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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, 2011Grass 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 13, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. December 13, 2011 — Australia's Nine Network has taken delivery of its third Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ Video Production Center to support a refurbishment of its high-definition (HD) production studio in Sydney. In 2011, Grass Valley engineers completed systems integration of Nine Network's relocated Melbourne studios to a new facility in the Docklands district, providing system design and integration expertise to install a full complement of legacy and new third-party HD production equipment. The Melbourne project included the installation of two 2.5 M/E Kayenne™ systems inside dual HD control rooms.
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 22, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. November 22, 2011 — With each new release, Grass Valley™ EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software continues to get better and better, and more popular with editors the world over. The latest version (6.06), adds significant increases in system performance and valuable new third-party compatibility that make an editor's job faster and more efficient.
November 17, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 17, 2011 — Further strengthening its leadership team in Europe, Grass Valley™ announces the appointment of Christopher Brennan as Vice President for Central and Eastern Europe. Brennan will be based in Germany and reports directly to Alan Wright, Senior Vice President for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, as part of a growing emphasis on solutions and strategic relationships.
November 16, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. November 16, 2011Grass Valley™ has unveiled a powerful 3D toolset for its EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software and has added 3D support for editing peripherals that provides users with a complete stereoscopic 3D postproduction workflow. The STORM™ 3G and STORM 3G Elite editing platforms —are both supported via the EDIUS timeline with stereoscopic 3D I/O through a single 3G SDI source and/or dual 3G SDI signals.
November 15, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 15, 2011 — Televisora Nacional S.A. (TVN), Panama's most popular TV network, has built a new TV facility in Panama City and installed a full complement of Grass Valley™ production and distribution equipment to support the studio's routing and master control operations for its established TVN channel and new TVMax channel.
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 9, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 09, 2011 — Sky Racing, a world leader in bringing multi-venue, multi-channel race broadcasting to millions of viewers in Australia and around the globe, has contracted with Grass Valley™ to design and build three new outside broadcast (OB) vans.
November 8, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., November 8, 2011Grass 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, 2011Grass 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, 2011Grass 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 25, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., October 25, 2011— KOIN-TV, the CBS affiliate serving the Portland, Ore. metropolitan area, has streamlined the production of its local news with the installation of a full complement of Grass Valley™ live news production technologies. The highly rated station recently added K2 ™ media server and shared storage technology to help record and deliver its news and syndicated content.
October 20, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., October 20, 2011Grass Valley™ has announced that, as part of a special competitive upgrade promotion, users of Apple's Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and Avid's Media Composer can now upgrade to EDIUS® 6 nonlinear editing program for just $399. That's 50 percent off the regular price.
October 19, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. October 19, 2011Grass 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
Montreal, Canada, October 19, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries, today announced that it has partnered with broadcast software specialist Quest Research & Development Corp. to offer a solution for displaying viewers’ Twitter messages on-air to boost stations’ audience engagement and sponsorship revenues.
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 18, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., October 18, 2011 — French broadcaster TF1 is using two Grass Valley™ K2 Dyno™ Replay Systems to enable rugby fans to watch live HD replays of the key kicks, conversions, tackles, and tries from the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the largest event in France's 2011 sporting calendar, with more than 10 million viewers expected to tune in.
October 12, 2011
San Francisco, Calif. & Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, October 12, 2011 —Grass Valley™, the premier video technology solutions company, today announced that it has acquired PubliTronic, a privately-held, global provider of multichannel, integrated, automated playout solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
October 12, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., October 12, 2011 —Grass Valley™, the premier video technology solutions company, today announced an extension of the K2 media server family with K2 Edge™, the centerpiece of Grass Valley's overall integrated playout solution. Housed in a compact 1 RU chassis, K2 Edge is a robust and proven Linux-based system with a purpose-built, high availability architecture for mission-critical 24/7 playout applications.
October 11, 2011
Montreal, Canada, October 11, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries, today announced that ITV, the UK’s largest commercial television network, will streamline its distribution chain using highly integrated IT-based content delivery, based on Miranda’s iTX solution.
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.
October 5, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., October 5, 2011 — The Hall of Music Productions at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana, has purchased a full complement of high-definition (HD) live production equipment from Grass Valley™ to cover its men's and women's sports programs for in-stadium, in-arena, and campus-wide distribution.
October 5, 2011
Montreal, Canada, October 5, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries, today announced that its Hybrid routing was used by IMG mediahouse, a unit of IMG worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, to simplify the signal management for its first major World Feed 3DTV broadcast of a Premiership football match, which took place on Sunday September 18, 2011 between Manchester United and Chelsea FC.
September 29, 2011
Montreal, Canada, September 29, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries, today announced that it has won an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its part in the development and standardization of the aspect ratio control technology called Active Format Description (AFD).
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".
