ATG Danmon Designs and Integrates New Playout System For Trinity Broadcast Network’s London Studios

ATG Danmon, a European integrator of live and file-based systems for the broadcast and multimedia production market, announces that it has completed a new playout system for the church and London studios of worldwide broadcaster Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). ATG Danmon also worked with TBN on a recent major project at its broadcast hub in Madrid.

The project is part of major expansion at TBN’s London facility that includes two new state-of-the-art high-definition production studios, as well as an ingest and playout system, which will provide the technical resources to transmit to the UK digital terrestrial television network. Content will come both from its U.S.-based production facilities and from programs produced in Europe.

“The ingest and playout infrastructure we have integrated into TBN's London Studios includes an Avid Media Composer edit station, EditShare content network and Provis scheduler feeding Pebble Beach Marina automation and Dolphin playout equipment,” said Jonathan Hughes, Head of Systems Integration at ATG Danmon. “Incoming video and audio arrive in Sony XDCAM HD 50, Sony IMX 30/50 or Avid DNxHD source format.

“Content is selected using an Imagine router and then ingested to near-line shared storage by the Editshare system,” he continued. “Up to two sources can be simultaneously ingested to shared storage using an EditShare Geevs server controlled by a single ingest client. This is connected via IP both to an editor and the transmission system. Accessible storage capacity is 27 terabytes, which can accommodate up to 1,100 hours of high-definition content.”

Playout from a Pebble Beach Systems Marina/Dolphin system is supported by 1+1 redundancy, ensuring continuity of service in event of hardware failure. Transmission can be in MPEG AVI, MXF/IMX or MXF/DV format. An Axon Tracs compliance recorder with 30-day capacity stores MPEG 4 video plus discrete audio.

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