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Press Release Archive — 2006
November 13, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., November 13, 2006 — DIRECTV, the United States' leading satellite television service provider, has placed an order, valued at nearly $8 million (US) for new Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) Grass Valley™ MPEG-2 compression equipment, to significantly expand the capabilities of its broadcast complex.
November 8, 2006
Paris/Los Angeles Calif., November 8, 2006 — Leading U.S. telecommunications systems integrator Falcon Communications is rolling out a comprehensive IPTV platform based on an end-to-end solution featuring encoding, content delivery, service management, and access products from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
September 18, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., September 18 2006 — Concluding a successful week at the International Broadcasting Convention this week (Sept. 8 to 12, Amsterdam), Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced today that it received three major industry awards for its Grass Valley network solutions and new high-definition (HD) broadcast camera system, and a special commendation for a new movie-making and post production workflow developed by its Technicolor and Grass Valley businesses. The company was short-listed for a total of eight major awards at the show.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006Thomson, (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) following a highly successful trial around the Torino Winter Olympic Games early in 2006, announced today it has signed a contract with Telecom Italia allowing the operator to move immediately to a commercial launch using equipment from Grass Valley, an activity within Thomson.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — The Grass Valley division within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is to accelerate integration of its recently acquired Canopus division with a range of four Grass Valley EDIUS turnkey editing workstations. The new systems come as Grass Valley announced availability of dedicated hardware for the EDIUS v4 nonlinear editor and the introduction of K2 EDIUS Share networked editing solution.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced the NetProcessor 9040, the world's first transrater and splicer for HD MPEG 4 content. To be launched at IBC 2006, the NetProcessor 9040 solution offers broadcasters more operational and cost benefits and greater flexibility in their splicing applications for local content, advertising, logos and ID, and emergency messages./p>

The latest product in the Grass Valley™ NetProcessor line, the NetProcessor 9040 is a network adaptor bridging ASI transport streams, legacy ATM circuits, and IP delivery over a Gigabit Ethernet topology. Combined with the Grass Valley NetRater DSP processing engine, the NetProcessor 9040 creates a complete solution for delivery of broadcast and IP streaming services.

September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — Sports fans can now get closer to the action in HD with the launch of the Grass Valley™ HD Wireless Camera System from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The new wireless link gives freedom without compromise to Grass Valley's HD cameras, the industry standard for major outside broadcast operators - there are over 1000 LDK6000 series cameras already in use.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — IBC 2006 will see the launch of the new Elite family of digital television transmitters from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). Fully supporting digital TV broadcast applications, the Elite line is particularly well-suited for transmission to mobile devices.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — The Grass Valley™ Spirit film scanning system, Bones modular workflow software and LUTher colour management system from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) continue to be seen as the industry standard for digital intermediate post production with first half orders exceeding $20m.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced a collaborative development effort with Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) to provide customers with seamless interoperability between the Grass Valley™ Infinity™ Series of IT-immersed digital media camcorders, digital media recorders, and removable media, and Harris' digital nonlinear editing and video server systems.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — Addressing the need to handle and distribute high-definition video signals over fiber-optic infrastructures, Grass Valley™, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has joined with Polatis, Inc., a provider of optical switching products for the communications, video, defense and instrumentation industries, to offer broadcasters a complete solution for the next generation of fiber-based broadcast networks. With this new technology partnership, Grass Valley is the first to provide an end-to-end fiber solution, which enables an all-optical routing option, under a centrally managed broadcast control system.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — Plus 8 Digital, a premiere rental company serving a variety of feature film and broadcast customers, has solidified its standing as the world's largest provider of the Grass Valley™ Viper FilmStream™ digital cinematography camera from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) with the purchase of 20 additional cameras. The company already owns 22, bringing its total Viper camera inventory to more than 40 when all are delivered by the beginning of 2007.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — Grass Valley products from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) are central to this year's IBC TV News 2006 production, providing a custom-designed system and dedicated products to drive the daily breakfast show.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — Providing high-density synchronization and distribution for standard-definition (SD and HD), high-definition, copper- and fiber-based facilities, and outside broadcast trucks in a single, compact package, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced new modules for the Grass Valley™ GeckoFlex™ frame.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — The Grass Valley business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today introduced the Grass Valley™ Shield content tracking and protection solution, a software ensemble that uses advanced digital watermarking and encryption technologies to reduce piracy and illegal television program reuse; recapture revenue lost to those illicit activities; and control and manage access to content, storage media, and file transfers between affiliates and subcontractors and freelancers.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — Against the backdrop of the accelerating adoption of high definition acquisition and production, as well as broadcasters' and video professionals' continued enthusiasm for Grass Valley HD solutions, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today unveiled the next generation Grass Valley HD camera, the LDK 8000.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — A ground swell of momentum is building among broadcast and video production companies that have announced a collaborative development effort and universal support for the Grass Valley™ REV PRO™ off-the-shelf removable recording media and Infinity™ Series of IT-immersed products from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — As a further service to its customers in Europe, Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), and Siemens Financial Services (SFS) have announced the creation of "Grass Valley Financing".
