News Stories: Live Studio and Outside Broadcast Production
February 25, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., February 25, 2014 — FlipTV, the Maryland-based provider of mobile TV productions and technical services, has deployed a K2 Dyno® S Replay System with a K2 Summit® 3G Production Client from Grass Valley® inside its 30-foot outside broadcasting (OB) truck, named Captain. The mobile production truck is used to broadcast various college sports, most recently basketball games at American University in Washington, DC. The truck fills a niche in the market by providing a compact footprint that packs the same high quality punch as its larger truck counterparts, but in a more cost-efficient manner.
February 19, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., February 19, 2014 — The Ohio-based Columbus Crew soccer club today announced it has chosen two LDX Flex™ advanced imaging cameras, a K2 Dyno® S-based Replay System, the GV Director™ Nonlinear Live Production System, EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editing software, and a Concerto™ routing switcher from Grass Valley® to outfit the control room and manage content for its new, state-of-the-art video boards being installed at its home venue, Crew Stadium. Built in 1999, the 20,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific venue built for a professional soccer team in the United States.
January 14, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., January 14, 2014 — For improved production quality and greater reliability on game day, the Colorado Rockies production staff have installed a Grass Valley® K2 Solo® 3G 2-channel media server into the control room at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The compact, standalone server allows staff members to tap into a powerful 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure and high-performance file operations while guaranteeing that on-air channels will never drop a frame of video, which is vital during live sports productions.
December 16, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., December 16, 2013 — NEP, a leading provider of mobile and fixed broadcast facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom, has purchased 26 Grass Valley® K-Frame™ modular video processing engines to be used with Kayenne® and Karrera® Video Production Centers to upgrade more than 30 of its outside broadcasting (OB) trucks across their fleet. NEP will take delivery of the K-Frames over the next three years, through to 2016.
December 12, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., December 12, 2013 — Grass Valley® has supplied Ball State University, located in Muncie, IN, with a live production solution that provides University staff the flexibility and versatility to capture more appealing and creative footage from sporting events held at the school's Scheumann Stadium and Worthen Arena. The solution includes six LDX Flex™ advanced imaging cameras with XCU™ (eXchangeable Control Units) Twin base stations which support fiber as well as triax, and two K2 Dyno® Replay Systems.
December 5, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., December 5, 2013 — TV Technical Center Ostankino, the largest broadcast production company in Eastern Europe, continues its SD to HD upgrade with equipment provided by premiere partner Grass Valley. In 2012, Grass Valley® equipped the broadcaster with 24 LDK 8000 Elite 3G Transmission triax camera systems, 14 LDX Flex™ cameras and four Karrera® Video Production Centers for TTC Ostankino to kick-start its migration to HD.
December 4, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., December 4, 2013 — ESPN has selected Grass Valley® production technologies to equip its new HD Digital Center 2 broadcast facility in Bristol, CT, which is expected to be complete in spring 2014. The deal builds upon the longstanding relationship between ESPN and Grass Valley that spans three decades while strengthening Grass Valley's position as a leader in the sports production market.
November 19, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., November 19, 2013 — PZ-Multimedia AG, a systems integrator and service provider based in Basel, Switzerland, has selected Grass Valley® LDX Première™ advanced imaging cameras to facilitate Basel University's migration from SD to HD production. As part of the successful LDX Series™, LDX Première will enable Basel University to deliver higher quality imaging and performance. Founded over 30 years ago, PZ-Multimedia AG is a family run company with a strong technical background in editing and producing TV spots for regional studios, and systems integration.