Recent Press Releases
September 1, 2015
MONTREAL, September 1, 2015 — Broadcasting sports, entertainment, music, and other live events requires powerful, compact solutions that are scalable, flexible and easy to deploy. For TV Skyline, the choice was clear when outfitting its newest OB van. The company considered its previous suppliers and other options on the market, ultimately identifying the solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as the best way to deliver the high-quality broadcasts demanded by its clients.
September 1, 2015
MONTREAL, September 1, 2015 — The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT have unveiled the LiveIP Project, a multi-vendor system integration to showcase IP-based live broadcast production. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is collaborating with the EBU, VRT, and other industry partners to implement a live TV production studio at VRT's premises in Brussels. It uses state-of-the-art IT-centric hardware and software to enable broadcasters to produce programs quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
August 27, 2015
MONTREAL, August 27, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announces the first feature release of the 8.x version of its editing platform, EDIUS, designed for broadcast news, professional editing studios, event videographers and even home users. EDIUS 8.1 continues to focus on video editing performance—allowing users to edit anywhere and get stories to air faster—and enhancing production creativity via improved integration with third-party plugins.
August 26, 2015
MONTREAL, August 26, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is launching version 2.8 of its iTX Integrated Playout Platform at IBC 2015. This release further extends the functionality of iTX by removing yet more devices from the broadcast chain, reducing potential failure points and simplifying operation. Version 2.8 features two major developments—compressed IP input/output and full Softel subtitling/captioning functionality.
August 25, 2015
MONTREAL, August 25, 2015 — News production professionals are under increasing pressure to deliver more content in less time, making that content available on-air, online or via other channels. GV STRATUS News bundles from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, are designed to meet the needs of news professionals with smaller budgets while delivering high functionality, including seamless integration of proxy editing and advanced workflow management.
August 24, 2015
MONTREAL, August 24, 2015 — TV Bahia, a regional broadcaster in Brazil, has partnered with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to bring greater efficiency to its news workflow, effectively reducing the total cost of operations for its newsroom environment. A TV Globo affiliate, TV Bahia has invested in GV STRATUS and K2 Summit 3G Transmission clients to gain a collaborative, evolvable and agile platform with a common user experience across all media production applications.
August 20, 2015
MONTREAL, August 20, 2015 — To support the migration to 4K and IP technology, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate its newest broadcast solutions at BIRTV 2015. Attendees to booth 8A08 will have an opportunity to learn how the adoption of Grass Valley’s LDX camera system and its Glass-to-Glass IP solution leads to a more efficient workflow while producing more valuable content.
August 18, 2015
MONTREAL, August 18, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase a variety of powerful solutions for broadcasters, content owners and service providers in booth 104 at SET Expo, August 23-27, EXPO Center Norte, Pavilão Vermelho in São Paulo, Brazil. This is the first time that professionals from the Latin American market will be able to see demonstrations of some of the products that debuted at NAB earlier in the year. Grass Valley will also show its roadmap to IP for a variety of products in the lineup.
August 11, 2015
MONTREAL, August 11, 2015 — RIC TV, an affiliate of TV Record in Brazil, is expanding its investment in HD production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, with its latest acquisition of LDX 80 series cameras and a Karrera K-Frame S-series switcher. This is the second time in two years that RIC TV has turned to Grass Valley to outfit one of its production studios with a complete HD solution.
August 10, 2015
MONTREAL, August 10, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has reached a new product milestone, selling more than 1,000 NVISION 8500 Enterprise Routers to broadcasters, studios, mobile production and playout facilities globally.
July 28, 2015
MONTREAL, July 28, 2015 — At IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing its full portfolio of broadcast solutions including cameras, switchers, routers, servers, multiviewers, editing software, automation, playout and much more. Grass Valley experts will be on hand to help visitors improve efficiency and tell better stories by leveraging 4K workflows, IP infrastructure and the cloud. The Grass Valley booth is located at Hall 1, Stand D11.
July 7, 2015
MONTREAL, July 7, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announced today that Raycom Media is expanding its use of Grass Valley's EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software for news editing across all 33 of its news-producing markets. A new multi-year support agreement combines support with the ability for Raycom to upgrade its existing licenses, as needed, to deploy productivity-enhancing software improvements.
