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

NAB HOT TOPICS

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 […]

IBC 2017 WRAP

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

THE ROAD TO IP

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.

NAB HOT TOPICS

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.

NAB 2017 HOT TOPICS

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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HPA Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Set

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 […]

IBC 2016

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 […]

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