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Press Release Archive — 2009
December 28, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. December 28, 2009 – RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana), an affiliate of public broadcaster SRG SSR idée suisse network, and tpc (tv productioncenter zürich ag), Switzerland's largest audiovisual production firm and another affiliate company of SRG SSR, are both migrating their existing production facilities to a file-based high-definition infrastructure with a full complement of the latest Grass Valley™ video server technology.
December 21, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. December 21, 2009 – The latest high-definition production equipment from Grass Valley™ is helping to produce Comedian George Lopez's new late-night talk show "Lopez Tonight," which premiered Nov. 9 on the TBS network.
December 15, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., December 15, 2009 – Promofilm US, the American subsidiary of IMAGINA GROUP  and Unitecnic, the engineering and system integrator is building a new high-definition production studio in Miami, Fla. for Unitecnic’s MediaPro division and is outfitting the new facility with seven Grass Valley™ LDK 3000 HD cameras with the Grass Valley-developed Xensium CMOS sensor.  The studio construction project, which started in July, is expected to be on-air in December 2009.
December 8, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., December 8, 2009 – NEP and its NEP Visions high-definition broadcast facilities company in the UK, are expanding their equipment itinerary with the latest HD cameras from Grass Valley™. The new Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam multi-format HD cameras can quickly switch between 1080i, 1080p, and 720p formats at 50-, 59.94, and 60 Hz for a wide variety of production applications.
December 2, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. December 2, 2009 – BSkyB’s Sky News is building a state-of-the-art high-definition production control room, based around a new Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ Video Production Center and two Grass Valley K2 Summit™ Production Client servers. The highly rated news channel is also building a new production studio and will outfit it with 12 new Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam multiformat HD cameras.
November 24, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., November 24, 2009 — Solidifying its standing as the most popular technology of choice for live sports broadcasts of all types, the Grass Valley™ high-end Kalypso™ HD and the new Kayenne™ Video Production Center switchers both include features that make them ideally suited to the unique demands of live production of 3D telecasts. To date, at least three major live sports productions were produced with Grass Valley Kalypso HD switchers and more are planned for this fall.
November 23, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., November 23, 2009 — Wenzhou Television, located in China's southeastern Zhejiang Province, has begun a major renovation of its station operations with the installation of a new standard-definition digital signal distribution infrastructure that includes Grass Valley™ technologies.
November 18, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., November 18, 2009 — Across South America, Grass Valley™ continues to be the vendor of choice for live high-definition production. As the most recent example, D2 Video Produções Ltda, a premiere live production company in São Paulo, Brazil, has made a significant investment in new HD production equipment from Grass Valley to meet the growing need for high-quality sports and other types of production.
November 16, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., Tokyo November 16, 2009 (InterBEE, November 18-20, 2009 — Booth# Hall 7-7212) — At this year's International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE), Thomson Canopus will highlight the latest innovations from Grass Valley™ in high-definition production and distribution solutions. The convention will be held at the Makuhari Messe Exhibition Center in Makuhari, November 18-20.
November 10, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., November 10, 2009 — Denver-based Mobile Television Group (MTVG) has installed its second Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ multi-format Video Production Center, on board its truck, 10HDX. This truck is designed to simulcast "dual-feed" shows in both standard-definition (480i) and high-definition (720p or 1080i) resolutions.
November 3, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., November 3, 2009Grass Valley™ Telefonica, the Spanish national telecoms provider, is adding the latest Grass Valley™ ViBE EM2000 MPEG SD encoders to its IPTV headend. The EM2000, based on the customer-designed Grass Valley Mustang compression engine, uses unprecedented processing power to deliver MPEG-4 compression of standard definition television signals in smaller bandwidths with superior picture quality.
October 28, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., October 28, 2009 Grass Valley™ has completed testing of its end-to-end, fully integrated Thomson ATSC Mobile DTV transmission system and it is now ready for deployment by broadcasters developing commercial mobile TV services for their markets.
