7Mountains and DiNA Wins Future Best of Show Award, Presented by TV Technology

May 14, 2020



7Mountains and DiNA Wins Future Best of Show Award, Presented by TV Technology.

DiNA, created by 7Mountains, is a recipient of the 2020 Future Best of Show Award, presented by TV Technology

Future’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. A Special Edition of the award program was held this year in the absence of a physical NAB Show, with entries judged on their written nominations.

Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TV Technology, the industry source for equipment buyers in the broadcast, cable, production, corporate and new media markets.

All nominated products will be featured in the Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to more than 95,000 readers of Radio World, TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Government Video, Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor, Broadcasting & Cable, Next TV and TVB Europe in coming weeks.

“Our thanks to the many companies that participated in this year’s program under such unusual circumstances,” said Paul McLane, managing director of content in Future’s B2B media technology group. “It’s clear from the nominations and the outstanding winners that despite the current health crisis, technology innovation remains strong in our industry.”

“It’s an honor to receive this award and get the acknowledgement from an industry leading publication such as TV Technology. DiNA is getting attention word-wide as the next big thing for storytellers and journalists, that are looking for a smarter and more efficient way to create and share news”, says Robert Strand, VP of Sales in 7Mountains. 

About DiNA:

DiNA is a storytelling tool for journalists and editors that is built with modern, web based technology and with the end-user in mind. DiNA is disrupting the traditional newsroom market with offering a journalist tool that is 100% cloud based and built for collaboration between departments, built for sharing, for using AI technology to empower the journalist and with a story centric approach. 

Book at DiNA demo

We would love to show you DiNA! Contact us today for setting up a meeting at the show: sales@7mountains.com 

For sales enquiries please contact:

Robert Strand, VP of Sales in 7Mountains robert@7mountains.com / LinkedIn

For media enquiries please contact:

Ingrid Agasøster, COO, Fonn Group
ingrid@fonngroup.com /LinkedIn 

DiNA best of show award

See us at the NAB Show

See us at the NAB Show!


We will co-exhibit with Mjoll at the NAB Show! See us on booth SU8524.

We launched DiNA at IBC2019, with it receiving a great response from the market. DiNA is seen as the next big thing in newsroom solutions; built from the ground up using modern cloud based-technology with the end user in mind. DiNA enters a worldwide market with a disruptive approach to storytelling, story collaboration and journalistic creativity. 

Danish TV 2 /Fyn have chosen DiNA and Mimir as centrepieces of their move to a story-centric newsroom. Read more about the TV 2/ Fyn case here from our partner Mediability.

“Our philosophy at TV 2/Fyn has always been to put journalists and storytelling first. Our key requirement for an integrated cloud-based operation was that the media workflow works hand-in-hand with the editorial organization”, says Michael Jensen, Head of Technology and Production at TV 2/Fyn.

Read the press release about 7Mountains and Mjoll making our debut at the NAB Show on the Fonn Group web site here.

See us at the NAB Show
DiNA screenshot
TV 2 Fyn choose DiNA

Book at meeting with us at the NAB Show!

We would love to show you DiNA! Contact us today for setting up a meeting at the show: sales@7mountains.com 

Need a free ticket for the show?

Feel free to use customer code LV9388 when you register. See us on booth SU8524.

For NAB media enquiries please contact:

Ingrid Agasøster, COO of Fonn Group, ingrid@fonngroup.com  / LinkedIn

Knut Alfred Andersen, CEO of 7Mountains, knut@7mountains.com / LinkedIn 

Press image: download from Google Drive link here 

Cloud newsroom solution DiNA nominated for Best of Show 2020

DiNA launch in the Americas market

We are entering the US market with DiNA!

~ NYC office launched to bring in-demand Mjoll and 7Mountains newsroom and video workflow solutions to North and South America ~

Fonn Group, a Norwegian technology group, today announced the launch of Fonn Group Americas, a regional operation that will bring its Mjoll and 7Mountains brands to the North and South American markets. Isaac Hersly, a pioneer in the US media and broadcast markets, will lead Fonn Group Americas.

Hersly’s background includes serving as President and COO at Chyron, where he was instrumental in building the company from the ground up to become a leader in the US broadcast software industry. He also founded the successful operations for world-leading broadcast technology company Vizrt in the Americas, spending more than 18 years with the business. In addition, he spent many years on the customer side of the broadcast industry, as Vice President of the ABC Owned TV stations.

“Fonn Group companies Mjoll and 7Mountains are disrupting the media technology market with a new breed of tools for journalists, editors and producers. The solutions are built on modern, web-based technology and have the end user in mind. The US broadcast and media production markets are ready for streamlining their workflow utilizing cloud and AI tools and this is where we can help.”, says Isaac Hersly, CEO Fonn Group Americas.

