It’s even easier now with automation. I believe in certain areas the NRK does self op with VizRT and there’s a case study online of a local media company that outputs two channels for different areas in France where they use Ross OverDrive.
NRK regional TV doesn't use VizRT or Mosart. They use an in-house open source system called Sofie, which has been developed by some of the people who worked on Caspar at SVT (and are now running their own consultancy)
Sofie integrates with ENPS
using MOS, and controls Caspar for Playout, lower third captions, screen graphics etc., and has Black Magic and (I think) Lawo vision and sound mixer automation control, along with PTZ camera control and lighting control. It's effectively an Open Source Mosart-lite.
AIUI they have had presenters drive their own automation for short bulletins (or possibly to pre-record web stuff)
As of last year they were deploying Mozart. https://www.tvtechnology.com/news/mosart-to-supply-newscast-automation-for-16-nrk-stations
And here’s the article of a region where the anchor operates Mozart... https://www.mosart.me/news/71/nrk-in-norway-just-turned-the-anchor-into-a-viz-mosart-operator
I guess they changed tack and switched to their in-house Open Source system (which they have developed with internal effort alongside a consultancy called SuperFly). Mosart is a very expensive solution, and for shorter regional news bulletins may be a sledge-hammer to crack a nut compared to Sofie.
I believe NRK use Mosart for their national broadcasts, but it's very clear that they've rolled out Sofie for their regional ones.
Here's the NRK Beta article on Sofie being used in its first region last year : https://nrkbeta.no/2018/09/10/nrk-har-utviklet-egen-og-apen-teknologi-for-a-sende-nyheter-pa-tv/
Google translate here if you don't understand Norwegian : https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=no&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnrkbeta.no%2F2018%2F09%2F10%2Fnrk-har-utviklet-egen-og-apen-teknologi-for-a-sende-nyheter-pa-tv%2F
They talk in the article about it being more cost effective to write local drivers for new equipment than wait for a commercial company to add that functionality to their product. That sounds like a swipe at Mosart to me.
Here's Jonas Hummelstrand who is one of the people behind Superfly who worked with NRK developing Sofie doing a quick presentation at the EBU Open Source Meet Up at IBC :
(Vignett = titles or opening sequence)
He talks about Sofie being developed in 27 weeks (24 weeks including vacation) from March 2018 to deployment in September 2018. I think it was initially deployed in a region that was relocating buildings, but has since rolled out elsewhere.
Jonas is a former senior graphic designer at SVT - which may explain why Sofie has such a nicely designed and delivered UI.
NRK announced that they were going to massively reduce the duration of their longest local news bulletins, so effectively no bulletin was much longer than 5'00" (with an argument that more local stories would run on the national news and online) but there was a major backlash when this was announced and they had to agree to keep the evening regional news bulletins to a longer duration. (That may have influenced the change)
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