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — Continuing to receive universal third-party industry support for its Grass Valley™ Infinity Series of IT-immersed product line Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced a new collaborative development effort with Adobe Systems Inc. and Matrox Video Products Group to offer customers seamless interoperability between the Grass Valley Infinity digital media camcorders, digital media recorders, and REV PRO™ removable media and Adobe Premiere® Pro 2.0 software optimized with Matrox's Axio real-time nonlinear editing accelerator board.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced that its Grass Valley Broadcast & Networks business has won orders of more than 50 units for the Grass Valley ViBE MPEG-4 encoder in its first four months of availability taking market share from competitors in this growing segment of our market.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today detailed strong worldwide support for its Grass Valley™ HD equipment at the core of this year's most widely watched sports, entertainment and live programming events in high definition (HD), with approximately 35 million euros in recent orders for its cameras and switchers.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — With recent broadcast systems orders in excess of 15 million euros, the Grass Valley systems group of Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is building three major projects across Europe. These range from a new broadcast centre for the Swiss parliament in Bern and the construction of a complete new channel for News Corp's FOX Network in Belgrade, Serbia, to a high-definition (HD) outside broadcast truck which doubles as a studio control centre for SR in Saarbrücken, Germany.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — At the recent BIRTV 20006 convention Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) received four major technology innovation awards. The technology honored includes the Grass Valley™ Infinity digital media camcorder and digital media recorder, HD wireless camera system, and ViBE™ MPEG-4 HD Encoder, as well as the Thomson DVB-T/H Digital TV Exciter for terrestrial transmission applications.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006 — With proven performance in helping the world's media leaders bring this year's most popular sporting and entertainment events to millions of viewers in flawless high definition (HD), Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today detailed how major news operations globally are now turning to its Grass Valley business for support in HD news acquisition, production and distribution, announcing more than 8 million euros in recent major orders for its digital news production software and platforms.
September 7, 2006
Paris/Amsterdam (IBC — Stands 11.550 / 11.551 / 7.531 / M214 / OEH201) September 7, 2006Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today detailed how major news operations globally are now turning to its Grass Valley business for support in HD news, announcing nearly 12 million euros in recent major orders for its HD news products.
August 23, 2006
Beijing, China (Beijing International Radio, TV and Equipment Exhibition, Stand No. 8B03, Hall 8), August 23, 2006

IBC 2006 will see the launch of the new Elite family of digital television transmitters from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). Fully supporting digital TV broadcast applications, the Elite line is particularly well-suited for transmission to mobile devices.

August 23, 2006
Beijing, China (Beijing International Radio, TV and Equipment Exhibition, Stand No. 8B03, Hall 8), August 23, 2006

Providing high-density synchronization and distribution for standard-definition (SD and HD), high-definition, copper- and fiber-based facilities, and outside broadcast trucks in a single, compact package, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced new modules for the Grass Valley™ GeckoFlex™ frame.

August 23, 2006
Beijing, China (Beijing International Radio, TV and Equipment Exhibition, Stand No. 8B03, Hall 8), August 23, 2006

Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced the NetProcessor 9040, the world's first transrater and splicer for HD MPEG 4 content. To be launched at IBC 2006, the NetProcessor 9040 solution offers broadcasters more operational and cost benefits and greater flexibility in their splicing applications for local content, advertising, logos and ID, and emergency messages.

August 9, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., August 9, 2006 — Strengthening its position as one of the premiere commercial postproduction companies in New York, Nice Shoes has purchased its third Grass Valley™ Spirit 2K DataCine® systems from Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) in six months. A loyal Grass Valley customer since its purchase of the original Spirit systems in 1999, the significant investment in three Spirits, valued at more than $3.5 million, spotlights Nice Shoes' continued confidence in the Grass Valley Spirit 2K DataCine and Specter 2K Virtual Telecine system, of which they also have three.
