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Globo Revolutionizes Big Brother Brasil with Cutting-Edge Grass Valley IP and AMPP SaaS Technologies

Montreal, Canada – April 08, 2024 Grass Valley, a pioneer in live production solutions, proudly announces its collaboration with Globo, Latin America’s premier media entity, to modernize Globo production facilities in Rio de Janeiro. This enhancement features a state-of-the-art Grass Valley IP video production setup, significantly upgrading the studio that hosts the iconic Big Brother Brasil (BBB).  

Entering its 24th season, Big Brother Brasil, a reality TV phenomenon, assembles a diverse group of individuals to live in isolation from the world in the Big Brother House under constant surveillance for 100 days. The show thrives on audience participation, with the final contestant avoiding eviction to win a substantial cash prize. 

This comprehensive upgrade migrates from traditional SDI infrastructure to Grass Valley’s cutting-edge native-IP production tools, including Grass Valley AMPP, providing a microservices based production deployment on-premises, hosted on AMPP Edge COTS compute. The overhaul incorporates 2 Grass Valley switchers and 3 control panels, GV Orbit orchestration, GV IP multiviewer’s, and UCP IP gateways alongside third-party network switches. The system was installed across two technical centers using a spine and leaf topology. 

A significant feature of this deployment comes from Globo’s integration of AI technology into AMPP control, enabling dynamic, automated tracking and production switching of both video and audio following the house “leader” to enhance the viewing experience, incorporating time-shift delay, audio mixing, production switching, and more, seamlessly into the workflow. 

Mauricio Felix, Globo’s Technology Executive Director of Media Solutions, emphasizes the critical need for reliability, given BBB’s significance as a major revenue source. “The exhaustive testing phase confirmed the Grass Valley setup’s versatility, agility, and reliability, crucial for our non-stop 100-day production cycle”, he states. 

Grass Valley and Globo embarked on a strategic partnership in 2022, focusing on transitioning Globo’s live TV and media operations to IP and software-based solutions. Globo’s enhancement prioritizes an on-premises solution enhanced with AMPP. The platforms unique hybrid on-premises and cloud architecture, combining both hardware and software offerings as a single solution, has enabled Globo to benefit from unmatched flexibility and scalability compared to traditional offerings, supporting Globo both for their requirements today and their future needs.  

Fernando David, Grass Valley’s Sales Director for Latin America reflects on the partnership: “We are thrilled to support Globo’s transformative journey from legacy systems to a future-ready infrastructure embracing IP and migration to a software-centric architecture. This modernization positions Globo to excel in live, VoD, and streaming content distribution, maintaining its status as a global media powerhouse.” 




About Grass Valley 

Grass Valley is the leading media technology provider for the media and entertainment industry. Trusted by the world’s top media brands, Grass Valley is empowering content producers to deliver great live experiences through best-in-class hardware and software solutions that improve efficiency and reduce costs.  

Supporting customers across the globe, Grass Valley is at the forefront of ground-breaking live media innovation and continues to create the future of live media production.  

Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been engaged in the media technology business for over 60 years. For more information about Grass Valley, go to 



Bénédicte Fauveau

Media Relations Specialist