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May 23, 2016
MONTREAL, May 23, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be at Broadcast Asia 2016 to demonstrate its advanced products and solutions for the professional broadcast and production markets. The event takes place May 31—June 3 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where attendees will gather to network, exchange business ideas, gather market information and see the latest broadcast products and solutions. Grass Valley is located in stand 5B3-01.
May 19, 2016
MONTREAL, May 19, 2016 — Nearly 7,000 people attend the morning worship services each Sunday at Bellevue Baptist Church, situated on just under 500 acres in the Memphis area. The church provides a weekly broadcast feed for a local TV station, simulcasts Sunday services to two satellite locations, produces a selection of live streaming and on-demand content for its own website and hosts a variety of community events at its facility throughout the year. Church leaders had been using an aging SD system and knew it was time to make the move to HD. With an eye on ease-of-use and a simple path for upgradability, Bellevue Baptist chose solutions exclusively from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
May 2, 2016
MONTREAL, May 2, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announces the appointment of Neerav D. Shah as the company's new senior vice president, strategic marketing. Shah has more than 25 years of experience in product development, marketing, operations and business development. A creative strategist, Shah most recently held executive and senior leadership positions at ARRIS and Verimatrix, two companies with expertise in developing solutions to deliver and monetize multiplatform content—a growing priority for Grass Valley customers.
April 20, 2016
MONTREAL, April 20, 2016 — Arena Television is one of the UK's leading outside broadcast service providers, supporting a prestigious range of sports and events clients with a fleet of more than 20 fully equipped OB trucks plus the associated services of Arena Aviation. The family-owned company, in business since 1989, is making the move to 4K UHD and embracing developments in IP-based video production with its three new trucks that will be rolling out over the next year. To realize this vision, Arena turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
April 19, 2016
MONTREAL, April 19, 2016 — More broadcasters have IP networks with large bandwidth in use, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is making it easier to produce live programming efficiently with Grass Valley cameras across those networks. The LDX Series is the only family of cameras with a direct IP interface on the camera itself, enabling live IP productions for the first time. The direct IP interface is available for the XF-Transmission on the LDX Series and LDX 86 Series cameras through an eLicense software upgrade.
April 18, 2016
MONTREAL, April 18, 2016 — As baseball season opens in the U.S., St. Louis Cardinals fans have an extra reason to be excited. The team has unveiled 11 new stadium-facing state-of-the-art high-definition (HD) LED video boards at Busch Stadium. To support the operation and content delivered by the boards, the team selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to equip the stadium with a more robust switcher, routers and HD cameras. The move comes as the team marks the 10th anniversary of Busch Stadium.
April 18, 2016
MONTREAL, April 18, 2016 — Widely regarded as the fastest, most versatile software for SD, HD and 4K editing, EDIUS from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is offering a number of new creative features in version 8.2. This is the second feature release of the 8.x editing platform, which gives broadcast news and professional editors more creative options, at no extra cost to existing EDIUS 8 users.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — For more than 50 years, customers have trusted Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as a leading source of innovative, scalable, dependable solutions for their broadcast businesses. At NAB 2016, the company is continuing this tradition with a host of new and enhanced products that will help customers manage change and stay Future-Ready.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — While broadcasters today enjoy the many benefits of increased connectivity through open technologies such as IP, they also find a growing need for integrated security. Digital assets that include video files, graphics, data and more are moving freely across IP networks, making them more vulnerable to individuals outside the previously closed, proprietary broadcast workflow chain. To address this need, Grass Valley and Tripwire, both Belden Brands, are unveiling a new blueprint for secure playout.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Building upon the industry-leading production switcher quality and performance for which Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is known, the all-new GV Korona offers the same robust feature set as the Kayenne and Karrera Video Production Center switchers, but does so with a smaller, space-efficient control surface. Available in 1 and 2 M/E (stripe) panels, GV Korona is packaged with the compact K-Frame S-series video processing engine, though it is compatible with all Grass Valley K-Frames for unlimited flexibility in video production. Additionally, the K-Frame S-series frame is compatible with all larger Kayenne and Karrera panels should the need arise.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Demand for visually rich 4K UHD content is increasing and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is meeting that need with the newest range of its highly successful LDX 86 Series of cameras that enables users to capture content in native 4K—the LDX 86N Series. In fact, the LDX 86N Series complements the LDX 86 Series, providing the industry’s most versatile approach to satisfying 4K demand without compromising its performance in 3G/HD applications.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cisco to develop IP workflow solutions for broadcast that will improve customers' business agility. The MOU creates an environment for widespread collaboration between the two companies, covering IP networking, virtualized computation and security solutions. Of particular note is the more immediate plan to develop a solution that combines the strengths of Grass Valley's Broadcast Data Center architecture with Cisco Media Blueprint solutions comprising IP-based, virtualized, and media-aware network infrastructure and applications based on open IP standards.
April 17, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand announces a major collaboration with Sony to develop industry-wide IP interoperability based on the two companies' IP-based solutions and devices. As a result of the agreement, Sony will become a full member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS).
April 16, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has selected open-standards Glass-to-Glass IP and SDI solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to equip its two new IP/SDI hybrid production studios in northern California. The studios will be used to telecast a variety of internal and external meetings and events, and are expected to be online in late spring 2016.
April 16, 2016
MONTREAL, April 17, 2016 — NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide extensive infrastructure solutions for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5-August 21. The announcement was made today by Terry Adams, vice president, IBC Engineering, NBC Olympics.
April 13, 2016
MONTREAL, April 13, 2016 — San Diego-based KFMB TV, a CBS affiliate, selected the iTX Integrated Playout Platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to serve as the master control system for ingest, live and file-based content for its two-channel operation.
April 12, 2016
MONTREAL, April 12, 2016 — The way viewers consume content is undergoing a dramatic shift, with more of them choosing to watch shows on-demand, when they have the time. To address this trend, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is introducing iTX On-Demand, a new and innovative video-on-demand (VOD)/over-the-top (OTT) solution that automates the VOD process and dramatically reduces prep time for both pre-recorded and live productions—available as an option with Grass Valley's iTX Integrated Playout Platform or alongside third-party playout solutions.
April 6, 2016
MONTREAL, April 6, 2016 — Sneaky Big Studios, opening in July 2016, will be one of Arizona's largest and most technologically advanced production facilities. The state-of-the-art facility in Scottsdale will cover more than 15,000 square feet and will be equipped with switchers, routers and multiviewers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
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TV Cultura — How A Pioneer Became Even More Innovative Case Study

