IBC 2016

Grass Valley Raises Ante On Live Production

From capture to replay to delivery, live production represents a growing opportunity around the world for companies with the right equipment and infrastructure. At IBC, Grass Valley is offering a range of integrated solutions that help content owners and broadcasters create, control and connect content to the right audience at the right time.

 

TVN TECH

Pre-IBC, TV Tech Firms Cautiously Optimistic

Upbeat reports by Belden, EVS, Avid and other tech vendors in the second quarter cheered investors and may mark a turnaround in a market that had been struggling to keep pace with powerful technology trends like the move toward IP and the shifting demands of their TV customers. In addition, many feel the market may also get a boost from deployment of 4K and other advanced picture formats and new customers in the market.

TVN TECH: NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

KING Hits A Grand Slam At Home Plate Center

While Tegna’s Seattle TV properties downsized with the move to a new operations center, they upsized in technology, collaboration and growth potential. The new digs turn out more than 18 hours of news a day with state-of-the-art equipment including Sony cameras, automation, production switchers and news automation that controls gear from Evertz, Logitek, Grass Valley, Abekas and Ross Video.

EARNINGS

Grass Valley Grows Double Digits In Q2

IP technology to enable TV revenue growth

One day soon, broadcasters will have the ability to do much more than distribute linear channels and support digital and social media platforms. The next big wave in TV will involve delivering content for channels that can be customized to individual viewer tastes, and the technology that will enable companies to cash in on this multi-billion dollar opportunity is IP. This story is part 2 of a series, Tech Leaders on the IP Transition, sponsored by Grass Valley, a Belden brand. Read part 1 here.

NAB HOT TOPICS

Master Control To Tackle IP, Virtualization, 4K

Perhaps the trends in master control that will receive the most attention at the NAB Show will be the role of IP transport as an attractive alternative to baseband signal distribution and routing. But also attracting attention in Las Vegas next week will be 4K Ultra HD, more tightly integrated master control and traffic workflows and VOD. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

Technology leaders on the IP transition

HolcombeParksHow will Turner Broadcasting, NBCUniversal’s CNBC and Sinclair Broadcast Group navigate television’s transition from baseband SDI to an IP environment? Senior engineering executives at all three companies participated in a roundtable interview Fastookabout how they are making the move. Matthew Holcombe, VP, Turner Production Broadcast Engineering; Del Parks, SVP and CTO of the Sinclair Broadcast Group; and Steve Fastook, SVP of technical and commercial operations at CNBC, revealed how they’re currently deploying IP, why they are doing so and where they hope IP-based technologies will take their operations in the future. Highlights of that interview, produced for Grass Valley by NewsCheckStudio, are here. Full interview here. 

NAB HOT TOPICS

Competing Visions Of IP To Unfold At NAB

When it comes to video, no fewer than four different options for IP transport (plus a variety of protocols and standards) will be proffered as alternatives to SDI baseband transport at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next month. From them, a few major themes are likely to emerge. For more information about IP newsgathering solutions at the NAB Show, click here.  For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

NAB ’16 Tech Hot Topics Products: Road To IP

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is The Road To IP (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this […]

Video Equipment Rentals Adds Grass Valley Switchers

To help with live production and 4K acquisition, global rental house VER added a number of new switchers from Grass Valley to its product portfolio. VER selected one Kayenne K-Frame and seven Karrera K-Frame S-series video production center switchers to expand its HD and 4K offerings. VER has served the broadcast and A/V market for […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

A Sight To See: Cameras In Focus At NAB

With broadcasters making plans to move to an ATSC 3.0 future that supports 4K and — more immediately — looking to leverage IP, the cloud and other technologies to improve workflows, the cameras at this year’s NAB Show will reflect the efforts of vendors to understand the evolving needs of broadcasters and address those requirements with their latest designs. Above, JVC’s GY-HM2005P. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here.

Bel TV Selects Grass Valley Solutions For Belarus

Bel TV, the national TV and radio broadcasting company of the Republic of Belarus, has chosen solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to take its live news and video production capabilities to the next level. The company purchased GV Stratus for video production and content management, Edius for editing, K2 servers for storage, and […]

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Grass Valley To Emphasize IP For Broadcast At NAB

NAB HOT TOPICS

Field Contribution Takes Aim At Workflows

In the first of this year’s NAB Hot Topics series leading up to the NAB Show in April, TVNewsCheck’s Technology Editor Phil Kurz examines the rapidly changing world of field contribution. Broadcasters will be presented with a panoply of technology and applications at the NAB Show. While no two are exactly alike, most seek to leverage existing technologies in new ways to enhance workflows or reduce costs. For a resource page of the companies mentioned in this story, click here. See all 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

