ATG Danmon Expands Playout Facilities at TBN UK and Europe
ATG Danmon, one of Europe's most experienced system integrators for the broadcast and multimedia production market, announces the completion of a second major project for the church and London studios of Trinity Broadcasting Network.
"Trinity Broadcasting Network was established in the USA in 1973 and is now the world's largest Christian television network," comments TBN UK and Europe's Managing Director, Richard Fleming. "We have been broadcasting in the UK and Europe since 1999, mainly by satellite, with a reach that was subsequently extended to the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia.
"This latest project is essentially phase 2 in a series that began last year when ATG Danmon integrated an ingest and playout system which extended our reach to the UK digital terrestrial television network. That service went live on Freeview in January. Phase 2 involves the addition of two extra channels which will be transmitted to other geographic regions.
"The Freeview feed currently transmits in standard definition but the entire playout chain is wired for HD. That gives us the ability to introduce a fully 1080-line service if or when HD delivery channels become available."
"Playout of the new channels is supervised from a Custom Consoles Module-R desk which we integrated during phase 1," adds ATG Danmon Project Engineer Jon Brewer. "We have modified the desk itself and expanded the capabilities of the Pebble Beach Marina automation system to accommodate the extra channels.
"We have also incorporated an Axon TRACS compliance recorder which can store up to 30 days of digital video and audio. A Dalet AmberFin transcoder has been installed together with Vidchecker quality control software. Additional facilities include expanded EditShare storage, Trilogy sync pulse and video test generators, Imagine distribution amplifiers and supporting infrastructure. Playout can be performed live, near-live or from fully automated servers.
"The entire project was completed successfully and on schedule."
About Trinity Broadcasting Network
With 26 networks and growing worldwide Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world's largest faith-and-family television group, airing a broad range of church and ministry programming, Christian music, family friendly movies, children's programming, and shows for teens and young adults 24 hours a day to every inhabited continent via 87 satellites and 20,000 television and cable affiliates. In addition, TBN's most popular global networks are available on computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices, and over 22,000 hours of entertaining and inspiring On-Demand programming is accessible via TBN's innovative online network, iTBN.org. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, log on to www.tbn.org.
About ATG Danmon
Part of the Dan Technologies Systems Integration Division, ATG Danmon (www.atgdanmon.co.uk) offers a comprehensive range of services including workflow-design, project-planning, equipment installation, software-configuration, commissioning, documentation, on-site training plus ongoing support and maintenance.
ATG Danmon pioneered the transition from videotape to the file-based technology now used throughout the industry. It has also assisted many clients in the construction of high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD. Embracing tomorrow's technology, ATG Danmon delivers maximum value through close co-operation with customers, leading to mutually beneficial long-term relationships.
Dan Technologies System Integration Division operates from offices in the United Kingdom Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Spain, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
Contacts for further information
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