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Raycom Media Standardizes on Grass Valley EDIUS as Nonlinear Editing System of Choice

Over 900 seats to be installed for 52 stations in 36 markets throughout the US

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.

The main considerations for selecting EDIUS Pro 6.5 was the software's loudness metering, its ability to handle closed captioning, the USB dongle-free software licensing solution, and the ability to deploy EDIUS Pro 6.5 across the entire enterprise, including desktops and laptop field editors. By using Grass Valley's EDIUS, Raycom will be one step closer to simplifying the way their content is produced and delivered across multiple platforms.

"All of our stations have been using EDIUS 5.5 for a while and love it," said David Folsom, Vice President and CTO for Raycom Media. "The release of EDIUS Pro 6.5 gave us the perfect opportunity to not only standardize our NLE systems across our organization, but to also address specific production needs. The fact that we have the same editing ability in all of our stations and our journalists' laptops makes our workflows much more efficient."

The rollout will begin with Raycom bench testing at each station for verification.

"When getting a story to air fast can mean the difference between being a market leader or being a market follower, EDIUS delivers," said Tim Thorsteinson, President and CEO of Grass Valley. "With real-time editing, nothing comes close to the performance of EDIUS. And now, the entire Raycom organization will be able to benefit from the power of EDIUS and the business practicality of standardizing on a single editing platform."

EDIUS is software-upgradable between versions (Neo, Express, Pro, and Elite), so that users can have the exact functionality and constant performance they require.

Grass Valley will be exhibiting at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas from April 8-11, 2013, in the South Hall lower level, booth SL206.

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