Malaysian Broadcaster Taps Grass Valley Gear for New HD Facility

Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), the state-owned public broadcaster which owns and operates 31 radio and two television stations, has returned to Grass Valley after almost a decade to place its largest order to date: a large number of HD cameras, production switchers, and routers for a new all-digital HD studio complex in Kuala Lumpur that will be completed in November 2010.

To support several studios and control rooms within the multi-level facility, RTM has purchased 24 Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite multi-format HD cameras, five Kayak HD production switchers (four 3 M/E models and one 3.5 M/E model), and four Concerto Series 64×64 routers to distribute all types of audio and video signals throughout the facility. The equipment will be used to support five RTM locations: Auditorium, IBC (Kuala Lumpur), Studio 3 (Seremban), Kuching (East Malaysia), and a flyaway kit.

“Malaysia is one area of the world where Grass Valley has seen increased business over the past year, as broadcasters there migrate their platforms to high-definition in anticipation of a national conversion,” says Jeff Rosica, SVP of Grass Valley. “RTM understands the value, flexibility, and reliability that Grass Valley production technologies provide.”

RTM has built the new facility in preparation for full-time HD broadcasting beginning in 2015.

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