Press Release Archive — 2011
December 28, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. December 28, 2011 — Amidst growing demand for its high-definition (HD) live production and distribution technologies among Chinese broadcasters and video professionals, Grass Valley™ has named Robert Song as its new General Manager for China.
December 20, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., December 20, 2011 — Grass Valley™ is continuing to strengthen its leadership across Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and as part of an overall initiative, the company welcomes industry veteran Colin Hay as its new Vice President for the Northern EMEA region.
December 7, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., December 07, 2011 — With a sharp focus on strengthening its global order management, fulfillment operations, and customer support while improving its companywide operations, Grass Valley™ has announced the appointment of Gale England to the new position of Senior Vice President, Global Operations & Quality. As a highly experienced expert on corporate transformations, England has built an impressive track record of streamlining business practices at technology industry companies and positioning them for long-term growth. England will report to Grass Valley President and CEO Alain Andreoli.
November 11, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 11, 2011 — At the 2011 International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE), Grass Valley™ will highlight its latest high-definition (HD) tools and technologies for streamlining file-based workflows to save time and effort. This year's InterBEE will be held November 16-18, at the Makuhari Messe International Conference Complex in Chiba City, near Tokyo, Japan.
November 8, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 8, 2011 — Grass Valley™ is bringing its latest products and technical strategies to the NATEXPO convention (Moscow, November 23-25, 2011). The demonstrations will show how broadcasters can build uncompromised, file-based solutions cost-effectively, while adding new creative capabilities that deliver commercial success.
November 8, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 08, 2011 — Immediately following the grand opening of its new offices in Singapore, Grass Valley will hold a number of Live Production Seminars in its new offices to introduce the Asia Pacific region to the company's latest solutions and technologies.
November 3, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 03, 2011 — At the upcoming 2011 Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), Grass Valley™ will demonstrate its latest file-based workflow solutions and multiformat high-definition (HD) production tools that, when combined or used separately, can help attendees work smarter and more cost-effectively. This year's conference will be held November 9-11 at the Dallas Convention Center, in Dallas Texas.
November 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 2, 2011 — At the 2011 Streaming Media West Show, Grass Valley™ will highlight a number of new IT-centric tools and systems that provide a tight link between traditional television production and streaming media delivery. The show, which is held November 8-9, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, in Los Angeles, Calif., will provide attendees with a hands-on look at Grass Valley's vision for an integrated workflow that distributes content to multiple platforms in the fastest and most cost-effective way possible.
November 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 2, 2011 — After its successful launch at IBC, the new Grass Valley™ Karrera™ Video Production Center switcher will be introduced to the Asian market, as part of a series of educational seminars taking place in November.
November 2, 2011
Singapore, November 02, 2011 — Grass Valley™, the premier video technology solutions company, today announced the grand opening of its new Asia Pacific headquarters in UE Square, Singapore. The new premises which include regional support competency centre, as well as engineering and training facilities, which will better serve the company's local customers, further boosting business development in this fast growing market.
October 27, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., October 27, 2011 — Grass Valley™ continues to expand its worldwide 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 the use of Grass Valley EDIUS® craft editing software.
October 19, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. October 19, 2011 — Grass Valley™ will demonstrate its latest file-based workflow tools at the upcoming Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2011 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. The two-day event will be held on October 25-27 in Los Angeles, Calif.
October 19, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., October 19, 2011 — At the 2011 Caper exhibition in Buenos Aires, Argentina (October 26-28), Grass Valley™ technologies will be exhibited and demonstrated by local premiere sales channel companies looking to give customers the fastest and most cost-effective, file-based professional video production solutions on the market today. This year's conference is one of the largest ever, with nearly 90 exhibitors.
October 7, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., October 07, 2011 — At the SPORTELMonaco 2011 conference, to be held on October 10-13 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Grass Valley™ will demonstrate to attendees how they can cost-effectively deploy intuitive, file-based workflows to help produce a wide variety of live sporting events in various high-definition resolutions as well as 3D.
September 14, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 14, 2011 — The editors and awards committees of three of the most influential trade publications that cover the broadcast and video production industries have recognized the Grass Valley™ Karrera™ Video Production Center as one of the best new technology introductions at the IBC 2011 international trade show. Broadcast Engineering World Magazine gave the Karrera its coveted "Pick Hit" award while TV Technology Europe Magazine recognized the Karrera with its "STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient)" award.
