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Nov 14 2018
Grass Valley Delivers the Ultimate Post Production Workflow with Rio

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).

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Nov 13 2018
Grass Valley Solutions Form the Heart of TV Integração's New Studio

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.

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Oct 30 2018
Grass Valley and Gearhouse Help Make History With Australia's First 4K UHD Live Broadcast

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.

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Oct 29 2018
Grass Valley to Demonstrate No. 1 Position in Content and Media Technology at NATEXPO 2018

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.

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Oct 23 2018
Grass Valley 4K HDR Cameras Help Euro Media Group Deliver Flawless Images from Premier Sports Events

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.

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Oct 15 2018
Grass Valley to Demonstrate No. 1 Position in Content and Media Technology at NAB New York 2018

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.

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Oct 11 2018
Grass Valley Live Production Solutions Propel Le Groupe Spectre Sonore's Expansion into the Video Rental Industry

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.

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Sep 20 2018
Grass Valley Launches T2 4K Series to Deliver Versatile Playout and Record Capability

MONTREAL, September 20, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today launched its new T2 4K Series digital recorder/player solution to help broadcasters and media organizations handle audio and video playout in any format, whether SD, HD, 4K UHD or 4K DCI. This versatile solution is optimized for a wide range of applications, from live events to mobile production, delivering unmatched flexibility and reliability that is crucial in mission critical environments.

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Sep 14 2018
Grupo Multimedios Becomes First Fully Virtualized Broadcast Company in Mexico with Grass Valley News Production Technology

MONTREAL, September 14, 2018 — Mexican broadcast network Grupo Multimedios has significantly expanded its investment in production technology and solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, marking the latest development in the very strong collaboration between the two companies. The move will enable Grupo Multimedios to strengthen its efficiency as it expands its operations and facilities, as well as increases the quantity and quality of content creation, across Mexico and the Southweste...

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Sep 13 2018
Grass Valley and Populous Enable eSports Stadium Arlington Texas to Deliver Amazing Experiences from Camera to Console

MONTREAL, September 13, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced its live video production solutions will power the innovative Esports Stadium Arlington, North America's largest premier eSports stadium. Grass Valley's solutions will provide professional grade broadcast production, delivering live gameplay and competition action to audiences around the globe via online channels, such as Twitch and YouTube.

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Sep 13 2018
Grass Valley and ExciteM Take Live Audience Engagement to the Next Level

MONTREAL, September 13, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced a strategic collaboration with software development firm ExciteM, which creates world-class viewer and audience engagement tools for television, social media and mobile environments. At IBC 2018, Grass Valley (booth #9.A01) will demonstrate the integration with ExciteM that enables broadcasters to optimize audience interaction and engagement with a wide range of live content options, while leveraging social media ...

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Sep 13 2018
Grass Valley Streamlines the Customer Experience with Solutions Built on Powerful Computing Infrastructure

MONTREAL, September 13, 2018 — A big part of building any successful broadcast infrastructure is integrating server and storage solutions to manage the critical assets that go into creating and delivering content. With a new OEM agreement between Dell EMC and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, broadcasters can deploy market-leading Dell EMC PowerEdge 14 th generation servers and Dell EMC Isilon storage solutions as part of a new family of bundled offerings from Grass Valley.

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Sep 12 2018
Grass Valley's LiveTouch and FileFlow Certified with Marquis Medway to Deliver Ultrafast Sports Production Workflows

MONTREAL, September 12, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced that its LiveTouch sports replay and highlights solution and FileFlow file exchange system are now certified with Marquis Broadcast's Medway media and metadata automation solution. The certification enables seamless third-party integration with production systems and applications to deliver even faster workflows in mission critical live sports production environments.

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Sep 12 2018
Grass Valley and Arena Television Drive Large-Scale Live UHD Productions with the Power of IP

MONTREAL, September 12, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand and Arena Television will demonstrate their collaboration to drive live UHD HDR IP productions at IBC 2018. On display in Hall 9 beside the Grass Valley booth (9.A01), the new OBZ end-to-end IP UHD HDR truck — the newest in Arena's fleet of IP-enabled OB trucks — will show how IP-based infrastructures and workflows can be optimized for live OB production environments.

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Sep 11 2018
Grass Valley Cements its Software-Defined Future with Cloud-Enabled News and Playout Technology at IBC 2018

MONTREAL, September 11, 2018 — At IBC 2018, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will cement its position as the market leader in cloud-based and software-defined broadcast technology and solutions by demonstrating entire news production and playout workflows running virtually for the first time.