October 5, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., October 5, 2009 — Broadcast equipment and production services provider Bexel has purchased two new LDK 8300 high-definition, Live Super Slo-Mo camera systems from Grass Valley™ that will first be used by NEP Supershooters during the live production of ESPN's "Monday Night Football" HD (720p format) telecasts each week during the season.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — Eager to take advantage of its advanced features and the ergonomic, state-of-the-art control panel of the new Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ multi-format (HD/SD) Video Production Center for their varied projects, an unprecedented number of production companies throughout the world have placed orders to be first in line as the Kayenne began shipping this month. There is also much interest in the Kayenne XL Package, which consists of the Kayak HD production switcher optioned with the Kayenne XL control panel.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — To meet the needs of high-quality, bitrate efficient, SD and HD contribution/backhaul links for broadcasters, Grass Valley™ announced today, the addition of the ViBE VA5004 Video Adaptor and XMS™ Telecom Transmission (XMS-TT) management system to its existing contribution offerings.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — Dahlia TV, a digital terrestrial pay-TV service owned by AirPlus TV Group (based in Sweden), has developed an end-to-end SD content distribution platform for subscribers in Italy based on Grass Valley™ routers, master control and branding systems, and video servers. The new service, which includes live and pre-taped sports and lifestyle programming, was launched earlier this year and is now available in 85 percent of Italian homes.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009Grass Valley™ today announced that leading Tunisian broadcaster Office National de Télédiffusion (ONT) has selected Thomson's digital terrestrial television (DTTV) solutions from Grass Valley for the digitization of its network. The deployment will cover both the distribution and the transmission network with 17 digital transmission sites spread out across the entire Tunisian territory.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — At IBC, the Grass Valley™ MediaFUSE® Automated Content Repurposing Platform will have several new and significant features which are designed to make the process of repurposing video and textual content for the Internet and mobile broadcasting even faster and more efficient than before.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — VRT, the Flemish language national broadcaster in Belgium, has outsourced its outside broadcast services to supplier Videohouse which has committed to building two new high definition production trucks equipped with Grass Valley™ cameras, vision mixers, and routers. The new contract maintains Grass Valley's 100% market share for broadcast HD system cameras in Belgium.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009Grass Valley™ is launching a new accreditation and training program called grass cutters to meet the increasing need in the broadcast television and independent media production markets for qualified editors skilled in Grass Valley EDIUS® craft editing software.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has placed an order with Grass Valley™ for two Thomson TMW 2050D 50 kW medium-wave digital transmitters and complementary antenna systems to upgrade its existing AM radio broadcast network and ensure reliable regional coverage.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — StarHub, one of Singapore's most innovative information and communications providers, has contracted with Grass Valley™ to have its expert engineers service and maintain StarHub's transmission and digital head end equipment as part of two separate, multi-year Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
September 10, 2009
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September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — After launching its direct-to-home satellite (DTH) TV service in standard definition last year with the ViBE EM2000 and EM1000 standard-definition MPEG-4 encoders, MediaScape, Inc., a subsidiary of Mediaquest with Philippine Long Distance Company as the parent company, has placed a new order for additional ViBE EM2000 standard-definition and ViBE EM3000 high-definition encoders to upgrade the service to include more SD channels and approximately 7 HD channels. The new HD channels debuted in July.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — The ViBE HD MPEG-4 encoder from Grass Valley has been delivering industry-leading performance since its launch in 2008 and now boasts over 200 channels having been deployed worldwide. The latest software innovation for the ViBE EM3000 HD encoder advances the ViBE family's performance and flexibility further, with the implementation of the MPEG-4/AVC High Profile toolset and the addition of MPEG-2 encoding for the ultimate in encoding flexibility.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009Grass Valley™ iannounced today that HBO Latin America, the premium cable TV network and leader in providing high-definition in the region, has upgraded to the latest generation of Grass Valley K2 HD media servers and Trinix™ NXT signal routing technologies. This will continue to ensure its high-quality cable TV channels delivered to subscribers' homes in a reliable and cost-effective way.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009Grass Valley™ has been awarded several contracts as a major supplier in the multi-national digital terrestrial television (DTTV) rollout across Guinea, Kenya, and Nigeria by Star Software Technologies Ltd.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — AVCOM, the local broadcast equipment distributor in Caracas, is helping television production company Vision HD, also based in Caracas, to build the first high-definition-capable production truck in Venezuela. It's based around a comprehensive variety of Grass Valley™ multi-format HD technologies and systems.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — Meredith Corporation's local media brands, one of the largest television station groups in the US and an early adopter of studio production automation technology, has now deployed the Grass Valley™ Ignite™ Integrated Production Systems in six of its 10 television markets.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — The recently announced landmark playout facility planned for Australia, a joint venture between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and WIN Corporation (WIN), has selected Grass Valley™ as the prime contractor to design, build, and equip a major new multi-channel, multi-client HD/SD playout center in Australia. The custom-built playout center will include ingest, storage, asset management, automated playout, monitoring, and headend systems with all applicable equipment and professional services being provided by Grass Valley, according to the multi-million euro agreement.