Press Release Archive — 2012
December 18, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., December 18, 2012 — Media & Communication Systems GmbH Sachsen Anhalt (MCS), part of MDR in Germany, has ordered seven revolutionary Grass Valley® LDX Première™ camera systems to improve the flexibility and quality at its MDR Magdeburg broadcast center.
December 13, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., December 13, 2012 — Looking for the latest and most flexible technology to equip its new outside broadcast (OB) van in the most cost-effective way, Düsseldorf-based Triofilm TV has selected five LDX Series™ cameras and one LDK 8300 Live Super SloMo camera system from Grass Valley®, as part of its high-definition (HD) live production workflow. The new truck will hit the road Spring 2013 to cover sports and entertainment events.
December 4, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., December 04, 2012 — Grass Valley® has opened a state-of-the-art Solutions Center in its new offices in Boulogne, close to the media center of Paris. The opening is part of the company's strategy of engaging more closely with its customers.
November 20, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., November 20, 2012 — As the need for more flexible, high quality broadcast systems increases, Imagina France, French subsidiary of Media Pro Group, looked to Grass Valley® to acquire the latest in camera system innovation. Imagina France has ordered six Grass Valley LDX Series™ software upgradable cameras, which were recently announced at IBC. The cameras have been installed as part of an upgrade to Imagina France's outside broadcasting (OB) trucks that are dedicated to the French Premier Football league. The cameras will capture the majority of the football matches covered by Imagina France.
November 13, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., November 13, 2012 — Through a series of live interactive demos and technical presentations, Grass Valley® will highlight at the 2012 InterBEE show in Japan how its full array of file-based, cost-effective high-definition (HD) technologies can help broadcasters and professional production companies work smarter, faster, and more efficiently. The 2012 InterBEE is held in Chiba, Japan, on November 14-16, 2012.
October 30, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 30, 2012 — This year's 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants was broadcast live in HD on FOX Sports using the 720p format and a variety of multiformat HD production solutions from Grass Valley®. The company's systemized equipment has been used to cover the MLB World Series for the past decade, and benefits networks and all types of live sports producers with its cost-effective, file-based production workflow that supports all types of productions with the same technology.
October 29, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 29, 2012 — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has honored the Grass Valley® Ignite® automated production system with a 2012 Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award for pioneering the development of event driven control room automation systems for production of live television shows — which encompasses full control of robotic cameras, audio, graphics and video resources.
October 25, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 25, 2012 — Grass Valley® is proud to announce that T.J. Scott, Senior Account Executive for Grass Valley's Central Region/North America, has been elected to join the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Board of Governors as Governor representing the global standardization organization's Southern US Region.
October 23, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 23, 2012 — Grass Valley® will showcase its latest media creation innovations at this year's NATEXPO exhibition, taking place in Moscow on November 6-8 at the International Exhibition Center, Pavilion 75, on Stand A50. The show is produced by the National Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters of Russia (NAT) and is the largest of its kind in Russia. NAT provides an ideal platform for international business development and technology exchange.
October 18, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 18, 2012 — At this year's CAPER 2012 show in Argentina, Grass Valley® will highlight its latest innovations in file-based live (and edited) production and distribution. The company's new high-definition (HD) cameras, editing systems, media servers, and super slow-motion replay systems—all shown as part of a series of fully integrated, hands-on demonstrations— provide users the ability to work in multiple video formats. This makes return on investment fast and easy, while enhancing the user's ability to work with a wider variety of clients.
October 10, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 10, 2012 — Grass Valley® will showcase its latest innovations in sport production at this year's SPORTELMonaco exhibition which is taking place October 15-18 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Also at the show, Grass Valley's Chief Marketing Officer, Graham Sharp, will participate on a panel discussion entitled, 'Broadcast Sport: 2014 Technology Forecast' on the second day, October 16th.
October 9, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 09, 2012 — Television Technical Center "Ostankino", the largest broadcast production company in Eastern Europe, will offer HD capabilities to its broadcast clients and partners, following the upgrade of 11 studios with Grass Valley® camera and switcher solutions. This two-year project, being run by systems integrator OKNO TV in partnership with Grass Valley, includes the installation of 100 LDK 8000 Elite 3G Transmission triax camera systems and 11 Karrera® 3 M/E Video Production Center switchers.