September 10, 2011
Amsterdam, Netherlands - IBC 2011, September 10, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries, has launched Enterprise Suite, which streamlines content preparation for broadcast playout and VOD publishing.
September 10, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 10, 2011 — CAMERON | PACE Group, the global leader in 3D technology, and Grass Valley™, the premiere video technology solutions company, have formed a strategic alliance to accelerate the broadcast industry's transformation to 3D stereoscopic production.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — Sky Racing, Australia’s premier multi-channel thoroughbred, harness, and greyhound racing network that televises more than 83,000 races each year to millions of viewers in Australia and internationally, will be installing a new Grass Valley™ STRATUS™ Media Workflow Application Framework.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ is pleased to announce that BTN, based in Chicago, has purchased the company's 300th K2 Dyno™ Replay System, to handle 720p replays during live game telecasts.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ is pleased to announce further workflow integration between the popular EDIUS® 6 nonlinear video editing software and the K2 media server systems, with the release of the updated K2 EDIUS Connect option.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — TVN, a leading commercial broadcaster in Poland, has taken another major step on its transition to high definition production by equipping its two outside broadcast units with Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ XL production switchers. The new switchers are part of a complement of equipment for the trucks, including Grass Valley HD cameras and routers.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — Mobile Television Group (MTVG), a veteran production company based in Denver, Colo. that operates a fleet of more than two-dozen high-definition (HD) mobile production trucks, has unveiled its latest rig complete with a full complement of live production equipment from Grass Valley™. Over the past few years, MTVG has standardized most of its fleet on Grass Valley's multiformat HD technologies.
September 8, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., September 08, 2011 — In a move to improve the way that live production is produced, Grass Valley USA, LLC, the premier video technology solutions company, today announced that Grass Valley Australia Pty Ltd, its affiliate in Australia, has acquired Evolution Pty Ltd., a small, privately-held technology company based in Sydney, Australia that specializes in touchscreen driven live production workflow solutions. Terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — In a move that is sure to be closely watched throughout the region, Swedish national public broadcaster Sveriges Television AB (SVT) has embarked on a comprehensive facility migration plan to deploy a file-based, high-definition (HD) production and distribution infrastructure. This massive, multi-million dollar project, the largest ever undertaken by SVT, will be completed by the end of 2012, with the first phase to be completed in December, 2011.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — Viditech, part of The Facility House Broadcast Partners, a supplier of outside broadcast (OB) services in the Netherlands, has become the first customer of the new Grass Valley™ Trinix™ Multiviewer. A Trinix NXT router that includes the multiviewer will be installed in Viditech's new OBV5 truck, which is due to be operational this month.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — RCN Television (Radio Cadena Nacional), a commercial broadcast network that reaches 97% of the Colombian population through 135 stations, provided stunning slow-motion replays in crystal clear high-definition (HD) resolution (1080i) for this year's 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup soccer tournament in Columbia with K2 Dyno™ Replay Systems from Grass Valley™.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ has been awarded a contract for five LDK 3000 high definition cameras as part of an upgrade of the news studio at LNK, the leading Lithuanian commercial broadcaster. The order was won by Hannu Pro, the Grass Valley distributor in the Baltics, against stiff competition from other vendors which offered low-priced entry level cameras, but failed to match up to the quality and reliability of the LDK 3000.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — Video Equipment Rentals (VER)—a premiere AV/broadcast equipment rental company based in Glendale, Calif., has added a variety of new high-definition cameras and a new video production switcher from Grass Valley™ to its extensive inventory of HD production equipment.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™, the inventors of the modern day production switcher, and a company known for the highest-quality production switchers available today, has leveraged its extensive engineering expertise with the Kayenne™ Video Production Center and Kayak™ switchers, along with its field-proven experience, to introduce a new, lower-cost switcher platform called the Karrera™ Video Production Center – bringing top of the line production capabilities to more applications and more users.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ will show expanded functionality for its Karrera™ Video Production Center switcher (see release: "Grass Valley Unveils Next-Generation Production Switcher Karrera Video Production Center," September 8, 2011) with its Ignite™ Scalable Automated Production System.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ launched a new 3G version of its Concerto™ Series router at NAB2011, and CME ordered one immediately. The new router has been installed at Nova TV Czech in Prague, Czech Republic.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ announced today a new addition to the growing STORM™ line of EDIUS® I/O units. Available in different configurations for notebooks and desktop PCs, the Grass Valley STORM™ Mobile offers a variety of video and audio inputs and outputs for use with EDIUS 6 nonlinear editing software—catering to a broad spectrum of editors ranging from "prosumers" working on personal projects at home to broadcast/professional users editing on location.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — DutchView Multicam, the Netherlands all-inclusive multimedia company, has signed a five-year exclusive vendor contract with Grass Valley™. This contract includes delivery of the latest state-of-the art Grass Valley cameras, switchers, routers, and servers over the five year term of the agreement.