Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub

Date: 25/02/2015

Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagics ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organizations broadcast systems in Studio D.

A small team of multi skilled staff use the studio to create three minute news summary, which are then published across Sky News digital outlets. The studio also has the layout and facilities available so that a bigger gallery set up, with producer, director, vision mixer and sound supervisor, all managed by a technical director, can be deployed on more complicated projects if the need arises.

Creating those news summaries had been very time consuming reveals veteran anchorman Martin Stanford. This used to be a long edit suite job, marrying presenter video with news footage, adding information straps and so on. With the new studio workflow we can now create a bulletin in real time, mark the in and out, and then post to all digital devices. That has reduced the publication time lag from over an hour to a matter of minutes.

Every source, whether its station wide or local to the studio, goes through a Smart Videohub router to an assigned channel on the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher. That includes three of our existing HD studio cameras, which have been repositioned onto the studio floor, as well as all of the monitoring in the gallery and on the studio floor, ensuring maximum flexibility. 

Four pre existing playout channels from the Sky News media server are connected to the switcher, as are three outside source channels, which can be populated by almost any source from the central Sky router, and our local feeds from a Mac computer and Apple TV unit, allowing us to connect devices via airplay.

The lead project engineer, George Davies, Head of Operations at Sky News, explains they also assigned all three HD camera channels their own keyer. Each camera has assigned to it an ATEM Television Studio switcher as a keyer. This means we can give the vision mixer access to camera sources with backgrounds already chroma keyed, he explains. Interviews and other program elements really are much easier to film against green when you dont have to worry about cameras and keyed images at the same time!

For staff new to gallery operations the Blackmagic workflows weve implemented in Studio D have been both easy to learn and use, while the broadcast standard architecture and workflows have been easy enough to understand and adapt to for our more skilled operators, concludes George. Blackmagics ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K offers good levels of functionality for the price, while the broadcast panel, provided us a reassuringly familiar layout for staff.

 


Tags: Blackmagic Design | Sky News UK | ATEM | Smart Videohub | BVE 2015 | BVE 2015
Submitted by Patrick Hussey (Blackmagic design)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

  • ATEM TV Studio Pro HD from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

    ATEM TV Studio Pro HD from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

  • Blackmagic Design with the new ATEM Production Suite at IBC 2013

    Blackmagic Design with the new ATEM Production Suite at IBC 2013

  • Blackmagic Design on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Blackmagic Design on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

    Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

  • Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

  • Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

    Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

  • Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

    Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

  • Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

    Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

  • Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

    Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

  • Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

  • Blackmagic at IBC2011

    Blackmagic at IBC2011

  • Blackmagic introduces Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) at IBC 2018

    Blackmagic introduces Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) at IBC 2018

  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 15 at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 15 at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

  • Autodesk at NAB 2013

    Autodesk at NAB 2013

  • Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011

    Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011

  • Ateme at IBC 2014

    Ateme at IBC 2014

  • ATEME at NAB 2014

    ATEME at NAB 2014

  • ATEME at IBC 2013

    ATEME at IBC 2013

  • Garland at BVE 2017

    Garland at BVE 2017

  • Behind the scenes of the Teradek booth on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Behind the scenes of the Teradek booth on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Global Distribution at IBC2011