“We are extremely happy to have someone as well-known and respected as Isaac onboard to lead our operations in the Americas. He brings with him a unique understanding of the broadcast and media markets and has successfully built companies from the ground up in a demanding territory”, said Haavard Saunes Myklebust, CEO of Fonn Group.

Read the full press release from Fonn Group here.

Want to give your journalists the best tool in the market for creating stories, for collaborating and for sharing? Check what DiNA can do here.

ausbiz channel launch

ausbiz launches new channel with DiNA and Mimir

ausbiz chooses DiNA and Mimir, by 7Mountains and Mjoll, for their national business channel launch

New Australian business channel ausbiz launches early 2020, as a continuous live service, dedicated to business and financial news. ausbiz has chosen DiNA by 7Mountains as their core storytelling and newsroom solution and Mimir by Mjoll as their cloud media management tool. The solutions will be delivered by Stem Media. 

With DiNA and Mimir as centrepiece in their news workflow, ausbiz has chosen a solution for their journalists, directors and news producers that enables journalistic efficiency, collaboration and sharing, creativity, and for a seamless multi-platform publishing workflow. 

“When presented with the opportunity to build a newsroom from scratch we wanted to find intuitive, scalable platforms which would allow our journalists to focus on content, not systems”, says Kylie Merritt, CEO, ausbiz.

“Our use case for DiNA is to plan, create, edit, go live and publish VOD; all from a single interface. It will finally disrupt the traditional workflow of a broadcast newsroom and give journalists 100% control over the output of ausbiz.”, Merritt adds. 

DiNA will be delivered with integration to Mimir by Mjoll, for their cloud media management. With AI analysis of videos and images, Mimir automatically logs all metadata, generates transcripts of videos, creates subtitles, detects objects, celebrities, faces, events, and more.  

“We are extremely happy and proud that ausbiz has chosen DiNA as their news storytelling solution. With the help from our dedicated partner Stem Media, we will deliver a modern tool for the journalists and producers in ausbiz”, says CEO of 7Mountains, Knut Alfred Andersen. 

Another core component in the workflow for the new channel, is Vimond IO. ausbiz will use Vimond IO as their cloud editing system, to produce high quality video clips. 

Cloud newsroom
ausbiz channel launch

About 7Mountains
7Mountains is a software company delivering story-centric journalist tools to the media and broadcast market. The company was founded in 2018 and entered the worldwide broadcast market with DiNA at the IBC show in 2019. 7Mountains is part of Fonn Group and is headquartered in Media City Bergen, Norway. Read more about the 7Mountains team here

About Mjoll
Mjoll is a software company delivering cloud-based production tools. The company was founded in early 2019 with a team of media technology industry profiles. Mjoll is part of Fonn Group and is headquartered in Media City Bergen. Read more at www.mjoll.no 

About Stem Media
Stem Media is a content creator and production technology reseller located in Sydney, Australia. They draw on a team of cinematographers, producers, directors, audio and lighting professionals to create compelling content. Stem Media are also production technology resellers specialising in production software that focuses cloud based platforms which integrate cognitive services. Read more about Stem Media here

For media enquiries please contact:

Ingrid Agasøster, COO of Fonn Group, ingrid@fonngroup.com  / LinkedIn

Emily Dawson, Director of Stem Media, emily@stemmedia.com.au / LinkedIn

Knut Alfred Andersen, CEO of 7Mountains, knut@7mountains.com / LinkedIn 

Press image: download from Google Drive link here 

The story behind DiNA - IBC 2019 interview

The story behind DiNA

Medialooks interviewed our VP of Sales at IBC.

How does DiNA solve the everyday challenge of working with news gathering, story creation and publishing on multiple platforms?

What does story centric workflow mean?

Read the full interview with Robert Strand here.

TV 2 Fyn choose DiNA

Story-centric, cloud-based newsroom of the future at TV 2 /Fyn

TV 2 Fyn choose DiNA

Mediability to build story-centric, cloud-based newsroom of the future for Denmark’s TV 2/FYN

Our partner Mediability has been selected by Danish regional TV station TV 2/Fyn to build its new journalist-centric, fully cloud-based newsroom, with DiNA as storytelling and publishing tool.

“Our philosophy at TV 2/Fyn has always been to put journalists and storytelling first, and technology second”, says Michael Jensen, Head of Technology and Production at TV 2 /Fyn.

