This document contains information about the master files format as well as the Program and Promotion files layout. In addition, the first section contains technical specifications for delivering commercials to MTG Oslo Broadcast centre (Viasport 1,2,3 and +)




MTG accept Commercial file format in the following format:

(These specification applies to MTG Oslo Broadcast centre)

Video:
Codec:    DVCPro HD 1080 50i
Fileformat: .mxf op1a
Resolution: 1440x1080
Field order:  upper field first
Frame rate:  25

Audio:
Uncompressed
Sample rate: 48000 Hz
2 channel stereo.
16 bit sample size.




MTG accept master files in the following format:



All specs comply with MTG specs. 
Sound standard described in tables are for Denmark and Sweden.

!! Observe that sound format for delivery to Norway is according to EBU R128 standard !!


 
SD
HD
Resolution:
720x576
1920x1080
Aspect ratio:
16:9 Anamorphic
File type:
mov or mxf container
mov or mxf container
Codec Avid:
Avid MPEG2 30 MXF
HD 50Mbits MXF - use XDCAM TRANSFER to create the Quicktime.mov
Codec Final Cut Pro:
MPEG IMX 625/50 (30 Mb/s)
Interlaced
XDCAM HD422 1080i50 (50 Mb/s)
Interlaced
Field dominance:
Upper field first
Upper field first
Frame rate:
25 fps
25 fps
Audio program master:
16 bit – 48 Khz – discrete channels - dual mono
24 bit – 48 Khz – channels grouped - 2 channels
 
 
 
Audio promotion master:
16 bit – 48 Khz – discrete channels - dual mono
24 bit – 48 Khz – channels grouped - 2 channels
 
 
 
Audio clean promo master:
No clean delivery for SD promotions are accepted      
24 bit – 48 Khz – channels grouped - 8 channels with the following layout: 
1. dia L
2. dia R
3. sfx L
4. sfx R
5. gfx L
6. gfx R
7. mus L
8. mus R





Important - for program, promotion masters and commercials !!

!! Observe that sound format for delivery to Norway is according to EBU R128 standard !!

These rules apply to Norway.  (Denmark and Sweden may migrate to it or continue with existing standard)

Audio Essence
The digital audio contained in the file shall be locked to video, and conform to EBU R128 for loudness and headroom. Reference level should be -18db down from the maximum full-scale digital level (DBFS) allowed by the AES/EBU digital audio standard of the tape machine.


  • Therefore reference = -18DBFS. 
  • Format: PCM 
  • Audio mode: 1 Channel per file 
  • Bitrate mode: CBR / Constant Bitrate 
  • Sampling rate: 48.0 kHz 
  • Bit depth: 24bit 
  • The following criteria also must also be considered: 
    • All multiple track recordings must be properly phased and separation shall correspond properly with visual separation
    • There should be no discernible aberration in the lip sync. Audio sync relative to video frame shall not deviate by more than -1/+1 frame. 

Read more about Viasat productionrules here:  Production Kit 2016-2_loudness.pdf




Viasat program master files must use the following layout:

  • 7 seconds of clock/slate. This must include title, house number, tc in and out for all parts, as well as total duration of the program.
  • 3 sec of black
  • Program. Part 1 starts at tc 10:00:00:00. Each following part must start on the next full minute, and with at least 30 sec between each part.

    • Example. If part 1 ends at tc 10:13:43:00, Part 2 must start at 10:15:00:00.
  • 10 sec black following the end of the last part.


The following example is for a program with three parts:


TC In
  
TC Out
  
Content
09:59:50:00
 
09:59:56:24
  
Clock/Slate
09:59:57:00
 
09:59:59:24
 
Black
10:00:00:00
 
10:13:43:00
 
Program Part 1
10:13:43:01
 
10:14:59:24
 
Black
10:15:00:00
 
10:28:23:00
 
Program Part 2
10:28:23:01
 
10:28:59:24
 
Black
10:29:00:00
  
10:44:00:00
 
Program Part 3
10:44:00:01
 
10:44:10:00
 
Black



Audio
Maximum Audio Peak levels for program items is -10dBfs
Please deliver files with only 2 channel audio. If more tracks are delivered, please make sure that no audio is on other tracks than 1+2, as this will not be used.

File name
The file name for a program master must be the house number for that specific program. This is a eight digit number, provided by Viasat.



Viasat promotion master files must use the following layout:



  • 7 seconds of clock/slate. This must include title, tc in and out, and duration.
  • 3 sec of black
  • Promotion
  • 10 sec black following the end of the promotion.


The following example is for a 30 sec promotion:


TC in
  
TC out
  
Content
04:59:50:00
  
04:59:56:24
 
Clock/Slate
04:59:57:00
  
04:59:59:24
 
Black
05:00:00:00
  
05:00:29:24
 
Promotion
05:00:30:00
  
05:00:39:24
 
Black


Audio
A Maximum Peak Audio level for promotion is -16dBfs.
Please deliver files with only 2 channel audio. If more tracks are delivered, please make sure that no audio is on other tracks than 1+2, as this will not be used.
If the promotion is followed by a sponsorship bumper, this must also be included in the duration.
E.g. if a 30 sec promotion is followed by a 5 sec bumper, the duration will be 35 sec, and tc out will be 05:00:34:24.



File name
For promotions the file name must follow these specs:
E.g. Landskampen 102 TMR 2030 15


Title
  *PGM Number
  On air day
  on air time
  duration
Landskampen
  102
  TMR
  2030
  15


*PGM Number 102 = 1 season, 02 episode


On air day
  
Weekday
MON
 
Monday
TUE
 
Tuesday
WED
  
Wednesday
THU
  
Thursday
FRI
  
Friday
SAT
  
Saturday
SUN
  
Sunday
TMR
 
tomorrow
TXD
  
Today
TXN
 
tonight


Downloadable Files:

Endboards:
Produced for TV3 - 3 sec. version - XDCAM
Produced for TV3 - 5 sec. version - XDCAM
Produced for TV6 - 3 sec. version - XDCAM
Produced for TV6 - 5 sec. version - XDCAM
Produced for Viasat4 - 3 sec. version - XDCAM
Produced for Viasat4 - 5 sec. version - XDCAM