June 21, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., June 21, 2006 — Milagro Post, a premiere editing and post-production facility in Detroit, Mich., that caters to the automotive advertising industry, has taken delivery of a Grass Valley™ Spirit 2K DataCine system from Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The high-end system is the first Spirit 2K system in the U.S. installed outside of New York and Los Angeles and has helped Milagro Post distinguish itself among its competitors in the market and bring in new business.
June 12, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., June 12, 2006 — Starwinder, BBC Technology Group's project to move to tapeless HD production by 2010, is to trial the Grass Valley™ Infinity Digital Media Camcorder and related products from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The initial phase of the Starwinder project sees tapeless acquisition systems from Grass Valley and one other manufacturer undergoing intensive trials over the next year to determine the Corporation's future policies.
June 3, 2006
Orlando, Fla. (InfoComm 2006), June 3-9, 2006 — Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TM) will showcase a variety of highly affordable solutions at InfoComm 2006 that allow users to create high-definition (HD) images and high-quality audio for their multimedia presentations with minimal resources and expense. Among them is the new Grass Valley™ HDC Robotic Camera System, offering a high level of speed, accuracy and control to meet the most demanding single- or multi-camera studio applications.
May 31, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., May 31, 2006 — Continuing a growing trend in local news across the country and around the world, KABC, the highly rated newscast in Los Angeles, has begun producing its local news content for high-definition television (HDTV) viewers with Grass Valley™ multi-format HD equipment from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The cost-effective technology being used to bring the improved images to air includes the Grass Valley Ignite™ HD integrated Production System (IPS) and several Grass Valley Digital News Production (DNP) equipment, featuring the NewsEdit™, the industry's fastest news editing system and the Grass Valley Kalypso™ HD Video Production Center.
May 24, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., May 24, 2006 — Bringing broadcast functionality — including mixes, dissolves, keys and 2D and 3D effects — to the professional AV market for the first time in an extremely competitively-priced switcher, Grass Valley™, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), today announced the Grass Valley Indigo™ AV Mixer. Part of its Professional Line family aimed at bringing affordable high quality to professional AV, the new Indigo AV Mixer combines video, high-resolution computer images, and audio control in a single, compact unit.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced that its Grass Valley™ business has completed the installation and commissioning of a facility-wide digital asset management solution at the Seven Network broadcast center in Melbourne, Australia.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced recent multi-million euro orders for its Grass Valley™ advanced MPEG-4 high-definition (HD) compression, signal conversion, and networking products.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — DIRECTV, the nation's leading digital television service provider, already an extensive user of Grass Valley™ ViBE compression platforms from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), has placed additional orders that bring the ViBE platform into the DIRECTV Los Angeles Broadcast Center (LABC) for the first time.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — Representing the fastest-growing IPTV service in Europe, Imagenio, the IPTV service from Spanish telecom operator Telefónica, exceeded its subscriber target within its first year of operation. To enable Telefónica to roll the service out across the whole of Spain, and significantly expand its channel offering, it is to place an order acquiring Grass Valley™ equipment: SD and HD MPEG-4 encoding platforms as well as other equipment and systems integration from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — As part of the next phase in converting all of the newsgathering activities among its local properties to digital, independent station group Media General has begun installing several Grass Valley™ Digital News Production (DNP) equipment and systems from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The significant purchase order of DNP equipment, including the Ignite™ automated production system, has been delivered to six stations following a similar round of digital upgrades with Grass Valley DNP equipment at nine other Media General stations that began in 2004.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced integration between its Grass Valley™ K2 Media Server and Client storage system and the EDIUS™ nonlinear craft editor. With its unique ability to eliminate transcoding processes as well as its support of seamless media and file compatibility, the integrated, shared-editing solution brings new levels of price performance and workflow efficiencies to news, sports and post production environments.