SBS enlists world’s first 12G-SDI UHD OB Van by Broadcast Solutions

South Korean Broadcaster SBS relies on Broadcast Solutions

Broadcaster SBS brought into service in 2016 its UHD 1 OB Van. Conceived and built by Broadcast Solutions GmbH, the OB Van is the first ever 12G-SDI UHD single link production vehicle to date. UHD 1 is based on a new Streamline variant, called Alphaline, which comes with special workplace design, room concept and with reduced length in order to cope with the special conditions of South Korean roads.


The OB works with up to 12 4K/UHD cameras on the basis of 12G-SDI UHD Single Link and offers sufficient 3G-SDI Quad Link gateways for monitoring purposes. The OB offers sufficient space for teams of up to 18 people working smoothly, as the company confirms. The OB Van passed its first test when producing the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating competition at Gangneung, South Korea. During development and manufacturing of the OB as well as for support during its first production Broadcast Solutions again teamed up with South Korean partner company DongYang Digital (DYD).


The SBS OB Van works with 12G-SDI UHD Single Link format, using Ikegami cameras and vision mixers. For video-routing and multiviewers SBS relies on Evertz equipment.


Specifications SBS UHD 1 OB Van:

Dimensions (l/w/h): 11,35m (without tractor unit) / 2,55m (stowed) / 3,75m (expanded) / 4m

Weight: 27t


Up to 12x Ikegami UHK-430

Super SloMo / Mini Cameras – on request

Lenses: Canon

Video Switcher:

Ikegami 3 M/E panel 4DSK/DVE

144 In/48 Out

Video Router:

Evertz EMX 12G /3G /HD 128×128

Evertz EQX16 3G / HD 288×288


Production: 3x24” TV-Logic / 4x42” TV-Logic

Slomo: 4x21” TV-Logic

Audio: 3x24” TV-Logic / 2x17” TV-Logic

Engineering: 8x24” TV-Logic / 1x30” Sony

Servers: 2 EVS (12 channels each)

Control Systems:         VSM

Tally System: included in VSM

Modular: Evertz Modular

Multiviewer: Evertz VIP-X / VIP-A

Audio Mixer: Studer Vista X

Audio Matrix: 2x Studer Infinity Core 400 / 768×768

Type of Audio 5.1: Genelec / Focal

Microphones: Shure / Sennheiser

Multitrack Audio

Recorders: ProTools / Tascam

Audio Measurement: Leader LV5490, RTW TM 7

Intercom Matrix: Riedel, Artist 64

Stagebox System: Riedel MediorNet

Wireless Talkback:      Riedel RiFace, Motorola, Laon


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