NAB ’16 Tech Hot Topics Products: Field Contribution

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is field contribution (read the main story here). These companion resource pages on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download […]

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Grass Valley IP R&D Efforts Paying Dividends

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Grass Valley Ships 200th GV Stratus

Grass Valley, Dejero Collaborate On Live Delivery

Recognizing the increasing demand for on-site reporting and the shift in the way news is gathered, Grass Valley and Dejero are collaborating to integrate Dejero’s LIVE+ Control monitoring and management tool with Grass Valley’s Stratus video production and content management system. With the embedded Dejero tool, users will be able to access, manage and assign […]

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IBC Echoes: Grass Valley’s Kronk On IP, Live TV

IBC 2015

BTV Selects Grass Valley’s Edius For Editing

BTV, the first private national TV station in Bulgaria and the country’s most watched channel, has chosen Edius Pro 7 from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for editing news in the field and at the station. “Breaking news requires speed, and by implementing one of the fastest, most versatile editing systems, we are providing a […]

IBC 2015

Grass Valley Debuts Real-Time IP Processing

Its new GV Node platform uses a data center approach that lets companies quickly deploy new operations that would take months or even years to build in a traditional TV infrastructure, the company says.

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Grass Valley Sells 1,000th NVISION 8500 Router

IBC 2015 Tech: Grass Valley

Grass Valley | Hall 1, Stand D11| Website: grassvalley.com At IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing its full portfolio of broadcast solutions including cameras, switchers, routers, servers, multiviewers, editing software, automation, playout and much more. Grass Valley experts will be on hand to help visitors improve efficiency and tell better stories […]

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Spanning The Globe In Preparation For IBC 2015

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Raycom In Edius Agreement With Grass Valley

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QVC Selects Grass Valley Kayenne K-Frame

Grass Valley Unveils Edius 8 With Major Upgrades

Grass Valley is launching Edius 8, the latest version of its editing platform designed for production and broadcast news. Version 8 features multiple new capabilities, including refreshed GUI, Canon XF-AVC support, a new workflow clip management tool, accelerated 4K H.264 playback and an aggressive development program to introduce many new creative tools over the coming […]

NAB 2015 Tech: Grass Valley’s iTX v2.6

Grass Valley | Booth SL206 | Website: grassvalley.com Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced the latest iTX Integrated Playout Platform version 2.6 with its new broadcast engine. This new broadcast engine, the company said, delivers simulcast for greater scalability; is better adapted for live content with the most complete real-time processing algorithms; and provides […]

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Sinclair Selects Grass Valley To Transition Playout

NAB 2015

Sinclair Targets College, High School Sports

The station group sees ad sales in such programming as one key to generating bigger multicast revenue.

TVN TECH: NAB HOT TOPICS

IP-Enabled Workflow Advances Set For NAB

IP transport will touch so many aspects of television that it is positioned over time to supplant most everything people know and understand about TV workflows — from origination and contribution to distribution and consumption. The latest developments will be on display at next month’s NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 26: Audio; April 2: Automation. Read the earlier installments here.

TVN TECH: NAB HOT TOPICS

4K, File Formats Challenge Editing Workflow

TV stations are forced to deal with the arrival of new file formats at a dizzying pace. Fortunately for TV broadcasters, a number of vendors of broadcast editing systems have been at work on this problem, and some new approaches to grappling with it will be on display at the 2015 NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 19: The IP Transition; and March 26: Audio. Read the earlier installments here.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

Kudrle Named TVN’s Tech Woman To Watch

Sara Kudrle, Grass Valley’s product marketing manager for infrastructure, monitoring and control, will be honored by TVNewsCheck for contributions to industry technology during the NAB Show next month in Las Vegas.

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Grass Valley To Unveil 4K LDX Camera At NAB

PLAYOUT BY PHIL KURZ

Gearbox Adds Grass Valley LDX Cameras

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Game Creek To Buy 8 Kayenne K-Frame Switchers

TECH SPOTLIGHT

News Automation Gear Going Agnostic

Having to use a production switcher from the same manufacturer as that of your news automation system is becoming a thing of the past. New switcher-agnostic news automation systems give stations that bought a production switcher without a complementary automation system a few years ago a way to add it without having to replace the switcher. The latest software also makes possible better use of the Internet and social media as complements or alternatives to on-air news without adding additional people.

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VER Purchases 4K Grass Valley Switchers

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Grass Valley Will Show Cloud-based Playout

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Grass Valley Debuts Edius 7.3 With Matrox Support