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — Multimedios TV and Milenio TV, the third largest network in Mexico, has upgraded its studio and news production operations with a full complement of multiformat, file-based equipment from Grass Valley™. The new systems, being implemented with existing Grass Valley and other third-party technology, are being installed at the network's two production and playout facilities in Monterrey and Mexico City.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 —The biggest logistical challenge that outside broadcast companies face on a daily basis, is camera connectivity in the field: triax or fiber? For a truck to move between covering large-scale events like a golf tournament, which needs fiber to a football match at a stadium pre-wired with triax, would mean having to swap out all the cameras, cables, and base stations, until now. Grass Valley™ unveils a unique system which eliminates the triax/fiber problem, without compromising quality or operational flexibility.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — Belgian-based international outside broadcast services provider Alfacam, has placed a significant order with Grass Valley™ for a unique and flexible solution to enable it to capture live sporting events in crystal-clear HD resolutions and instantly play them out at variable speeds for critical analysis during fast-paced events. The comprehensive order is the largest live HD production systems purchase to date in Europe for Grass Valley.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — At IBC2011, Grass Valley™ will show how easy it is to take any live program and automatically format it for the web and mobile computing devices, complete with the ability to replace advertisements in the live stream, with its turnkey MediaFUSE® Live automated content repurposing & multi-distribution system.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ is launching a new 9" (225 mm) diagonal LCD color viewfinder for its LDK Series of cameras – the LDK 5309/10. Giving the operator a large bright display with supporting functionality, the new 16x10 (16x9 active video with 16x1 on-screen menu) viewfinder will provide access to much of the camera's controls for additional ease of operation.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ has recently won four deals in Switzerland for its LDK 3000 high-definition (HD) cameras. The LDK 3000 camera combines Grass Valley's world class digital image processing with its innovative Xensium™ CMOS sensor, allowing it to deliver significantly higher quality than competing products in its price range.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — South Korea's newest cable TV provider, jTBC, has purchased a full complement of high-definition production and master control technologies from Grass Valley™ for a new file-based production and playout facility in Seoul. The new cable TV provider offers live news, entertainment, sports, and drama programming to subscribers throughout the country.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — Rede Record, Brazil's second-largest television network, is again turning to Grass Valley™ high definition (HD) technology to cover this year's Pan American games in Guadalajara, Mexico (October 14-30), and used a full complement of digital production equipment for its Record TV channel in order to package content captured at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — Brazil's Emissoras Pioneiras de Televisão (EPTV), an affiliate of the TV Globo Network covering the São Paulo State and Minas Gerais State regions, has expanded its live sports and studio production capabilities with the recent purchase of a significant quantity of high-definition production equipment and systems from Grass Valley™. The broadcaster has also entered into a multi-year Service Level Agreement to protect the equipment and ensure continued support.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ is introducing Europe and the world to an innovative new software concept, the STRATUS™ Media Workflow Application Framework. STRATUS streamlines a variety of tasks and processes for media production and management. Through a series of fully integrated, task-specific tools, STRATUS facilitates an efficient workflow across the entire content creation and distribution chain—all from a single, intuitive graphical user interface (GUI).
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — SIS LIVE, the largest outside broadcast contractor in the UK, has placed its first order with Grass Valley™ for five LDK 8300 Super SloMo cameras. Having increased its revenues dramatically over the last three years, SIS LIVE selected the market-leading LDK 8300 over competitive options, to support anticipated growth in sports contracts in the UK during 2012.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — Bert Blümer, a leading rental house for wireless cameras in Germany, has added four additional Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 Elite HD wireless camera systems to its inventory, in order to meet the growing demands from broadcasters and events production companies. This new order brings the total number of Grass Valley wireless cameras in Bert Blümer's inventory to nine.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011Grass Valley™ has signed a comprehensive Service Level Agreement (SLA) with MediaHub Australia Pty Ltd., to manage and service MediaHub's new digital, high-definition multi-client, multi-channel digital play-out facility in Sydney. The highly sophisticated and totally file-based facility, which features Grass Valley technologies and systems for high reliability and efficiency, was officially opened in June 2010 and is a joint venture between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and WIN Television Networks (WIN).
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — The Young Broadcasting station group has upgraded the news departments of eight of its stations to a fully networked, file-based, high-definition (HD) news production and distribution system from Grass Valley™.
September 8, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC — Stand 1.D11), September 08, 2011 — At IBC2011, Grass Valley™ is launching a new version of its Xensium™ CMOS camera, the LDK 3000, adding functionality normally found only on premium system cameras. The new LDK 3000+ includes secondary color correction and new software algorithms to get the very best performance out of lenses, all while the price remains the same.
September 5, 2011
Montreal, Canada, September 5, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries, today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract by NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, to supply routing solutions for its broadcast facilities across the USA.