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — The Grass Valley™ business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is today unveiling the next generation in advanced digital video signal processing chip design. The new Grass Valley Advanced Compression Processor, developed by a large team of Grass Valley and Thomson engineers over three years, is tuned to the specific needs of real-time video processing at uncompromised quality.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — The Grass Valley™ business within Thomson, today announced EDIUS Pro version 4.0, the latest version of the company's realtime, multiformat video editing solution. New features such as multicam support, nested sequence editing, improved trimming tools and keyframe support for color correction, boost EDIUS Pro's reputation as a highly flexible craft editing solution that delivers maximum productivity to video professionals.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — As part of its data-centric workflow, PostWorks, New York, a major post-production and digital intermediate (DI) company based in New York City, has purchased a new Grass Valley™ Spirit 2K high-performance DataCine® system from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), making it the third Spirit system in house.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — Italian broadcast facilities company Euroscena has placed an order for what is thought to be the world's largest outside broadcast unit from the Grass Valley™ business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The unit, which is equipped for multi-format high definition production, consists of three identical articulated vehicles. The fleet will be delivered in summer 2006, in an order worth around 20 million euros.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced that Astral Media, a major Canadian content provider to cable, satellite and terrestrial TV operators throughout the country, has updated its program distribution operations, based on the Grass Valley™ K2 Media Server and Media Client system at its main distribution center in Montreal and a single HD channel for its Toronto playout facility.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — Underlining its close relationship with the post production industry, the Grass Valley business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) is taking a separate booth at NAB to showcase its film scanning, digital intermediate and editing solutions. This will be one of four pavilions under the Thomson brand at NAB: the Film & Video Professional's Pavilion, SL544 in the predominantly post-oriented Lower South Hall.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — Several companies offering key utility tools and applications software for broadcasters' and video professionals' newsgathering and production workflows today announced their support of the Grass Valley™ Infinity Series of digital media camcorders, digital media recorders, and off-the-shelf, removable media from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE TMS).
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced a collaborative development effort with Avid Technology, Inc. to provide interoperability between the Grass Valley™ Infinity Series of IT-immersed digital media camcorders, digital media recorders, and removable media, and Avid® digital nonlinear editing systems.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — Offering immediate access to a truly open, IT-centric post-production workflow, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced that the Grass Valley™ REV PRO™ drive is now available and delivered as a built-in, standard feature for customers of the latest versions of Grass Valley's quick-turn NewsEdit™ XT and Canopus EDIUS™ turnkey craft non-linear editing (NLE) systems.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced a new marketing program highlighting new, more open and more flexible approaches to newsgathering and field production — the Grass Valley Open Alliance Partner (OAP) initiative. Grass Valley's Infinity OAP program represents a growing group of industry-leading companies such as HP who are supporting the Infinity Series and its open, flexible approach to electronic newsgathering and field production.
April 22, 2006
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) April 22, 2006 — Cementing its leading position supporting global broadcasters as they convert their news production systems from analog tape-based to digital file-based approaches, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced more than €20 million in recent orders for its Grass Valley™ server-based digital news production (DNP) technology and new K2™ Media Client and Media Server systems.
March 27, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., March 27, 2006 Grass Valley™ high-definition digital production equipment, including HD cameras, switchers, servers, routers and modular products, were used by two major mobile production companies to help CBS Sports broadcast cover the highly rated Final Four Weekend of the NCAA Division I Men's College Basketball tournament, as well as the Women's event, for ESPN.
March 7, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., March 7, 2006 — All the glamour and glitz of the 78th Academy Awards® telecast on Sunday, March 5th was broadcast around the world with Grass Valley™ high-definition (HD) equipment from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). This year's production, the fourth HDTV broadcast of the Oscars®, aired live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre, in Hollywood, in the 720p HD format.