July 7, 2015
MONTREAL, July 9, 2015 — TV and Radio Company "Start" is a broadcaster of major sporting events in Russia, including football, volleyball, handball, basketball and many others. In order to improve the quality of sports production, TRC "Start" has upgraded its new ОB van with eight Grass Valley LDX Flex cameras and XCU base stations.
June 30, 2015
MONTREAL, July 1, 2015 — To meet the increasing demand for HD and 3G productions, _wige MEDIA AG, a leading German communications company in the sports and automotive industry, has invested in a full suite of live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. This investment will upgrade one of its outside broadcasting (OB) vans from standard to high definition (HD), providing a flexible infrastructure to meet _wige MEDIA AG's needs today, while laying the foundation for a transition to IP in the future.
June 30, 2015
MONTREAL, June 30, 2015 — Star India Ltd., one of the leading broadcasters in India and a wholly owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, Inc., has engaged Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to equip its sports studio at Mumbai with a suite of live production solutions. The new equipment will provide the flexibility and productivity to deliver compelling content across multiple platforms, in less time.
May 27, 2015
MONTREAL, May 27, 2015 — After careful consideration of all the high-end production switchers currently on the market, QVC selected Kayenne K-Frame switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for its broadcast facilities at the company's corporate headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
May 26, 2015
MONTREAL, May 26, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will join more than 600 international exhibitors at Broadcast Asia 2015 to demonstrate its advanced products and solutions for the pro-audio, film and TV industries. Attendees will be at the event June 2—5, 2015, at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore to network, exchange business ideas, gather market information and source the latest broadcast products and solutions. Grass Valley will be located in stand 5B3-01.
May 21, 2015
MONTREAL, May 21, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is launching EDIUS 8, the latest version of its editing platform designed for production and broadcast news. Version 8 features multiple new capabilities, including refreshed GUI, Canon XF-AVC support, a new workflow clip management tool, accelerated 4K H.264 playback and an aggressive development program to introduce many new creative tools over the coming months.
May 14, 2015
MONTREAL, May 14, 2015 — Users of EDIUS Pro and EDIUS Neo software earlier than version 7 have a unique and limited opportunity to step up to version 7 for only $299. This immediate upgrade also includes a free update to EDIUS 8, when it becomes available. The offer is valid from now through June 30, 2015, and applies to any EDIUS Neo user (versions 1 to 3.5) or EDIUS Pro user (versions 1 to 6.5). After June 30, it will no longer be possible to upgrade from any pre-7 version of the software
May 13, 2015
MONTREAL, May 13, 2015 — Students learning or practicing broadcast technology at Santo Tomas Professional Institute in Santiago, Chile, will benefit from two modern, fully equipped studios on campus and will enter the field with experience using the latest solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The two studios feature a full range of state-of-the-art technology and enable the Santo Tomas Professional Institute to become an ASP—Grass Valley Authorized Service Provider—for its students.
April 13, 2015
MONTREAL, April 13, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announced today that a number of industry leaders have committed to the new Grass Valley LDX 86 Universe switchable 4K/extreme-speed HD camera to greatly enhance their storytelling capabilities. Following on the heels of last year's extremely successful 6X extreme-speed camera introduction, the LDX 86 Universe allows either 6X HD acquisition or 4K acquisition from the same camera, and is also available as an upgrade to existing LDX 86 XtremeSpeed cameras.