October 3, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 03, 2012 — Continuing its long tradition of serving customers with regional support channels, hyper-local educational forums, and solutions resources, Grass Valley® will host its 14th annual Latin American Technical Seminar on October 11 and 12, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress hotel in Orlando, Florida. Current and potential customers looking for best-in-class solutions that address real-world workflow and business issues are welcome to attend the free seminar.
October 3, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 03, 2012 — As it has done for the past 15+ years, veteran mobile production company NEP Broadcasting, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., successfully brought to viewers the live broadcast of this year's 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards (Sunday, September 23) on ABC. NEP Broadcasting's expanding fleet of state-of-the-art trucks feature a variety of Grass Valley® Video Production Center switchers, some of which were onsite and used extensively by ABC and E! Networks to facilitate the pristine HD coverage of the red carpet ceremonies.
October 2, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 02, 2012 — Independent station owner Griffin Communications, LLC is putting the finishing touches on a brand new, all HD broadcast facility in Tulsa, Okla.—as the home of News On 6, KOTV, the local CBS affiliate and The Tulsa CW, KQCW, the local CW affiliate—and equipping it with several high-definition (HD) cameras, a new HD video production switcher and several of the latest generation of HD media servers from Grass Valley®. Griffin Communications has been a long-time user of Grass Valley solutions in its existing facility, from which it began broadcasting in 1949.
October 1, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., October 01, 2012 — To reinforce its solutions offerings to broadcasters and content producers, and to support further expansion in the Germany (Deutschland), Austria, and Switzerland (Confederatia Helvetica) (DACH) region, Grass Valley® has appointed Michael Zabolitzki as Managing Director for the company's DACH operations.
September 25, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., September 25, 2012 — Grass Valley® announced today that, a newly designed and significantly improved T2™ family of intelligent digital disk recorders (iDDRs) that are ideally suited for live event production, post production, and video-on-demand applications. With increased format support and faster signal processing, the new T2 iDDRs streamline manual processes and automate key capabilities to significantly improve a wide variety of file-based workflows.
September 9, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., September 09, 2012 — Grass Valley® continues to add highly experienced executives to its senior management team to strengthen the company and better serve its customers. In its latest move, the company today announced the appointment of Mike Oldham, as President of the Americas region. Oldham, a 20-year veteran of broadcast technology, software, and Internet industries is a well-known and respected figure in the broadcast industry. He joins Grass Valley from FrontPoint Advisors LLC where he was managing director. Prior to this, he was the CEO of OmniBus Systems, which was acquired by Miranda Technologies. Before OmniBus, Oldham held COO positions with Encoda Systems, Matchlogic, and SafeRent.
September 8, 2012
Amsterdam, September 08, 2012 (IBC2012) — Grass Valley® the premier video technology solutions company, has won a CSI (Cable & Satellite International) Award for its 3G Transmission system. The panel of judges, which consists of industry experts and thought leaders, chose 3G Transmission as the best workflow/asset management/automation solution.
September 7, 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC2012—Stand 1.D11), September 07, 2012 — With the introduction of the new version of the K2 Edge™ Smart Playout Center, Grass Valley® can now provide the whole gamut of delivery and publishing solutions from traditional Master Control through to IT-centric server-based solutions, combining automation, replay, graphics, switching and branding.
September 7, 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC2012—Stand 1.D11), September 07, 2012 — MIRA Mobile Television, a veteran mobile production company based in Wilsonville, Oregon, has converted its M-6 standard-definition production truck to full high-definition (HD) operations, based around multiformat live production technologies from Grass Valley®.
September 7, 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC2012—Stand 1.D11), September 07, 2012 — At IBC 2012, Grass Valley® will show its constant commitment to providing a comprehensive solution for news production with the latest enhancements to the Grass Valley STRATUS™ Media Workflow Application Framework. GV STRATUS provides a uniquely powerful approach to news solutions enabling customers to optimize workflows by combining tasks into a totally integrated user experience.
