Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Termination panels make Norwegian soccer coverage easier

OB Team, the outside broadcast arm of Norwegian broadcaster TV2, is finding it easier to capture the nation’s key soccer matches thanks to a termination panel system installed at four of the country’s main stadiums.

Ing. Sivertsen, in collaboration with UK systems integration specialist Broadcast Networks, has designed, manufactured and installed termination panels at the Sør Arena in Kristiansand; Brann Stadium in Bergen; Marienlyst Stadium in Drammen; and Klepp Stadium in Stavanger.

The panels allow OB Team’s trucks to park in their allotted slot and connect to an integrated cabling system that tethers the OB vehicle to every part of the stadium. Having all the routing for audio and video systems in place, including links to the commentary box, saves the outside broadcast crew an enormous amount of set-up time and removes the need to drape cables around the stadium.

The idea for the termination panels came from Ing. Sivertsen, whose founding director, Dag-Olav Sivertsen, has experience in TV production-related installations. Since 2000, he has worked closely with OB Team and TV2 on various installation projects, encompassing both OB vehicles and TV studios.

For more information, visit www.bcnet.co.uk.

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