CBC Taps Grass Valley For IP Playout

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.

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Flexibility, Efficiency Driving Master Control

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.

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TV Nets, Stations To Ride IP Wave Into 2019

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 Selects Grass Valley For ACC Net Launch

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 […]

New Study Tracks Media Industry IP Projects

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.

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NBCU Philly Stations Make Big Leap To IP

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.

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Grass Valley

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. […]

IBC 2018

IBC Opening Press Conferences: Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine, MediaKind

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Grass Valley & ExciteM

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 […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Grass Valley & Dell EMC

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 […]

Marquis Medway Certifies Grass Valley’s LiveTouch, FileFlow

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. […]

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 […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Grass Valley

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 […]

Belden Updates Grass Valley-SAM Integration

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WGBH Boston Upgrades With Grass Valley Gear

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 […]

NAB 2018

Grass Valley Preaches Integration, Continuity

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.

Grass Valley: ‘Enough With The M&A Speculation’

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HDR To Be Focus Of Cameras At NAB Show

The interest in HDR units is due to their ability to improve quality and enable content creators to migrate toward 4K incrementally over time. “We foresee significant growth in HDR products within the next two years, driven by consumer demand for HDR TV sets,” says FujiFilm’s Thomas Fletcher. Above, a Ross ACID HDR camera. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of camera vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF. 

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Stations Eye Virtual Master Control, Playout

Everyone from smaller station groups to major playout centers are examining software- and cloud-based solutions as they look at consolidation, centralization and density of operations. But whether IP and virtualization can replace all SDI functionality today remains a “big question mark” for many broadcasters. Above, Grass Valley’s iTX channel control. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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IP Delivering Video From Field To Screen

New streaming encoders in cameras are delivering HD picture quality good enough to go directly to air. That gives stations new options for IP contribution besides the common bonded cellular workflow. Above, KOAA Colorado Springs uses a JVCKenwood ProHD portable bridge in the field. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of field operations vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

Grass Valley Paid $94.2 Million For Snell

Last week, Belden / Grass Valley announced it had closed the acquisition of Snell Advanced Media without listing the price. Yesterday, Belden said in a filing with securities regulators that it paid $75.8 million plus the assumption of $18.4 million of debt for a company it acquired on Feb. 8 (the same day it confirmed the SAM acquisition).

Olympic-Type Tech On Tap In South Korea

With the Winter Olympics underway from Pyeongchang, South Korea, here’s a look at some of the various tech vendors and the equipment that’s making it possible for NBC to provide a record 2,400 hours of coverage.

Olympics: Tirico Debut, Ice Skaters Stumble

NBC’s first night, before Friday’s opening ceremony, had the feel of spring training. You could see it in the team ice skating, where men took tumbles one after the other. NBC’s Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, to their credit, didn’t make excuses for anyone

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Interoperability, Virtualization Power IP Workflow

Interoperability got a big boost in December 2017 with the publication of SMPTE’s 2110 suite of standards for handling professional media over managed IP networks. Equipment manufacturers and software developers are moving forward quickly to build ST 2110-compliant products. At April’s NAB Show, attendees are certain to see plenty of ST 2110 products introduced, and hear lots of discussions about how to migrate to IP and how best to work in hybrid SDI-IP environments in the meantime. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of IP workflow vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

Grass Valley Names Shoulders President

Seven-year veteran of parent Belden, Timothy Shoulders, will focus on Grass Valley’s growth and customer experience. He succeeds Marco Lopez.

Grass Valley Intros New T2 Digital Recorder/Player

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, developed its new T2 Series 3 SD/HD audio/video playout center “with versatility, reliability and efficiency in mind, three factors broadcasters depend on when creating content in demanding live event and mobile production environments.” T2 Series 3 features an intuitive 7-inch LCD touch panel on its front panel, as well as 1-channel input […]

New Marketing Leader At Grass Valley

Effective immediately, David Cohen is assuming the role of vice president of marketing for Grass Valley. His new role includes responsibility for marketing communications and product marketing, where he will focus on driving demand for Grass Valley’s products and solutions, promoting the Grass Valley brand and developing go-to-market strategy.   Cohen has spent six years […]

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IBC 2017: Signs Of A Quickening IP Transition

The media and entertainment industry, which now ranks as the most disrupted in the world according to the Global Center for Business Transition, more fully embraced IP and virtualized technology at the annual international tech exhibition in Amsterdam this week. Imagine’s Charlie Vogt (above) says his company is investing “hundreds of millions” to keep pace.

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Russia’s NTV Powers HD With Grass Valley

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TV Cultura Enhances Workflow With Grass Valley

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Hybrid Baseband-IP Workflows Look To Future

Television broadcasters may wish to leverage IP technology, but they cannot simply abandon their paid-for baseband infrastructures. Rather, most will look for ways to introduce islands of IP into their existing workflows with the help of IP gateways. Four early applications for IP in this type of hybrid environment have emerged. (Graphic: Imagine Communications)

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St. Louis Blues Upgrade Production Control Room

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Jordan Media City Upgrades Two Studios

NAB HOT TOPICS

Master Control Slowly Moving To Cloud, Pt. 2

Many agree master control and playout are headed to the cloud. But there is less agreement about the timing. While industry consolidation is spurring continued interest in centralizing master control and playout in the cloud, factors like looming UHD rollouts and satisfaction with channel-in-a-box and integrated playout solutions likely mean a mix of solutions will be deployed for some time. Be sure to look for Part I here. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of master control and playout vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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IP Tech Tackles Workflow, Wireless Costs

The bonded cellular technology at the heart of today’s IP newsgathering systems has achieved such a level of maturity that many vendors have begun addressing the finer points, such as how to more closely integrate the workflow of reporters in the field with the newsroom and maintaining network speeds even when working within the confines of a VPN. At the same time, frenemy and outright competitors have arisen and are looking to make headway with stations by offering systems they say will reduce or eliminate ever-rising wireless data bills. Photo: LiveU. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of ENG/IP Newsgathering vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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Broadcast Cameras Set To Focus On 4K, HDR

Drip, drip, drip. The trickle of changes in television capture and delivery continues to flow. But as next-gen TV inches towards finalization as a standard and the prospects for FCC authorization grow those drips will turn into a torrent. Broadcasters and camera vendors alike are getting serious about how to prepare for these changes while maintaining and improving existing HD workflow and program delivery. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast camera vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

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Grass Valley Launches ‘Tech Corner’ Blog

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LiveIP Studio Project Wins IBC Innovation Award

The VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won the IBC 2016 Innovation Award for Content Creation at this year’s event in Amsterdam. The LiveIP Studio, called the world’s first fully functioning multi-vendor live production system based on entirely IP and IT technology, was awarded top honors in a category that included BT Sport for its augmented […]

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Grass Valley And Cisco Extend IP Alliance

Grass Valley and Cisco have broadened their existing relationship to offer customers complete, integrated broadcast network solutions that include sales and service of GV Node, GV Convergent and IPG-3901 along with Cisco’s Nexus 9000 series IP switches. Under the alliance, Grass Valley will sell and support the entire solution that leverages best-of-breed components. Customers who […]