Danmon Builds Scandinavia’s first UHD Channel
Danmon Group announces 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.
ViaSat is part of the Modern Times Group (MTG), a Swedish digital entertainment company. MTG was formed
out of the media holdings of investment company Kinnevik, which in 1997 was distributed to the company stockholders.
MTG operates free-to-air and pay-TV channels plus catch-up services, radio stations, a premium subscription online
service Viaplay, multi-channel networks and electronic sports businesses. MTG operates the ViaSat, satellite platform
in the Scandinavia and Baltic states, offering both in-house and third party channels.
Danmon Group Systems (www.danmon.com) is part of Danmon Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio,
video, transmission products and digital media solutions. The Danmon Group's Systems Integration Division covers a
wide spectrum of operations ranging from designing, installing and commissioning studios, playout centres, newsrooms
and satellite systems to providing the complete infrastructure of television and radio stations for major broadcasters and
service providers worldwide. The Systems Integration Division operates internationally from offices in Scandinavia, Europe
, the Middle East and Asia. Implementing Media Technology – we think globally and act locally.
Contacts for further information
News media support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
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