Belden Discloses Further Details On SAM Buy

Belden Updates Grass Valley-SAM Integration

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).

Belden/Grass Valley Purchases Snell

Belden today closed the acquisition of Snell Advanced Media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal makes Grass Valley one of the largest media technology suppliers.


Stations Press Ahead With Social Platforms

Major groups keep experimenting, looking to find the best ways to use Facebook and YouTube, both to expand their brands and eventually generate some revenue.

Changing Sports Production Landscape And OTT

IBC 2017

SAM Unveils New FormatFusion Software

Snell Advanced Media has announced the latest release of its FormatFusion software. This latest version, FormatFusion4, adds HDR capabilities to its Kahuna production switcher range. The FormatFusion engine is at the heart of the Kahuna switcher and is the key to its class leading multi-format capabilities. SAM’s Kahuna with FormatFusion4 technology was a key part […]

SAM Adds HDR Capability To Kahuna Switchers


SAM Appoints Ikegami As Reseller


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)


SAM Appoints Boxer As Strategic Partner

SAM Names Eric Cooney President-CEO

Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has appointed former Tandberg Television President Eric Cooney as president and CEO. The appointment will see Tim Thorsteinson step down as CEO after two years in that role for personal reasons which, in the near to medium term, limit his ability to travel.


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.


Snell Advanced Media Launches SAM Academy


Phil Myers Joins Snell Advanced Media


What’s Needed To Handle 4K TV Challenges

4K television broadcasting presents both incredible new opportunities for digital media, but it also comes with challenges in almost every area of station engineering — ranging from asset management and storage to content gathering and production. Snell Advanced Media’s David Tasker talks about producing and distributing 4K content and what that will mean for broadcasters.


Vista To Build 4K, IP-based Studios

From The NAB Exhibit Floor: SAM

Snell Advanced Media | Booth SL1805 | Website: On Sunday, Snell Advanced Media (SAM) released a number of announcements at the NAB Show. They include: Live playout and production solutions that are empowering the move to 4K for broadcasters and media organizations. They allow them to support existing workflows while expanding into the new […]


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.


SAM Appoints Paul Horton As CFO

CCW 2015

Snell Advanced Media Debuts At CCW

Snell Advanced Media | Booth 903 | Website: “At CCW 2015, SAM (Snell Advanced Media) will see its debut in the eastern U.S. market, showcasing the new, reinvigorated company and its advanced media solutions,” said Russ Johnson, SVP Americas. “We are excited to bring to CCW, and its high caliber of industry attendees, the […]