March 6, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., March 6, 2006 — Continuing to lead in easing the transition to multi-format and multi-distribution approaches for its media and entertainment customers, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced the Grass Valley™ Financial Services program, a new capital lending service. Launched in partnership with National City Commercial Capital Corp. (NC4), the comprehensive customer-finance initiative is immediately available to customers throughout the United States —from individuals up to large media organizations—and covers all Grass Valley technologies, systems, and services.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 — As part of the aggressive two-year growth strategy by Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), the company's Grass Valley business announced that it has achieved worldwide digital intermediate sales worth more than €12.5 million for Q4 2005.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 — The Grass Valley business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), today announced MediaEdge3 from Canopus, a new LAN-based video delivery solution that supports video-on-demand (VOD), live broadcast, streaming, digital signage applications and pre-programmed playback of high-definition (HD) video content.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 — Alongside presentations from Grass Valley™ executives and announcements of new products that will be showcased at NAB 2006 and recent major sales, the 2006 Grass Valley Media Summit in Palm Springs welcomed a number of industry leaders from the worlds of movies, broadcasting, post production and professional AV. These guests shared with the delegates their experiences of developing technologies and workflows.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 — With the purchase of several new image-processing solutions and systems Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), announced that Nice Shoes has solidified its position as one of the premiere commercial post-production companies in New York. Valued at more than $5 million, the investment underscores Nice Shoes' confidence in the Grass Valley™ Spirit 2K DataCine® and Specter 2K virtual telecine systems.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 — The Grass Valley business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), today announced the ADVC700 from Canopus. Engineered to meet the high standards of professional broadcast and post production environments, ADVC700 provides unmatched quality and reliability in bidirectional analog/DV conversion, supporting both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. An excellent component input/output solution for any DV interface, ADVC700 boasts a 19-inch rack-mountable design, RS-422A control, as well as support for LTC timecode and external synchronization.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 — Extending its tradition of providing post-production leaders superior systems and support, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced key enhancements to its Grass Valley post-production line that will enrich its digital post-production workflows and offer colorists even more creative freedom.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 — Further enhancing its popular line of high-definition (HD) and multi-format camera systems, the Grass Valley business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced several new accessories for improved interoperability and performance.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 — Following its recent multi-station purchase from Emmis Broadcast, SJL Broadcast Management Corp. announced it will outfit three stations with an Ignite™ automated production system from Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The agreement, valued at more than $1.6 million, will help the independent station group cost-effectively transition the new stations to digital television operation while improving the on-air look and market competitiveness of each property.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 — As broadcasters increase their requirements for high-quality images and more affordable approaches to multi-format acquisition and production workflows, Grass Valley a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) issued a series of announcements around its new Grass Valley™ Ignite™ HD solution, the world's first integrated high-definition (HD) acquisition and production platform. The expanded Ignite HD platform now includes a series of robotic cameras and an updated programmable controller.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced a set of new, advanced features for its SmartVision TV™ solution, the most efficient and powerful, end-to-end Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) service platform, which provides content providers and end-users the most powerful and cost-efficient distribution of video and multimedia services over high-speed networks, such as xDSL, FTTx, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet.
February 28, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., February 28, 2006 Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced today that Mauritius Telecom Group has selected its SmartVision TV™ Internet Protocol (IPTV) service platform for the delivery of video on demand (VOD) and live international and local TV and radio services.
January 30, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., January 30, 2006 — The Grass Valley business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced today that more than 240 new Grass Valley™ K2™ media server and media client systems have been shipped since their availability in Q4 2005. The next-generation Grass Valley server system is enjoying significant sales among both existing users of the Grass Valley Profile® XP Media Platform servers and new customers that want to streamline their digital file ingest and playout capabilities.
January 30, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., January 30, 2006 — With the broadest line of video production switchers in the industry, the Grass Valley business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) continues to expand its family of Grass Valley™ Kayak HD switchers to meet a variety of multi-format standard- and high-definition (SD and HD) production requirements. It also announced a new Kayak SD switcher that can be easily upgraded to multi-format SD/HD production with a simple software upgrade. The new switchers are targeted at broadcasters and production professionals preparing for their HD future as they continue to work with SD technologies today.
January 30, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., January 30, 2006 — The first generation of a new breed of MPEG-4 encoder is now available from Grass Valley, a business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The new encoder, part of Grass Valley's™ popular modular ViBE line, delivers very high-quality high-definition (HD) encoding. When implemented in a single chip, the new module will achieve that quality in a bandwidth down to 4 Mb/s.
January 30, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., January 30, 2006 — Sports fans can now analyze the action in high definition (HD), with the launch of the Grass Valley™ HD Wireless Camera System from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS). The new wireless link gives freedom without compromise to Grass Valley's HD cameras, the industry standard for major outside broadcast operators: there are over 1,000 LDK 6000 series cameras already in use. The new system, which uses an innovative approach both to compression and to delivery, will be available in time for this year's major sporting events.
January 30, 2006
Paris/Nevada City, Calif., January 30, 2006 — The Grass Valley business within Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) has unveiled the industry's first totally automated, digital, high-definition (HD) control-room solution, which combines the power and flexibility of its new Grass Valley™ Ignite™ HD integrated production system with its CameraMan® HD robotic camera system and controller.
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