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 its NVP Innovation Hub based on open standard SMPTE ST 2110 with GV Orbit orchestration, Grass Valley’s AMPP SaaS platform, redundant GV Fabric IP switching, a Kahuna 9600 production […]

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 Platform (AMPP), an open platform for media production, Alliance Partners have access to every feature and function available to almost 100 GV native applications. For customers, familiar […]


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 flexibility, the company said. Launching at NAB Show (April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) is an updated Kayenne switcher control panel that affords technical […]

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 brands in the media and entertainment industry with a proven track record in delivering best-in-class cameras for live production. With our continued investment in our camera portfolio, […]

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 media production,” said Marek Kielczewski, CTO Grass Valley. ‘’The result is a GV Media Universe (GVMU) that is stronger and more feature-rich than ever.’’ GV Media Universe is a […]

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 entertainment landscape. “Grass Valley’s new customer-centric approach reflects the company’s commitment to collaboration, innovation, and digital transformation,” said Louis Hernandez Jr., Grass Valley CEO. “By […]


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, supporting Globo’s efforts in the digital transformation of its business. Globo will be relying on Grass Valley’s Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP), a platform that allows […]

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.


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).


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.


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.


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). “The one constant in our industry is change, and the rate of change continues to accelerate. It’s clear that our customers need to innovate in […]

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 — his tremendous experience combined with his great track record of delivering financial rigor and operational change in fast moving and complex environments will enable us […]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


‘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.


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 […]


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).