TV Cultura, Brazil

CHALLENGE: TV Cultura — a station with a legacy of being a pioneer, starting with the early move to a tapeless environment — wanted to launch a new set of technologies that would be even more innovative.

SOLUTION: A Grass Valley news production solution to enable more efficient workflows, consisting of LDX 80 Flex cameras, GV STRATUS video production and content management, EDIUS editing software, K2 Summit 3G production clients and K2 SAN

BENEFITS: Transformed TV Cultura's news production workflow into an agile and cost-efficient operation with the ability to scale based on business and production needs.

Posted May 20 2016 (GVB-1-0591A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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Trinity Fellowship A Christmas Crisis: How A Multisite Church Replaced — And Enhanced — Its Broadcasts Just In Time For The Holidays With Kayenne K-Frame Case Study

Trinity Fellowship, US

CHALLENGE: Days before Thanksgiving 2015, a lightning strike forced Trinity Fellowship to replace a key production switcher that failed due to a loss of cooling and extreme overheating. Trinity Fellowship, a church with over 13,000 members, relies on its broadcast center for content shown on seven campuses.

SOLUTION: Grass Valley collaborated with the church's equipment dealer, organizing a complete proposal with revisions in less than 24 hours. The church then issued a purchase order for a 4.5 M/E Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher in less than a week, and during the service on Dec. 4, 2015 — only 11 days later — the switcher debuted.

BENEFITS: The Kayenne K-Frame immediately improved E-MEM timeline automation and offered many other workflow and visual production technique enhancements.

Posted Apr 12 2016 (GVB-1-0570A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.2 MB

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Game Creek Video: Game Creek Video Relies Exclusively On Grass Valley Kayenne K-Frame Switchers For Major Sporting Events: Case Study

Game Creek Video, US

CHALLENGE: To maintain production consistency throughout its fleet of production trucks.

SOLUTION: Equipping every production truck with a Grass Valley Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher.

BENEFITS: Increased productivity to help clients tell better stories The ability for TDs to move seamlessly between trucks with a common switcher platform.

Posted Apr 12 2016 (GVB-1-0568A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.3 MB

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Columbus Clippers Baseball Case Study

Columbus Clippers Baseball, US

CHALLENGE: To produce baseball telecasts to support five different program platforms

SOLUTION: LDX Flex cameras, GV Director nonlinear live production center, K2 Dyno Replay System with ChannelFlex, NVISION 8500 router, Kaleido-MX multiviewers

BENEFIT: Minimal training time, with the ability to produce a major league telecast while still in the minor league.