September 13, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 13, 2011 — At a gala dinner at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam, the Grass Valley™ MediaFUSE™ automated content repurposing and multi- distribution system was recognized with a ConnectedWorld.TV Award, as an outstanding new production tool that takes advantage of Internet connectivity. The innovative Internet Protocol (IP)-based video delivery system won in the category of "Production Tools".
August 16, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., August 16, 2011 — Grass Valley™ will exhibit its latest technologies and systems that help streamline file-based production and post workflows for attendees of the 2011 BIRTV Conference, to be held August 24-27, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China. This includes the company's most advanced multiformat high-definition cameras, production switchers, editing software, servers, master control, routers, and resource management and content repurposing platforms.
August 11, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., August 11, 2011 — With key new products and technologies for sports, entertainment and production, news, playout, and delivery, Grass Valley™ is set to redefine the state of the art at IBC2011.
August 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., August 02, 2011 — LYON Video, the Columbus, OH-based mobile production company, supplied its latest high-definition truck (Lyon 12), complete with Grass Valley™ HD production equipment, and a "B" unit to cover the 2011 ESPN RISE Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
August 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., August 02, 2011 — At the upcoming 2011 Broadcast & Cable Show in Brazil, Grass Valley™, the Premier Video Technology Solutions Company (Booth# D16/E2), will demonstrate the IT-centric benefits of a file-based workflow across the majority of its multiformat-capable product lines.
July 26, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., July 26, 2011 — Continuing to expand its senior management team with top-level talent, Grass Valley™ is pleased to announce that Alan Wright, a well-connected and successful industry veteran, will lead the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region as Senior Vice President. Wright will be based in the UK.
July 11, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., July 11, 2011 — The SMPTE Australia 2011 Conference and Exhibition, will feature a comprehensive variety of industry experts and new technology presentations that look to help broadcasters do their job faster and more efficiently. The Australia Section of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) will host the popular conference July 19-22 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, in Darling Harbour.
July 5, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., July 5, 2011 — Grass Valley™ continues to strengthen its sales and service channels throughout the world by adding highly experienced executives with the knowledge and expertise necessary to better serve the needs of its customers in their local markets.
June 28, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June 28, 2011 — The latest version of EDIUS® (6.0) HD nonlinear editing software from Grass Valley™ was used extensively to cut the feature-length documentary "The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around," which won a Gold Remi award at the 44th Annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival in March. The prestigious Remi Award is named after famed sculptor Frederick Remington and was given to Tobe Carey, producer/director at Willow Mixed Media, a not-for-profit arts group located near Woodstock, NY, and the man chiefly responsible for the project.
June 21, 2011
Singapore (Broadcast ASIA—Booth # 4L3-07) June, 21, 2011 — Grass Valley™ today announced the latest update to the popular nonlinear video editing software EDIUS® 6. The update (version 6.03), distributed free of charge to registered version 6.xx users, brings new video file formats and hardware-assisted H.264 encoding, as well as support for Grass Valley's EDIUS NX, SP and HD legacy hardware.
June 21, 2011
Singapore (Broadcast ASIA — Booth # 4L3-07) June 21, 2011 — Grass Valley™ today announced the Simul Capture Option for the company's EDIUS 6® nonlinear editing system. The Simul Capture Option allows users to ingest live video on one EDIUS client while they simultaneously begin to edit it on a different EDIUS client—perfect for live productions
June 14, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June 14, 2011 (Broadcast Asia — Booth #4L3-07) — Streamlining workflows and the efficient repurposing and multi-platform distribution of content will be the main focus of the Grass Valley™ exhibit at this year's Broadcast & Communications Asia 2011 conference, to be held June 21-24 at the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore. Grass Valley will show users how they can implement file-based production processes and also how they can produce and distribute content quickly and efficiently with the same or fewer resources.
June 13, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June 13, 2011 — Keep the Sierra Green (KSG) is a voluntary green business program in northern California that provides a forum in which local businesses can promote their sustainable practices. This year, KSG has publicly recognized Grass Valley™ for its commitment to eco-friendly practices while increasing awareness in the communities it's located in.
June 8, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June, 8, 2011 — Continuing to reinforce its regional Sales, Marketing, and Professional Services teams around the world, Grass Valley™ today announced the addition of three new industry veterans to support customers throughout the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions. All bring a wealth of knowledge, strong business development skills, and local management experience to the team.
June 7, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June 7, 2011 — As has been the case for many years, veteran production companies Game Creek Video and NEP Supershooters will share duties in covering the 2011 NBA Finals series for ABC Sports and ESPN HD. Also, as in years past, they'll both be using Grass Valley™ high-definition (HD) production switchers on board their respective production trucks to manage the live 720p HD telecasts and bring the fast-paced action home to viewers.
