Case Studies: Content Management, Playout, and Publishing
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ITV Streamlines Distribution with IT-based Content Delivery Case Study

ITV, the UK's largest commercial television network, will be streamlining its distribution chain using highly integrated IT-based content delivery, based on the iTX solution from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.

ITV's move to an IT-based system will begin with its new Red Button interactive video services, which are due to launch later this year. The new system will offer much greater playout flexibility, enhanced scalability and a lower cost of ownership.

Posted Dec 11 2014 (GVB-1-0259A-EN-CS) File Size: 576.6 KB

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Los Angeles International Airport Case Study

LAWA (Los Angeles World Airports), US


CHALLENGE: Constructing a massive LED architectural component that provides 24/7/365 updates and information to the airport's millions of passengers

Seven Grass Valley K2 Summit transmission servers

BENEFITS: A proven system that consistently manages video and provides a level of redundancy, allowing for 24/7 operations

Posted Dec 08 2014 (GVB-1-0123A-EN-CS) File Size: 625.3 KB

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Creative Technology Group: Getting Creative With T2 At The 2010 Detroit Auto Show Case Study

Creative Technology is an internationally recognized professional audio visual staging services provider with locations in the US, UK, Germany, Dubai, China, and Singapore. They have worked with many of the major automobile manufacturers around the world to help announce new products in the most imaginative way. Along with all of the exotic cars and prototype vehicles on display at the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) convention, held in Detroit, the event is also renown for its sophisticated live multimedia presentations that vie for attendees' attention.

To automatically play back pre-recorded video on large screen displays at the 2010 NAIAS convention at Detroit's Cobo Hall in January, Creative Technology used a unique, file-based digital disk recorder—the T2 intelligent digital disk recorder (iDDR) from Grass Valley® to drive numerous high-definition video screens in support of the recurring live presentations.

Posted Nov 14 2014 (GVB-1-0480A-EN-CS) File Size: 689.4 KB

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Māori Television Improves Productivity With Grass Valley Case Study

When it comes to the production technology it uses, Māori Television understands the value of quality. That's why they selected Grass Valley products and systems for their major facility upgrade solution. Grass Valley's reliability, operational longevity, and adaptability just made good financial sense. With careful planning and expert help from Grass Valley system integration engineers, a comprehensive facility upgrade was designed.

The first phase successfully replaced Māori Television's aging central routing switcher with a new Grass Valley Trinix® NXT without affecting on-air or in-house operational performance. The new technology implementation employed includes a GV STRATUS™ media workflow application framework, a series of K2 Summit® production clients, and multiple seats of EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear editors—all connected to a K2 SAN. Māori Television also uses its two K2 Dyno Replay Systems integrated into the advanced news and general production environment.

Posted Oct 21 2014 (GVB-1-0052A-EN-CS) File Size: 631.1 KB

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Takenaka: The T2 iDDR Takes Center Stage At Live Events Where High-Definition Video Plays A Starring Role Case Study

Takenaka offers a unique brand of event staging—called LiveTechnical—which uses state-of-the-art technology to create mind-blowing visual extravaganzas. The Star Festival 2009, an event co-produced by Takenaka in Osaka, was one of their most spectacular events of the year, perfectly demonstrating their technical and creative prowess in this field. When planning this prestigious event, the LiveTechnical team wanted an exciting stage show enriched by more high-definition imagery than they'd ever used before. They wanted to use video in new and exciting ways.

In addition to providing crystal-clear HD video and rock-solid performance, the solution also had to be easy to use and compatible with the other equipment they were using. Grass Valley T2 fitted the bill perfectly. One of the key features of the T2 iDDR is its intuitive user interface. This meant that VJs at the event had live control over two independent HD playback channels. Compatibility with switchers, professional projectors, and other staging equipment is also no problem, thanks to HD-SDI connectivity.

Posted Sep 26 2014 (GVB-1-0327A-EN-CS) File Size: 1.0 MB

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Viacom International Media Networks Case Study

When Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) needed a reliable playout solution to handle the rapidly expanding channel count at its two main distribution facilities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and London, they chose the Smart Playout Center™—an automated, multichannel, integrated playout system from Grass Valley®.

Posted Feb 26 2013 (SDP-5092M) File Size: 367.5 KB

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SES Platform Services Turnkey Distribution with Grass Valley Integrated Playout Solution Case Study

As an experienced multichannel service provider, SES Platform Services GmbH (formerly ASTRA Platform Services, a division of SES) has built a thriving business helping content owners distribute their programs across Europe. Based on its success in Europe, SES has been expanding its activities worldwide.

SES uses the Nexus integrated playout, Cobalt automation, and PTS scheduling software for many of the playout services it offers: starting from an entry level Playout Basic up to its high-end Playout Pro solution. Grass Valley has taken the Nexus technology and enhanced it with new features in the K2 Edge Integrated Playout System.

Posted Sep 27 2012 (MPS-4010M-2) File Size: 680.2 KB

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ABS Broadcast: London’s ABSolute Delivery Platform Drives Client Revenue Case Study

London-based ABS Broadcast is one of Europe's largest independently owned playout and television facilities companies, supporting more than 50 general interest and niche-specific TV channels that are distributed around the world. This includes a full mix of entertainment, movies, music, drama, documentaries, and live news. To meet this need, ABS used to rely on a technical infrastructure outfitted with five boxes from different vendors. But the logistical demands were beginning to get quite extreme. ABS needed a much more elegant solution in order to serve its clients with the best services possible.

Today, ABS services its clients with one of the world's largest media asset management (MAM) systems and the latest K2 Edge™ integrated media server technology from Grass Valley®. The K2 Edge system provides a full suite of channel branding, audio and video file management and scheduling, commercial insertion, and program playout features in a single box.

Posted Jun 22 2012 (MPS-4011M) File Size: 608.7 KB

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MediaHub Australia: Co-operating to compete Case Study

In Australia, two rival television broadcasters have come together to pool their resources and develop one of the world's most advanced playout centers: MediaHub Australia. ABC and WIN developed the requirements specification of the center, and then turned to the Grass Valley® Systems Group to turn it into a reality.

Located in a western suburb of Sydney, it is a single, very large-scale digital playout facility. It was designed and built from scratch to deliver cost-effective, enhanced delivery services that will meet the challenges of the future by increasing the programming capability and capacity of these two Australian broadcasters.

Posted Oct 26 2011 (RMC-4027M) File Size: 786.2 KB

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Thirteen/WNET: The nation’s largest and most watched public TV station pursues a cost-effective HD path with Grass Valley routing Case Study

Although it began broadcasting HD programming in 2008, Thirteen/WNET, America's most-watched public television station, completed the migration of all of its production operations to HD in January of 2011.

To do this correctly, they had to carefully expand the existing signal distribution infrastructure to accommodate more HD content and a significant but decreasing amount of SD shows as well.

Posted Jul 20 2011 (RMC-4026M) File Size: 827.5 KB

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Caples Productions Delivering Knock-out Events With Grass Valley Indigo AV Mixer Case Study

Boxing fans watching The Legend Returns pay-per-view (PPV) fight between Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield and Francois "The White Buffalo" Botha—along with several undercard fights—on Saturday, April 10, 2010 were treated to a captivating high-quality, multicamera production that captured the action of Holyfield's 8th round decision from virtually every angle. Little did they know that the production team that night on site at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas, included a small crew, six standard-definition (SD) cameras, and a single, compact Grass Valley® Indigo™ AV Mixer.

Posted Feb 03 2011 (LPS-4019M) File Size: 769.5 KB

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