September 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., September 02, 2011Grass Valley™ announces the upcoming availability of a feature enhancing Service Pack (SP) for the T2™ intelligent Digital Disk Recorder (iDDR). The newly announced Service Pack (T2 SP4) is the 4th in the succession of service packs for the T2 iDDR, and enhances the capabilities of the T2 iDDR with features such as T2-to-T2 transfer capabilities, AVCHD and XDCAM playback support, enhanced AMP protocol support, and many other features that can extend the T2 iDDR's usability at live sporting and live entertainment events.
September 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., September 02, 2011 — IBC will provide European customers with their first chance to get a close-up look at Grass Valley's™ new high-quality, fully integrated multiviewer capability in the family of Trinix™ NXT multi-format digital video routing switchers. Introduced at NAB, the new option supports infrastructures up to 3 Gb/s, while providing up to eight SDI multiviewer monitor outputs per card—including the ability to monitor audio for each source. The Trinix Multiviewer is ideally suited to monitoring within all types of broadcast control rooms, live production and distribution facilities, and mobile trucks.
September 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., September 02, 2011 — In response to customer feedback, Grass Valley™ announces the availability of a free, downloadable Software Development Kit (SDK) as well as a Service Pack for the ADVC G Series. The SDK and Service Pack update offers numerous product enhancements including PC input (60p) to 59.94i or 50i frame rate conversion, as well as allowing for better integration within video workflows for system integrators using the SDK.
September 1, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., September 01 , 2011 — RTS, the national broadcaster in Serbia, was one of the first in the world to appreciate the power of the Grass Valley™ digital news production system, installing its first system in 2003. Over the years, Grass Valley has continued to develop the RTS implementation, and has now integrated an archive system from SGL.
August 30, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., August 30, 2011 —Televisión de Galicia (TVG) has upgraded its primary production studio in Santiago de Compostela, Spain to high-definition (HD) with Grass Valley™ production technologies. As the final phase of a multi-year €1 million (US$ 1.4 million) project, Grass Valley supplied Kayenne™ XL HD production switcher.
August 23, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., August 23, 2011 — Alfacam, operators of one of the largest outside broadcast fleet in Europe, is continuing its global expansion with major sporting contracts in India. As with all of Alfacam's projects, the coverage depends upon Grass Valley™ cameras, including the LDK 8000 Elite and LDK 8300 Live Super Slo-Mo HD cameras.
August 16, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., August 16, 2011Grass 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 9, 2011
Montreal, Canada, August 9, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry, today announced that it will be launching its easy to use, standalone Kaleido-XQUAD quad-split multi-viewer for truck and studio monitoring at IBC (Hall 8, Stand D41).
August 4, 2011
Montreal, Canada, August 4, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by The Switch, the video and fiber switching services business, to supply 3G video routing switchers and centralized control solutions for a 50 city fiber transmission expansion project.
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.
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.
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 21, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., July 21, 2011 — Trend-creating 3D technology and production services firm, CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG), utilized Grass Valley™ switcher technology to create a live line cut (1st pre edit) of the live action filled production of "Glee Live! In Concert!" for Twentieth Century Fox Television and Twentieth Century Fox Film's co-production of the "GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE" scheduled to hit theaters on August 12.
July 19, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., July 19, 2011Grass Valley™ has completed the turnkey installation of a multi-million dollar high definition studio and live sports production system to allow a sports stadium to cover events in house. The new studio gives the Baluan Sholak Sport Palace, in the Kazakhstan former capital of Almaty, unprecedented facilities and the ability to manage its own productions without the need to bring in outside contractors.
July 12, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., July 12, 2011 — Swiss facilities company EVP has ordered a Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ XL switcher control panel with a Kayak™ HD switcher frame for its new mid-sized outside broadcast truck. The 2.5 M/E switcher will be integrated into EVP's 10 camera truck currently under construction, which will be ready to go on the road later this year
July 12, 2011
Montreal, Canada, July 12, 2011 — Award winning New York creative boutique, Northern Lights, has gained increased signal management flexibility across its studios, using Miranda’s NVISION 8144 Hybrid router with integrated audio processing.
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 6, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., July 6, 2011 — America's Catholic Television Network, CatholicTV®, which provides inspirational programming across the United States, is upgrading its studios and operations facility in Watertown, MA to full high-definition (HD) capabilities with new production technologies from Grass Valley™.
July 5, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., July 5, 2011Grass 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 30, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June 30, 2011Grass Valley™ and Dorna Sports have been shortlisted in the highly sought-after IBC2011 Innovation Awards. Recognized for its achievements in the Content Creation Category, the companies were shortlisted out of more than 130 submissions, for its involvement in the live production of the MotoGP World Championship with, Spanish-based production company, Dorna Sports.