June 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June 2, 2011, (InfoComm 2011—Booth#1062) — Several of the latest technologies and systems from Grass Valley™ that solve complex A/V production and presentation problems in a highly efficient and cost-effective way will be on display during the InfoComm 2011 conference, scheduled for June 11-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
May 16, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., May 16, 2011 — At least two billion people worldwide watched the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on Friday, April 29 — with the most important pictures relying on Grass Valley™ production switchers, all of which performed beautifully and flawlessly.
April 28, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., April 28, 2011 — At this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, the latest version of the Grass Valley™ MediaFUSE™ Content Repurposing and Multi-Distribution System, a hardware and software platform that facilitates faster turn-around time for getting content to the Web and mobile devices for on-demand delivery, was recognized by Broadcast Engineering magazine with its coveted "Pick Hit" award.
March 29, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., March 29, 2011 — Looking to strengthen its service leadership around the world, Grass Valley™ has appointed broadcast industry veteran Charles Cataldo to the newly created position of Vice President of Global Solutions. Cataldo brings extensive knowledge and experience in developing and implementing media-centric solutions for Fortune 500 companies.
March 14, 2011
San Francisco, California, March 14, 2011 — Minute to Win It, the hit game show first seen on NBC, is even better in Dutch—thanks to great slow-motion replays using the Grass Valley™ LDK 8300 Super SloMo camera. Netherlands broadcaster RTL added the "PowerCam" to the production, with a handheld LDK 8300, to get audiences even closer to the action.
March 10, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., March 10, 2011 — Grass Valley™ is pleased to announce that Protea Electronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Protea Technology Group, a leading supplier/systems integrator to the broadcast, multimedia, telco, and digital automation industries in South Africa, has joined the growing network of authorized resellers handling Grass Valley equipment and systems around the world.
March 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., March 2, 2011 — High-definition technology from Grass Valley™ once again played a starring role in the live broadcast and the numerous complementary activities surrounding the 83rd Academy Awards® telecast on February 27 on the ABC Television Network in the US. In fact, Grass Valley has supported the Oscar® ceremonies every year for the past several years.
February 9, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., February, 09, 2011 – Grass Valley™ has confirmed its participation in an educational workshop hosted by the local Sacramento, Calif. Chapter (#43) of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) on February 12, 2011 at the facilities of KVIE, the local PBS member station located at 2030 W. El Camino Avenue, Sacramento.
February 7, 2011
San Francisco, California, February 07, 2011 — Live HD production, high-quality AV solutions, and 3D will be the highlights from Grass Valley™ at this year's CABSAT exhibition in Dubai on February 8-10, 2011 in Sheikh Saeed Hall at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. Visitors will get hands-on time with many of Grass Valley's leading products and solutions. Grass Valley is located on stand S3-C42.
February 3, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., February 03, 2011 — This year's NFL® Super Bowl® XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 6, by the FOX Broadcasting Company in the 720p high-definition format for the US market. The latest HD production technology from Grass Valley™ will be there to catch all of the action, as it has for the past several years, on board mobile production trucks from Game Creek (Hudson, N.H.) and NEP Supershooters (Pittsburgh, Penn.).
January 26, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., January 26, 2011 — Grass Valley™ is pleased to announce the addition of Aengus Linehan, a veteran of the IT and communications services industry, as Senior Vice President of the company's Global Services business unit. Linehan will be responsible for all aspects of the Grass Valley Professional Services and Customer Service business worldwide. This strategic hire was announced by Grass Valley President and CEO Alain Andreoli.
January 24, 2011
San Francisco, California/Tokyo, Japan, January 24, 2011 — Intel provided a technological preview of the Grass Valley™ EDIUS® 6 nonlinear editing (NLE) software, at the Intel Forum 2011 held in Japan, on January 18, 2011. At the Tokyo press conference, Intel highlighted its newly announced 2nd Generation Intel Core processor, embedded with Intel Quick Sync Video technology.
January 17, 2011
San Francisco, California, January 17, 2011 — Following its acquisition by Francisco Partners, Grass Valley has announced a new executive team which will be headquartered in San Francisco, California. Leading the team as President and CEO will be Alain Andreoli.
January 3, 2011
Nevada City, Calif., January 3, 2011 — Grass Valley™ is pleased to announce that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused investment company, has completed the closing process with Technicolor and finalized the acquisition of the Grass Valley Broadcast & Professional business. As of January 1, 2011 Grass Valley began doing business as an independent company, under the trade name "Grass Valley".