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Turkey's Digiturk Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with Grass Valley Solutions

Turkish pay TV operator selects range of audio and video switchers and control systems for improved flexibility, efficiency, and usability

Hillsboro, Ore., March 11, 2014 — Turkish satellite television provider Digiturk will be expanding its broadcast facility and improving its current infrastructure with the addition of a new Grass Valley® Trinix® NXT 192x192 Digital Video Routing Switcher, a new Apex Plus 384x384 Digital Audio Routing Switcher, a Maestro™ Scalable Master Control system, and a Jupiter™ Routing Switcher Control, to quickly and efficiently deliver programming to its satellite platform.

The new broadcast infrastructure will enable Digiturk to further enhance the performance of its on-air programming while consolidating its current broadcast infrastructure, while allow for increased control and creative freedom for its broadcasts. The Apex Plus and Trinix routing switchers offer field-proven performance, scalability, and reliability that provides solid investment protection now and into the future.

"We have been a Grass Valley customer for many years and have been highly satisfied with the performance and reliability of their products, so it was an obvious choice for us to select Grass Valley for our facility upgrade," said Umut AKINCI, Head of Broadcast Systems Department, Digiturk. "We knew that we could expect more of the same high-quality results from Grass Valley. The support we've received, along with the flexibility of our new solutions, have been a great asset to us. This upgrade is a solid investment in our future, and we look forward to working with Grass Valley in the long-term."

In order to meet the needs of today's changing television landscape, Grass Valley's portfolio offers flexible, scalable solutions that simplify and enhance content production and distribution. The Trinix NXT offers industry-leading low-power consumption and an efficient cooling system for uncompromised signal performance. The Apex Plus addresses routing switcher requirements for large scale broadcast infrastructures that need to support different digital audio formats and sampling rates. Designed with full support in mind, Digiturk's newly installed Trinix and Apex Plus routing switchers are supported by Grass Valley's Jupiter and Maestro control system solutions.

"We are thrilled to offer Digiturk the support it needs to continue delivering high-quality programming to its audiences," commented Said Bacho, Senior Vice President EMEA, Grass Valley. "Throughout the years, we have learned that a combination of an innovative and reliable product offering with a strong support system and quick and easy up-time is the key to keeping our customers happy. As we continue to develop our product lines to be feature-rich and format friendly, we can help our customers stay ahead of the competition, operate at the highest efficiencies, and most importantly, prepare them for the multiscreen, multiplatform future."


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