Sky Deutschland chooses Mosart for sports channel

Sky Deutschland has chosen Mosart Medialab’s newsroom automation system for its upcoming 24/7 channel Sky Sport News HD. The Munich-based rolling news channel is scheduled to go live with Mosart at the channel’s launch during the winter of 2011/2012.

Already in use at Sky Italia, Mosart was chosen for Sky Sport News HD in Germany because it combines enhanced production values with reduced operational costs.

“We wanted to get the biggest bang for our newscasting buck,” said Pat McGuinness, consultant project manager at Sky Deutschland. “With Mosart, we will deliver a sophisticated look and feel that we simply couldn’t achieve without high-level newsroom automation, and the budget that we save on the newsroom process can be put into news gathering. The system’s ability to concurrently trigger multiple devices allows us to create complex live sequences that would otherwise require pre-rendering or rehearsal — for which there’s no time in 24-hour rolling news.”

Another key advantage of the Mosart system for Sky Sport News HD is its ability to integrate with almost all studio devices, without being tied to any manufacturer’s hardware. Mosart now supports five manufacturers of vision mixers, eight audio mixers, seven brands of servers, six graphics systems, and six camera robotics protocols.

“We’re delighted that Sky Sport News HD — an entirely new channel starting with a clean sheet — has chosen to construct a news production environment that takes full advantage of Mosart’s market-leading capabilities,” said John Kjellevold, managing director at Mosart Medialab. “They are in the ideal position to build the most advanced control-room from a green-field, but the Mosart system is also renowned for its wide support of third-party systems, so it’s equally beneficial to broadcasters with established newsroom operations and legacy equipment.”

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