We know that many of the challenges with playout boil down to one thing: You need to manage more channels with fewer people. Do more with less, even as channels proliferate and technologies continue evolving.

Grass Valley offers the richest portfolio of solutions in the playout business — solutions that can help you be more automated, efficient and productive, and adapt to new business opportunities as they arise. Our integrated solutions are designed with advanced flexibility to adapt to how channels are aired and distributed. Meanwhile, our traditional discrete playout solutions offer best-in-class components under manual or automation control with the lowest price per channel in the market.

With the Grass Valley iTX integrated playout platform, operators can easily manage the transmission of even the most complex channels, whether they carry pre-recorded content, live programming or a combination. The Vertigo XG platform supports rich graphics and branding, and Softel Swift solutions improve subtitling and captioning, a must as regulations in this area continually change. The iTX platform extends to control of upstream systems such as NVISION routers, and facilitates multichannel monitoring by enabling Kaleido multiviewers to perform  proactive channel monitoring.

For traditional playout, the K2 Summit 3G Transmission Client provides extensive support for a wide range of file types. It is cost-effective as both a stand-alone or scaled out system with a SAN, and has full support from all leading automation providers.

Additional solutions like GV STRATUS Playout — a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) with on-site solid-state media storage — demonstrate our commitment to innovative, streamlined solutions that support new business models. As industry needs evolve, we will continue to lead the way, helping you deliver more content for more channels, across more platforms — all in less time, and at less cost.

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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.

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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.

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March 11, 2014
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.
December 18, 2013
Hillsboro, Ore., December 18, 2013 — ST Teleport, the Singapore-based full-service satellite communications solution provider, installed Grass Valley® GV Edge™ integrated playout system with K2 Edge™ playout nodes to cost effectively manage and deliver HD channel content across Asia. Using a single K2 Edge playout node, ST Teleport will be able to create, expand and streamline its multichannel system in a simple, resilient and scalable way.
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