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — Continuing to support professionals looking to cost-effectively achieve their post-production goals, Grass Valley™ is introducing a new HD/SD-SDI output card for its EDIUS® editing software that gives editors high-quality video and audio monitoring capability at an affordable price point. The new Grass Valley HDSPARK™ Pro is a PCI Express-based card that helps streamline HD editing workflows by providing constant full-resolution, full-quality monitor output directly from the EDIUS timeline.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — Today at IBC, Grass Valley™ introduced the new T2™ Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder (iDDR), the next generation of its popular iDDR family of playout and record devices for file-based SD/HD production and A/V presentation environments.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — To provide additional security in digital television transmission systems, Grass Valley™ is launching the Amethyst III redundancy switcher at IBC2009. The new Amethyst III, which is capable of providing an intelligent, automatic response to a variety of problems in transmission between the broadcaster and the transmitter by switching to an alternative feed.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — As part of its ambitious project to return to air in time for the national elections earlier this year, independent Lebanese broadcaster Murr TV turned to Grass Valley™ for a systems solution for its news production requirements. The timescale was tight, with just three months between the order and the station going on air.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — WKNO, the PBS member station in Memphis, Tenn., has completed work on its new state-of-the-art digital production facility having equipped two large studios with high-definition cameras and a production switcher from Grass Valley™. The station will be on the air with the new equipment in October of this year, representing the culmination of a ten-year HD fundraising, design, and construction project.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — Today, at IBC 2009, Grass Valley™ announced the K2 Dyno™ Director, a new software management layer that extends the capabilities of the K2 product line while enabling live event productions to cost-effectively combine multiple Grass Valley K2 Dyno™ HD replay controllers for use within OB vans and sports venues. The architecture is completely scalable to accommodate virtually any number of replay channels and/or camera inputs, all tied to a centralized point of production on-site.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — Having successfully improved productivity over the past few years with a standard-definition digital news production system from Grass Valley™, TV Record, the second largest TV Network in Brazil, is now upgrading to the latest Grass Valley production technology to facilitate a fast and smooth migration to high-definition (HD) news production.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009Grass Valley™ is unveiling the latest version (7.0) of its popular Aurora™ Digital Production platform, which brings new efficiencies in speed, media management, and third-party support to an already fully featured platform that streamlines file-based production workflows for the benefit of a wide variety of standard- and high-definition projects.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — As part of its on-going migration to full high-definition operations, NEP Studios has installed an entire HD-SDI infrastructure based around Grass Valley™ routers and control systems for its two main in production studios in New York City.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — Today, at IBC, Grass Valley™ unveiled the latest addition to its growing family of K2 server products, the K2 Solo™ portable multi-format standard- and high-definition server, designed for remote live productions and small studio post production applications.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — One of the most popular drama series on UK television, The Bill, produced by talkbackTHAMES, has just moved from a twice a week production to a weekly, high definition production with Grass Valley™ cameras. To ensure the best possible image quality without compromising flexibility and speed of operation in a challenging production schedule, the company has selected five Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam cameras for the program.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009Grass Valley™ is enriching its Thomson branded family of Elite transmission products at IBC 2009 with the introduction of DAB to address the fast-growing development of digital radio in VHF Band III.
September 10, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2009 — Reinforcing its leadership in TV transmission technology, Grass Valley™ today unveiled the second generation of its Elite UHF television transmitter line, designed to provide high performance, ease of maintenance and excellent energy efficiency. It features a new generation of UHF amplifiers fitted with the latest version of 50V LDMOS transistors from Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale's field-proven technology combined with the inherently superior features of the Thomson Elite TV transmitter design from Grass Valley—which already provides the best availability and serviceability on the market—puts the Elite product line at the leading edge of DTV transmission efficiency.
September 2, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. September 2, 2009 — As part of an initiative backed by the Government of Tamil Nadu in India to achieve widespread access to good quality cable television, Grass Valley™ has installed three analogue and digital DVB-compliant cable headends. The installations are at Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited (ACTCL), allowing them to provide services to local cable operators over a fibre network.
August 24, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. August 24, 2009 — VideoBase S.A., a leading A/V system integration and video production services company in Colombia, South America, has completed installation of the first phase of a nationwide digital signage network for the Almacenes Éxito S.A. Retail Company in Colombia that is based on a Grass Valley™ MEDIAEDGE®3 digital content delivery system.
August 19, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. August 19, 2009 — Sweetwater Digital Video Productions, located in Van Nuys, Calif., continues to advance its fleet of state-of-the-art production trucks with the latest high-definition technology and systems from Grass Valley™. The company has purchased a new Grass Valley Kayenne Video Production Center for its premiere HD mobile production truck, "Cobalt." The fully loaded, 4.5 M/E Kayenne, which replaces a Grass Valley Kalypso™ HD switcher, represents the first Kayenne currently available in the Hollywood/Los Angeles area.
