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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 cloud-native production and playout platform, users benefit from a complete end-to-end integration for both on-prem and cloud workflows that cover the entire functionality required by […]

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 entertainment companies. The core AMPP Playout functionality will be available free to customers from June 1. The move builds on Grass Valley’s GV Media Universe vision of providing a […]

Grass Valley, AWS Collaborate To Drive Cloud-First Future For Media & Entertainment Players

Grass Valley announces a new, multi-year strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to help companies in the media and entertainment sector transform their business through cloud-enabled and cloud-connected workflows. Through this collaboration, Grass Valley and AWS will empower media organizations to meet the growing need to find alternatives to costly and inflexible traditional broadcast systems. The two […]

Premium Vizrt Graphics Available Through Grass Valley AMPP System

Vizrt and Grass Valley, two leading broadcast technology providers, today announce that Viz Trio, powered by Viz Engine, can now be added as a module in the Grass Valley AMPP system for cloud-based live production and playout. Using the integration customers will be able to easily and smoothly access, connect and deploy the Vizrt graphics playout tool via […]

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Scale Dictates Broadcasters’ IP Transition

Station groups lag behind larger networks in investing in new IP routing systems despite interoperability hurdles being overcome and IP gear prices falling. But the new infrastructure may end up being more horsepower than they need. Above, a control room at NBCUniversal’s Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass. The facility handles four businesses in the market — WBTS (NBC), WNEU (Telemundo), New England Cable News and NBC Sports Boston — on one common IP-based technology platform.

Globo Selects Grass Valley Cloud-Based Production Platform

Brazilian mediatech company Globo has chosen Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to produce and stream over 50 live sports and entertainment events. In 2022, Globo expects to produce more than 200 live sports, entertainment and news events using GV AMPP. GV says AMPP “is the first cloud-based SaaS platform for producing live sports, entertainment and […]

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Vendors Eager For ‘Reimagined’ NAB Show

With attendance predicted at around 60,000 with nearly 1,000 vendors, the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week will likely be down from its pre-pandemic numbers. However, vendors say that a more focused, less congested show might not be a bad thing.

Haivision Partners With Grass Valley To Enable Live Low Latency Cloud Media Production

Haivision Systems, a global provider of real-time video streaming and networking solutions, and Grass Valley have created a partnership to provide media producers with a solution for contributing high-quality, low latency and synchronized multi-camera SRT video streams into the GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform), the cloud-based technology platform that underlies the GV Media Universe […]

Grass Valley Cameras Chosen For Brazil’s ‘Faustão na Band’

Grass Valley LDX-series cameras have been selected by Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação to produce entertainment show, Faustão na Band. “Consumers crave more captivating content because they want to immerse themselves in the ultimate viewing experience,” said Thiago Perrela, engineering manager, Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação. “Our mission is to be at the forefront of content creation in Brazil, […]

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‘Once Adopted, There’s No Turning Back’ For Cloud’s Use In Field Production

Stations may be easing back into their studios as the pandemic abates, but cloud workflows that had been adopted out of necessity for field production are holding fast. Above, Avid’s MediaCentral Collaborate encompasses planning, assignments, task management and project tracking. It can be accessed on a web client, through a mobile app and also through the Media Composer and Adobe Premiere editing systems.

New Grass Valley CEO Hails Cloud-Based ‘Revolution’

Niche and lower league sports have been highlighted as potential areas of growth and opportunity for Grass Valley by new Chief Executive Andrew Cross, who describes the shift to cloud-based production as potentially one of the biggest changes to the way content is created.

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Broadcasters Reach For The ‘Cinematic’ With Their Camera Needs

Broadcasters are insisting on more from their cameras, from the ability to capture more cinematic-style video with shallow depth of field to 4K, UHD and HDR capabilities, remote PTZ abilities and ever-smaller sizes. Above, a JVC camcorder being used on location for Idol Chat, which premiered on Retro TV and The Family Channel.

Grass Valley And Telstra Enable Stan Sport To Deliver All Champions And Europa League Games Live

Long-standing Grass Valley customer and partner Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) has selected GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to enable cloud-based production and playout capability for Stan Sport, the Australian streaming service Stan’s premium, live and on-demand add-on sport package. Using GV AMPP, Stan Sport is now delivering UHD coverage of premium live sports, such as the UEFA Champions League, to their […]

Grass Valley Names Andrew Cross CEO

The tech veteran joins from Vizrt Group, where he was president of global R&D over all product development across all three brands (Vizrt, NewTek and NDI).