September 7, 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC2012—Stand 1.D11), September 07, 2012 — Combining business flexibility, operational excellence and outstanding image performance, Grass Valley® today announces the launch of the LDX Series™ of camera systems. The LDX Series — initially consisting of the LDX Première™, LDX Elite™, and LDX WorldCam™ — signifies the next step in image acquisition.
September 7, 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC2012—Stand 1.D11), September 07, 2012 — The Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS), Australia's multicultural public service broadcaster, has purchased a new fully equipped high-definition (HD) Kayenne™ Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley®. The switcher will be used to upgrade its Sydney Production Studio later this year. The switcher will help SBS to produce a wide variety of programs in order to realize the full value of the technology and ensure a fast return on investment.
September 7, 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC2012—Stand 1.D11), September 07, 2012 —Committed to remaining at the forefront of technology Grass Valley® is today announcing four new products to complete the first end-to-end Live Production workflow switchable to any of the current TV formats, up to and including 1080P/60, all integrated into the GV STRATUS™ Media Application Framework for the fast creation of efficient workflows and customized user interfaces.
September 7, 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (IBC2012—Stand 1.D11), September 07, 2012 — F&F Productions, a premiere mobile production company based in Clearwater, Fla., will be expanding the capabilities of its fleet of high-definition (HD) outside broadcast (OB) trucks with the additional purchase of four new Kayenne™ Video Production Center switchers, which will be upgraded to—or installed as—the new Grass Valley 3G-ready Kayenne Video Production Center with the new K-Frame available in Q4. The first of the new Kayenne switchers has already been installed for the NFL football season in the US. The remaining three switchers are scheduled for a staggered installation between December and January. Prior to this order, F&F Productions already had one Kayenne switcher installed.
September 5, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., September 05, 2012 — Grass Valley™, the Premier Video Technology Solutions Company, today announced a partnership agreement with AVIT-Systems A/S, the largest provider of Professional AV and broadcast solutions in Scandinavia.
September 3, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., September 03, 2012 — Grass Valley® is making the unique real-time editing capabilities of its EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software available to a wider audience with the introduction of version 3.5 of EDIUS Neo. Grass Valley EDIUS Neo 3.5 includes the ability to natively work with images shot with Canon DSLR cameras, as well as to stabilize shaky footage and easily edit stereoscopic 3D content—features typically found on more costly editing packages.
August 30, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., August 30, 2012 — Recognizing that customers need to monitor more sources at a single location, Grass Valley™ today introduced the second-generation of its highly popular multiviewer option for the Grass Valley Trinix™ NXT routing switcher.
August 28, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., August 28, 2012 — Leading independent broadcast playout facility ABS Broadcast has designed its ABSolute Delivery Platform transmission service to offer new and innovative services to assist its customers to better monetize their content by leveraging the integrated capabilities of the Grass Valley™ K2 Edge™ automated playout system.
August 21, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., August 21, 2012 (BIRTV, Stand #8A08) — Grass Valley™ the Premier Video Technology Solutions Company, today received two awards at the BIRTV 2012 Show in Beijing, China. Grass Valley secured the awards for Outstanding Post-Production Product with its K2 Summit™ media server and Outstanding Network Application Product for its Grass Valley STRATUS™ media workflow application framework.
August 20, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., August 20, 2012 – With phase one of its transformation complete, Grass Valley™ is now a profitable independent company, with a unified product line, modernized services, efficient supply chain, and a cohesive global administration. The next phase of the strategic plan now focuses on transforming the sales and marketing organization to better serve its growing customer base by creating four new executive roles; three Regional Presidents and a Chief Marketing Officer, all reporting to Alain Andreoli, President and CEO.
August 14, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., August 14, 2012 (SET 2012 Broadcast & Cable, Stand D13/E2) — At the upcoming SET 2012 Broadcast & Cable show in Brazil, Grass Valley™ will demonstrate how acquiring, producing, and distributing all types of high-definition (HD) content with its latest technology solutions can save users time and money, while making their workflows much more efficient.