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Sep 10 2018
Grass Valley to Drive Remote News Production for IBC TV

MONTREAL, September 10, 2018 — IBC TV, the official television channel of the IBC Show (September 13-18, Amsterdam), has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to engage its nearly 60,000 attendees with captivating content, all powered by IP.

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Sep 10 2018
Grass Valley Gets to the Heart of Innovation with New Core Technology Initiative

MONTREAL, September 10, 2018 — In a move designed to put customers firmly at the center of its innovation and product development, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the public debut of its new Core Technology initiative — a more agile, collective approach to R&D designed to produce greater quality and capability across the company's entire portfolio. The Core Technology initiative allows Grass Valley to leverage its substantial R&D resources and continue to delive...

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Sep 06 2018
Grass Valley Teams with eSports Leader FACEIT to Bring Live Gaming to IBC

MONTREAL, September 6, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has announced a collaboration with FACEIT, the leading competitive gaming platform and event producer, to bring a live eSports competition to IBC 2018. Hosted on the Grass Valley booth (9.A01), an exclusive gaming area will be set up for professional players to compete, and for IBC attendees to take in the action of a live eSports viewing experience.

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Aug 31 2018
Grass Valley Brings the Broadcast Industry's Most Comprehensive Content and Media Technology Portfolio to IBC 2018

MONTREAL, August 31, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase its newly enhanced product portfolio at IBC 2018, leveraging the best innovation and expertise to give customers the ultimate selection and service. Visitors to the Grass Valley booth (# 9.A01) will be able to see how this extensive portfolio delivers real-world solutions to the challenges that broadcasters are facing and how the acquisition of SAM earlier in the year provides additional value for Grass Valley customer...

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Aug 14 2018
NEP Aces UHD HDR Support for Wimbledon with Grass Valley IP Infrastructure

MONTREAL, August 14, 2018 — NEP UK supported the first UHD HDR live production of the 2018 Wimbledon Tennis Championship with IP infrastructure from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. NEP's latest SMPTE ST 2110 trucks, Venus and Ceres, were deployed to support the newly formed host broadcaster, Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS).

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Aug 01 2018
Grass Valley Announces Global IP Barometer 2018 Survey

MONTREAL, August 1, 2018 — Grass Valley is going live with the Grass Valley Global IP Barometer 2018 to build on the study completed in 2017. The IP Barometer research looks to better understand the industry adoption of IP including the timeline for transition, as well as key industry and technology concerns.

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Jul 23 2018
EMEA and Americas Leadership Appointments Set to Boost Grass Valley Regional Sales and Customer Engagement Capabilities

MONTREAL, July 23, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is leveraging the track record and industry expertise of two of its long-standing sales executives to increase its ability to serve customers in EMEA and the Americas. The company has appointed Jan-Pieter van Welsem to the position of vice president sales, Americas and Tim Banks to the role of vice president sales, EMEA. These appointments will help drive Grass Valley's Number One market position, and continue its commitment to leadin...

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Jul 18 2018
WGBH in Boston Selects Routers, Multiviewers and Infrastructure from Grass Valley for Station Upgrade

MONTREAL, July 18, 2018 — Boston's WGBH-TV, a leader in public television, recently completed a significant upgrade of its production infrastructure with new equipment from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The station installed two new routers, a new router control system and new multiviewers to improve production capabilities and enhance the efficiency of its workflow. WGBH is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member station that first debuted more than 60 years ago—and today is resp...

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Jun 26 2018
Soul Movie Italy Invests in Grass Valley Live Production Solutions

MONTREAL, June 26, 2018 — Soul Movie, one of the leading production and post-production houses in Rome, has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to equip two of its OB vans with LDX 86N WorldCam cameras and XCU Universe XF base stations. Working with system integrator Professional Show, Soul Movie chose the Grass Valley solution specifically for the flexibility in the connectivity of the cameras. The equipment will be deployed for live events, concerts and various sporting events.

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Jun 20 2018
Russia's Saint Petersburg TV Channel Deploys LDX 82 Series Cameras for Superior Image Quality in Live Production

MONTREAL, June 20, 2018 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has supplied Saint Petersburg TV Channel—Russia's leading media operator—with 12 LDX 82 Flex Cameras with extended color gamut and optional HDR capabilities. These cameras enhance Saint Petersburg TV's live studio productions with high-quality content for news, morning talk shows and music programming.

