Arabsat Chooses Grass Valley’s AMPP Cloud-Playout Platform

Grass Valley, a pioneer in live production solutions, announces that Arabsat has chosen its AMPP SaaS platform as the foundation for a new three-tiered suite of broadcast transmission services. Arabsat is […]

Grass Valley Equips Fujairah TV With Advanced Live Production Technology

Grass Valley, a provider of live production solutions, has been chosen by Fujairah TV, a broadcaster in the United Arab Emirates, to upgrade its existing studio facilities. The upgrade features Grass […]

NAB Show: Grass Valley Unveils Integrated Wireless RF & 5G Camera Solutions

Grass Valley, a provider of live production solutions, unveiled its new LDX 135 RF and LDX 150 RF camera solutions at the NAB Show in Las Vegas (April 14-17), Booth C2308, […]

Grass Valley Completes $220 Million Strategic Refinancing

Grass Valley, a provider of live production solutions, and a portfolio company of private equity firm Black Dragon Capital, have completed a $220 million strategic refinancing led by certain investment […]

NAB 2024: Grass Valley Will Showcase Live Production Solutions With Camera And Switcher Enhancements

Grass Valley, a provider of live production solutions, will unveil its latest advancements at NAB Show in Las Vegas (April 14-17, Booth C2308). Celebrating 65 years of innovation in production […]

Grass Valley Adds Mark Gardner As EMEA Sales VP

Grass Valley, a live production solutions provider, has appointed Mark Gardner vice president of sales for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. With a career spanning more than […]

Grass Valley Adds Michael Prinn As Chief Financial Officer

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live production, has appointed Michael Prinn as chief financial office. He brings experience and expertise garnered from his previous roles as CFO for […]

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ESPN Raises The AR/XR Bar In Bristol

A new ESPN facility in Bristol, Conn., has introduced dramatic new virtual set capabilities for the sports network, taking its production game to the next level. Pictured: Studio X, the SportsCenter set, showing the 45’ by 16’ LED “depth wall” that supports dynamic virtual production elements.

Grass Valley Introduces New Kayenne Production Switcher Control Surfaces

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live production, has introduced new production switcher bundles for sports, entertainment, news and any other event that attracts huge audiences worldwide. By combining […]

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Efficiency Is IBC’s 2023 Mantra

Post-pandemic normalcy returned to Amsterdam as broadcasters and vendors convened, but a palpable sense of economy and efficiency blanketed the International Broadcasting Convention.

IBC: Grass Valley Announces Significant Investments In SDI/IP Infrastructure Processing Technology

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live production, will demonstrate how the company’s critical signal processing, conversion, and network management solutions enable customers to work more efficiently while also […]

IBC: Grass Valley To Demo Cloud-Native Playout X

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live production, will be demonstrating its full-featured, cloud-first playout solution, Playout X, at IBC, (Sept. 15-18, RAI Amsterdam, Stand 9-A01). Playout X is […]

IBC: Grass Valley Shifting To ‘Growth Mode’, Showcasing Solutions In Amsterdam

Grass Valley, provider of solutions for live production, together with growth-driven private equity firm Black Dragon Capital, owners of Grass Valley, announced that it has completed the three-year business transformation […]

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Broadcasters Cite Progress In Cloud Playout

Technology executives from Paramount Global, Sinclair, Graham Media, Grass Valley and swXtch.io told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week improvements in cloud playout software are enabling wholesale shifts in networks’ and stations’ architecture. But getting a fix on the cost of launching cloud playout remains frustratingly elusive.

TVN Webinar: Advances In Live Playout In The Cloud

Executives from Paramount, Sinclair, Graham Media, Grass Valley and swXtch.io will discuss advances in linear playout for live sports and news in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on July 20. Register here.

NVP Creates NVP Innovation Hub Built Around Open Standard IP And Grass Valley’s AMPP SaaS Platform

Grass Valley, a global provider of cloud, hardware and hybrid solutions for live production, says that NVP, one of Italy’s largest broadcast service suppliers, has fully tested and brought online […]

Grass Valley Expands Its Alliance Partners Community

Grass Valley today announced the expansion of its Alliance Partners community “to deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of the media and entertainment industry. Leveraging the Agile Media Processing […]

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Fuller Halls, Strategic Partnerships Mark Resurgent NAB Show In Las Vegas

Noticeably heavier crowds filled a conference swinging back from the pandemic, while strategic partnerships between vendors signaled a new tack for the industry.

NAB Show: Grass Valley Expands Production Switcher Lineup With New Kayenne Panel

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live production, announced new product innovation within its production switcher product lineup. The new Kayenne panel offers improved tactile response, more functionality and more operational […]

NAB Show: Grass Valley Unveils LDX C135 Compact Camera

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live production, announces the launch of its LDX C135 compact camera for easy positioning and remote operation. Louis Hernandez Jr., Grass Valley CEO, said: “Grass Valley remains one of the strongest […]

NAB Show: Grass Valley Announces Major Advances In Cloud Native AMPP And Innovations Across The Entire Portfolio

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live productions, announces new hardware and software tools that open new operation and collaboration models. “We have invested heavily in new product innovation and pushed the boundaries of capability for software-defined […]

NAB Show 2023: Grass Valley Unveils Initiatives To Strengthen Customer And Partner Relationships

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live production, launches a new series of events designed to enhance customer satisfaction, foster closer collaboration with partners, and drive mutual success in today’s rapidly evolving media and […]

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For Master Control, Broadcasters Lean On Hardware And Hubs

TV stations are still putting most of their dollars into on-prem hardware for master control functions, with their cloud investments aimed at OTT and disaster recovery. Pictured: Imagine recently partnered with Vizrt to integrate its cloud playout software with Vizrt’s live production tools.