August 9, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., August 09, 2012 — Utilizing the latest IT and IP technologies, Grass Valley™ is continuing to deliver complete solutions for its customers to develop efficient workflows for live production, news, and multi-platform playout, particularly catering to the need to supply content to the abundance of connected devices available.
August 7, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., August 07, 2012 (BIRTV, Stand #8A08) — Grass Valley™ will exhibit its latest, field-proven solutions for live production, file-based workflows, and integrated playout applications at the 2012 BIRTV Show, August 22-25. The annual conference, the region's largest broadcast and professional video production trade fair, will be held at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing.
August 2, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., August 02, 2012 — Grass Valley™, the Premier Video Technology Solutions Company, today announced that PARTER Capital Group, a major equity investment firm based in Frankfurt, Germany, has purchased the assets and resources of Grass Valley's systems integration team based in Weiterstadt, Germany. The group consists of system engineers and specialists that design and build outside broadcast (OB) vehicles as well as production and broadcast facilities across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
July 24, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., July 24, 2012 — At the Australian Broadcast Exhibition (August 7-9), at Sydney's Manly Pacific Hotel in Manly NSW, Grass Valley™ will give attendees a hands-on look at its latest file-based technologies for live event production and pre-taped studio programs. The product portfolio on display includes the new Grass Valley STRATUS™ Media Workflow Application Framework with the K2 Summit™ 3G clients and K2 SAN, Karrera™ Video Production Center switcher, the K2 Dyno™ Replay System, and the renowned LDK 8000 Elite and cost-effective LDK 3000+ high-definition (HD) cameras.
July 17, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., July 17, 2012 — ERR, the Estonian public broadcaster, will telecast this year's international sporting events with remote coverage from London, as well as its production studio in Estonia's capital of Tallinn, using its own production facilities supplied as a complete package from Grass Valley™. The live production solutions, which include cameras, a production switcher, and production servers, enable ERR to give its audience a front row seat to watch Estonia's athletes with the clarity and production values they expect, whether in SD or HD, including crystal-clear super slow-motion.
July 5, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., July 05, 2012 — Leading Russian satellite broadcaster NTV-PLUS is planning comprehensive coverage of a number of major sporting events from London this summer. To meet its audience's expectations, it has worked with Grass Valley™ to build a complete integrated production infrastructure based on the Grass Valley STRATUS™ Media Workflow Application Framework to control content workflows around server networks and editing facilities.
July 4, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., July 04, 2012 — The captivating live coverage of this year's UEFA football championships, Euro2012 in Ukraine and Poland, was supported by outside broadcast (OB) trucks from across Europe that used more multiformat high-definition (HD) and super slow-motion cameras from Grass Valley™ than any other manufacturer.
June 28, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 28, 2012 — Grass Valley™ has begun shipping the highly anticipated latest version of its EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software. EDIUS Pro 6.5 now includes a comprehensive 3D editing workflow and cross-platform codec support.
June 28, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June, 28, 2012 — Denver-based Colorado Studio is building another new high-definition (HD) production truck for its Mobile Television Group (MTVG), which will feature a full complement of live production technologies from Grass Valley™. The new truck, which will hit the road in mid-June in Phoenix, is among numerous owned by MTVG that are based around Grass Valley technologies.
June 26, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 26, 2012 — MLB Network, the 24/7 cable television home of Major League Baseball, available in approximately 70 million homes, has purchased a new Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ Video Production Center switcher to serve at the heart of a newly upgraded high-definition (HD) video production control room to support its Emmy® Award-winning flagship studio program "MLB Tonight."
June 21, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 21, 2012 — New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), India's premier news network, has converted its entire master control and content distribution infrastructure to full high-definition (HD) operations with the purchase of the latest K2 Summit™ Transmission Server technology from Grass Valley™.
June 19, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 19, 2012 — Māori Television Service (MTS), a leading broadcaster in New Zealand, has replaced its central routing switcher platform with a Grass Valley™ Trinix™ NXT router. The project, which is part of a structured move towards a service oriented architecture and seamless workflows, was completed without any interruption to on-air services at the end of 2011.