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, 2011Grass 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 21, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June 21, 2011 — Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, has awarded Grass Valley™ the 2011 Global Market Share Leadership of the Year Award in the overall video switchers market. The award recognizes Grass Valley as a "best-in-class company" that has distinguished itself in the key technology areas of worldwide growth, innovation and leadership. After a year of extensive best practices research, Frost & Sullivan noted that Grass Valley has recorded the maximum share of the total video switcher sales during 2010 and also is the market leader in the routing switcher space.
June 21, 2011
Singapore (Broadcast ASIA—Booth # 4L3-07) June, 21, 2011Grass 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 16, 2011
Montreal, Canada, June 16, 2011 — Norway’s public broadcaster, NRK, has selected Miranda’s NVISION 8500 Hybrid embedded audio router, along with 10 Kaleido-X16 and three Kaleido-Modular multi-viewers, for its new HD2 production truck.
June 15, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June 15, 2011 — Ideas del Sur Producciones, a premiere video production company with its studio based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has purchased a new Grass Valley™ high-definition (HD) video production switcher and slow-motion replay system to produce a variety of live and pre-taped programs, including the country's highest rated program "Bailando por un Sueño" ("Dancing for a Dream").
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 9, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., June 9, 2011 — In February, German broadcaster ZDF provided the host broadcast facilities for the 2011 World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Immediately before the event, it added a new Grass Valley™ LDK 8300 Live Super SloMo camera paired with a K2 Dyno™ Replay System. ZDF also bought two new Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite wireless cameras systems to add to its outside broadcast inventory.
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 31, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., May 31, 2011 — Huafeng Group of Meteorological Audio & Video Information, located in Beijing China, is now producing on-air TV segments with high-definition (HD) editing systems and playout servers from Grass Valley™. A subsidiary of China Weather Bureau, which provides weather service and information to the public, Huafeng Group went on the air in March, using five EDIUS® laptop editing stations and five K2 Summit™ media servers to edit, record and playout content for 22 TV channels across China.
May 25, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., May 25, 2011 — Veteran production company Corplex, based in Lake Bluff, Ill., has selected a new Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ Video Production Center for a new 53-foot high-definition (HD) and 3D compatible mobile production truck that will hit the road in the fall. The truck will be used to cover sports, news, and corporate and entertainment events throughout the US and Canada.
May 17, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., May 17, 2011 — Working closely with local systems integrator Kapetanovic Sistemi, Grass Valley™ has supplied engineering support and equipment to improve operations at the Zagreb high-definition production and playout facility of Croatia's Arena TV network and Croatia's first HD OB truck, owned and operated by production company Croatel.
May 17, 2011
Montreal, Canada, May 17, 2011 — Slovenia based Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN), the fastest-growing provider of playout and transmission services in Eastern Europe, has added 8 new channels using a new Miranda iTX IT-based automation and playout system.
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.
May 10, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., May 10, 2011 — WJAR, the NBC affiliate serving Providence, RI/New Bedford, MA markets and owned by Media General, has upgraded its standard-definition Grass Valley™ Ignite™ scalable automated production system to full high-definition (HD) capability to produce its local newscasts. The upgrade includes the addition of a third M/E channel to the Ignite system's Grass Valley Kayak™ HD switcher and shows the ROI benefits that Ignite customers receive when migrating from SD to HD production as they preserve their initial system investment.

May 3, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., May 03, 2011 — Always looking for a sharper edge, Pacific Broadcast Pty Ltd., a full service production company in Melbourne, Australia, is catchin’ some waves with eight Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 Elite cameras and a Kayak™ HD video production switcher to capture the action at some of the hottest championship surfing events around the globe.
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.
April 26, 2011
Montreal, Canada, April 26, 2011 — Outside Broadcast specialist, Telegenic, has taken delivery of another NVISION 8500 Hybrid digital video/embedded audio router from Miranda for its new 3D capable outside broadcast truck, called T21.