August 18, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., August 18, 2009 (BIRTV, August 26-29, 2009 —Booth# Hall 8-A02) — At this year's Beijing Radio, TV and Film Equipment (BIRTV) exhibition and conference, Grass Valley™ will highlight the latest innovations across its growing high-definition production and distribution products and systems. The convention will be held at the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), in Beijing, August 26-29.
August 17, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. August 17, 2009Grass Valley™ has begun shipping its highly anticipated K2 Dyno™ replay system to customers in the US and worldwide. The K2 Dyno is a powerful and cost-effective controller, designed to work seamlessly with the new Grass Valley K2 Summit™ HD production client. The combination addresses the need for high-definition replay control in sports and other live telecasts.
August 13, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., August 13, 2009 (BROADCAST & CABLE 2009, August 26-28, 2009 Booth #88) — At the Broadcast and Cable convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, attendees will receive hands-on demonstrations of the latest Grass Valley™ products and systems designed for developing reliable, file-based workflows that increase productivity and provide a fast return on investment. Many of these products, which have already been showcased during the recent Grass Valley-sponsored roadshows in Brazil, will be seen for the first time at a major industry trade show in South America.
August 11, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. August 11, 2009 — The Netherlands division of SBS/ ProSiebenSat.1 Group is upgrading its entire content playout platform to handle and distribute high-definition content with a new investment in a storage area network (SAN) based on Grass Valley™ K2 Summit™ server technology. The ongoing migration project will debut on air in Q4 2009.
August 4, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. August 4, 2009 — WABC-DT, the ABC Network/Walt Disney Company owned-and-operated (O&O) television station in New York, has signed a contract with system manufacturer 1 Beyond™, Inc. to deploy nine 1 Beyond HD OctoFlex Rugged ENG Truck systems, using Grass Valley™ Aurora™ high-definition editing and file management software, in a rugged, rack mount enclosure specifically designed for electronic news gathering (ENG) vans.
July 29, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. July 29, 2009 — Dogan TV, the leading independent media group in Turkey, is migrating its television production capabilities to high definition with Grass Valley. As a central part of this long-term partnership with Grass Valley™, Dogan TV will standardize on LDK 8000 Elite Multi-Format HD cameras, LDK 8300 HD Super SloMo cameras, and Kayak™ production switchers for all of its HD facilities.
July 20, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. July 20, 2009 — The Mobile Television Group, which operates one of the nation's largest fleets of high-definition mobile production trucks, is the first in the U.S. to use the new Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ multi-format (HD/SD) Video Production Center switcher on air for live sports production. The company recently installed one of the first Kayenne production models on board its new 53-foot expando "25HDX" HD mobile production truck, which produced its first Major League Baseball game in HD on Monday, July 20.
July 14, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. July 14, 2009 — KCRG-TV9, the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is now deploying a sophisticated, file-based platform, based on a full complement of Grass Valley™ technologies, that, when complete, will make the station the first in its market to automatically record and playback syndicated programming and commercial spots in high definition. The pioneering move follows a number of firsts for the state's only independently owned and operated station (Cedar Rapids Television Company), such as being one of the first to broadcast HD programs in 2003, and operating the state's first news helicopter.
July 6, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., July 6, 2009 — The Los Angeles Lakers thumping of the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Championship Series Finals on ABC Sports provided viewers with a week's worth of memorable physical matchups between league superstars, heart-stopping, buzzer-beating 3-point shots and historic overtime games. It also included some of the best-looking high-definition (HD) replays ever seen in an NBA telecast.
July 1, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., July 1, 2009 — At the recent InfoComm 09 Expo, held June 14-19 in Orlando, Florida, the Grass Valley™ MEDIAEDGE® digital content delivery system was honored as the "Best Video/Broadcast or Video/Streaming Product" on display by the editors of NewBay Media's "Rental & Staging Systems" Magazine.
June 29, 2009
Nevada City, Calif., June 29, 2009 — Grass Valley™ is providing users across Europe and the Middle East the chance to get hands-on with its range of high-performance products for acquisition, production, and delivery.
June 24, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. June 24, 2009 — TV9, the 24-hour news channel serving the Andhra Pradesh province of India, has recently upgraded its production facilities to supercharge its file-based workflow. The station, based in Hyderabad, had used Grass Valley™ Profile® servers from its launch in 2004. Now it uses Grass Valley K2 media servers to support its editing and playout functions.
June 23, 2009
Nevada City, Calif., June 23, 2009 — As they have for many years, Grass Valley™ high-definition production switchers were once again in the swing of things at the PGA's U.S. Open Golf Championship, which were held at Bethpage State Park's Black Course (Bethpage Black), in Farmingdale, New York, June 18-21.
