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    GLOBO Launches New All-IP Exhibition Centre Based on Grass Valley's IP Routing and Signal Processing Technologies

    MONTREAL, September 4, 2019 — Grass Valley has delivered a range of IP solutions for the new TV Globo Exhibition center in São Paulo, Brazil, where a brand new facility was built around an all-IP infrastructure for broadcasting of the two main Globo channels - covering the city and the State of Sao Paulo. This is the largest Grass Valley IP deployment in Brazil, which simplifies operations and provides greater scalability.

    Globo adopted a Spine and Leaf topology and relies on Grass Valley's Orbit Monitoring and Control for orchestration of the complete solution, including all gateways, GV Masterpiece IP Master Control Switcher, GV MV-820 IP Multiviewer and third-party IP devices, leveraging full interoperability of the IP standards. The end-to-end IP solution, based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, also includes Cisco Switches and Tektronix Master Sync Generators; the system was deployed and will be fully supported by Grass Valley.

    Grass Valley's Masterpiece IP Master Control Switcher was selected by Globo because it is based on IP and was able to fully integrate with the infrastructure designed for the project. The switcher is a powerful master control that can support multiple formats; channel branding and multichannel video program distribution; and dynamic visual effects. The system also includes flexible audio capabilities and eliminates the need for external conversion. The small and compact MV-820-IP Multiviewer provides a high-density I/O and is the only multiviewer to offer 48 IP inputs and 12 IP outputs in a 2 RU chassis.

    The vendor selection process started early last year, and after several evaluation steps, including on-site and factory proof of concept tasks, Grass Valley became the selected vendor. The on-site project deployment was concluded in record time and the system promoted to air in June 2019.

    "Throughout this project I have been impressed with the commitment from both the Grass Valley and Globo teams. Their efforts made it possible to carry out the design, integration and delivery of the project in just eight months; a very challenging period considering it is a new technology deployment and there were a number of integrations to be installed across the workflow" said Jorge Barrozo, project manager, TV Globo.

    Globo has also deployed Grass Valley user configurable multichannel video-over-IP transceiver IQUCP25; the IPEDGE-SRV-D IP Routing Controller; and the flexible, dedicated control panel Luna.

    "In response to consumer demand for higher resolution content delivered across more platforms, making the move from SDI to IP delivers a flexible and future-ready infrastructure that can adapt and scale as needed," said Nahuel Villegas, vice president, Caribbean and Latin America, Grass Valley. "Drawing on our established relationship with Globo, we are delighted that we were approached to help them make the transition to IP for their new facility. This Project is a great example of how Grass Valley has been working closely with customers in the LATAM region to deliver solutions that help them build a successful media business."

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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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    About GLOBO

    To be one of world's leading communications company is just possible with a lot of creativity, professionalism and investment on quality and innovation. Globo produces close to 3,000 annual hours of drama and entertainment programs, as well as over 8,000 hours of news content. Programs, series and interviews with a high standard of quality that every year, receive nominations in the International Emmy Awards. Presently, the network covers 98.6% of Brazil's territory, reaching 99.5% of the population with the greatest network of affiliated broadcasting stations of 123 spread over the states. More than 90% of the network's programming is produced in-house, which makes Globo the country's largest job provider for artists, authors, journalists and producers. Globo currently has approximately 15,000 employees. For more information: www.redeglobo.com.br.