New UHD OB van for South Korea's SBS

SBS OB van from Broadcast Solutions
Neal Romanek
January 27th 2017 at 12:19PM : By Neal Romanek

The new UHD van is one of Broadcast Solutions new Streamline variant, Alphaline

South Korean broadcaster SBS has deployed a new UHD OB van. Built by German system integrator Broadcast Solutions GmbH, the van, UHD 1, is based on a new Streamline variant, called Alphaline, with a reduced length in order to cope with the special conditions of South Korean roads.

The OB van 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 van offers space for teams of up to 18 people.

Shortly after commissioning, the OB van worked on the production of the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating competition at Gangneung, South Korea.

Broadcast Solutions 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, with Evertz equipment for video-routing and multiviewers.

For years South Korea is on the forefront of adopting UHD TV. The countrywide establishment of UHD, being the overall standard, was decided by government and regular TV programme is already available.


Specifications SBS UHD 1 OB Van:

  • Dimensions (l/w/h): 11,35m (without tractor unit) / 2,55m (stowed) / 3,75m (expanded) / 4m
  • Weight: 27t
  • Cameras: 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 128x128 Evertz EQX16 3G / HD 288x288
  • Monitors: 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 / 768x768
  • 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