April 11, 2011
Montreal, Canada, April 11, 2011 — Miranda Technologies has strengthened its fully integrated, IT-based playout solution to address multiple key workflow and quality issues faced by playout facilities. This new playout solution combines the iTX automation and playout with Miranda’s graphics, monitoring and infrastructure systems.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — The Rede Integração network, a TV Globo Network affiliate located in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, has installed a fully networked high-definition (HD) digital news production systems based on Grass Valley™ editing systems and media servers to help its TV Panorama station located in the City of Juiz de Fora to create news content faster and more efficiently. The new Grass Valley news production platform will be fully operational in April.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — Today, Grass Valley™ unveiled the latest version of its MediaFUSE™ (v2.0) Content Re-purposing 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.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011Grass Valley™ is introducing a new, tightly integrated modular software platform that supports every part of the content creation and distribution lifecycle through a common graphical user interface. The new Grass Valley STRATUS™ media workflow application suite leverages a uniquely designed, highly scalable service oriented architecture (SOA) to help all types of program producers and providers streamline their workflows. STRATUS allows producers and managers to make specific tasks fast and easy to perform by virtually any pre-authorized member of their staff.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — Today, Grass Valley™ showcased a number of new features and functionality for its Maestro™ Master Control and Channel Branding system as well as its Concerto™ Series of SD/ HD/3G video routing switchers. The Maestro master control innovation is designed to help broadcasters comply with government regulations regarding the distribution of Emergency Alert System (EAS) messaging while the latter enables customers to upgrade their baseband infrastructures to accommodate higher SDI data rates up to 3 Gb/s.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — Al Kass, the Gulf region's premiere sports broadcaster, is adding to its outside broadcast capabilities with two large outside broadcast trucks being built by Grass Valley™. The two trucks and their support vehicles, together valued at approximately $15 million (€11 million), will give Al Kass the capability to cover larger events in across the region.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011Grass Valley™ has changed the conventional thinking about limiting a production company's flexibility to either triax or fiber with the introduction of its new 3G Transmission system, which converges today's triax and fiber connectivity into a single, powerful, and effective digital transmission solution.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — TC Television Ecuador, the highest rated television network in the country, operates two main TV stations (in Guayaquil and Quito) that provide viewers throughout Ecuador with the latest news and entertainment programming.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — CineVision Top Choice Productions, Ltd. (CTC), one of the premiere broadcast and production equipment rental companies in Hong Kong (with additional locations throughout China), has invested in a full complement of Grass Valley™ high-definition (HD) cameras and production switchers, HD slow-motion systems as well as new upgrades to its existing Kayak™ HD video production switchers to better serve its expanding client base.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011Grass Valley™ has partnered with Irdeto, a global software security and media technology company, to enable broadcasters and other owners of live and pre-recorded content to more easily and efficiently than ever manage and distribute that content to any Internet-connected device.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011Grass Valley™ is bringing the production speed and video clip handling advantages of low-resolution proxies to its cost-effective K2 Summit™ Production Client to make the advantages of proxies more affordable to a wider customer base. Smaller broadcasters and production studios can now enjoy the same workflow benefits of viewing and editing low-resolution proxies of HD content at their desktop without having to invest in a high-bandwidth and expensive infrastructure.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — Hong Kong Cable TV Ltd. (HKC), a provider of subscription TV and Internet services throughout the country, has deployed a shared storage, high-definition (HD) production environment, based on a K2 storage area network (SAN) and an Aurora Production Suite from Grass Valley. The file-based system is part of a careful, multi-million dollar migration at HKC from standard-definition (SD) to HD, which Grass Valley has supported since 2009. With it, HKC has covered the World Cup and Barclays Premier League football matches for the Hong Kong region.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — Magic Media Company (MMC), one of the largest studio facilities businesses in Europe, is converting another of its production studios to high definition with Grass Valley™ technologies. The order includes cameras, production, and routing switchers, and an extension to the K2 Summit™ media server SAN (installed in 2010) used for tapeless production. The order, placed in January 2011, is valued at approximately €700,000 (US$1,016,000).
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — As broadcasters' and other customers' signal processing and distribution needs increase, the Grass Valley™ Trinix™ NXT family of SD/HD/3G digital video routers continues to meet the challenge with a series of new input/output (I/O) boards that add powerful new capabilities to this well-established, highly successful platform. The latest among these new options is two new Trinix Fiber I/O boards, which allow new and existing Trinix users to add optical I/O capability in the same frame with electrical (coax) I/O functionality for added flexibility.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011—Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the largest Christian television network in the US, is updating its operation with high-definition (HD) production technologies from Grass Valley™. The new HD equipment—including HD cameras, production switchers, servers, and routers—will be installed at TBN's broadcast facility located in Tustin, Calif. The HD upgrades are expected to be fully operational this summer.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — Rede Record, Brazil's second-largest television network, continues its commitment to Grass Valley™ technologies with the newly announced upgrade of its Record TV news production facilities in São Paulo, referred to as "Technical Central" to high-definition (HD) production capability. Last fall, the network successfully went on-air with a fully networked Grass Valley Aurora™ HD news editing and production platform as well as new production switchers, and has now returned to purchase new Grass Valley HD production switchers, routers, and signal processing gear.