Next year should see broadcasters making advances in the continuing move to IP, greater use of cloud platforms and significant progress for two new wireless technologies: ATSC 3.0 and the various 5G services being rolled out by wireless carriers. Above, a Sony camcorder and prototype 5G transmitter were used to test camera backhauls over Verizon’s 5G network during a recent NBC NFL broadcast.
News organizations are increasingly using breakthroughs in technology to allow journalists to remotely, yet quickly, deliver more content over multiple platforms. The advances range from improved cellular networks that speed transmission of content from the field to the newsroom and cameras capable of streaming and providing remote video, to a host of tools available for journalists to remotely edit and produce content while collaborating with their newsrooms. Above, Grass Valley’s new GV Alyve, released at this year’s IBC Show, gives reporters a “virtual control room in the cloud” for production and distribution of video and livestream content. (Source: Grass Valley)
Audio over IP (AoIP) networking technology is experiencing higher adoption among TV broadcasters, prompted in part by a new transport standard ensuring more interoperability. Many of those embracing IP no longer think of audio production as an island, but as connected networks prompting interoperability to become an important factor. Above, SSL’s System T AoIP production system runs on COTS hardware like Cisco switches.
Larger networks and sports broadcasters are in the vanguard of IP routing, but local stations are following more slowly. Business needs are driving the pace of transition, and HD-SDI routers are far from disappearing. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ new facility for WCAU-WWSI, its Philadelphia duopoly, uses Grass Valley control software and IPG (IP gateway) cards working with Cisco switches to bridge the HD-SDI and IP worlds.
Belden said today it plans to divest its Grass Valley business. The company has retained JP Morgan to manage the sale process and is actively engaged with several parties. The news came as the company announced third quarter earnings; it is now reporting all Grass Valley-related revenues as “discontinued operations.”
Multiviewers are in the midst of a rapid evolutionary phase spurred by the proliferation of signals that need monitoring and the IP transition. As the need for control across multiviewer screens increases, the technology is also becoming more integrated with other pieces of equipment.
Exclamations about the IP transition, the cloud and AI were notably muted at this year’s IBC. Vendors say that’s because this year wasn’t about shiny new things, but rather getting to work on implementation.
Grass Valley‘s latest open IP product is GV Orbit, a new unified configuration, control and monitoring system. The new solution debuted at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at booth 9.A01 and complements Grass Valley’s IP infrastructure suite, delivering a consolidated software solution specifically structured for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks, whether SDI, […]
Automation technology is fast evolving to keep up with demand for content on multiple platforms. Vendors say it helps eliminate redundant tasks and integrates as many platforms as possible without posing a threat to jobs or creative control.
Grass Valley joined forces with technology company CenturyLink to successfully run an ultra-high bandwidth test directly from cameras at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., to a remote production location in Tulsa, Okla. According to the companies, using CenturyLink’s 100 Gbps high-speed Vyvx network and Grass Valley’s DirectIP feature, the test demonstrates that uncompressed multi-camera […]
Pike Media Lab has transitioned to a software-only playout solution from Grass Valley. Central to the new playout capability is ICE SDC, which supports uncompressed 2022-6 video streams and enables the Russian media services provider to leverage new commercial and operational models as well as handle content from almost any source and distribute it quickly to any platform. Pike Media […]
Grass Valley’s all-in-one media production platform, GV Stratus, has been selected to deliver end-to-end newsroom capability by three major Latin American broadcasters: TV Bahia, TV Integração and TV Pajuçara. Having extensively used Grass Valley products and solutions for over 10 years, TV Bahia, an affiliate of major television network Rede Globo, chose to upgrade its newsroom environment with GV Stratus […]
Australian broadcast services provider, MediaHub Australia, has turned to long-time collaborator Grass Valley to help optimize its operations to easily deliver highly adaptive services and transition to a bespoke business model. Building on an existing SLA agreement, Grass Valley created a bespoke package, delivering support for all MediaHub Australia’s equipment on a per-channel basis. The new deal moves from […]
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today appointed Larissa Goerner as director of advanced live solutions, as part of its remote production strategy, a key growth area for the company. Grass Valley said that Goerner, based in Breda, The Netherlands, Goerner, “will leverage her past experience of working with a number of major broadcast vendors to […]
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today launched the newest version of EDIUS, its nonlinear editing software. With consumer demand for more content on a greater number of devices, broadcasters are under increased pressure to reach ever-widening audiences on tighter budgets. The latest update includes: Updated ProRes support: EDIUS now supports ProRes export from timeline, together with support for […]
While most broadcasters and equipment vendors still view the annual NAB Show as an essential stop, attendance and exhibitors have declined the past few years. Show organizers are being proactive by tweaking the schedule of next year’s show in an effort to attract fresh traffic.