June 18, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 18, 2012 — Grass Valley™ is increasing its support of customers in Latin America with the hiring of Jose Calles, as the newest Regional Sales Manager, serving broadcasters and other video professionals located in the southern part of the region. The move helps strengthen the Grass Valley sales organization and expand customer support initiatives in Latin America, where sales have grown significantly in the past year.
June 18, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 18, 2012 — At Broadcast Asia 2012 in Singapore, June 19-22, 2012, Grass Valley™ will showcase its latest suite of solutions to empower media companies with the most advanced workflow operations and playout technologies on the market.
June 7, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 07, 2012 — Video Equipment Rentals (VER®), a premiere equipment rental company with locations throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, has added four additional LDK 8300 Live Super SloMo camera systems from Grass Valley™. This brings to five the number of LDK 8300 systems in VER's inventory. The additional LDK 8300 systems will initially be used to support the live broadcast of the 2012 NBA Finals on ABC Sports/ESPN.
June 7, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 07, 2012 — Grass Valley™ has announced the appointment of Graham Sharp as its new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Sharp will be responsible for the overarching corporate strategy, M&A activity, strategic alliances, and various strategic projects. He will report directly to Alain Andreoli, President and CEO of Grass Valley.
June 6, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 06, 2012 — Technostyle Technologies, an outside broadcast and full service production company based in Moscow, Russia, has added a large, high definition (HD) mobile truck to its fleet for major sports and entertainment events on behalf of key clients such as Channel One Russia. With HD production taking hold in the region, especially with its customers recently upgrading to HD, Technostyle was challenged to not only meet current client needs, but to prepare itself for the future of OB production in the region. For maximum operational flexibility and image quality, Technostyle selected Grass Valley™ for all the key technologies within the unit, including cameras and production switchers.
June 6, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 06, 2012 — TV Center (TVC), a major broadcaster in Russia, has upgraded its main production studios in Moscow for high definition (HD) production. A central part of the system is a new Grass Valley™ Karrera™ Video Production Center 2.5 M/E switcher—the first delivered in Russia to date.
June 5, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June, 05, 2012 — FOX Turkey, one of the country's leading free-to-air general entertainment channel and a regional affiliate of News Corporation, is upgrading its playout infrastructure to the latest signal processing and distribution technologies from Grass Valley™.
June 4, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., June 04, 2012 — Grass Valley™, the Premier Video Technology Solutions Company, today announced the appointment of Laurent Valluy as Vice President of Asia Pacific (APAC) Customer Support & Professional Services.
May 29, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., May 29, 2012 — TV Record, Brazil's second-largest television network, will deploy a complete high-definition (HD) production system from Grass Valley™ on-site in London for live and delayed coverage of the country's athletes competing at the various sporting events this summer in London on its TV Record channel.
May 22, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., May 22, 2012 — At the upcoming InfoComm Convention, scheduled for June 9-15, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Grass Valley™ will exhibit its latest high-definition (HD) video and audio editing, as well as digital video recording and management solutions. The products will be on display in the Starin Marketing booth (#C6023) and are targeted at helping audiovisual (A/V) producers cost-effectively implement streamlined workflows for the creation and presentation of all types of sophisticated multimedia projects and multi-camera live events.
May 17, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., May 17, 2012 — Grass Valley™ announced today that Mustafa Unsal has been appointed country manager for Turkey. With a strong broadcast and IT systems background, Unsal is tasked with providing a strong presence in the country, working with the rapidly developing broadcast and production market to propose and implement IT-enabled solutions.
May 15, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., May 15, 2012 — The Qatari Television Support and Development Committee (TVSDC) has selected Grass Valley™ for a major modernization project for Qatar TV. Grass Valley will be providing a complete master control room solution for the new Broadcast Center in Doha.
May 15, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., May 15, 2012 — Video Broadcast SA, a premiere digital audio and video systems engineering company and equipment reseller for broadcast products in Lima, Peru, is hosting an informative local showcase of the latest Grass Valley™ technologies and systems that were exhibited at the recent 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
May 2, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., May 02, 2012 — To reinforce its solutions offerings to broadcasters and content producers, and to further strengthen its already firm reputation in the Middle East, Grass Valley™ has appointed Hassan Ghoul as Managing Director and Sales Manager for Grass Valley's operations in the Middle East.