Grass Valley And NEP Set Enterprise Pricing Deal

Grass Valley has signed a multi-year enterprise agreement with NEP Group, a technical production partner for producers of live productions and events. The agreement, they say, “will strengthen NEP’s strategic position as the worldwide leader in centralized (remote) production. For Grass Valley, the deal underscores its commitment to lead the digital transformation and be the partner […]

Grass Valley And NEP Set Enterprise Pricing Deal

Grass Valley has signed a multi-year enterprise agreement with NEP Group, a technical production partner for producers of live productions and events. Grass Valley said the agreement “will strengthen NEP’s strategic position as the worldwide leader in centralized (remote) production. For Grass Valley, the deal underscores its commitment to lead the digital transformation and be […]

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NBC Sticks To ‘Sunday Night Football’ Playbook For The Super Bowl

Teed up by riveting playoffs, NBC will rely on the same core technical setup it employs for its regular-season NFL games when it broadcasts Super Bowl 56 on Sunday. “The more you can stick with what got you to where you are, the better off you are,” says Drew Esocoff, the big game’s director. Above, the Infinity Screen by Samsung in SoFi Stadium (Photo: Will Navarro).

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Grass Valley Surges In 2021 With 24% Overall Growth

Sales of products and newer cloud applications saw significant growth. A record contract backlog was driven by more than $140 million in multi-year enterprise deals.

Flowics and Grass Valley Partner To Support Cloud-Based Graphics Production Workflows

Flowics, creator of a platform for powering remote and in-studio production of live graphics and interactive content, has confirmed its membership in the GV Media Universe Alliance. Sponsored by Grass Valley, the GV Media Universe combines technology and commercial solutions to power the digital transformation of media and entertainment organizations. As a GVMU Alliance member, […]

Grass Valley And Broadcast Solutions Group Sign Multi-Million Enterprise Pricing Agreement

Grass Valley has made an enterprise pricing deal with leading outside broadcast (OB) truck manufacturing company and systems integrator Broadcast Solutions Group. The deal will see Broadcast Solutions commit to an investment of $31 million over five years to deliver on its strategic vision to develop mission-critical premium live content solutions for global media companies. The deal […]

No New CEO Imminent For Grass Valley

In a virtual briefing Wednesday, Grass Valley touted its Agile Media Processing Platform to propagate a “shared ecosystem” that combines connected hardware devices, software-only solutions and third-party products from partners. Interim chief Louis Hernandez Jr., CEO of parent Black Dragon Capital, also gave no sign he’ll be handing over the reins anytime soon.

Grass Valley, Blackmagic Withdraw From IBC

Two of the media tech industry’s biggest companies will no longer be exhibiting at IBC. A source at Grass Valley has confirmed the company has decided to withdraw from exhibiting at the show, citing the Dutch government’s restrictions as the reason behind the decision. Blackmagic Design has announced it will no longer be at the show, as have Telestream and Canon.

ASG, ES Broadcast, Logic Media Solutions Join GV Media Universe Advanced Channel Partner Program

Providing greater access and support for transitioning to highly-productive operational and business models, Grass Valley announces its first three new members of the GV Media Universe (GVMU) Advanced Channel Partner Program. Advanced Systems Group (ASG), ES Broadcast and LOGIC Media Solutions will extend the reach and knowledge of Grass Valley’s AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) commercial, integration and technical teams to […]

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IP Workflows: Upsides Aplenty, Complexities, Too

Broadcasters are embracing IP workflows as a “ramp to the cloud” and are still contending with variable costs and concerns over security, latency and interoperability, not to mention the different skills that labor must bring to bear. However, IP workflows can bring benefits like scalability, flexibility and security to broadcasters, such as NBCU Boston (above).

Management Upheaval At Grass Valley

Grass Valley President and CEO Tim Shoulders is out and so is Marco Lopez, GM, live production, in a shakeup that now sees Louis Hernandez Jr., CEO of parent company Black Dragon and GV executive chairman, at the helm.