At NAB Show 2019, Grass Valley demonstrated its end-to-end offering of reliable, open standards-based solutions for content creators and broadcasters. “In today’s rapidly shifting mediascape, the battle for attention from viewers and support from advertisers is creating dynamic challenges for our customers and our industry,” says Tim Shoulders, president of Grass Valley. At NAB Grass […]
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will debut GV Stratus One at its NAB Show booth (SL106), delivering content management capability in a compact 2 RU footprint. GV Stratus One deploys in a matter of hours and empowers a resource constrained operational staff to handle every aspect of the media workflow, from the moment content is captured to final delivery via any […]
The certification program gives broadcasters and media organizations access to solutions that are interoperable with a range of Grass Valley workflow components and platforms.
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will unveil Grass Valley Creative Grading (GVCG) bringing what it calls “unparalleled creative control to camera shaders.” GVCG is just one of many camera offerings Grass Valley will be highlighting at April’s NAB Show (booth SL106). The new solution delivers a fast, intuitive interface that removes complexity when adjusting images, freeing […]
While both HDR and 4K technologies have gotten much attention at past NAB Shows, this year’s gathering will see camera offerings that can handle dual SDR and HDR workflows, streaming capability, a smart studio and control solutions. At the same time, lenses continue to evolve to offer higher levels of zoom.
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced even more capability in its live highlights and replay production system, LiveTouch. Debuting on Grass Valley’s NAB Show booth (SL106), the latest version incorporates 4K UHD slow-motion replay, direct playout and full super slow-motion support (2x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x). Grass Valley says the new super slo-mo speeds as well as support […]
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the successful execution of a remote IP video link from cameras based in Telstra’s Tokyo office with an XCU base station in IMG Studios’ London headquarters, using Grass Valley’s DirectIP connectivity solution to deliver uncompressed, ultra-low latency video over a distance of 20,000 kilometers. Grass Valley says it is the only vendor that enables […]
Grass Valley’s Peter Centen, who led the company’s camera research and development group in Breda, the Netherlands, for the past nine years, is being awarded the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his significant contributions to Dutch society and the broadcast industry. Presented on behalf of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, this Order is given […]
Grass Valley is selected by Canadian Broadcasting Corp. to provide technical systems for its new Maison de Radio-Canada broadcast center in Montreal, due to open in 2020. It will handle more than 100 TV, radio and web channels.
Playout has taken a leading role in early IP deployments around the world. As master control technology providers work to transition customers, they are focused on providing platforms that can operate on premises, fully in the cloud or in hybrid set-ups.
IP-enabled production and playout models promise cost savings and increased flexibility. And once content flows through a data center, artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to generate metadata and direct the future distribution, repurposing and archiving of that content.
University of Louisville has chosen the Viper XL Bidirectional Fiber Optic Transmission System from Grass Valley as part of an upgrade to its production capability. The investment comes in advance of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Network’s linear and digital launch in August 2019. In line with the ACC Network’s requirements, the university can now support multiple live camera signals when […]
A Grass Valley Global IP Barometer finds a strong industry desire to invest in open IP based solutions with 43% percent of media industry respondents reporting IP deployments underway. The need for improved infrastructure flexibility is the leading business priority driving IP migration.
The new WCAU-WWSI facility, set for a grand opening sometime this fall, is IP-centric and is designed to not only give the two stations a more efficient space with a common technology infrastructure, but to give their personnel new flexibility in creating content for today’s multiplatform world.
Grass Valley | Stand 9.A01| https://www.grassvalley.com/home/ In a move designed to put customers firmly at the center of its innovation and product development, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is debuting 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. […]
Grass Valley & ExciteM | Stand 9.A01| https://www.grassvalley.com/home/ Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announced a strategic collaboration with software development firm ExciteM, which creates viewer and audience engagement tools for television, social media and mobile environments. Grass Valley will demonstrate the integration with ExciteM that enables broadcasters to optimize audience interaction and engagement with a wide […]
Grass Valley & Dell EMC | Stands 9.A01 & 7.C39 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Grass Valley | Stand 9.A01| https://www.grassvalley.com/home/ Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase its newly enhanced product portfolio at IBC 2018. Grass Valley will reiterate its commitment to helping customers transition to software-defined, cloud-based workflows and flexible IP-based networks. At IBC, we will highlight how Grass Valley solutions improve broadcasters’ business agility and enhance their ability to […]
PBS member station WGBH Boston (DMA 10) 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 went on the air more […]
It says that in the wake of the SAM merger it is “taking the best of the best” from both companies, folding some products from one company into the other’s and letting other products expire after the natural life cycle, with a focus on three areas: live production, news and content delivery.