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — The Grass Valley™ highly anticipated new line of conversion tools in its ADVC product range is now available and will begin shipping following NAB 2011. The four new ADVC G-Series converters are self-contained and offer a number of premium features, such as frame synchronization, 3D stereoscopic signal conversion, and true 1080p capability with 3Gb/s SDI at a highly affordable price. The significant performance and low cost of the ADVC G-Series makes today's higher-end 3G and 3D production formats within reach of a wider professional audience.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — Today, Grass Valley™ showcased a number of innovative enhancements to its well-established Jupiter™ and Encore™ router control systems that bring operators of Grass Valley signal distribution systems more flexibility, faster processing, and zero downtime when making configuration changes.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011Grass Valley™ K2 Summit™ media servers are at the heart of a fully redundant storage area network (SAN) being deployed by CTV, Canada's No. 1 television network. The SAN will allow network staff to share HD content both internally and with other CTV stations across the country. The new servers are currently being installed at CTV's downtown facility in Toronto and will be fully operational and on-air in late March.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — At NAB 2011, Grass Valley™ introduced the MEDIAEDGE® LEB Pro H.264 HD live video encoder, the MEDIAEDGE® LEB Express H.264 HD live video encoder, as well as the MEDIAEDGE-SWT4 for Mac video client software for the Apple® Macintosh® computers. These three products complement and expand the Grass Valley MEDIAEDGE 4 family of popular multi-channel, multi-location video distribution solutions, used in retail stores, educational campuses, and religious facilities.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — Looking to get the most flexibility and value out of its existing complement of Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 Elite multi-format cameras, mobile production company LYON Video, based in Columbus, Ohio, has purchased the new Grass Valley 3G Transmission system. This unique camera signal transmission system allows LYON Video to use its truck at virtually any venue in North America—pre-wired or not—and get the camera connectivity they need.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — As part of its modernization program, leading Belgian digital broadcaster BeTV (formerly Canal+ Belgium) has invested in a Grass Valley Trinix™ NXT 512x512 routing switcher to handle all its video, audio, and data communications signal routing within its facility. Having evaluated the extensive selection of routers available in the market, BeTV decided to implement a single central routing system, signing the order in mid-January, following the announcement of Grass Valley's new independent ownership under Francisco Partners.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — The first high-definition television channels in Vietnam will rely on a production and post-production workflow from Grass Valley™, based on the company's servers and editing system solutions. The MXF-based system uses Grass Valley K2 Summit™ and K2 Solo™ media servers with EDIUS® editing workstations integrated with HD Vietnam's (the region's Grass Valley-qualified local systems integrator) traffic and automation software.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — At NAB 2011, Grass Valley™ will demonstrate new operational software for its highly successful K2 Dyno™ Replay System, that provides faster and even more streamlined operations, along with new innovative and powerful live event replay features. This new version of software is available in the same affordable packages as previous versions and current K2 Dyno users can easily upgrade to this new software without changing their current hardware.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — Leading Australian free-to-air television operator, Network Ten, has purchased and installed a new Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ Video Production Center into a new control room at its Melbourne facility. The newly renovated facility went live in January 2011 and incorporates a new Kayenne 3.5 M/E HD Video Production Center with an integrated 2-channel Grass Valley K2 Solo™ ClipStore and server platform for the easy storage, management, and instant recall of hundreds of animated clips.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011Grass Valley™ will introduce a high-quality, fully integrated multiviewer monitoring capability to its family of Trinix™ NXT multi-format digital video routing switchers. The new option supports infrastructures up to 3 Gb/s while providing up to eight SDI multiviewer monitor outputs per card—including the ability to monitor audio for each source. The Trinix multiviewer is ideally suited to monitoring within all types of broadcast control rooms, live production and distribution facilities, and mobile trucks.
April 9, 2011
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 9, 2011 — LMG, a nationwide supplier of video, audio, and lighting support services for live events (headquartered in Orlando, with offices in Dallas, Las Vegas, and onsite at the Orange County [Fla.] Convention Center), has purchased 18 new LDK 3000 high-definition cameras from Grass Valley™ to provide the highest quality and most captivating images for its clients. LMG has also purchased a multi-year Service Level Agreement (SLA) to ensure that its cameras stay up and running 24/7.
April 6, 2011
Montreal, Canada, April 6, 2011 — Miranda Technologies has enhanced its playout offering with its new VOD Publishing solution, which tightly integrates regular linear television playout and on-demand content creation workflows to streamline operations.
April 5, 2011
Montreal, Canada, April 5, 2011 — Miranda Technologies has expanded its range of headend monitoring and signal processing solutions with its new Axino multi-program, IP transport stream loudness control processor.
April 4, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., April 4, 2011 — At NAB 2011, Grass Valley™ will be premiering several innovative technologies that have enabled the development of some exciting new products. The products, to be announced at NAB 2011, will help to redefine the state-of-the art in the performance and function in each of these product segments.
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 24, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., March 24, 2011Grass Valley™ has expanded the features and functionality of its Ignite™ Scalable Automated Production System to give customers more choice in how they want to implement it into their daily production workflow. At NAB2011, Grass Valley will highlight the latest version of Ignite software (v6.1) that, among other things, supports users with existing or future Calrec audio mixing consoles. Current Ignite customers can easily upgrade to version 6.1 to add external audio device control while still realizing all of the operational cost savings and technical benefits enjoyed by the more than 120 facilities worldwide that have already committed their program productions to Ignite.