June 17, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., June 17, 2009 — WPVI-TV, ABC's owned station in Philadelphia, is now equipping a brand new digital news production facility—including system infrastructure, digital news production, live production, master control, and signal routing—with a full complement of Grass Valley™ high-definition (HD) technologies and systems. The all-digital, HD facility will be fully operational in September 2009.
June 10, 2009
Orlando, Fla. (INFOCOMM 09 Convention, June 14-19 — Booth# 2049) June 10, 2009 — Continuing to advance technology for A/V professionals, Grass Valley™ will demonstrate the latest version of its MEDIAEDGE® digital signage and on-demand content delivery platform, now with support for the H.264 MPEG-4 compression standard. This enables the Grass Valley MEDIAEDGE4 platform to store and distribute more high-definition (HD) content from a single server than ever before. In addition, the HDMI output on the system's set top player allows it to send HD images to more many more screens.
June 1, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. June 1, 2009 — Faced with a challenging CGI sequence — keying Justin Lee Collins, famous for his wild hair, into a mockup of the bridge of Star Trek's Enterprise — Visual FX & motion graphics company Time-Slice Films selected the Grass Valley™ Infinity™ Digital Media Camcorder (DMC) for the HD green screen shot. The camcorder's very high quality acquisition gave an extremely clean key, and because it records onto IT-standard hard disks post was simple and very fast.
May 27, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. May 27, 2009 — Sportcast GmbH has ordered two new OB vans from Grass Valley™. The wholly owned subsidiary of DFL, Deutsche Fussball Liga GmbH, produces the basic programming of all matches of Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga in Germany as well as the DFB-Cup games of DFB (Deutscher Fußball Bund). The new compact OB vans will allow Sportcast to further extend their productions.
May 20, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif. May 20, 2009 — Brazil's Empresa Paulista de Televisão (EPTV) continues its more than 10 year history in investing in Grass Valley™ technology, this time for its conversion to digital and high-definition operations, with the recent purchase of new equipment and systems at two of its TV GLOBO-affiliated broadcast and playout facilities. One of the stations, EPTV Campinas, will be on the air in August of this year with new Grass Valley HD production equipment to be used to produce its daily newscasts and talk shows.
April 29, 2009
Nevada City, Calif., April 29, 2009Grass Valley™ announced it is bringing its expanding line of multi-format high-definition (HD) production and transmission technologies and systems to cities across Brazil. A series of two-day events beginning in late May and ending in early July 2009, will offer professionals the latest information on the company's latest products, as well as the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and participate in technical seminars.
April 20, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 20, 2009 — Outside Broadcast, one of the leading OB Van production companies in Belgium, is upgrading all of its cameras to include the latest high-definition (HD) acquisition advances with the purchase of 28 Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam HD cameras and a Grass Valley LDK 8300 Super SloMo HD camera. The new cameras will be used to support its impressive list of broadcast clients that cover all of the most high-profile sporting events in Belgium and throughout Europe as well as live entertainment and corporate events.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — Arabian Gulf sports broadcaster Al-Kass, the Qatari League Channel, is preparing for high-definition (HD) transmission using Grass Valley™ equipment. The new order is for an HD playout infrastructure, based around K2 media servers and includes routing and infrastructure equipment, which will be installed by local systems integration partner Salam Mediacast.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009Grass Valley™ announced that it has partnered with Panasonic Co., Ltd. to offer professionals and prosumers the latest AVCCAM cameras bundled with the Grass Valley EDIUS® Neo 2 nonlinear editing software, starting with orders taken in April 2009. The companies have also agreed to combine their marketing efforts in order to increase penetration of the AVCHD format into the professional market.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — EDIUS 5.1, the latest version of the Grass Valley™ EDIUS® multi-format/multi-resolution nonlinear editing software package, now includes tighter integration with the Grass Valley Aurora™ digital production workflow, as well as a variety of new features that help users improve productivity and get the most from their investment, whether working in standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD).
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — Multimedia Group, a leading FM radio broadcaster in Ghana, has ordered a Grass Valley™ playout system to support its plan to launch a series of television channels. The first phase system includes five Grass Valley K2 media servers to support a single broadcast channel and six satellite TV channels. The system is capable of further expansion to meet the needs of additional channels in the future.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — The Grass Valley™ MediaFUSE™ Automated Content Repurposing Platform running software version 1.1 is being demonstrated at NAB. MediaFUSE, a hardware and software option for Grass Valley's Ignite™ Integrated Production System, is designed to make the process of repurposing live over-the-air and extended play content for Web and mobile distribution a much more efficient and profitable proposition for content creators.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — TV Record, the second largest TV network in Brazil, has purchased a significant amount of new high-definition (HD) equipment from Grass Valley™ for its growing news and entertainment operations. This follows years of TV Record television production being completed with Grass Valley standard-definition (SD) and high-definition technologies.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — To meet the needs of studios and production facilities who need to shoot high quality high-definition (HD) television on a tight budget, Grass Valley™ has launched the LDK 3000 camera series. This is its first LDK-family system camera application to use the in-house developed Xensium CMOS imagers — the same imagers first seen in the Infinity™ Digital Media Camcorder (DMC 1000).