April 30, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., April 30, 2012 — Reflecting the growing importance of IT in the broadcast world, Grass Valley™ has brought in a leading IT solutions expert to add to its European capabilities. Arnaud de Lagabbe brings experience in consulting, IT, and media to his new role as sales manager for southern Europe.
April 18, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 17, 2012 — Grass Valley™ has announced a new strategic agreement with China Digital Video (CDV), one of China's leading suppliers of solutions to the broadcasting and professional video industry, for the sale of Grass Valley products and services to its growing list of clients across China
April 16, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention — Booth# SL106) April 16, 2012 — The Editors at Broadcast Engineering magazine have recognized the file-based networked newsroom installation at KWQC, which includes a full complement of digital news production technologies from Grass Valley™, as the winner of its prestigious 2012 "Excellence Awards" in the category of "Newsroom Technology."
April 14, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth # SL106) April 14, 2012 — The First Baptist Church, in Dallas, Tex., has embarked on a major multi-million dollar construction project of its downtown Worship Center and second high-rise building that, when completed, looks to change the very face of the city of Dallas.
April 14, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 14, 2012 — At this year's NAB, highly respected production professional Jonathan Aroesty will introduce Pronology—a new Software as a Service (SaaS) business that makes heavy use of the Grass Valley™ K2 Summit™ media server platform. Aroesty, co-founder of Pronology, has a long and successful history leveraging the power of Grass Valley's media servers in recording and playback solutions for high-profile, event-based productions. He counts TBS's Conan and other live and taped series specials among his clients.
April 14, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth # SL106) April 14, 2012 — Televideo S. A., a premiere production company in Bogota, Colombia, has purchased a wide variety of live production equipment from Grass Valley™ to improve the capabilities of its high-definition (HD) production studio and mobile production trucks. Videoelec S.A., Grass Valley's local distributor, coordinated the deal. Both the studio and the trucks will be operational in April 2012, and ready to cover the Colombian Soccer League Games
April 14, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 14, 2012 — Meeting its clients' need for first-rate production values at an affordable price, Viewpoint Production Services (VPS), a broadcast equipment rental and mobile production services company based in Pittsburgh, PA, has completed the upgrade of its two standard-definition production trucks to full high-definition (HD) capability. The first truck—VPS-38HD—has been equipped with a Grass Valley™ K2 Dyno™ Replay System, with the second truck's K2 Dyno Replay System scheduled for purchase next year. Once installed, VPS will be able to network the two K2 Dyno systems together, along with other servers in the truck, to expand its production capabilities.
April 14, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 14, 2012 — Māori Television, New Zealand's National Indigenous Broadcaster and arguably the largest programme production house in NZ, has upgraded its digital news production facilities to a new Grass Valley™ advanced news production solution allowing journalists, producers, and editors to be more creative while completing projects faster and with improved efficiency.
April 14, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 14, 2012 — MIRA Mobile Television, a premier provider of remote television mobile production facilities, based in Wilsonville, OR, continues to expand its fleet of high-end video production trucks to meet the increasing technical demands of live sports, both college and professional, and entertainment clients across the US and Canada.
April 14, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 14, 2012 — Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in digital media services, has selected Grass Valley™ as one of its technology partners for implementing the company's strategic plan to invest in and rebuild their UK facility to create a new, integrated playout center in central London.
April 14, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 14, 2012 — Manhattan Center, New York City's premiere multimedia and entertainment facility, has upgraded its production capabilities to high-definition (HD) with Grass Valley™ products and technologies. Manhattan Center's interconnection between the world famous Hammerstein Ballroom, The Grand Ballroom, studio 1, and studio 2 is based on a Grass Valley GeckoFlex™ fiber backbone, eliminating the majority of copper tie-lines and enabling the transport of HD throughout the facility.
