Press Release Archive — 2013
May 9, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., May 9, 2013 — In a continual effort to make live production more cost-effective, Grass Valley® is rolling out a K2 Dyno® Replay System leasing program as well as a training tour in several cities across the U.S. and internationally to meet a growing demand by broadcasters and media organizations for a greater pool of trained operators, Super Users, and trainers. The training tour successfully began in Europe, with a first stop in Cologne, Germany held in April. The U.S. leg of the training tour kicks off May 14-16 in San Francisco and will head to Los Angeles and the East Coast before going overseas again.
May 7, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., May 7, 2013 — London-based ES Broadcast has added 10 premium Grass Valley® LDX WorldCam™ cameras to its equipment hire inventory, making it the first rental house to offer the new LDX Series™ cameras. The 10 LDX WorldCam camera systems are based on advanced Xensium-FT CMOS imagers and come with the 3G Transmission Twin base station, which supports 3G/1080p, Triax, and Dark Fiber. To offer maximum flexibility in the camera transmission chain, the LDK 4426 3G Triax Camera to Fiber Converters are also included.
May 1, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., May 1, 2013 — To further strengthen its leadership in the development of multiplatform distribution solutions, Grass Valley® announces, effective immediately, that it has appointed Alex Holtz as Vice President, Digital Media Solutions. With more than 30 years' experience in control room automation, live and on-demand web and mobile multiplatform production, publishing and distribution systems, and camera robotic system solutions for both the broadcast and professional A/V industry, Holtz assumes the role of leading Grass Valley's steadfast commitment to multiplatform distribution.
April 29, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., April 29, 2013 — Yomiuri TV, a major broadcaster in the Kansai region of Japan, has selected Grass Valley® to replace its entire tape-based linear editing workflow, including content management and archive systems, and send to playout, with a new file-based solution.
April 15, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada, April 15, 2013 — Grass Valley® has been awarded a 2013 STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award at NAB Show 2013 in Las Vegas for its GV Director™ Nonlinear Live Production Center. Combining the power of a switcher, multiviewer, graphics, and effects, GV Director brings a dynamic new paradigm to live productions of all genres, with its simplified way of producing and delivering live content.
April 8, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., April 8, 2013 — At NAB 2013, Grass Valley® will launch a new software update for its GV STRATUS® nonlinear production application framework. This update includes a powerful set of new tools which offers increased functionality with a highly configurable user experience. GV STRATUS sets a new standard in facilitating integrated end-to-end nonlinear production. GV STRATUS takes file-based productions to the next level by leveraging the unique combination of Grass Valley user knowledge, engineering excellence, and product portfolio.
April 8, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., April 8, 2013 — Pepsi Center—home to the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), and Colorado Mammoth (NLL)—has selected Grass Valley® to equip its new HD control room with an end-to-end live production solution that includes LDX Series™ cameras, GV STRATUS® nonlinear production tools, a Karrera® video production switcher, K2 Dyno® Replay Systems, K2 Summit® 3G servers, Trinix® and Concerto™ routing switchers, and an assortment of support equipment to feed the arena's center-hung HD LED panel, ribbon boards, and monitors.
April 8, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., April 8, 2013 — Mobile production company LYON Video has deployed 12 Grass Valley® LDX WorldCam™ camera systems for use in its LYON12 mobile production truck, which broadcasts various sporting events for customers including ESPN, SPEED, and FOX Sports Network. In conjunction with an existing fleet of Grass Valley cameras, the new LDX units recently covered the conclusion of regular season play of NCAA men's college basketball on ESPN as well as the 61st annual "12 hours of Sebring" auto endurance race at Sebring (Florida) International Raceway.
March 28, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., March 28, 2013 — Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Dios—the largest and fastest growing church in Guatemala—has selected Grass Valley® Live Production solutions to outfit its new church in order to produce high-quality programs for church members and viewers. Daily, Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Dios airs Latin America's number one rated Christian program on TBN's "Enlace" as well as Daystar's "Casa de Dios" and "Noches de Gloria". The programs are seen throughout the U.S., Central and South America, and parts of Europe.
March 25, 2013
San Francisco Calif., March 25, 2013 — Ultimatte Corporation has purchased a Grass Valley® LDX WorldCam™ with triax adapter and 3G Twin (fiber and triax) base station specifically to demonstrate its new keying and virtual studio technologies, to be unveiled at the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
March 13, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., March 13, 2013 — In order to be closer to its customers and partners in the Middle East, Grass Valley® has moved its regional office to Dubai Media City. The larger office space includes sales and customer support areas, a demonstration room showing the latest Grass Valley solutions— including the state-of-the-art LDX Series™ software upgradable camera, the GV STRATUS® nonlinear production platform, and many other offerings that support live production, news, and playout.
March 12, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., March 12, 2013 — With growing consumer demand for high- definition (HD) content, Studiovision Lebanon looked to Grass Valley®, to provide the latest outside broadcast (OB) solutions for its new state-of-the-art production truck.
March 5, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., March 05, 2013 — Grass Valley® will showcase its latest innovations in Live Production workflows with an end-to-end offering that defines the future of live broadcasting at this year's CABSAT (Hall 5, Stand A5-20) in Dubai. Pivotal in the lineup are the versatile LDX Series™ system cameras, Kayenne® Video Production Center switcher, K2 Dyno® S Replay System, and GV STRATUS® nonlinear production and content management tools.
March 1, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., March 01, 2013 — Grass Valley® today introduced the GV Director™ Integrated Nonlinear Live Production Center. Much more than a switcher, it brings a dynamic new paradigm to live production workflows of all genres, with its simplified way of producing and delivering live content across multiple distribution platforms. GV Director is suitable for all production environments, such as houses of worship, image magnification (IMAG) applications, educational institutes, as well as fixed venues, production studios, and trucks.