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — As the demand for high-definition (HD) programming in India continues to increase, so too has the need for reliable, flexible and cost-effective production equipment that doesn't compromise quality required to create it. To meet this growing demand, New Delhi headquartered ZOOM COMMUNICATIONS, the largest broadcast services company in India and South Asia, has significantly increased its commitment to Grass Valley™ high-definition technology, with a new purchase agreement over three years.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — As the Advanced Television Systems Committee moves closer to defining its new standard for broadcasting to mobile and handheld receivers, ATSC-M/H, at NAB2009 Grass Valley™ is demonstrating a complete broadcasting solution — which can be implemented today giving broadcasters and service providers a one-stop shop for test and evaluation solutions which can go on to provide a full commercial offering.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — LIVE, Abu Dhabi Media Company's wholly-owned outside broadcast subsidiary and the first provider of HD remote production in the Gulf, has purchased four Grass Valley™ LDK 8300 high-definition (HD) super slo-mo cameras and 10 LDK 8000 Elite HD cameras. The cameras will be integrated into the fleet of four outside broadcast trucks supplied to LIVE by Grass Valley in 2008.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009Grass Valley™ continues to increase the wide-ranging functionality of its K2 family of media servers, shared storage environment, and file-based control devices to better support file-based workgroups. At NAB 2009, the company will empower broadcasters and video production companies with new features and tighter integration with third-party applications that streamline high-definition (HD) content production and distribution while making professionals more productive.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — THIS TV Network, the MGM/Weigel Broadcasting joint venture to broadcast movies and entertainment through broadcast digital sub-channels across the US, relies on an innovative Grass Valley™ solution to merge local advertising and other content with the national feed, seamlessly and without compromising quality. Each affiliate station incorporates a Grass Valley server/splicer to allow all operations to be performed in the compressed domain.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — At NAB2009, Grass Valley™ is demonstrating, for the first time in North America, the ViBE Transcoder — the latest addition to its ViBE encoding family. The ViBE Transcoder provides a direct conversion between different compression rates and algorithms, transcoding standard- and high-definition (SD/HD) video between MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 H.264 formats.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — French broadcaster TF1 is continuing to migrate the master control and content distribution capabilities at its all-digital broadcast center in Boulogne Billancourt (near Paris) to high-definition (HD) with a significant new purchase of Grass Valley™ HD technology. Grass Valley is also providing engineering and maintenance services as part of the multi-year agreement.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 &151; Grass Valley™ has taken the powerful content management capabilities of its MediaFrame software architecture — which is included with version 6.5 of the Grass Valley Aurora™ Edit standard- and high-definition (SD/HD) editing platform — and is now making it available in a preconfigured, low-resolution, browse and retrieval content management system called K2 BaseCamp Express.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 - The Grass Valley™ Ignite™ HD Integrated Production System is helping an ever-increasing number of stations make the move to high-definition (HD) production for their local newscasts in a fast and cost-effective way. To date, over 150 automated control room systems have been installed worldwide, as stations continue to recognize Ignite's ability to increase productivity, decrease on-air mistakes, and strengthen on-air brands.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — To further boost encoding quality and operational efficiency, Grass Valley™ is adding next generation MPEG-2 encoding to its popular ViBE Premium MPEG-4 encoders to allow users to select between MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding. The new models leverage the power of the MPEG-4 hardware to implement a new 14 loop, triple-pass encoding algorithm for maximum quality at minimum bitrates for MPEG-2 encoding.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — At NAB 2009, Grass Valley™ demonstrates industry-leading news and production workflows based on the company's K2 workgroups and Apple Final Cut Studio. The full integration of Final Cut Studio across Grass Valley's K2 product line enables a K2 storage area network (SAN) to act as a broadcast-quality storage system for the software.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — The worldwide transition to high-definition (HD) newsgathering continues to expand the overall market penetration of the Grass Valley™ Infinity™ Digital Media Camcorder (DMC). Major broadcasters and OB production companies in the U.S, Latin America, Belgium, and Switzerland are among the most recent customers to launch HD newscasts while making the commitment to all-digital, file-based workflows, and the Infinity DMC for the highest quality image acquisition.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — Continuing its illustrious history, Grass Valley™ has once again set the standard in the broadcast switcher category with Kayenne™ Video Production Center. Kayenne is a new family of production switchers that integrates the most powerful features of Grass Valley's popular Kalypso™ and Kayak™ models and adds new advances that enable high-end creativity as well as streamline production workflow for high-definition (HD) projects.