Grass Valley IP To Power IBC TV

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

This year, IBC TV’s aim is to showcase how a combination of the best expertise, skill sets, and the right tools can enable production teams to leverage IP to meet the need for flexible live productions. This year’s live production workflow will be built on the latest SMPTE ST 2110 standard.

Grass Valley will enable IBC TV to deliver live news and interviews from the show floor to screens throughout the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, to the IBC TV website and to hotel rooms across Amsterdam. Live video feeds captured on Grass Valley LDX 86 series cameras will be transported from the conference venues and the exhibition areas over a connected fiber network to the dedicated production studio. With a direct IP interface from the camera base station, the cameras need no conversion gear to connect directly to the network switch. Grass Valley’s GV Korona K-Frame V-series IP production switcher and multiviewer will also be deployed, offering unmatched performance and control that will reduce the complexity of production workloads, and provide the flexibility needed to turnaround live content and get it to air fast.

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Built on SMPTE standards, Grass Valley IP solutions seamlessly integrate with other equipment that will be used by IBC TV. The live camera feeds will be passed into EVS’ IP live production servers with feeds archived as centralized files to EVS’ central storage system. The production team will then use EVS’ content production and asset management systems.

“All broadcasters regardless of size, need flexible, agile infrastructures and workflows to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly evolving media landscape,” said Mark Hilton, Grass Valley VP of live production. “IBC TV is a perfect example of how even a single channel operation can leverage the benefits of IP. Grass Valley is the leading provider of standards-based IP systems, with more open-standard deployments than any other vendor.

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“We are very proud to have been selected again this year to support IBC TV, which is such an integral part of the IBC show experience. Our LDX 86 cameras and GV Korona production switcher combined with EVS Technology’s IP live production workflow will allow thousands of IBC-attendees to stay abreast of IBC news and interviews as they happen.”

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