Grass Valley Technology at the Center of Trinity Broadcasting Network's Migration to HD Operations
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.
The multi-million dollar project includes 14 LDK 3000 multi-format HD cameras, a Grass Valley Kayenne™ 3.5 M/E Video Production Center (serving two control rooms in a multi-suite configuration), a 16-channel Grass Valley K2 Summit™ storage area network (SAN) with Grass Valley K2 Dyno™ Production Assistant workstations, and a significant HD expansion of an existing Grass Valley Trinix™ digital video router under Grass Valley Jupiter™ control. Most notable is TBN's migration to a file-based workflow, which relies heavily on the K2 production server.
"When we decided to go ahead and upgrade our operations to full HD, we wanted a well integrated solution," said Paul Crouch, Jr., Chief of Staff at TBN. "We were delighted to be able to simply upgrade our existing Trinix router and now have broader control over our signals and can handle any HD signal we receive. We selected Grass Valley for their technology, reliability, and scalability."
The two Grass Valley resellers, TV Magic and Key Code Media, have been contracted to design and install the HD upgrades at TBN's headquarters in Tustin, Calif., as well as the new iTBN media center. TV Magic's headquarters is located in San Diego and Key Code Media is based in Los Angeles.
"This is a significant project and we are honored to be a key part of it," said Jeff Rosica, Executive Vice President at Grass Valley. "TBN is building a facility that will allow them to grow and innovate in the future."
TBN is the world's largest religious network and America's most watched faith channel. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., it also operates studio facilities in Irving, Tex., Hendersonville, Tenn., Gadsden, Ala., Decatur, Ga., Miami, Fla., Tulsa, Okla., Orlando, Fla., and New York City.
With a rich history serving the broadcast and professional video industries, the Grass Valley name is synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. With a full range of products and services supporting many of the world's most high-profile television events, Grass Valley offers the most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and cost-effective digital technologies and systems available. Customers deploying Grass Valley solutions include most of the world's leading broadcast and teleproduction facilities, independent video professionals, as well as emerging content creators and distributors providing broadband, telecommunications, and transmission services. When you're watching news, sports, or entertainment programming, whether on a TV, the Web, or a mobile phone, you're watching Grass Valley at work.
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