    Global Distribution at IBC2011

  • Kitplus at BVE 2015

    Kitplus at BVE 2015

  • RTS at BVE 2015

    RTS at BVE 2015

  • Sachtler Bags at BVE 2015

    Sachtler Bags at BVE 2015

  • Litepanels at BVE 2015

    Litepanels at BVE 2015

  • LCA - Inteca products at BVE 2015

    LCA - Inteca products at BVE 2015

  • LCA - LITEGEAR at BVE 2015

    LCA - LITEGEAR at BVE 2015

  • ERA - Cloud Services - at BVE 2015

    ERA - Cloud Services - at BVE 2015

  • PhotonBeard - HMI Blonde - at BVE 2015

    PhotonBeard - HMI Blonde - at BVE 2015

  • TMD at BVE 2015

    TMD at BVE 2015

  • Glensound at BVE 2015

    Glensound at BVE 2015

  • Portaprompt at BVE 2015

    Portaprompt at BVE 2015

  • AVIWEST at BVE 2015

    AVIWEST at BVE 2015

  • Tiger Technology at BVE 2015

    Tiger Technology at BVE 2015

  • Guntermann and Drunck at BVE 2015

    Guntermann and Drunck at BVE 2015

  • PhotonBeard - LED Redhead - at BVE 2015

    PhotonBeard - LED Redhead - at BVE 2015

  • ERA - Adobe Anywhere - at BVE 2015

    ERA - Adobe Anywhere - at BVE 2015

  • Brainstorm Multimedia at BVE 2015

    Brainstorm Multimedia at BVE 2015

  • BeyondHD - Exoskeleton - at BVE 2015

    BeyondHD - Exoskeleton - at BVE 2015

  • BeyondHD - Drones at BVE 2015

    BeyondHD - Drones at BVE 2015

  • LCA - Snapgrid lighting control - BVE 2015

    LCA - Snapgrid lighting control - BVE 2015

  • Sachtler Tripods at BVE 2015

    Sachtler Tripods at BVE 2015

  • BeyondHD - Letus Helix Gimbal System at BVE 2015

    BeyondHD - Letus Helix Gimbal System at BVE 2015

  • JVC at BVE 2015

    JVC at BVE 2015

  • EditShare at BVE 2015

    EditShare at BVE 2015

  • Grass Valley at BVE 2015

    Grass Valley at BVE 2015

  • Cavena Image Products at BVE 2015

    Cavena Image Products at BVE 2015

  • Autocue at BVE 2015

    Autocue at BVE 2015

  • NETIA at BVE 2015

    NETIA at BVE 2015

  • Movidiam at BVE 2015

    Movidiam at BVE 2015

  • AntonBauer at BVE 2015

    AntonBauer at BVE 2015

  • Rosco at BVE 2015

    Rosco at BVE 2015

  • Gearhouse Broadcast at BVE 2015

    Gearhouse Broadcast at BVE 2015

  • CameraCorps at BVE 2015

    CameraCorps at BVE 2015

  • PlayBox at BVE 2015

    PlayBox at BVE 2015

  • NUGEN Audio at BVE 2015

    NUGEN Audio at BVE 2015


Related Shows
  • Live production with Newtek at BVE 2015

    Live production with Newtek at BVE 2015


Related Articles
  • Streaming - Shut up and Sit Down

    Streaming - Shut up and Sit Down

  • Giving Welsh sport a global audience

    Giving Welsh sport a global audience

  • OB999 Accelerates Hill Climb Broadcast

    OB999 Accelerates Hill Climb Broadcast

  • League of Legends European Masters

    League of Legends European Masters

  • Tips and Tricks to Giving Sci-Fi a New Look

    Tips and Tricks to Giving Sci-Fi a New Look

  • Six steps for award winning sound design with Jungle Studios

    Six steps for award winning sound design with Jungle Studios

  • Strays - Telling a dark tale

    Strays - Telling a dark tale

  • Swimrun World Championships - LiveU report

    Swimrun World Championships - LiveU report

  • DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel from Blackmagic Design - Reviewed

    DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel from Blackmagic Design - Reviewed

  • The future of post production

    The future of post production

  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Reviewed

    Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Reviewed

  • Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

    Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

  • Africans in London TV

    Africans in London TV

  • The First Musketeer

    The First Musketeer

  • Dreamhack - Summer 2013

    Dreamhack - Summer 2013

  • The joys of the outside broadcast!

    The joys of the outside broadcast!

  • A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic

    A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic

  • Is 4K the end of the line?

    Is 4K the end of the line?

  • A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design

    A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design

  • Cameras, conversations and conversions at Camera Diner with Teranex

    Cameras, conversations and conversions at Camera Diner with Teranex

  • Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program

    Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program

  • Call of Duty Black Ops II: World Exclusive First Look Streamed Live from Gamescom

    Call of Duty Black Ops II: World Exclusive First Look Streamed Live from Gamescom

