Global Television Upgrades Graphics Workflow with Ross XPression

Global Television in Canada will upgrade their entire news graphics workflow at their broadcast centers in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver, in addition to news bureaus in nine other cities, with Ross XPression 2D/3D CGs and associated workflow tools.

Going on-air in August with XPression, Global will now have four channels of playout for every control room, MOS workflow, design tools, NLE integration with GV Aurora editing systems, and order/asset management provided by Ross openMAM partner, MediaBeacon.

“XPression was the only CG product we found that could operate at a high level without any connection to playout hardware,” said Gerry Belec, Director, Technology and Design for Shaw Media. “We are moving our news production away from dedicated hardware to desktop applications and this fit nicely in the plan.”

Global Television reaches almost 100% of Canadians and is complimented by 18 specialty channels, including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television, and Showcase. Global also has successful local news programs in markets coast-to-coast, with 11 television stations in markets from Vancouver to the Maritimes. In addition to the news departments, Entertainment Tonight Canada, produced at Global in Toronto, will also migrate to XPression as their primary live graphics system.

“We’re excited about working with Global to enhance their on-air look and bring new functionality and efficiency to their news and graphics operations,” said Brian Olson, Marketing Product Manager for XPression.

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