Posted Mar 29 2016 (GVB-1-0562A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.1 MB

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Sky Racing Australia’s Sky Racing Takes Live Sports Production onto the STRATUS Platform Case Study

Among the services that Sky Racing offers both broadcasters and the wagering public in Australia is real-time thoroughbred, greyhound, and harness racing coverage aggregated from a large number of venues disparately located across the country and internationally. The aim of the presentation is to be clear and for it to be easily understood. Last year alone, it helped televise and stream online more than 83,000 races. To do this requires a vast amount of staff coordination and the most advanced live video production and distribution technology.

Carl Petch, Chief Engineer at Sky Racing, based in Frenchs Forrest (north Sydney), said with the ever-growing number of platforms—TV, Internet, and mobile—his staff has to support, the need for efficiency and fast turnaround times has never been stronger. To do this cost-effectively, the company has become the first commercial customer for the new Grass Valley® STRATUS™ software-based media workflow application framework that brings a number of Sky Racing’s content creation departments under the same graphical user interface.

Posted Feb 46 2016 (GVB-1-0049A-EN-CS) File Size: 271.0 KB

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Transition Paths for Legacy Grass Valley Routers: A case-by-case guide for transitioning to supported routing systems for SDI & IP White Paper

Use this whitepaper as a guide to update your routing system (routers, controls and panels) if your current solution contains routing and control elements that fall in the "Development Frozen" section. Our goal is to provide a straight-forward transition from legacy Grass Valley equipment or equipment that is no longer being developed, to Grass Valley's current and future routing system components.

Posted May 02 2016 (GVB-1-0567A-EN-WP) File Size: 623.0 KB

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The Path to IP: The Right Approach for your IP Migration White Paper

Internet Protocol technology, IP for short, is commanding attention across the broadcast television ecosystem. Understanding exactly how and when IP technology will impact a given business model depends on your individual situation, but developing an understanding of IP technology and how it fits different workflows is critical. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, thanks to its access to broadcasters worldwide and some of the most advanced innovators in our business, is well-positioned to provide detailed insights. How is IP technology changing broadcast television? How quickly will the technology progress? How will IP capabilities enhance various operational models?

Broadcasters are attempting to answer these questions now — and coming up with other questions along the way. What follows is a look at some of the answers Grass Valley's experts have developed.

Posted Apr 12 2015 (GVB-1-0484B-EN-WP)

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New Bay Media IP Migration White Paper

For the past three decades, the television industry has been dominated by two major technology transitions. The first, from analog to digital video signals, began in the 1980's and is now essentially complete — the methods used to deliver video to consumers have become almost exclusively digital, and professional production systems being sold today are based on digital technology. The second, from SD to HD, began about a decade later and has penetrated the television market to the extent that virtually all new professional equipment and services are designed to support HD resolution.

With both of these transitions nearly concluded, the television industry is now faced with two more technology upheavals: migrating from SDI to IP-based studio infrastructure, and upgrading video signals from HD to 4K/Ultra HD. Both of these technologies are poised to once again revolutionize the production and delivery of television content. But, just like the earlier technology migrations, the transitions to IP and 4K/UHD will take time, and each video facility will no doubt proceed at its own pace.

Posted Mar 25 2015 (New Bay 201503)

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The Road to UHDTV White Paper

Television's next evolution, while its end result might be deemed revolutionary by some, is Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV), the next improvement in HD. While the major standards surrounding the technology have been identified and many have been worked out, the name, oddly enough, is still in flux. For production, we refer to it as 4K; CE manufacturers call it Ultra High Definition (UHD); the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) calls it UHDTV1 or 2160p (UHDTV2 describes 8k). For purposes of this paper, it will be labeled UHDTV or UHDTV 4K.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0270A-EN-WP) File Size: 1.0 MB

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How 4K UHDTV, 3G/1080p and 1080i Will Shape the Future of Sports Television Production White Paper

Presented in depth in this paper is the significant growth in preference toward the 3G/1080p and 4K UHDTV formats. This is telling, considering that 3G/1080p is a format that currently has fairly limited applications in broadcast while 4K UHDTV is a format with no current transmission mechanism to bring content into homes.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0256A-EN_WP) File Size: 766.0 KB

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