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Portugal's TV Record Europa Moves to File-Based Production with Grass Valley

• TV Record Europa selects GV STRATUS for its studios and control room
• Move to file-based system for increased efficiencies
• Complete end-to-end turnkey system improves production workflow


Hillsboro Ore., September 6, 2013Grass Valley® has announced that TV Record Europa in Portugal, has selected GV STRATUS® for installation in its studios and control room in order to upgrade to a file-based solution for News and live production. On the ground, TV Record Europa is working closely with Grass Valley's local partner, Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA). This win is one of several large GV STRATUS deals that Grass Valley has announced in recent months.

GV STRATUS is the only solution on the market that offers a full set of production workflow tools in one application. It offers end-to-end support for all aspects of News and production delivery in one framework, including ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout. Its unique design means GV STRATUS is extremely easy-to-use and is suitable for a whole host of broadcast and video production environments including studio production, play-to-air and News.

"The move to a file-based production system will allow us to increase cost efficiencies which is good news for a station that is on air at all times throughout the world," said Leandro Maquinez, Head of Operations, TV Record Europa. "We chose Grass Valley and TSA to help us with this transition because of their efforts in understanding our needs together with their expertise in integrating turnkey solutions into News Studios. GV STRATUS is really simple to use which is great for a team like ours with varying levels of technical expertise."

TV Record is one of Brazil's largest networks completing 60 years of continuous broadcasting, currently transmitting its signal to over 150 countries around the globe. TV Record Europa's headquarters is based in Lisbon — Portugal, broadcasting 24/7 in Portuguese across Europe, Africa and Asia. GV STRATUS will efficiently produce workflows for TV Record Europa in its three new studios and its control room. TSA will support TV Record Europa through all phases of the project from planning and implementation to training.

"Broadcasters are continuing to migrate their existing tape-based systems to file-based infrastructures because they are so much less expensive to operate," said Said Bacho, Senior Vice President EMEA, Grass Valley. "Grass Valley solutions like GV STRATUS have been developed to integrate seamlessly into studios and production houses where this shift is taking place. This installation will help TV Record Europa improve its production processes all the way through the chain and we're excited to be working with them on this important initiative."

Grass Valley will be exhibiting at IBC in Amsterdam, Sept 13th — 17th, 2013 on stand #1.D11, Hall 1.

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About Grass Valley

Grass Valley® is changing the way live television is made and delivered. Recognized with 18 Emmy® awards for technology innovation, Grass Valley's product portfolio—from image acquisition to playout—offers a complete end-to-end workflow of flexible, future-proofed solutions which enable broadcasters and content owners to build multiscreen, multiplatform futures. By simplifying and enhancing the way content is produced and distributed, Grass Valley gives customers the freedom they need to be creative in the studio, the field, and the newsroom. Merging optimizations of IT technologies with best-in-breed media systems, Grass Valley's next generation solutions deliver higher quality and greater efficiencies. Customers include world-leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, service providers, government, religious, educational, corporate, and independent video professionals. Grass Valley is headquartered in San Francisco, and maintains local presence across the globe with offices throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.

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