a second license of the Mosart newscast automation solution and ordered a third for news and sport production following the success of its existing Mosart systems in Studio 7.

While Studio 5 is used primarily for prime-time live news production, including the popular news program Dagsrevyen, the new installation in Studio 6 will be used mainly for the production of NRK’s large sports shows. With Mosart’s support for multi-control room operation, NRK can share video server resources between the studios.

An important feature of NRK’s multi-gallery Mosart installation is the Mosart Multi-Studio, a client interface that was custom-designed for NRK and is now part of the Mosart multi-gallery feature set. Mosart Multi-Studio enables NRK engineers to dynamically allocate prime and backup video sources for all three studios, with an at-a-glance view into which ports are available, and which are in use by a certain program. Engineers can choose any combination of video sources from the Mosart playout system, the studio’s Omneon media server, or even the previous, legacy automation system to build redundancy into the workflow. In addition, integration with the network’s Snell Kahuna SD-HD multiformat switcher gives NRK engineers the option of accessing Mosart Multi-Studio and the video sources using the switcher, for even greater flexibility in the live news production.

“NRK has a team of brilliant engineers and production staff and we are pleased that such a team appreciates our software and has added two Mosart-driven studios,” said John Kjellevold, managing director at Mosart Medialab. “NRK is just the latest example of why Mosart is the fastest-growing newscast automation system in Europe, with installations in many of the best-known names in live news broadcasting.”



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