TV2 in Denmark Goes for R&S DVS Systems

When reorganizing its channel playout operation, the Danish TV station TV 2 DANMARK A/S opted for RS DVS solutions. These will contribute significantly to optimizing its workflows. All in all, four independent set-ups, consisting of 116 VENICE channels and 4 RS DVS-SANs, will be responsible from ingest and content storage to transforming and playout at TV 2.

Hanover/Odense, September 10th, 2014 - TV 2, a publicly owned television station based in Odense in Denmark, has opted for high-end Rohde Schwarz DVS equipment to streamline its workflows. The ingest and production server RS VENICE as well as the storage solution R&S DVS-SAN will play a vital role in the optimized infrastructure at TV 2. These systems will be bundled into four independent set-ups to optimize the most important part of the distribution operation.

Two independent set-ups - designed in redundancy - each consisting of 40 R&S VENICE channels and one R&S DVS-SAN with 100 TB will be responsible for 24/7 playout of TV 2’s main channel in 8 regional versions and 5 other national channels. Its bridge-building capabilities not only gave the ingest and production server R&S VENICE its name, they also help TV 2 to smoothly integrate parts of its existing equipment such as the playout-automation and digital-archiving systems into its new workflows. As an open system, R&S VENICE could easily be adapted to support LXF, the format used for archiving at TV 2. This way, legacy data can be played out directly, and even mixed with MXF files, without the need for any conversion – resulting in considerable time savings. The fully customizable and ultra-reliable storage solution R&S DVS-SAN offers full redundancy, zero downtime, and seamless failover, making it a perfect fit for 24/7 operation at TV 2.

Another set-up - comprising 32 VENICE channels and another identical 100 TB R&S DVS-SAN - will mainly be used for program ingest and visual quality control. According to common practice at major TV stations, the fourth set-up with four VENICE channels is mainly used to test software upgrades and new workflow options prior to implementing these in the production workflow.

Bruno Martensson, Regional Sales Manager Nordic & Baltic at Rohde & Schwarz: “We are delighted that the renowned TV 2 has opted for R&S DVS equipment. The flexible and open ingest and production server VENICE will streamline production from ingest to playout at TV 2.”


TV 2 DANMARK A/S is a state owned public broadcaster launched in 1988, funded by commercials and subscription fees. TV 2 DANMARK A/S employs approximately 1.000. It is Denmark’s leading broadcaster with an annual share of viewing of 23% on the main channel (target group 3+). It operates main channel TV 2 and sister channels TV 2 ZULU, TV 2 CHARLIE, TV 2 FRI, TV 2 FILM and TV 2 NEWS as well as TV 2's on demand platform TV 2 PLAY. The joint commercial share of viewing is around 60% (target group 20-60). All local Danish productions (except in-house News and Sports) are commissioned from the Danish independent production sector.

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Rohde & Schwarz DVS

For more than 25 years, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been very successful in the professional film, video post production and broadcast markets. The specially developed and manufactured hardware and software are applied to the production of popular TV series, Hollywood blockbusters and in Digital Cinema. R&S CLIPSTER was the first system in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. The future-proof ingest and production server R&S VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. At NAB 2013, R&S VENICE won the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award and was also a winner of the Trophée SATIS in 2013.

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