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May 17 2018
Triofilm TV Germany Invests in Grass Valley Live Broadcast Solution

MONTREAL, May 17, 2018 — Düsseldorf-based Triofilm TV has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for the latest broadcast technologies. To equip its outside broadcast (OB) van, Triofilm added three LDX 86 HiSpeed (HS) cameras to its previous investment of 22 LDX cameras, the Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center with two panels, a large 3 M/E and a compact 2 M/E Karrera Control Surface, and an NVISION 8280 Hybrid 3G Router. The equipment has already been deployed for live entertain...

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Apr 19 2018
Cauvery News Optimizes Workflows with Full Range of Grass Valley Production Solutions

MONTREAL, April 19, 2018 — From content intake to distribution and everything in between, end-to-end efficiency is the key characteristic of news solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. That efficiency was a key factor in Cauvery News' selection of Grass Valley equipment for its growing news programming needs. The multimedia broadcast company now utilizes a full range of Grass Valley solutions, including: Karrera K-Frame S-series and GV Korona K-Frame V-series switchers, GV STRATUS Vi...

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Apr 08 2018
Carolina Panthers Upgrade to Grass Valley Router for More Efficient, Flexible Game Day Broadcasting

MONTREAL, April 8, 2018 — At every home game, the Carolina Panthers broadcasting team, based at the Bank of America stadium, delivers the high-quality footage, highlights and replays their fans expect. Even after game day, the team compiles highlight packages for local TV stations and supports additional events taking place at the stadium. To enhance its broadcast initiatives on and off season, the Panthers organization utilizes the K2 Dyno Replay System powered by the K2 Summit 3G product...

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Apr 08 2018
Grass Valley Extends Networking Solutions Portfolio to Power Broadcast Operations at NAB 2018

MONTREAL, April 8, 2018 — Advanced broadcast technology and networking standards are constantly evolving and every content producer is in a different stage of adopting and upgrading its own specific workflows to take advantage of these advances. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, consistently delivers networking solutions with the flexibility and scalability to meet a wide range of unique user needs. This includes the ability to incorporate HDR, 4K UHD and IP when and as their business models d...

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Apr 08 2018
Grass Valley Unveils iTX Flex and the Industry's Broadest Content Delivery Portfolio at NAB 2018

MONTREAL, April 8, 2018 — In the age of the on-demand consumer, content delivery solutions must be designed to seamlessly connect and monetize, allowing broadcasters to deliver programs quickly and to the right platform so that viewers can watch what they want, when and where they want. At NAB 2018, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will highlight cloud and virtualized playout solutions for all broadcasters' needs, featuring the brand new iTX Flex, the industry's first true-cloud automated pla...

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Apr 08 2018
Grass Valley Debuts Ultimate News Production Platform at NAB 2018

MONTREAL, April 8, 2018 — Though news production continually grows more complex and fast-paced, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is adding features to its news production platform to help simplify customers' workflows. News operations are dealing with an exploding volume of User Generated Content (UGC) and a viewer expectation of instant availability on any platform, whether broadcast, mobile or social. The newly combined portfolio of Grass Valley and SAM solutions gives news professionals ac...

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Apr 08 2018
Grass Valley Showcases Wide Range of Interoperable Live Production Solutions at NAB 2018

MONTREAL, April 8, 2018 — The customer is always right. It's an age-old adage, but it's never been more true. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, makes it easy to find the right solution with highly flexible live production technology that enables and empowers broadcasters to operate however and wherever they work best. Now that Grass Valley has brought SAM live production solutions under its umbrella, the combined portfolio swells to fit the needs of any operation, providing broadcasters more o...

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Mar 28 2018
WXXI TV Selects Grass Valley Cameras for Newly Upgraded Production Studios

MONTREAL, March 28, 2018 — To meet its own broadcast needs and those of local production groups, WXXI TV, the PBS affiliate in Rochester, New York, invested in nine LDX 82 Flex cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The cameras support extended color gamut, acquisition in 1080i or 720p and HDR capabilities with full performance 1080p support through the GV eLicense upgrade system. The station has long utilized Grass Valley's server-based solutions and opted to extend the partnership fu...

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Mar 23 2018
Combined Grass Valley and SAM Present the Broadcast Industry's Most Comprehensive Portfolio of Content and Media Technology

MONTREAL, March 23, 2018 — Approximately five weeks after Belden Inc. completed its acquisition of Snell Advanced Media (SAM), Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is making big strides to combine SAM products and technology into its solution offering. The expanded Grass Valley portfolio leverages the best innovation and expertise from each company to give customers the ultimate in selection and service.