Read the full announcement from Mediability here

TVBEurope interview and article about the TV 2 /Fyn project here:


IBC 2019 Press Announcement: 7Mountains launches DiNA


Software start-up 7Mountains transforms the traditional newsroom with its new cloud-based storytelling system

Bergen, Norway, September 4 – 7Mountains, a software start-up from Media City Bergen, is launching DiNA at this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam. DiNA is a cloud-based storytelling tool for journalists and editors, built with modern, web-based technology and a focus on the end user. 

The product has already gained substantial interest from broadcasters and media organisations worldwide, looking for fast and flexible multi-platform news and story creation. To accelerate its roll-out, 7Mountains has partnered with Mediability as its reseller and systems integrator in Scandinavia. Mediability has already signed the first customer for DiNA (to be announced at IBC), and the system will be rolled out as a fully-integrated cloud-based replacement for the Scandinavian broadcaster’s existing newsroom system. 7Mountains has also signed Stem Media as a reseller for the Oceania region.

“DiNA is created on a modern, web-based cloud platform and has been designed with the end user as its focus,” said Mads Grønbek, 7Mountains CTO and co-founder. “With DiNA, content producers can provide their storytellers with a tool for collaborative story creation and publishing across multiple platforms – all within one beautiful user interface.” DiNA integrates with news feed providers, MAM systems, graphics systems, automation systems, and more.

7Mountains will showcase DiNA at the IBC Show in Amsterdam, September 13-17, on Stand 8.C10. 

About 7Mountains

7Mountains was founded in 2018 in Norway by a team of broadcast engineers, software developers and media technology innovators, who had a vision to create a product for modern storytellers. The founding team has helped invent and launch innovative workflow solutions for media organisations and broadcasters around the world for many years. 7Mountains is part of the Fonn Group and co-funded by Innovation Norway. It is headquartered in Media City Bergen in Norway – a media cluster with a reputation for bringing innovative solutions to the market. The company’s majority owner is Rieber & Søn, a family-owned Norwegian investment company with an industrial legacy dating back to 1839.

For media enquiries please contact:

Ingrid Agasøster, COO, Fonn Group AS, +47 995 337 91 / ingrid@fonngroup.com

Press image: https://drive.google.com/open?id=11WBmrdq3CA3D0gpYuuV26YBPJENK70KH  

Mediability partners with 7Mountains as reseller in Scandinavia

Mediability partners with 7Mountains to offer the next generation newsroom system in Scandinavia.

Re-post from Fonngroup.com 

Bergen, Norway 22 August: Software start-up company 7Mountains and Mediability, Scandinavia’s largest professional equipment provider and systems integrator, have signed a partnership for the Nordic region. Mediability will be offering DiNA – a story and collaboration tool, launching September 2019, as part of its core offering.

With DiNA, Mediability can now offer broadcasters and media houses a modern newsroom and planning system; a storytelling and publishing tool built for journalists and editors. DiNA is a perfect match for anyone looking to work in the cloud, with light-weight web-based systems that can be accessed from anywhere and that enables transparency across departments and publishing on multiple platforms.

“We are extremely happy to secure the reseller partnership agreement between 7Mountains and Mediability for the Nordic region. DiNA represents the future of cloud based story-creation and aligns with Mediability’s strategy of offering modern workflow solutions to our customers, embedded with our knowledge and competence from conceptual thinking, delivery of project and support”, says Mediability CEO Knut Alfred Andersen.

Read more here: www.7mountains.com/dina

7Mountains and Mediability are both Fonn Group companies, headquartered in Media City Bergen.

Press contacts:

Håvard Saunes Myklebust
Fonn Group AS

Ingrid Agasøster
Fonn Group AS

We are exhibiting at this year's IBC show in Amsterdam

World-premiere of DiNA at IBC 2019

We are happy to share the news about this year IBC, where we join our partner Mediability and will co-exhibit with them in hall 8, stand 8.C10. Stem Media, our reseller for the Oceania region will also be joining us at the event.

IBC is an important arena for meeting industry colleagues, customers, partners and friends, and an excellent area for us to show our product offering. We are launching our first product, DiNA, at this year IBC show and look forward to show what we have been working on for the last year.

Stay tuned for our DiNA launch announcement.

It would be great to meet in Amsterdam! Contact us today to schedule a demo or meeting with us.




7Mountains signes reseller agreement with Stem Media

Stem Media has signed with 7Mountains as a reseller for the Oceania region

Sydney based Stem Media is a content creator and production technology reseller specialising in production software that focuses on cloud based platforms.

The Stem Media team has years of experience with TV & video production, live news, and media presentation. They have News Corp Australia, Sky News, Channel NewsAsia, ABC, Fairfax Media, and many other key clients in their portfolio.

Read more about Stem Media here.