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — Meeting the increasing bandwidth demands of the standard- and high-definition (SD & HD) content it now serves its audiences, Albavision, a growing media conglomerate of TV and radio stations located throughout South America, is upgrading all of its existing ViBE encoders and other content distribution equipment to the next generation of ViBE EM Grass Valley™ transmission products that include the innovative Mustang MPEG-4 SD compression technology.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — To meet the needs of high quality, bitrate efficient, HD contribution/backhaul links for broadcasters Grass Valley™ is launching a dedicated encoder and decoder at NAB2009. The ViBE EM3100 MPEG-4 4:2:2 encoder and ViBE iRD3100 MPEG-4 4:2:2 decoder are designed for fixed and mobile applications and are ideally suited to demanding live broadcasting, such as sports.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 - FOXTEL, Australia's leading subscription television provider, has committed its entire standard and high-definition (SD/HD) playout facilities across the country to Grass Valley™ technology. The new order, placed this month includes a significant expansion of its current complement of K2 media servers and ViBE MPEG-4 encoders.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009Grass Valley™ has expanded the clip management capabilities of its MEDIAEDGE®3 DS digital signage delivery platform with the addition of new software features from Pictron, a leading provider of Web-based media solutions that make audio and video easily searchable.
April 18, 2009
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April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 - Ensuring the highest quality for its virtual studio installations, systems integration company Brainstorm America is using the Grass Valley™ Infinity™ Digital Media Camcorder (DMC) in tandem with the Brainstorm eStudio real-time 3D engine. Recognizing the camcorder's power and flexibility, Brainstorm America has incorporated the Infinity into both its production services division and now offers it as a "best-in-class" solution to its virtual studio clients.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009Grass Valley™ is introducing a new conform/render server that allows editors to be more productive when working in a K2 shared storage area network (SAN) environment and using Grass Valley Aurora™ 7.0 and EDIUS™ 5.1 high-definition (HD) editing workstations (clients). The new PC server is ideal for fast-paced, multi-client production environments developing a wide variety of content from multiple SD and HD sources.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — South African public broadcaster SABC has taken delivery of 14 Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 Elite High Definition (HD) camera systems for its news studio operations in Johannesburg. The camera was chosen for its ability to support multiple HD formats natively, and its flexible solution for both fiber and triax connectivity.
April 18, 2009
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 18, 2009 — The Grass Valley™ ViBE HD encoder has delivered industry-leading performance since its launch in 2008. The latest software innovation for the ViBE EM3000 encoder advances the ViBE family's performance further, with the implementation of the MPEG-4/AVC High Profile toolset.
April 15, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., April 15, 2009 — As part of its preparations for high-definition (HD) broadcasts of its prime channel Das Erste, German public broadcaster ARD has ordered a new automated HD Playout Center from Grass Valley™. The order was placed by Hessischer Rundfunk on behalf of ARD and includes system design, implementation, installation, commissioning, training, and a continuing five years plus service level agreement.
April 14, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., April 14, 2009 — Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC) has selected Grass Valley™ for a major migration to digitalized cable in one of the country's largest video head end deployments. TBC, a leading Taiwanese cable operator with over 700,000 subscribers, will also increase its service offering and introduce HD video using a range of solutions from Grass Valley.
April 13, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., April 13, 2009 — Astro Awani, Indonesia's 24-hour news and information channel, has installed a file-based news production system based on Grass Valley™ technology to support its upgraded news department.
April 7, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., April 7, 2009 — Neo 2, the latest version of the popular Grass Valley™ EDIUS® Neo video editing software, brings improved performance, a wider toolset and a full array of powerful Blu-ray high-definition (HD) disc production capabilities that independent video professionals and small production companies have requested during the past year.
April 6, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., April 6, 2009 — Zhejiang TV Satellite Channel, one of the most high profile news and entertainment channels operated by the Zhejiang Broadcast & TV Group in mainland China, has committed to completely improving its video production facilities — from acquisition to distribution — with new high-definition (HD) technology and systems from Grass Valley™.
April 1, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., April 1, 2009 — Huzur Radyo TV (Fox TV Turkey), an affiliate of News Corporation Europe, will go on air with a multi-million euro tapeless news, production, and playout system implemented by Grass Valley™. As well as providing systems integration for the new broadcast center in Istanbul, Grass Valley also supplied cameras, servers, and infrastructure products.