April 13, 2015
MONTREAL, April 13, 2015 — Dorna Sports, a leading international sports management, marketing, and media company, has renewed its contract with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for an additional four years due to the flexibility and future expansion capabilities Grass Valley technology offers.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today introduces a new camera for broadcasters seeking a cost-effective alternative to the LDX series. The Focus 70 Live camera represents a new entry level into the Grass Valley camera line, with high-quality image performance for less demanding applications.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has selected one of broadcasting's largest stages, the 2015 NAB Show, to announce the launch of its LDX 4K/6X HD switchable camera, the LDX 86 Universe, in tandem with the K2 Dyno Universe Replay System. This first-of-its-kind system brings 4K and extreme-speed storytelling into the mainstream, enabling any camera or replay position to be set up for regular HD, 4K or extreme-speed acquisition/replay and requiring no additional positions or equipment in order to achieve this flexibility.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified American television broadcasting companies, has selected the iTX integrated playout platform, GV STRATUS Playout and a host of infrastructure solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to transform its playout operation for future growth and efficiency.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Cisco are collaborating on broadcast's new IP future with a live demonstration of Grass Valley's remote IP production workflow, leveraging SMPTE 2022-6, at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — For customers who have yet to begin the process or those further along in the migration to IP infrastructure, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, offers an approach to adopting IP technology that fits the unique needs of every broadcaster. At the 2015 NAB Show, Grass Valley will introduce its Glass-to-Glass IP solution, which enables customers to harness the power of IP to make their workflows incredibly agile and flexible while using SDN (software-defined network) and COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) switches in a familiar, broadcast-centric control environment.
April 12, 2015
MONTREAL, April 12, 2015 — For more than half a century, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been leading customers through the changes that mark the evolutionary cycles of the broadcast industry. This year, at the 2015 NAB Show, Grass Valley will demonstrate its latest advances in 4K production workflows for better storytelling, replay solutions for more flexible coverage of live events, and IP-based infrastructure for more robust file management and transfer, along with cloud technologies for improved operational efficiency and much more.
April 10, 2015
MONTREAL, April 10, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has furnished LeSEA Broadcasting Network with a suite of advanced live production technology for its new HD production truck. LeSEA's new HD truck will be utilizing Grass Valley's Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center, LDX WorldCam cameras with XCU WorldCam base stations, NVISION 8500 hybrid routers and Kaleido multiviewers.
April 10, 2015
MONTREAL, April 10, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the latest iTX Integrated Playout Platform version 2.6 with its new game-changing broadcast engine. This new broadcast engine delivers simulcast for greater scalability; is better adapted for live content with the most complete real-time processing algorithms; and provides enhanced automation of ingest for streamlined workflows, while lowering the cost of running television channels.
April 10, 2015
MONTREAL, April 10, 2015 — One of the most significant opportunities for growth in the broadcast industry is the delivery of content across more platforms in more formats with increased efficiency. At the 2015 NAB Show, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will preview exciting capabilities based on the foundation of its new version 2.6 iTX integrated playout engine.
April 7, 2015
MONTREAL, April 7, 2015 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced today the Grass Valley K2 Central TX shared storage solution which provides exceptional performance, supporting 100 Mbps playout on each of up to 20 channels, at a competitive price. K2 Central TX makes it easy to migrate from legacy play-to-air storage and server systems, offering streamlined content delivery from camera to playout.
April 6, 2015
MONTREAL, April 6, 2015 — The requirements for audio and video signal processing and distribution are growing more complex every day. The increasing international reach of many channels is driving the need for more audio processing—transcoding, track shuffling, level adjustments and more. To address these needs, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduces the Densité MAP-3901 embedded audio and metadata processor and the Densité ADX-1901 high-quality, eight-channel analog audio de-embedder for 3G/HD/SD-SDI.
March 26, 2015
MONTREAL, March 26, 2015 — São Paulo-based TV Cultura has been relying on solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide overall operational excellence in its studios for almost a decade. So when the time came to upgrade its cameras, the choice was an easy one. Six new LDX Flex cameras with XCU base stations are coming online to provide improved image quality and flexibility for the future.
March 16, 2015
MONTREAL, March 16, 2015 — At NAB 2015, attendees will have the opportunity to experience emerging technologies and learn how to thrive in an industry where technology and consumer demands are ever-changing. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will discuss the latest technology trends, explore the challenges and benefits broadcasters will face in the future and offer guidance on suitable solutions based on their unique needs.
March 11, 2015
MONTREAL, March 11, 2015 —Sharjah TV, one of the leading broadcasters in the United Arab Emirates, knew that the time had come to make the upgrade from SD to HD. Competition is intense, and the need to stay on the cutting edge means that only the best equipment will do. Sharjah TV explored a number of options from various manufacturers and—based on outstanding quality and performance—chose cameras and switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.