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Times Network Selects Grass Valley Solutions to Enhance MAM and Playout for Its Operations

MONTREAL, May 24, 2017 — Times Network, a leading entertainment and news network in India owned and operated by Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd., has selected GV STRATUS with K2 Summit 3G Transmission Clients connected to a K2 SAN Storage System for video production and content management in entertainment and movie channel applications, as well as the iTX Integrated Playout Platform, iControl Customized End-to-End Facility Monitoring, Kaleido-X multiviewers, Kaleido-MX multiviewers, and Densité 3 Frames to serve as the monitoring and master control system for ingest, live and file-based content across the facility. Together, these solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will enable Times Network to have a more efficient and agile production environment.

Times Network has the highest viewer impressions among all English channels in India. The company prides itself on providing relevant entertainment content to its viewers around the clock on channels that include Movies Now SD, Movies Now HD, Movies Now2 SD, Movies Now2 HD, MN+, Zoom, Romedy Now SD and Romedy Now HD.

"At Times Network, we are committed to delivering the high-quality entertainment content our audiences expect, and the only way to do that is with superior technology in place," said K. Yegneshwara Iyer, vice president and head of technology at Times Network. "With this new solution from Grass Valley, we can take advantage of a seamless work environment that gives us control over the entire spectrum of our content creation and distribution lifecycle, allowing us to quickly turnaround new content production, deliver it first, and across multiple platforms."

Designed for simplicity, efficiency and speed, GV STRATUS is a full set of production tools in one application that helps users better manage entertainment, on-air operations and news production media workflows. With task-driven tools that operate in a variety of environments, GV STRATUS can be specifically tailored for each user's job function, increasing efficiency and enabling more effective collaboration throughout the entire production lifecycle.

iTX is one of the world's most widely deployed, advanced and integrated playout platforms for broadcast television, responsible for more than 20 million hours of television transmitted in the last year. Handling everything from primetime TV to specialized channels, iTX delivers outstanding IP/SDI format flexibility and scalability for future readiness in a flexible multifunction playout platform that includes audio processing and the industry's widest selection of multilevel graphics capabilities.

A highly adaptable television signal and network monitoring system, iControl is ideal for monitoring broadcast facilities, including distributed multichannel operations. With its rich graphical interface, third-party control integration and automated responses, the system enables operators to control multiple channels in an effective manner.

"We are proud to be able to partner with Times Network and to provide them with a solution that will transform their production workflow into an agile and cost-efficient operation with the ability to scale based on future business and production needs," said Somu Patil, vice president of sales for South Asia and ASEAN region, Grass Valley.

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Grass Valley is a trusted partner completely focused on empowering customers to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. In this ever-changing media landscape, content remains the most important element. Many of our customers are faced with the need to create and support new workflows while continuing to operate their legacy workflows, simultaneously broadcasting through traditional channels, Over-The-Top platforms, and Video-On-Demand as well as to tablets, PCs, and mobile devices.

We provide the innovative tools and expertise to help customers improve the efficiency of their operations while telling better stories to attract and keep viewers. With Grass Valley's integrated solutions that enable flexibility, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality and scalability, broadcasters and content creators have what they need to sustain their businesses. Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the broadcast business for nearly 60 years and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. For more information, visit www.belden.com.

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