Ardis DDP at 2018 MTV EMA Awards Bilbao, Spain

Ardis DDP at 2018 MTV EMA Awards Bilbao, Spain

Apr 07, 2020 - 10:54

A super-efficient miniDDP48D DDP system took centre stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards last Tuesday, providing the storage solution for 15 UHD edit suites. With its integrated SSD caching capabilities, a miniDDP48D was the perfect choice for presenting a faultless performance.

United Broadcast Facilities was OB partner for the MTV EMAs on Sunday night in Bilbao, with 14 trucks in the compound and a full UHD production including RF systems supplied by Broadcast Rental.

Hilversum-based United, a member of Euro Media Group, provided facilities for the sixth time on this giant live music event involving four productions – main show, red carpet show, backstage and remote show. Hailee Steinfeld was MC on the night at the Bizkaia Arena, where live acts included Nicki Minaj, Halsey and Rosalia.

Bolke Burnaby Lautier, technical project manager for United told SVG Europe.  

“This is all working on a fairly big DDP central storage infrastructure, connected with the all
the EVSs and fifteen edit suites. All the data is available to everyone every clip/segment can be played out anywhere in the 

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miniDDP48D DDP system specifications

4U server with up to 48 HDDs/SSDs

Bandwidth range*
From 4.8 GB/s to 13.2 GB/s

Up to 96 TB

Expanded Capacity
Using EX RAID cards and EXR Chassis

Network Options
1GbE cards, 10GbE cards, 40GbE cards






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