March 23, 2011
Montreal, Canada, March 23, 2011 — Starz Entertainment has been named as the winner of the Network Automation category in the Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards. Starz is recognised for the successful migration of its entire automation and playback operation to a file-based workflow, using Miranda’s iTX IT-based automated playout.
March 22, 2011
San Francisco, California, March 22, 2011 — Eredivisie Live, the leading football channel in the Netherlands, migrated to high definition for the beginning of the 2010/11 season. Their new playout center uses Grass Valley™ K2 Summit™ media servers, chosen for their flexibility, power, and future-proofing.
March 22, 2011
Montreal, Canada, March 22, 2011 — NAB 2011 Preview
March 16, 2011
San Francisco, California March 16, 2011Grass Valley™ recently released several new K2 media server and K2 storage products that offer users more choice and strengthen the position of the K2 media server series as the file-based platform with the highest and most cost-effective bandwidth availability. With these new features, no other server system on the market can match the Grass Valley K2 servers' bandwidth scalability or capability.
March 14, 2011
San Francisco, California, March 14, 2011Minute 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, 2011Grass 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 8, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., March 08, 2011 — At NAB 2011, Grass Valley™ will introduce the latest software versions for its line of Kayenne™ Video Production Center (v3.0) and Kayak™ (v7.0.4) high-definition switchers. Both new software versions streamline production workflows, making crews more productive by giving the technical director (TD) more control over camera settings, macro editing, and signal routing.
March 3, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., March 03, 2011 — Mediatec, the leading outside broadcast company in Scandinavia, has returned to Grass Valley™ for an additional 22 LDK 8000 Elite high-definition cameras, bringing the total for its fleet to almost 100. This order, placed at the end of 2010, follows a previous order for eight LDK 8000 Elite cameras and two Kayak™ production switchers for two new outside broadcast trucks in September of 2010.
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.
March 1, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., March 1, 2011Grass Valley™ continues to expand its popular K2 Summit™ video server line to address new applications, and bring the powerful, file-based technology to a wider user group. At NAB2011, Grass Valley will highlight a new series of highly affordable models that target a variety of demanding play-to-air and other content distribution applications. The new K2 Summit Transmission Client line is made up of five new models: two shared storage clients that connect to a K2 storage area network (SAN) via iSCSI and three integrated storage servers.
February 22, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., February 22, 2011 — CEV, a Montreal, Québec-based company specializing in the sale, rental, custom design, installation, integration, servicing, and product training of best-in-class products and systems for audio and video production and distribution, has joined the growing network of Grass Valley™ resellers and will now serve as an authorized dealer of Grass Valley broadcast products and systems throughout Canada.
February 22, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., February 22, 2011Grass Valley™ is pleased to announce that Broadcast Systems & Equipment (BSE), a leading supplier/systems integrator to the broadcast, telco, and cable industries in Canada, has joined the growing network of authorized resellers handling Grass Valley equipment and systems around the world.
February 15, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., February 15, 2011 — Media & Communication Systems GmbH Sachsen Anhalt (MCS), a broadcast company for the MDR in Germany, has deployed a multi-channel, shared storage area network (SAN) based on Grass Valley™ K2 Summit™ media servers at MCS' Magdeburg broadcast center. The tapeless SAN, which went on air this month, is being used as a centralized repository for audio and video clips used for postproduction activities, as well as for distributing content directly to air.
February 11, 2011
Montreal, Canada, February 11, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc., the worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for broadcasters and cable/satellite/IPTV operators, today announced that it has completed the first phase of its integration with recently acquired OmniBus Systems, the IT-based automated playout specialist.
February 9, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., February, 09, 2011Grass 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 8, 2011
Montreal, Canada, February 8, 2011 — NAB Preview
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
Montreal, Canada, February 3, 2011 — Croatian satellite service provider, CROATEL, has completed the country’s first HD production facility and the first HD OB truck, using Miranda routers, signal management, multi-viewers and channel branding.
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.).
February 2, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., February 2, 2011 — RaceTech, the leading provider of horseracing pictures in the UK for both domestic and international broadcast, has upgraded its production capability to high-definition (HD) with the purchase of new cameras and video production switchers from Grass Valley™.
January 26, 2011
Montreal, Canada, January 26, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for the broadcast and cable/satellite/IPTV industries, today announced that Luc St-Georges has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. With over 40 percent of Miranda’s employees reporting to him, Mr. St-Georges will assume responsibility of Miranda’s day-to-day operations from order booking to product support.
January 26, 2011
Montreal, Canada, January 26, 2011 — Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) will hold a conference call with financial analysts to present its fourth quarter 2010 results on Thursday February 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM (ET). Media and other interested parties are invited to join the conference call in listen-only mode.
January 26, 2011
San Francisco, Calif., January 26, 2011Grass 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, 2011Grass 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".
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