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Brazil’s TV Canção Nova Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with Grass Valley Solutions

Hillsboro, Ore., November 25, 2013 — Brazil's Canção Nova, a non-profit Catholic Community located in Cachoeira Paulista in the state of São Paulo, is upgrading its broadcast infrastructure with a range of Grass Valley® solutions including five Maestro™ branding and master control systems, five Concerto™ 64x64 routing switchers, five GeckoFlex™ signal processing systems, and six K2 Summit® servers for optimized live event workflows. The system will be live in November and span five locations.

"Grass Valley delivered a competitive solution that provides just what we were looking for in an interoperable and robust system offering a high-level of reliability, said Mauricio Belonio Director of Engineering and Technology, Canção Nova. "Customer service is also very important to us and Grass Valley was the only company to submit a solution meeting all of our technical and operational needs with a single point of contact for technical support."

In addition to the installation at Canção Nova's main headquarters in Cachoeira Paulista, São Paulo, Grass Valley broadcast infrastructure equipment will also be installed at the organization's regional headquarters in Aracaju, Sergipe; Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais; Pinhais, Paraná; and Florianópolis, Santa Catarina to standardize technical operationals.

"Brazil is an important and growing market for Grass Valley, said Rafael Castillo, Senior Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean Region, Grass Valley. By implementing Grass Valley's broadcast infrastructure solutions, TV Canção Nova will have the confidence and peace of mind it needs to deliver optimal coverage to its viewers across Brazil."

TV Canção Nova provides information, culture, education, and spiritual formation through dynamic programming across multiple communication systems including its five TV affiliates, satellite, and the Internet. Having a reliable broadcast infrastructure will help TV Canção Nova deliver high-quality, consistent content to its community of viewers with a streamlined and efficient workflow.


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