March 30, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., March 30, 2009 — Every day, PBS member station WFYI in Indianapolis, Indiana is using the Grass Valley™ Infinity™ Digital Media Camcorder (DMC) in a variety of ways to produce several local programs ("Good As Gold" and "Natural Heritage of Indiana") that it broadcasts on its HD channel along with the national PBS HD program feed. Thanks in part to its new 2/3-inch Xensium™ CMOS image sensor camcorder, the station's HD on-air look rivals that of larger market stations with bigger budgets.
March 25, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., March 25, 2009 — WAGM-DT (Channel 8), the local CBS and Fox affiliate in Presque Isle, Maine, is using a four-channel, standard-definition (SD) Grass Valley™ K2™ media server, to record and play out syndicated programming and commercial spots as part of a highly automated system that manages the entire content life cycle of a commercial spot — from booking and playout to ultimately invoicing the advertiser.
March 23, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., March 23, 2009 — As part of its historic transition to full high-definition (HD) production and content distribution, Caracol Television, one of Colombia's leading broadcast network, has converted all of the production control rooms at its main facility in Bogotá to HD capability with the installation of six Grass Valley™ Kayak™ HD production switchers. The network's multi-phase migration from SD to HD operations is now complete with its latest commitment to Grass Valley technology, valued at more than $1 million (US).
March 18, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., March 18, 2009 — EDIUS 5.1, the latest version of the Grass Valley™ EDIUS® multi-format/multi-resolution nonlinear editing software package, now includes tighter integration with the Grass Valley Aurora™ digital production workflow, as well as a variety of new features that help users improve productivity and get the most from their investment, whether working in standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD).
March 16, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., March 16, 2009 — VRT, the national broadcaster in Belgium for the Flemish speaking community, has awarded a four year rolling framework contract to Grass Valley™ to renew all of its production switchers with Grass Valley Kayak™ video production switchers. This follows a similar framework contract with VRT last year for the replacement of all cameras with the Grass Valley LDK 8000 high-definition (HD) camera.
March 12, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., March 12, 2009Grass Valley™ has won a substantial contract to modernize the television infrastructure of la Tévision Tunisienne (TT), the public broadcaster in Tunisia. The prime contract was awarded to Sumitomo Corporation (the Company), a leading general trading company, boasting 150 locations in 70 countries throughout the world.
March 9, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., March 9, 2009 — On September 8, 2008, CBS Television Distribution began airing its popular entertainment news programs "Entertainment Tonight," and "The Insider" in high-definition (HD) with the help of Grass Valley™ K2™ HD media servers combined with Editware Fastrack hybrid editing systems, and an Avid workflow consisting of Media Composer Nitris DX editing systems, Avid Unity ISIS shared storage, and the Avid Interplay nonlinear workflow engine.
March 4, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., March 4, 2009 — FOX has placed a multi-million dollar contract with Grass Valley™ for a massive, high-definition (HD) K2 Media Server installation as part of continued enhancements to its file-based, HD network distribution infrastructure. This installation will be the latest in a long line of FOX facilities that are based around Grass Valley server technology.
February 25, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., February 25, 2009 — The Newseum, a museum dedicated to the news business located in Washington D.C., will open on April 11, 2008, with numerous interactive exhibits, live news feeds coming in from around the world, and a complete high-definition (HD) production system from Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS).
February 19, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., February 19, 2009 — For the past year, Grass Valley™ has been working with TV Cultura, a publicly funded broadcast network located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to migrate its main broadcast and production facility to a file-based, digital, and high-definition (HD) production infrastructure. The project was initiated to comply with the country's government mandate to begin broadcasting digitally in 2008.
February 10, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., February 10, 2009 — Mansion Mobile Television is building a brand new high-definition (HD) truck to meet the increased need for HD production in the Midwest and across the country, equipping it with 11 new Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 Elite HD cameras and a fully loaded Kalypso™ HD Video Production Center.
January 29, 2009
Nevada City, Calif., January 29, 2009 — For several years running, the Grass Valley™ Kalypso™ HD Video Production Center switcher has been the right choice for the highest profile live sporting event in North America. This year's Super Bowl® XLIII telecast on Sunday, February 1 is no exception. It will be broadcast live from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., in the 1080i high-definition (HD) format for the NFL world feed using a Grass Valley Kalypso HD switcher, on board an all-HD NEP Supershooters' production truck. NEP will also provide a Kalypso-based truck to NBC for the production of the Super Bowl halftime show.
January 7, 2009
Paris, France/Nevada City, Calif., January 7, 2009 — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded two of its coveted 2008 Technical & Engineering Emmy® Awards to Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), a worldwide leader in video solutions.
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