April 14, 2012
Las Vegas (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) April 14, 2012 — As local television stations across the country continue to seek new business models by implementing cost-effective workflows, they continue to turn to Grass Valley™ for the right solutions. As part of an ongoing trend throughout the industry, small-to-mid-sized stations are increasingly upgrading to a file-based infrastructure built around the Grass Valley Ignite™ fully automated production system, which allows one or two operators to run and entire newscast.
April 10, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., April 10, 2012 — Leading German production company Media Mobil GmbH has selected Grass Valley™ to re-equip its Unit 7 outside broadcast truck ahead of a busy summer schedule of events. The large, fixed axle Unit 7—widely used to cover sports and music events—will feature a Grass Valley 3 M/E Kayenne™ Video Production Center switcher.
April 4, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., April 04, 2012 — Mediatec, one of Europe's most experienced outside broadcast corporations continues to invest in the latest technology, setting itself apart with Grass Valley HD cameras and 3G transmission system.
April 3, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., April 03, 2012 — Ready to roll up its sleeves and get busy in London, Grass Valley™ announced today the availability of its comprehensive QuickFix Service Program to support broadcasters and production teams needing technical assistance for the five days leading up to and for the duration of the upcoming 2012 Summer Games, to be held from July 27 through August 12.
March 29, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., March 29, 2012 — As it has for the past several years, live sports production company F&F Productions, based in Clearwater, Fla. will send two of its most advanced high-definition (HD) production trucks outfitted with Grass Valley™ equipment, to cover the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Final Four Weekend Tournament (March 31-April 1) and National Championship Game (April 2) for CBS Sports, with a third production truck dedicated to ESPN in order to supply the live international feed.
March 27, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., March 27, 2012 — With the goal of improving the overall customer experience, Grass Valley™ has launched a new Authorized Service Provider (ASP) Program that equips Grass Valley's resellers and channel partners with extensive certification training on a variety of Grass Valley products, services, and technologies to improve support in historically underserved regions around the world.
March 6, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., March 06, 2012 — Carburando, the Argentine motor sports broadcaster recently purchased 14 Grass Valley™ LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam high definition cameras with HD triax transmission. The new cameras will be used on Carburando's outside broadcast truck, and form a central part of a bold project to migrate to HD.
March 1, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., March 01, 2012 — Veteran mobile production company LYON Video helped produce the 2012 season opener of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship from St. Paul, Minn. on Jan. 14, with the latest live high-definition (HD) production equipment from Grass Valley™. The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship now moves on to two other countries—The Netherlands and Sweden—before an eventual winner is crowned after the final race in Quebec City, Canada, on March 17.
February 28, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., February 28, 2012 — At NAB 2012, Grass Valley™ is adding to the flexibility of its 3G Camera Transmission system (introduced at NAB 2011) with the LDK 4427 3G Fiber Camera to 3G Triax Converter, allowing users producing programs in resolutions up to 1080p50/60 to send their signals across any type of cable infrastructure. The LDK 4427 performs a 1-to-1 conversion of a 3G fiber camera signal to a 3G triax signal. Ancillary data—such as return video, control, and intercom—are also converted on a 1-to-1 basis, with full access to all transmission diagnostics at any time.
February 28, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., February 28, 2012 — Squarely focused on continuing to exceed the expectations of its customers with enhancements to its current product lines and to preserve customers' investments, Grass Valley™ has added additional functionality to its Trinix™ NXT Multiviewer for SD, HD, and 3G. This powerful multiviewer can be added as an option to all Trinix frames worldwide and any Trinix frame ever sold. The latest enhancements include on-screen mouse and cursor functionality to expand individual tiles to full screen, powerful signal monitoring, status, alarming functions, and the ability to easily import and export configurations for pre-determined screen layouts.
February 27, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., February 27, 2012 — The ABC Television Network once again brought this year's star-studded 84th Academy Awards® telecast into viewers homes live on Sunday, February 26, with high-definition live event production solutions from Grass Valley™—reprising its role as a key technology provider to live telecasts. In fact, Grass Valley has supported the Oscar® ceremonies every year for the past several years.