  • Camera innovations from IBC

    Camera innovations from IBC

  • TV-BAY Questions

    TV-BAY Questions

  • A live video streaming advocate

    A live video streaming advocate

  • Eye to Eye: Video over IP

    Eye to Eye: Video over IP

  • Grading across the Atlantic

    Grading across the Atlantic

  • tv-bay Questions

    tv-bay Questions

  • tv-bay questions

    tv-bay questions

  • TV Bay Questions

    TV Bay Questions

  • Digital Archiving in Media Workflows

    Digital Archiving in Media Workflows

  • USB 3 King of Connectivity

    USB 3 King of Connectivity

  • Making the grade

    Making the grade

  • Mercedes-Benz Worlds winning formula, Online Creative and Blackmagic Design

    Mercedes-Benz Worlds winning formula, Online Creative and Blackmagic Design

  • Brand New School Makes the Move to Uncompressed HD

    Brand New School Makes the Move to Uncompressed HD


News
NextRadioTV Deploys Extensive MediorNet Routing Solution From Riedel Communications Posted: 21/03/2019
NextRadioTV Deploys Extensive MediorNet Routing Solution From Riedel Communications
NextRadioTV has deployed a large-scale MediorNet real-time signal network from Riedel Communications to serve as the backbone for the broadcaster's brand-new audiovisual infrastructure. The 204-node MediorNet system has been installed in the new NextRadioTV facilities on the Paris campus of the Altice Group, which acquired NextRadioTV in 2016, to support signal distribution, routing, and processing over a single decentralized real-time network.
Tags: NextRadioTV | MediorNet Routing Solution | Riedel Communications | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
Washington Wizards Make ChyronHego Coach Paint a Central Part of Pregame Prep Posted: 21/03/2019
Washington Wizards Make ChyronHego Coach Paint a Central Part of Pregame Prep
ChyronHego today announced that the NBA's Washington Wizards have used the company's Coach Paint telestration tool successfully throughout the 2018-19 season to enable the clear, concise communication of key coaching points to players during pregame video presentations. Specifically designed for coaches and athletes, the ChyronHego tool engages, illustrates, and informs with high-end telestration techniques similar to those used on professional sports broadcasts.
Tags: Washington Wizards | ChyronHego | Coach Paint | Pregame Prep | Coaching Staff | Telestration Tool | Video Presentation
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
CCTV Delivers Vivid UHD Television Experiences with Harmonic Posted: 21/03/2019
CCTV Delivers Vivid UHD Television Experiences with Harmonic
Harmonic today announced that China Central Television (CCTV), the Chinese state broadcaster, has selected Harmonic's advanced media server for UHD playout. By simplifying the delivery of UHD channels for CCTV, Harmonic enables a more vivid television experience for more than a billion viewers.
Tags: CCTV | Vivid UHD Television Experiences | Harmonic
Submitted by 202 Communications
More from this author
Broadpeak Products at 2019 NAB Show Posted: 21/03/2019
Broadpeak Products at 2019 NAB Show
The video-streaming market continues to experience rapid growth. To take advantage of the opportunities this brings, content providers and pay-TV operators need scalable, cost-effective content-delivery solutions that ensure a flawless quality of experience across all screens, whether delivered over managed or unmanaged networks. At the 2019 NAB Show, Broadpeak® will demonstrate its CDN, Cloud PVR, ad insertion, multicast ABR, multiscreen via satellite, and local video-caching solutions. Additionally, Broadpeak will showcase how it's leading the charge for better QoE and efficient content delivery by supporting ultra-low latency, Android TV, and 5G technologies.
Tags: Broadpeak | 2019 NAB Show | IPTV DASH | Next-Gen CDNs | 5G Content Delivery | Multicast ABR | Telstra | Innovative Device Detection | LTE Broadcast/HEVC Enabling Solution | Mobile Networks | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by 202 Communications
More from this author
The Tiffen Company Showcases Latest Products at 2019 NAB Show Posted: 21/03/2019
The Tiffen Company Showcases Latest Products at 2019 NAB Show
The Tiffen Company, the leading manufacturer of
imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast
television industries, will be exhibiting its latest products for digital content creators at the 2019
NAB Show at the LVCC Central Hall – Booth #C6821.
Tags: NAB | Tiffen | The Tiffen Company | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by The Tiffen Company
More from this author
SOLID STATE LOGIC GETS DYNAMIC AT NAB 2019 Posted: 21/03/2019
SOLID STATE LOGIC GETS DYNAMIC AT NAB 2019

Leading audio manufacturer Solid State Logic will showcase the release of their Dynamic Automation Software (DAS) for all System T broadcast production mixing consoles: S500, S300 and TCR.

Tags: Solid State Logic | SSL | Broadcast Audio | Broadcast | Audio console | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by Ross Gilbert
More from this author
First 7 Touchscreen Wireless Monitor Receiver from SmallHD See the FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX at NAB Booth C5725 Posted: 21/03/2019
First 7 and rdquo; Touchscreen Wireless Monitor Receiver from SmallHD See the FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX at NAB Booth C5725

SmallHD introduces the FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX seven-inch HD touchscreen wireless monitor with a Teradek receiver built right in. Featuring a 1000-nit daylight viewable display, Full HD resolution, leading industry software tools, and ergonomic lightweight handles, this versatile tool functions both as a wireless, affordable director’s monitor as well as a bright on-camera monitor.

Tags: SmallHD | Creative Solutions | Focus7 | FOCUS7 | FOCUS 7 | Bolt | 500 | RX | rx | NAB | NAB19. tech | technology | news | receivers | monitors | monitor | wireless | display | HD | Full | Teradek | transmission | multicast | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by Lewis Communications
More from this author
Gorilla Group Expands with DaVinci Resolve Studio for UltraHD 4K HDR Delivery Posted: 21/03/2019
Gorilla Group Expands with DaVinci Resolve Studio for UltraHD 4K HDR Delivery
Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Gorilla Group has chosen DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of a facility expansion that has added in support for Dolby Vision color correction and IMF format delivery for Netflix.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | BMD | DaVinci Resolve | Resolve | Netflix | HDR | 4K | Post Production | Grading
Submitted by Blackmagic design
More from this author
Vislink Displays Complete Offering of Aerial- And Ground-Based Live Video Surveillance Systems at Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019 Posted: 21/03/2019
Vislink Displays Complete Offering of Aerial- And Ground-Based  Live Video Surveillance Systems at Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019

Vislink will be showcasing its range of downlink, satellite and wireless camera solutions at Milipol Asia-Pacific 2019 (Booth 1540) in Singapore April 2-4, 2019. Among the solutions on display will be the following: the updated Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS), which now comprises the new TSM-2020 Transport Management System; the Advent MSAT tri-band satellite terminal; and a wide variety of Vislink wireless transmitters, such as its IMTDragonfly, ETP-4, ETV-5 and ETM-6. Milipol Asia-Pacific is the region’s leading international event for homeland security.