Grass Valley Appoints Jan Lange Chief Revenue Officer

Grass Valley has named Jan Lange chief revenue officer. In this new role, Lange will report to Tim Shoulders, Grass Valley CEO and president. Harnessing his commercial experience, Lange will lead the global sales team and help drive the company’s recently launched new strategic focus on live production. He will be responsible for expanding the GV Media […]

Qvest And Grass Valley Sign $25 Million Global Agreement

Grass Valley said today that it has signed a $25 million, multi-year contract with Qvest, a consultant, systems architect and media technology provider for digital transformation, that will see the two companies market offerings “to meet the demands of today’s dynamic media industry.” The deal brings technological, operational and financial benefits to Qvest for standardizing on Grass Valley’s […]

Grass Valley Rolls Out New Identity And Marketing Campaign

Grass Valley today said it was strengthening its commitment “to be the transformation partner of choice for the world’s leading creators and providers of premium live content with the launch of a strategic focus on live video.” Under the banner of “We Love Live,” Grass Valley has launched a new corporate identity and marketing campaign that underpins its […]

ASG’s Virtual Production Control Room Includes Grass Valley AMPP

Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a solutions provider for media creatives and content owners, has partnered with Grass Valley to integrate the Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP) cloud-based software as a service into ASG’s new Virtual Production Control Room. Powered by Google Cloud, the VPCR requires no on-prem services to deliver secure, broadcast-quality live event coverage. The cost-effective, […]

Haivision And Grass Valley Fuel Real-Time Video Contribution For Live Cloud Production

Haivision, a global provider of real-time video streaming and networking solutions, and Grass Valley introduced a solution that enables high-quality, low latency, multi-camera live contribution into Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) cloud production workflows. The collaboration sees Haivision’s award-winning video encoder — the Makito X4 — become a qualified solution with the GV Media […]

Grass Valley And Telos Alliance Partners Bring Integrated Intercom To Cloud Production

In partnership with the Telos Alliance, Grass Valley is releasing Telos Infinity VIP (Virtual Intercom Platform) on GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform), a professional intercom solution for cloud-based media production workflows. Infinity VIP on AMPP supports essential intercom functionality that is already well known to production professionals, including partylines, IFBs, groups and peer-to-peer communication. This new cloud-based production functionality is […]

Grass Valley And Telos Alliance Partners Bring Integrated Intercom To Cloud Production

In partnership with the Telos Alliance, Grass Valley is releasing Telos Infinity VIP (virtual intercom platform) on GV AMPP (agile media processing platform), a professional intercom solution for cloud-based media production workflows. Infinity VIP on AMPP supports essential intercom functionality that is already well known to production professionals, including partylines, IFBs, groups and peer-to-peer communication. This new cloud-based production functionality is […]

Grass Valley Launches New SDI/IP Solutions

Grass Valley has released three new SDI/IP production solutions for cameras, switchers and replay. The company says these tools “not only provide the best images available, they also reduce complexity with a common workflow regardless of the format(s), simple set up for any UHD/3G/HD resolution, and massive I/O scaling for today’s multi-layered video world.” These new […]

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Grass Valley Tackles A Changing Industry

The vendor’s shift to SaaS products is a reflection of broadcasters’ changing business models, as they invest in new over-the-top services to meet consumer demand for nonlinear programming while traditional broadcast revenues decline.

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NBC’s Game Plan For Tokyo Olympics: Distributed Workflows

David Mazza, SVP and CTO of NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics, gives an exclusive look at how the network will navigate COVID restrictions while delivering 1080p HDR and 4K coverage for the first time and the pivotal role distributed workflows will play. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

Grass Valley Simplifies Playout With DIY Solution

Grass Valley continues its efforts to help customers deliver more compelling content at low-cost entry points with the latest addition to its portfolio, Playout Xpress. This new solution, it says, lets playout customers “adapt to rapidly changing audience trends in a quick and easy way through a system that is powerful enough to handle the most demanding […]

Grass Valley IP Tech Powers NBC Sports Stamford HQ

NBC Sports Group features new IP production workflows, supplied by Grass Valley, at its headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The approach harnesses the power of open-architecture IP technology to unlock an unprecedented level of scalability and flexibility, delivering a ‘better than being there’ experience for viewers around the globe. Leveraging the Dynamic IP Blueprint from Grass Valley, […]

Grass Valley’s Kaleido-IP Video Multiviewer Helps TV 2 Norway Amplify IP Capability

Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster, TV 2 Norway, has chosen Grass Valley‘s Kaleido-IP Video Multiviewer as part of its migration to open standards-based IP workflows. TV 2 provides a range of programming including news, sports, entertainment, children’s programming, TV series, movies, and magazine shows. It is extending a longstanding partnership with Grass Valley so that it can […]