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Mar 21 2018
The Weather Channel Purchases Kayenne and Ignite Combo for Improved Live Production Capabilities

MONTREAL, March 21, 2018 — The Weather Channel provides millions of viewers around the United States with up-to-the-minute weather forecasts, storm coverage, and educational programming. As part of its mission to share the best quality live programs, the company has chosen Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide its integrated live broadcast solutions. After assessing the competitive options, The Weather Channel purchased the Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher and Ignite Aut...

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Mar 13 2018
WAPA TV Upgrades Grass Valley Ignite Solution for Improved Production Workflow and Viewer Experience

MONTREAL, March 13, 2018 — For WAPA TV, a television station based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, an upgrade to its existing Ignite solution was not about adding more bells and whistles to its control room, but about simplifying production for an improved workflow and better viewer experience for live events and breaking news. The latest Ignite Konnect platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, includes new, innovative features, which deliver easier, more streamlined operations. For full integ...

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Feb 27 2018
Grass Valley Equips Canal Judicial with News Production Solutions for Improved Workflow

MONTREAL, February 27, 2018 — Canal Judicial provides viewers in Mexico with a firsthand look at the news from the country's Supreme Court. With dozens of live cases and educational programs being broadcast each day, the channel needed solutions that could expand with its growing content demands. GV STRATUS Video Production and Content Management Systems, EDIUS Workgroup 8 Nonlinear Editing Software, K2 10G RAID Storage systems and K2 Summit 3G Transmission Clients from Grass Valley, a Bel...

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Feb 15 2018
Grass Valley Features GV Engine and GV Platform Processing Technologies at 2018 HPA Tech Retreat

MONTREAL, February 15, 2018 — At the 2018 HPA Tech Retreat, taking place February 19-23 in Palm Springs, California, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase new real-time media processing technologies that have been designed to address the need for highly flexible and scalable infrastructures. As part of this new media processing, HDR-capable workflow, attendees will have the opportunity to see Grass Valley cameras, multiviewers, monitors and more in action during the show.

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Feb 08 2018
NBC Olympics Selects Grass Valley Infrastructure Products for Its Production of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

MONTREAL, February 8, 2018 — NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide infrastructure solutions for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 — February 25. The announcement was made today by Terry Adams, vice president, IBC Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Kyle Luther, vice president of sales, Western U.S., Grass Valley.

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Jan 31 2018
Cubic Production Invests in Grass Valley Live Production Solutions

MONTREAL, January 31, 2018 — Cubic Production, one of the fastest growing television broadcast and production companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has turned to Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to equip two of its OB vans with 20 LDX 86N WorldCam cameras and 20 XCU Universe XF base stations. The equipment will be deployed for live events, concerts and various sporting events including soccer matches, horse racing and camel racing.

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Jan 23 2018
Grass Valley Outfits MESH Broadcast Services Mobile TV Truck with an Integrated Video and Audio Processing Solution

MONTREAL, January 23, 2018 — To build a strong reputation from the start, MESH Broadcast Services needed exceptional equipment for its new TV truck, Eclipse. Knowing that MESH Broadcast's customers would recognize Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, as the industry leader when it comes to video and audio processing, the mobile production company chose to establish the truck around a proven routing and switching core with the Karrera K-Frame Video Production Center, Densité 3 Frame, Kaleid...

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Jan 17 2018
Grass Valley EDIUS 9 Captures Product Innovation Award from TV Technology

MONTREAL, January 17, 2018 — EDIUS 9 Nonlinear Editing Software from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been recognized by TV Technology, part of NewBay's Broadcast/Video Group, with a prestigious 2017 Product Innovation Award. First introduced in November, EDIUS 9 added a number of significant performance enhancements that made it even easier for users to edit anything in real time in almost any format or resolution.

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Jan 10 2018
Shanghai Media Tech Upgrades Mobile Production Units with Full Grass Valley 4K/IP Solution

MONTREAL, January 10, 2018 — Shanghai Media Tech runs the full gamut of production activities: pre-production, broadcast, post-production, network operation and maintenance, application development of new media and more. To match its breadth and depth of services, the China-based media company chose Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide a fully comprehensive, total 4K/IP solution for its OB van and EFP systems. Shanghai Media Tech's mobile production units are equipped for any live prog...

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Jan 03 2018
Grass Valley Welcomes Timothy Shoulders as New President

MONTREAL, January 3, 2018 — With an innovative, customer-focused approach to new broadcast opportunities such as IP and 4K UHD, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has established itself as a solution leader for broadcasters and content creators in today's dynamic market. As 2018 begins, the company will be guided by a new president—Timothy Shoulders, a member of the Belden team since 2011 and a proven leader with extensive industry experience.

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