February 24, 2012
San Francisco, Calif. February 24, 2012 — Due to its advanced codec, multiformat file support and unparalleled speed, the Grass Valley™ EDIUS® high-definition (HD), nonlinear video editing software is quickly becoming one of the dominant solutions among editors working in the digital news and professional video production industries. At NAB 2012 Grass Valley will demonstrate the latest version (EDIUS v.6.5), with a comprehensive 3D editing workflow and native support for raw footage captured with digital cinematography cameras from RED Digital.
February 24, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., February 24, 2012 — At the NAB 2012 Show Grass Valley™ is beefing up its K2 Summit™ media server platform with a host of new features and functionality that make it more flexible than ever, while supporting next-generation, tightly integrated file-based workflows for playout and production applications. Among a long list of new features, there's support for AVCHD and H.264 file playback, as well as proxy encoding that can be both recorded and streamed over a network.
February 24, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., February 24, 2012 — Delivering on the promise it made when the STRATUS™ software architecture framework was announced a year ago, Grass Valley™ continues to add new features and functionality to the platform. The modular design of the STRATUS service oriented architecture (SOA) allows Grass Valley to easily and regularly add new software components to preserve customers' investment and help them leverage and upgrade to the most advanced content creation tools quickly and easily.
February 22, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., February 22, 2012 — Grass Valley™ will demonstrate the breadth of its production solutions at the 2012 CABSAT exhibition scheduled for February 28 to March 1 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (S3-C42). The presentation will focus on new additions to the Grass Valley product range that delivers unrivaled creative power and control at an unprecedented price point. On hand will be solutions fitting the requirements of customers in the sport, live, and news production areas, as well as those in the playout domain.
February 15, 2012
San Francisco, Calif. February 15, 2012 — Grass Valley™ live production technologies were central to the broadcast of this year's 54th Annual Grammy® Awards telecast on Sunday, February 12 (at the Staples Center in Los Angeles), which was produced live in the 1080i high-definition (HD) format by veteran mobile production company NEP Broadcasting for CBS and the E! Entertainment Television channel. NEP Broadcasting, based in Pittsburgh, Penn. has used Grass Valley technologies for many years to bring home all of the musical performances and pageantry of the world renowned Grammys.
February 10, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., February 10, 2012 — Visitors to the 2012 Broadcast Engineering Society (BES) Exhibition on February 11-13 at the Pragati Maidan Convention Center in New Delhi will have the opportunity to see hands-on demonstrations of the latest Grass Valley™ high definition, IT-centric live production equipment and systems. The presentation will include two HD camera models, a live production switcher and servers.
February 10, 2012
San Francisco, Calif. February 10, 2012 — Continuing to strengthen its staff with key hires to support new growth in emerging markets, Grass Valley™ has named Andy Srinivasan as its new Vice President in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
February 3, 2012
San Francisco, Calif. February 03, 2012 — Deployed by the country's largest and most experienced mobile production companies, a wide variety of live production equipment from Grass Valley™ will once again be used for this year's highly anticipated Super Bowl XLVI high-definition telecast—as well as for a number of related programs shot during the week leading up to the big game.
February 2, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., February 02, 2012 — The Grass Valley™ Kayenne™ Video Production Center is now more accessible to broadcasters that require mixing power on a temporary basis for live events, thanks to a deal with Presteigne Charter.
January 24, 2012
San Francisco, Calif. January 24, 2012 — AMS Pictures, a Texas-based, premiere, full-service video production company, has upgraded its production capabilities to full high-definition (HD) production with the purchase of a new Karrera™ Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley™.
January 19, 2012
San Francisco, Calif., January 19, 2012 — Asahi Broadcasting Aomori (ABA), a local All-Nippon News Network facility owned by TV Asahi Corp., and specifically serving the Aomori prefecture of Japan (510,000 households), is completely upgrading its digital news production operations to a high-definition (HD), file-based system from Grass Valley™.
January 5, 2012
San Francisco, Calif. January 05, 2012 — Grass Valley™ (www.grassvalley.com) today announced a new Support Agreement portfolio designed to keep systems running and to help customers plan for their long-term maintenance needs. The new portfolio will be managed by the Grass Valley Global Services division.