PLAYOUT

More channels with less stress.
Make operation efficiency a reality.


More channels. More platforms. More potential viewers. Playout has become more complex, whether it's based on an advanced integrated solution or a play-to-air storage and server system. Today it's more important than ever to keep your signal on-air and on-line — and it will be even more important tomorrow as the competition for viewers increases.

Grass Valley has the answer for your current workflow and helps you stay ready for whatever the future holds.

"It's playout your way, and it's how we'll help you continue to do more with less — without compromise."

Sydney Lovely,
Senior Vice President — Worldwide Research & Development


Grass Valley playout solutions give you the option of working the way that works best for you — IT-based integrated control, cloud-enabled control or server/automation, all with the monitoring, graphics and captioning support you expect from Grass Valley.



When automation is the heart of your MCR operation, then you know how complex dealing with pre-recorded content, live programming or a combination can be — especially when you add graphics, branding, subtitling and captioning.

That's why Grass Valley can provide all the pieces to make your automation system easy to use. iTX is the world's first and most advanced integrated playout platform for broadcast television, with more than 1,800 channels on-air around the world and has been proven to help reduce OPEX budgets by as much as 20% per year by re-writing the traditional cost of ownership model with a solution that's so much more than just a channel-in-a-box. iTX delivers more than 17.5 million hours of broadcast television a year for channels ranging from national broadcasters and global brands to local stations, carrying some of the biggest live events.

iTX On-Demand specifically addresses the preparation of VOD and Catch-Up TV assets in a way that dramatically reduces operational costs and the time it takes to get content onto VOD platforms, for both pre-recorded and live content. iTX On-Demand automates the VOD process. It’s not a separate, or downstream, process — VOD asset creation is embedded into the production from the start, using powerful recipes that take the pain out of complex workflows making them easy to execute.

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A Unique Approach to Shared Storage

Playout demands performance, regardless of the workflow. That's why the new K2 Central TX shared storage solution can be used for playout and production — giving you unheard of flexibility to edit content that's directly in playout storage.

You can mix and match playout channel capacity with EDIUS Workgroup 8 broadcast-centric NLE seat capacity for the exact system that's right for you today… and tomorrow. Best of all, K2 Central TX makes setup easy with the network switch, file system manager and more than 800 hours of primary storage built right in.

Grass Valley — Playout Your Way
See Playout Differently


iTX Case Study: NOS Audiovisuais Looking to Grass Valley for Reliable and Scalable Integrated Playout Solution Case Study

NOS Audiovisuais, Portugal www.nos.pt

CHANNEL PARTNER: Ibertelco, Portugalwww.ibertelco.pt

CHALLENGE: Expand playout channel count while ensuring future growth with an easy-to-learn, single vendor system.

SOLUTION: iTX integrated playout was selected for its reliability and feature set.

BENEFITS: A turnkey solution that can support future business opportunities as NOS continues its growth.

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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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Overcoming the Burden of VOD White Paper

For many broadcast engineers and operations managers, the number one headache right now is generating ondemand content. It takes up lots of their time, while generating low revenue streams in comparison to traditional, linear television. Evidently, this is not a viable long-term option, and this has prompted considerable interest in speeding the creation of nonlinear content, as well as improving the associated revenues.

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Centralized Multistation Operation with iTX White Paper

About ten years ago, following the widespread deployment of master control automation systems in the US station market, the concept of centralized operation of multiple stations under common ownership was evaluated and, in several cases, deployed. The results of these initial multistation centralizations were mixed, and a primary objective of significantly lower operating costs was not always achieved since the resultant savings in manpower proved inadequate to offset the cost of the required communications links at 1990s' rates. Nevertheless, several of these centralized projects continue in operation today, and a few have been expanded or upgraded with newer technology. Overall, however, the anticipated substantial benefits of station group centralization have not been fully realized, and broadcasters continue to look for new models to improve their bottom line through reduced costs.

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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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