MONTREAL, March 18, 2019 — Italian production specialist NVP has selected a wide range of live production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for an upgrade to its outside broadcast (OB) fleet to support growing viewer demand for 4K UHD and HDR content. Installed in NVP's OB4 and newly launched OB6 vehicles, this robust enhancement strengthens NVP's position as a leader in live production in Europe. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, March 13, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced even more capability in its powerful live highlights and replay production system, LiveTouch. Debuting on Grass Valley's NAB booth (#SL106), the latest version incorporates 4K UHD slow-motion replay, direct playout and full super slow-motion support (2x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x). The new super slo-mo speeds as well as support for HDR make it ideal for pairing with the high-end capabilities of Grass Valley LDX cameras in either... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, February 27, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has underscored its position as a leading player in content and media technology with a breakthrough in remote IP video production. The company has announced the successful execution of a remote link from cameras based in Telstra's Tokyo office with an XCU base station in IMG Studios' London headquarters, using Grass Valley's DirectIP connectivity solution to deliver uncompressed, ultra-low latency video over a distance of 20,000 ... Read More ▶
BREDA, NETHERLANDS, February 21, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, congratulates Peter Centen on being awarded the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his significant contributions to Dutch society and the broadcast industry. Presented on behalf of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, this Order is given to only a limited amount of people each year who have distinguished themselves by exceptional artistic achievement, scientific performance, technical innovation or inventive entrepre... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, February 19, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be at CABSAT 2019 (March 12—14, Dubai, booth #G3-20) to showcase a wide range of products and solutions, leveraging the best innovation and expertise to give customers the ultimate selection and service. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, February 14, 2019 — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC/Radio-Canada, has chosen the iTX integrated playout platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for its new Maison de Radio-Canada broadcast center in Montreal, due to open in 2020. Handling over 100 TV, radio and web channels, and supporting SMPTE ST 2110, iTX will enable the broadcaster's production teams to seamlessly manage multiple formats — such as 4K UHD — and mix IP live inputs using back-to-back I... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, February 11, 2019 — Sweden's national public broadcaster Sveriges Televison (SVT) and media solutions provider Net Insight have partnered with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to undertake remote IP production for the broadcast of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships — being held in Åre, Sweden, from February 4-17, 2019. The production setup for the competition boasts the largest number of cameras deployed and the highest volume of remote signals — video, audio a... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, February 6, 2019 — SIS (Sports Information Services), a leading supplier of 24/7 live betting services, has chosen the LiveTouch replay and highlights solution from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide an upgraded automated workflow for its horse and greyhound racing production services. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, January 31, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, along with global technology solutions provider Diversified, have joined forces to optimize the SAP Center in San Jose, California — home to the National Hockey League's (NHL ® ) San Jose Sharks. This project is part of a three-year, multiphase upgrade program that will see a complete overhaul of the stadium's live production infrastructure and workflow. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, January 28, 2019 — NEP Europe has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to enhance its capability with 75 IP-enabled 4K UHD HDR cameras and accompanying base stations. Strengthening its position as one of the world's leading outsourced production partners, NEP has taken delivery of the new live production equipment for deployment across its fleet of OB trucks and studios. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, January 23, 2019 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has joined forces with the National State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (Belarus TV) to deliver optimized, end-to-end workflows and infrastructure for the broadcaster's four new outside broadcast (OB) vans. Designed and built by German OB specialists Broadcast Solutions GmbH, these new vans will produce and deliver coverage of the 2019 European Games, taking place in Minsk from June 21-30, 2019. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, January 15, 2019 — Brazil's TV Cultura has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to enhance its production workflow with a newly expanded playout infrastructure. The broadcaster is now equipped with more channels, higher resolution content and smoother integration — supporting its vision to deliver richer content to its viewers. Read More ▶
MELVILLE, N.Y., January 8, 2019 — Major U.S. sports venues are successfully using a new, single-point-of-control integration solution for graphics and production switching developed in collaboration between ChyronHego and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Designed for complex venue productions, this integration allows a technical director (TD) to switch shows with game-in-progress graphics delivered simultaneously to multiple displays. These include LED ribbon boards, scoreboards, and concours... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, December 13, 2018 — Michael Cronk, vice president of Core Technology at Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been honored with Future's Industry Innovator Award, presented by TV Technology magazine, and IABM's Technology Leader of the Year Award. Cronk was selected for both awards based on his professional achievements, technical and business innovations and continuing influence within the broadcast industry. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, December 12, 2018 — China Central Television (CCTV), the predominant state television broadcaster in the People's Republic of China, with more than one billion viewers, has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to power its transition to 4K UHD with leading-edge IP infrastructure and workflows. CCTV now benefits from a fully functioning, end-to-end 4K UHD IP-equipped studio that supports production and playout for its wide array of free-to-air and paid channels. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, December 10, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that Q3 sales of its sQ 1000 Series Media Servers have seen a 155 percent year-on-year increase. This uptick is backed by a strong development roadmap, including integration of the sQ server with the GV STRATUS video production and management system in early 2019. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, December 5, 2018 — University of Louisville has selected the Viper XL Bidirectional Fiber Optic Transmission System from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as part of an upgrade to its production capability. The investment comes ahead of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Network's linear and digital launch in August 2019. In line with the ACC Network's requirements, the university can now support multiple live camera signals when producing content for the channel, with fast set-up b... Read More ▶
