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    Grass Valley Live Production Solutions Give Expert'ease the Edge

    MONTREAL, August 22, 2019 — Grass Valley's versatile cameras have been selected by Expert'ease, to enhance its live production offering. Grass Valley's solutions were chosen for their proven reliability and agility and will enable the Montreal-based audiovisual and multimedia company to take its production capability to the next level. Installation and commissioning of the new systems were carried out in collaboration with Grass Valley's regional partner, CEV, a leader in multimedia technologies.

    Expert'ease has built a solid reputation for its vast experience and technical know-how in video, sound and lighting, catering to major IMAG events such as conventions, product launches, press conferences, national sales meetings, galas and more. Grass Valley's LDX 86 WorldCam cameras will allow the Expert'ease team to deal with even the most difficult scenes, giving greater flexibility to meet diverse client needs. This is in addition to the existing Grass Valley solutions that Expert'ease uses currently, including a two M/E GV Korona K-Frame V-series production switcher specifically designed for low and mid-range broadcast and media applications and Grass Valley's Fiber Optic Conversion & Transport solution to carry signals over longer distances over lightweight fiber without degradation. Thanks to this combination of existing and newly deployed solutions, Expert'ease will benefit from a future-ready live production offering that can meet the needs of even the largest project.

    Martin Blanchard, president, Expert'ease commented: "Our clients want to captivate their audiences, telling stirring stories with stunning images. This poses a great opportunity for a company like ours, which has the knowledge — and now the technical capability — needed to meet these demands. We recognize that Grass Valley is a leader in the live production environment with easily deployable solutions and products that are reliable, scalable and have a clear roadmap for the future. With its impressive track record and proven expertise, we are extremely excited to be working with Grass Valley."

    Justin Meunier, vice president, sales, CEV, added: "CEV's team of specialists prides itself on selecting equipment and solutions that are best suited for clients' specific needs while ensuring cost efficiency. Our personalized approach allows great flexibility both in the choice of equipment and the integration. We are pleased to work with both Grass Valley and Expert'ease on this exciting portfolio update."

    "Live production is a core value proposition for Grass Valley with enormous growth potential outside the traditional broadcast space," said Mark Hilton, vice president of live production, Grass Valley. "Engagement with high quality content is no longer restricted to audiences consuming sports or entertainment on their personal screens — corporate events, conventions and product launches now demand high value productions as they seek to engage with stakeholders in innovative ways. We are very proud that Expert'ease has chosen our solutions to support the many high-profile events they regularly produce."

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    About Grass Valley

    Grass Valley's end-to-end ecosystem of reliable, open standards-based solutions helps content creators, broadcasters and media organizations to produce brilliant content and build successful media businesses. Our award-winning technology and trusted industry expertise empower our customers to create captivating experiences that connect people anywhere, on any device, through the magic of media.

    As the industry's R&D powerhouse, with the most comprehensive suite of solutions for compelling live content, we are the trusted partner to many of the biggest and most creative names in the media and entertainment business.

    We help our customers transition to IP and cloud-based infrastructures to enable flexible, scalable and smart workflows. Our advanced solutions enable the production of rich, high quality content that brings the viewer closer to the action; engages them with the story and connects them with each other. Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the broadcast business for 60 years and is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. For more information, visit www.belden.com.

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