Tags: IMT Vislink | Milipol 2019
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
PMC Sponsors The Sheer Pleasure of Sound - a Three Day Audio Conference In Switzerland Posted: 21/03/2019
PMC Sponsors The Sheer Pleasure of Sound and ndash; a Three Day Audio Conference In Switzerland

UK Loudspeaker manufacturer PMC, in conjunction with its Swiss distributor MGM Audio, is sponsoring The Sheer Pleasure of Sound - a three-day seminar and conference that focuses on recording and mixing music.

Tags: PMC Speakers | Sheer Pleasure of Sound Conference | Al Schmitt | George Massenburg | Daniel Dettwiler
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
Beatboxing Gets A Formidable Ally In The Shape Of DPA Microphones Posted: 21/03/2019
Beatboxing Gets A Formidable Ally In The Shape Of DPA Microphones

DPA Microphones is making a big noise in the world of beatboxing by officially partnering with Swissbeatbox, the world’s largest Beatbox platform with over 1.6 million YouTube subscribers.

Tags: DPA Microphones | d:facto Vocal Microphone | Swissbeatbox | Grand Beatbox Championship
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
V-Nova and Xilinx launch high-quality PERSEUS dense transcoder and accelerator Posted: 21/03/2019
V-Nova and Xilinx and reg; launch high-quality PERSEUS and trade; dense transcoder and accelerator
V-Nova, a leading provider of video compression solutions, and Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced the availability of PERSEUS XSA, an easily-deployable plug-and-play encoding accelerator for existing live or VOD encoding pipelines and PERSEUS XDE, a native encoding solution running entirely on FPGA. Both solutions are available for Xilinx’s Alveo cards and deliver unparalleled video quality and processing density in private or public clouds.
Tags: V-Nova | Xilinx | PERSEUS XSA | PERSEUS XDE | Encoding accelerator | Encoding solution | Encoding | OTT | Live streaming | Video compression | FPGA | PERSEUS Plus | Efficient streaming services | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by Page Melia PR
More from this author
BITMAX LAUNCHES NEW CONTENT AND ORCHESTRATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT NAB 2019 Posted: 21/03/2019
BITMAX LAUNCHES NEW CONTENT AND ORCHESTRATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT NAB 2019

Bitmax, the digital media management and licensing company, today announced the launch of its new content orchestration and management system - Maestro. The newly minted Maestro platform represents a leap forward for Bitmax Content Provider customers and Distributor Platform partners.

Tags: Bitmax | content orchestration platform | NAB | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by PRComs
More from this author
Bannister Lakes Chameleon Powers Waterloo Region District School Board Digital Signage Network Posted: 20/03/2019
Bannister Lakes Chameleon Powers Waterloo Region District School Board Digital Signage Network
Bannister Lake today announced the implementation of a digital signage pilot project with the Waterloo Region District School Board in Southern Ontario. The project consists of a networked digital signage solution in 16 regional high schools located about an hour west of Toronto. The project is powered by Bannister Lake's Chameleon data aggregation and management product. Chameleon captures data from a wide variety of incoming sources and allows student, faculty, and staff network operators to moderate, edit, schedule, and distribute content to various displays.
Tags: Bannister Lake | Chameleon | Waterloo Region District School Board | Digital Signage Network | Data Aggregation | Management Solution | Student | Faculty | Network Operators | Regional High Schools | Southern Ontario
Submitted by InGear PR
More from this author
VITEC Delivers Zero-Delay Contribution Solutions at the 2019 NAB Show Posted: 20/03/2019
VITEC Delivers Zero-Delay Contribution Solutions at the 2019 NAB Show
VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, will demonstrate its broad portfolio of leading IPTV and contribution solutions for enterprise, broadcast, and entertainment applications at the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In booth SL6005, VITEC demonstrations will include its subframe/ultra-low-latency and time-sync IP contribution solutions in broadcast-grade HEVC and its EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Solution.
Tags: VITEC | Zero-Delay | Contribution Solutions | 2019 NAB Show | EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Solution | HEVC Streaming Options | Highest Streaming Quality | Ultra-Low Latency | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
Submitted by InGear PR
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>