Globo Migrating Production Capacity To Cloud With Grass Valley

Grass Valley, a provider of live production solutions, has formed a multi-year partnership with Brazilian media organization Globo to migrate its media and broadcast live production operation to the cloud for small and medium size events, […]

Grass Valley Makes Key Executive Appointments

It says the new posts for Tim Banks, Marek Kielczewski and Jim Kirkland lines up with its plans for expanded product expansion, AMPP open ecosystem, service and delivery, and alliances.

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Fox Is Following Its IP Playbook For The Super Bowl

For Fox’s 10th Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., this Sunday, the broadcaster will integrate modular “flypacks” built for the FIFA World Cup along with new augmented reality graphics. Above, State Farm Stadium and the Fox pregame set (Christian Petersen/Getty Images).

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Cloud Switching Floats In Proof-Of-Concept Stage

Sinclair’s Ernie Ensign says while there are numerous long-term upshots to adopting cloud switching, the group is cautiously taking its time with multiple proofs-of-concept for at least another year. Meanwhile, at least one vendor is pursuing a dramatically different approach to cloud switching. Above, Vizrt hosted a day at a beach house to show local producers how easy live production in the cloud can be.

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Cloud Editing Embraces More Flexibility, Efficiency

Several years after the pandemic pushed a wide embrace of cloud editing, the technology has made significant strides in speed and automation. Above, Avid’s Edit on Demand is a cloud-based premium editing and post-production solution that can be deployed and scaled on demand.

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Fox Flies All-IP For FIFA World Cup

Fox has created a modular 2110 system that ties into U.S. operations for its upcoming World Cup coverage. Both Fox and Telemundo, which has U.S. Spanish-language rights to the tournament, will see a series of firsts when the Cup launches in Qatar next week.

Grass Valley CEO Andrew Cross To Step Down

Cross, who joined Grass Valley earlier this year, made the decision to leave following a restructure of the company due to market conditions, but will continue to serve as an adviser.

Amazon Primed For ‘Thursday Night Football’ Tour

The fully remote production launches tonight with a new mobile fleet of 16 that’s producing the games in 1080p with High Dynamic Range with around 250 people onsite for each TNF game. (Courtesy of Prime Video)

IBC: Grass Valley Rolls Out New Products

Grass Valley, a provider of solutions for live productions, is displaying new product introductions across all areas of the company’s portfolio at IBC 2022 (RAI, Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, Hall 9). […]

Grass Valley Names Sai Gopal Chief Financial Officer

Grass Valley, leading provider of live production solutions, has appointed Sai Gopal as its chief financial officer. Andrew Cross, CEO, said: “Sai is a great addition to the Grass Valley team — […]

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Slimmed-Down IBC Is Ready For Its Comeback

IBC’s first in-person event since 2019 may have fewer days and attendees than at its high-water mark, but vendors are packing their schedules with meetings and say they’re excited to be doing business in person again.

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Mining Content’s ‘Massive Value’ With Metadata

Vendors are emphatic that content metadata holds myriad value for broadcasters, increasing video’s findability and searchability, tracking rights and protecting against deepfakes and using AI to make the entire process easier. Above: An example of using machine learning to identify objects in video with correlating time markers. In this way, users can search across video with increasingly sophisticated queries such as “2 Persons + 7 Cars” to show all matches across an entire content library.

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Boosted By COVID, NDI Gains Traction With Broadcasters And Vendors

NDI may have been built as a means of bringing video workflow to the masses, but broadcasters have embraced it to be a viable alternative to the ST 2110 uncompressed IP standard and as a more cost-effective way to add routing capacity to SDI plants.

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Multiviewers Take On Bigger Workloads

Whether offered as a standalone unit or combined with other components of the broadcast workflow, multiviewers are tackling a mix of formats and a higher volume of content to monitor. Above, Studio Berlin uses the Apantac KVM over IP solution for its multiviewers.

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A Smaller NAB Show, But More Energized

Attendance may have been almost halved by the pandemic, but tech vendors felt the more intimate environment allowed them to conduct business on a more productive level. On the show floor, the continued shift of broadcast workflows to the public cloud dominated many discussions, while others focused on NextGen TV’s pressing need to monetize.

Grass Valley AMPP Offers End-to-End NDI Integration

Grass Valley said today that its Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP) now provides full support for NDI, the widely adopted video-over-IP technology. With the adoption of NDI into AMPP, Grass Valley’s […]

Grass Valley Launches Free Playout On Its GV AMPP Platform

At its NAB Show press conference, Grass Valley announced it will no longer charge for Playout on its GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform), making the cloud-native solution accessible to many more media and […]