London-based ABS Broadcast is one of Europe's largest independently owned playout and television facilities companies, supporting more than 50 general interest and niche-specific TV channels that are distributed around the world. This includes a full mix of entertainment, movies, music, drama, documentaries, and live news. To meet this need, ABS used to rely on a technical infrastructure outfitted with five boxes from different vendors. But the logistical demands were beginning to get quite extreme. ABS needed a much more elegant solution in order to serve its clients with the best services possible.
Today, ABS services its clients with one of the world's largest media asset management (MAM) systems and the latest K2 Edge™ integrated media server technology from Grass Valley®. The K2 Edge system provides a full suite of channel branding, audio and video file management and scheduling, commercial insertion, and program playout features in a single box.
Viacom International Media Networks Case Study
File size: 367.5 KB, posted Feb 26 2013
When Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) needed a reliable playout solution to handle the rapidly expanding channel count at its two main distribution facilities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and London, they chose the Smart Playout Center™—an automated, multichannel, integrated playout system from Grass Valley®.
QuickView of Grass Valley Products & Solutions
(GVB-1-0263G-EN-GV) File size: 4.0 MB, posted Apr 17 2016
Combining its deep knowledge of broadcast and media workflows, with its extensive knowledge of media processing and management, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, empowers the production and delivery of exceptional media experiences to viewers worldwide, regardless of platform. As the premier Solutions Provider for the Live Production, News and Playout market segments, Grass Valley's reach can be felt in almost every piece of professional media consumed today.
At Grass Valley, our size and stability gives us the strength to withstand the cyclical nature of the broadcast/media business while continuing to invest in innovation. This means we can deliver new technologies for efficiency today and innovation tomorrow.
With over 400 video and broadcast technology patents, 20 Emmy® Awards for technical achievement and innovation, and significant research and development investment, Grass Valley provides the tools, systems and services required by today's media organizations to maintain profitability and market share.
Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. As a proven, strategic leader in industrial, enterprise and broadcast market solutions, Belden gives Grass Valley the ability to scale rapidly and invest in innovations that are driving the industry forward.
GV Edge System (formerly Smart Playout Center) Solution Data Sheet
(SDP-5090D-4) File size: 3.9 MB, posted Nov 15 2013
Integrated playout from Grass Valley® enables playing out more channels with a similar or lower budget while gaining more control over operations. GV Edge™ combines years of experience in the industry with leading edge technology that runs on an optimized IT platform. Not only are the number of components reduced, but the real benefit is the fact that the end result is a system that was designed from the ground up to work together. This makes the solution more reliable and easier to maintain, delivering a clear payback on the overall investment.
Considerations When Evaluating a Playout System Implementation White Paper
by Matthew Allard & Sander ten Dam, (MPS-4007M) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Feb 14 2012
Choices for a playout solution have usually fallen between implementing a traditional automation system that links together a complex collection of many devices from
different providers, or a basic single-channel box consisting of a standard PC with cards. There is now a viable alternative that brings a file-based, networked, and scalable approach to the task of well managed, consolidated delivery of on-air content that includes video, audio, secondary media, and graphics.
Brazilian Portuguese Considerações ao Avaliar uma Implementação de Sistema de Playout White Paper
by Matthew Allard & Sander ten Dam, (MPS-4007M (BR))
File size: 1.1 MB, posted Apr 10 2012
Deutsch Was bei der Bewertung der Implementierung eines Playout-Systems zu beachten ist White Paper
by Matthew Allard & Sander ten Dam, (MPS-4007M (DE)) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Jun 26 2012
Español Consideraciones al Evaluar una Implementación de Sistema de Emisión White Paper
by Matthew Allard & Sander ten Dam, (MPS-4007M (ES)) File size: 1.2 MB, posted Apr 10 2012
Français Réflexions relatives à l'évaluation de la mise en oeuvre d'un système de diffusion Livre Blanc
by Matthew Allard et Sander ten Dam, (MPS-4007M (FR)) File size: 1.2 MB, posted Jun 26 2012
Русский язык Соображения по оценке реализации системы playout Белая Книга
by Мэтью Аллард и Сандер тен Дам, (MPS-4007M (RU)) File size: 1.2 MB, posted Jun 26 2012