Broadcast Solutions Starts Delivery of Major Order to State Broadcaster Belarus TV

Bingen (Germany), 16 January 2019

Broadcast Solutions has begun delivery of a major order to Belarus’ state broadcaster Belarus TV. Belarus TV, BelTV for short, has commissioned four production sets to Broadcast Solutions, one of Europe’s largest system integrators. Each set comprises an 18-camera HD OB Van, a 4-camera HD flightcase studio and a support vehicle. The first two production vehicles left Broadcast Solutions’ production facilities in December 2018 and the bulk order will be completed by April 2019. Until this date, the other identical sets will be delivered to the customer at regular intervals.

The reason for BelTV’s order are the second European Games to be held in June 2019 in Minsk, Belarus. To capture this major event comprehensively and to produce to international TV standards, the state broadcaster commissioned the vehicles and flight case studios.

One key factor that drove the customer to choose Broadcast Solutions is their ability to respond quickly to customer requests and deliver projects even of this size exceptionally quickly. Another important aspect for the customer was the high quality and the label “Made in Germany” all Broadcast Solutions projects reflect.

Yuri Kolyachko, CTO of BelTV comments on the project and working with Broadcast Solutions

When building the four production sets, for us it was important that our partner has all the experience and capacities to deliver such a large project in a very short time – without compromises regarding outstanding quality. Broadcast Solutions provided excellent support during planning and production, and the first vehicles we have already put into service fully meet our expectations. We feel in good hands with Broadcast Solutions and look forward to the first productions with the new tools. They will elevate the level of television in Belarus decisively. – Yuri Kolyachko

All four OB Vans have an identical design and work as 20-ton semitrailers with two extensions and with up to 18 cameras in HD: two wireless, two SuperSlomo and 14 standard HD-cameras. Each of the flight case studios is designed for four cameras.

Within the OB Vans, Broadcast Solutions implemented Grass Valley cameras, vision mixers, video routers, multiviewers and slow motion servers. The audio section relies on Calrec audio mixers and audio routers. IHSE KVM systems secure access to computers and workstations, and the intercom signals are processed using Riedel Artist systems.

The flightcase studios also work with Grass Valley cameras while FOR.A’s vision mixers and Ross routers are used.

Broadcast Solutions’ self-developed control system hi is used in the OB vans and the flight case studios for the first time. hi controls all production-relevant areas in the vehicles such as video routers, multiviewers, audio routers and tally. Intuitive touch controls and newly developed hi hardware controls simplify day-to-day production operations in the OB Vans.

Part of each production set is a 26-ton support truck, which ensures the necessary independence during productions. Besides the usual storage space, the support truck is equipped with a 62 kW generator and restrooms for the production crew. The restrooms also have a kitchenette including self-sufficient fresh water supply.


Overview of the technology in detail:

18-camera OB Van

Trailer with two expansions

Length:                       12.43 m

Width:                         2.55 m (4.34 m with expansions)

Hight:                          4 m

Weight:                       20.6 t

Cameras:                    14x Grass Valley LDX 82, 2x Grass Valley LDX 86 (Slowmotion), 2x Grass Valley LDX 82 (Wireless)

Vision Mixer:               Grass Valley Karrera 3 M/E with
4 M/E K-Frame

Grass Valley Korona 1M/E (2nd Production)


Production                 2x 24” Konvision

5×48“ NEC

Slomo                         7x 21,5” Iiyama

Engineering                4x 21,5” Konvision

1x 24” Konvision
3x 48“ NEC
1x 21,5“ Iiyama

Audio                           2x 24” Konvision

Multiviewer/Splitter:    SAM MV 820

Video Matrix:              SAM Vega 700 216×216

Slomo Server:            2x Grass Valley K2 Dyno Elite-8 HD, 1x K2 Dyno Elite-16 for Supermotion or 4K with HD Cutout

Control:                       Broadcast Solutions hi

KVM:                           IHSE Draco tera

Video Measurement:  Tektronix WFM 5200, WVR 7200

Audio Mixer:               Calrec Brio 36 with 36 Faders

Audio Matrix:              Calrec Hydra2 512×512

Audio Monitoring:       KRK

Audio Effects:             TC Electronic TC-M6000

Audio Measurement:  RTW-TM7

Intercom:                    Riedel Artist 128

Wireless Talk‐Back:   Riedel RiFace / Motorola

Video Stageboxes:     4x Video with 1x SDI IN/OUT

Audio Stageboxes:     1x Audio with 32 Mic/Line IN, 8 Line OUT, 4 AES IN/OUT, 2x Wireless MIC, 2x In-Ear,1x Surround Mic

Networking:                Cisco Switch


4-camera HD flightcase studio

Cameras:                    4x Grass Valley Focus 75 Live

Video Mixer:               FOR.A HVS 110 1 M/E

Monitors:                     1x 32“ NEC, 2x 17,3“ Konvision

Video Matrix:              Ross Ultrix FR-1 incl. Multiviewer

Slomo Server:            Grass Valley K2 Summit 3G

Control:                       Broadcast Solutions hi

Audio Mixer:               Yamaha TF-1 with 16 Faders

Audio Monitoring:       KRK

Intercom:                    Riedel C44


Support Van, truck with box body

Length:                       12.43 m

Width:                         2.55 m

Height:                        4 m

Weight:                       21.2 t

Features:                    Storage
Generator (62 kW)
Restroom incl. kitchenette with self-sufficient fresh water supply


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