MONTREAL, November 28, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has unveiled its 2018 Global IP Barometer study, which reveals key insights about the progress of the media industry's migration to IP. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, November 27, 2018 — Brazil's Empresa Paulista de Televisão (EPTV), one of the main TV Globo affiliates in Brazil, has extended its relationship with Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to deliver end-to-end newsroom capability at its television studios in Campinas. EPTV's ability to tell stories from a local perspective provides a key market differentiator, as consumers demand more news, more quickly, on more platforms. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, November 14, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today launched the newest version of Rio, the high performance online editing and post production suite, providing users with even more functionality including Dolby Vision support and best-in-class file compression for increased media availability on existing storage. The solution will be showcased at Inter BEE 2018 (November 14-16, Tokyo, Grass Valley Hall 3/3506). Read More ▶
MONTREAL, November 13, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has announced that it has equipped the latest news production studio built by TV Integração, one of the affiliates of the Brazilian commercial network TV Globo. The multi-phase investment gives the news broadcaster a future-ready, flexible and scalable production capability that delivers unmatched storytelling to its viewers. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, October 30, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Gearhouse Broadcast partnered to deliver Australia's first 4K UHD live broadcast. All six hours of 4K UHD content from the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for supercars — the country's annual, premier touring car event — were broadcast live without any advertising breaks. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, October 29, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase a suite of market leading solutions at NATEXPO 2018 (October 31 — November 2, 2018, booth A52), leveraging the best innovation and expertise to give customers the ultimate in selection and service. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, October 23, 2018 — 4K UHD RF cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have been selected by Euro Media Group (EMG) to capture premier sports and live event coverage around the globe. The cameras will form part of EMG's upgraded, RF high-speed wireless solution, helping it to continue meeting consumer demand for higher quality and more in-depth content. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, October 15, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase a suite of live production solutions at NAB New York (October 17 – 18, booth N125), leveraging the best innovation and expertise, giving customers the ultimate in selection and service. Read More ▶
MONTREAL, October 11, 2018 — Le Groupe Spectre Sonore, a Quebec-based specialist in the audio-visual (AV) field, has chosen Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to enhance its live production capabilities. This investment delivers a comprehensive turnkey offering that enables Le Group Spectre Sonore to capture market share as it grows its video rental business. Read More ▶
Grass Valley and ChyronHego accelerate direct switcher control of graphics with the introduction of Integrated Graphics Control (IGC), a plug-and-play innovation that allows a Director or TD to control ChyronHego graphics directly from your Grass Valley Kayenne, Korona, and Karerra Video Production Center user interface.
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Solving Lip Sync Issues for Remotely Produced Multi-language Sports Events Over IP at Minimal Cost Whitepaper
In the past few years, live broadcasting specifically live sports has fostered the growth of remote broadcasting. Though applications vary, remote broadcasting essentially relies on the use of IP connectivity to reduce production costs in a variety of ways. This includes not having to send staff on location, potentially a huge saving.
Help is at hand. Grass Valley's Media Assurance Technology makes the necessary adjustments to the video and audio signals automatically and continuously to millisecond accuracy. This means that a highly complex problem requiring very tricky continuous adjustment can be managed without human intervention, saving on equipment costs and delivering a higher quality of service without lip sync errors.
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Why Shaping Traffic at the Sender is Important Whitepaper
To manage this risk in advance, broadcasters should consider how the buffers in the switch work and ensure that data senders behave in such a way that the buffers never become too full. This practice is known as sender traffic shaping. To ensure pre-compensating for this adverse effect is efficiently applied to IP, broadcasters must follow one rule: the network must be designed and managed for the desired traffic load.
Shaping sender traffic is important for system reliability, and it is equally important to consider its impact for low latency and jitter in live production systems. To ensure the optimal workflow and performance, use the proposed SMPTE 2110-21 standard as a way to design the system, and then verify this, as well as system performance requirements, with your router vendor.
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Aggregation is Key to Optimizing IP Network Design Whitepaper
The world of IP technology moves rapidly. The speed with which data moves through an Ethernet connection and the amount of bandwidth that connection can accommodate increases at a rate that makes network planning challenging. What makes it even more challenging? Usually, higher bandwidth interconnects, such as active optical connectors, are initially more expensive and less available due to their rapid adoption by data center and telecommunications installations. Supply eventually catches up to the demand, but costs sometimes make early adoption prohibitive.
In the world of broadcast and media distribution, IP networks are being deployed to exploit the benefits that this technology presents: scalability; simplified geographic distribution; workflow efficiency; and the promise of future bandwidth increases. They are also being deployed in an effort to provide faster adoption of new media distribution services and formats as the role of traditional broadcast evolves into a more consumer choice-driven business model.
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Building an IP Fabric with Cisco Products Whitepaper
Cisco's IP fabric for media solution replaces what previously was the crosspoint section of an SDI router in live production studios with an IP-based infrastructure. The Cisco Nexus 9200/9300-EX platform switches in conjunction with the Cisco non-blocking multicast (NBM) algorithm (an intelligent traffic management algorithm) provide a reliable, scalable IP fabric for the broadcast industry. In addition, this IP fabric solution provides zero-drop multicast transport and support for PTP media profiles.
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Live event production requires a sophisticated replay system that can fully leverage today's file-based infrastructures to deliver more than just "record and play." Replay systems should take full advantage of IT-centric open systems, being able to run on stand-alone servers or complex SAN systems with advanced metadata capabilities, while also being easy to use by operators.
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