March 1, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., March 01, 2013 — Creating maximum business flexibility and operational efficiency, Grass Valley® introduces the XCU WorldCam™ eXchangeable Camera Control Unit. Fully compliant with all Grass Valley 3G Transmission solutions, the XCU™ concept will serve as the core design for all future Grass Valley base stations to simplify the way live content is produced and delivered.
March 1, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., March 01, 2013 — Grass Valley® has added the LDX Flex™ studio camera system as an entry-level offering to its LDX Series™ of upgradable system cameras. The affordable LDX Flex delivers the same high-quality images and performance—and supports the use of the same accessories—as other cameras in the LDX Series for a single production format, but can be upgraded through the entire LDX range: LDX Première™, LDX Elite™, and LDX WorldCam™ as required.
February 28, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., February 28, 2013 — Mediatec Broadcast, an international leader in broadcast production, has chosen Grass Valley® to enable its ongoing expansion in the global live broadcast and events market. Grass Valley will help Mediatec Broadcast standardize and streamline its broadcast acquisition and production workflows to increase productivity across the organization.
February 26, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., February 26, 2013 — Grass Valley® today announced the appointment of Mike Cronk as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Effective immediately, Cronk will have overall responsibility for product roadmap and strategy. Based at the company's office in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA, Cronk brings a wealth of industry experience to the role, and is returning to Grass Valley having spent nearly 20 years with the company between 1989 and 2008.
February 25, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., February 25, 2013 — Grass Valley® will demonstrate, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas (April 8-11, 2013), how Nonlinear Production—a single collaborative platform providing a true create once, publish everywhere environment—delivers greater workflow efficiency by enabling collaboration and work in parallel, while eliminating costly and complicated processes needed to repurpose TV content for multiple platform distribution.
February 21, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., February 21, 2013 — Grass Valley® announces, effective immediately, the appointment of Stephen Wong as Senior Vice President of APAC. With more than 30 years of experience in the television broadcast industry, including a first spell with the Grass Valley Group (1999-2002) and additional senior roles at Thomson, Tektronix, Phillips, Ampex, and Redifussion Television. Wong joins the company to lead Grass Valley's sales activities across all market segments in APAC.
February 21, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., February 21, 2013 — Grass Valley® will showcase the latest trends in end-to-end Live Production workflows at BVE 2013, February 26—28, at the Excel Conference Centre, London. Demonstration highlights include the highly innovative and future-proofed LDX Series™ camera systems.
February 7, 2013
San Franciso, Calif., February 07, 2013 — Grass Valley® announces effective immediately, the appointment of Kyle Luther as Regional Vice President of Sales for the U.S. East Coast and Canada. With a successful track record in the broadcast technology industry, Luther is a natural fit to lead Grass Valley's growth strategy in the region.
February 1, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., February 01, 2013 — As it has for many years, Grass Valley® Live Production solutions will be on hand in and around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. As the most watched sporting event in the U.S., the Super Bowl is the premiere showcase for mobile production companies hired to cover various events for their broadcast clients. This year, broadcasters will rely on NEP, F&F Productions, and Game Creek Video to provide stellar and flawless coverage, and they in turn rely on Grass Valley.
January 30, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., January 30, 2013 — Raycom Media—one of the nation's largest broadcasters—has selected Grass Valley® EDIUS® Pro 6.5 as its nonlinear editing (NLE) system of choice for its News operation. Headquartered in Montgomery, Ala., Raycom will integrate EDIUS Pro 6.5 with the Bitcentral media content management and Panasonic P2 media formats used at the stations it owns and manages. Any Raycom stations using a previous version of EDIUS will be upgraded to EDIUS Pro 6.5, so that all edit seats are standardized across the organization.
January 30, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., January 30, 2013 — Mobile TV Group has selected Grass Valley® to supply the cameras and production switcher for its first triple-feed mobile production truck. To be built by sister company Colorado Studios, 33HDX will feature 11 of the new high-performance LDX Series™ cameras and an 8 M/E Kayenne® Video Production Center switcher with three control surfaces: a 4 stripe Kayenne control panel, a 2 stripe Kayenne control panel, and a 1 M/E KSP soft-panel. Mobile TV Group chose the LDX Première™, an economical high-performance dual-format HD camera optimized for today's demanding broadcast applications.
January 30, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., January 30, 2013 — Grass Valley® announces a new software release for the GV STRATUS® nonlinear production solution. With more than 1,500 seats sold worldwide, GV STRATUS non-linear production solution delivers greater workflow efficiency by enabling users to work collaboratively and accomplish tasks in parallel.
January 28, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., (Broadcast Engineering Society 2013) January 28, 2013 — Following its successful debut at IBC 2012, Grass Valley® will showcase the LDX Series™ of Xensium FT cameras at the BES 2013 exhibition, taking place in New Delhi, India on January 29-31 at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre, Hall 12 A, on stand number 83. Produced by the Broadcast Engineering Society of India (BES), the show is in its 19th year as India's largest and flagship event for the terrestrial and satellite broadcasting industry in India.
January 23, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., January 23, 2013 — As a direct result of the success of the LDX Series™ camera range launched at IBC, Grass Valley® has just finished training a network of skilled engineers to provide first line support across the entire Latin American region.
January 14, 2013
San Francisco, Calif., January 14, 2013 — Grass Valley® today announces the appointment of Tim Thorsteinson as President and CEO, effective immediately. Ideally suited to lead Grass Valley through the next phase of its evolution, Tim has held numerous senior roles in the broadcast technology industry, including the President and CEO of Grass Valley, President of the Broadcast Communications division of Harris Corp., and President and CEO of Leitch. Most recently Tim was President and CEO of Enablence Technologies Inc