MRTV Myanmar Selects Grass Valley to Deliver Mobile HD Productions for 2013 Southeast Asian Games
MRTV Myanmar, Myanmar’s national broadcaster, has purchased several Grass Valley solutions to broadcast live HD coverage of the 2013 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will be held in three cities across Myanmar during December 2013. Grass Valley designed and delivered two turnkey flight packs and a complete outdoor broadcast (OB) van to enable MRTV to deliver first-class coverage of the Games from multiple cities, marking the first ever HD live coverage in Myanmar.
“Myanmar is honored to be hosting the SEA Games this year and it’s crucial that MRTV delivers top-quality HD coverage for fans across the region to enjoy. With this in mind, MRTV selected Grass Valley largely because not only did we offer a completely integrated turnkey solution but also on-site support and consultation. Grass Valley’s HD solutions will give viewers a full HD experience, which we know they will love,” said Stephen Wong, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Grass Valley.
Included in MRTV’s systems purchase are a range of Grass Valley solutions including 18 units of LDX Première software upgradable cameras and XCU eXchangeable Control Unit base stations—which will allow the broadcaster to easily move camera chains between systems, providing a highly mobile and cost-efficient scalable solution for live production. MRTV has also selected Grass Valley’s Kayak production switcher, Concerto routers, four K2 Dyno Replay Systems, and various other live production solutions. Grass Valley provided the complete design, on-site support, turnkey integration and user training.
“It is evident that broadcasters are increasingly looking for integrated solutions which are far more cost-effective than buying standalone products. As broadcasters like MRTV Myanmar move from existing tape-based operations to a file-based approach, Grass Valley is able to provide solutions which support their nonlinear production efforts as well as achieve their overall business goals. This deployment is exciting for Grass Valley as we continue to gain traction in the Asian market,” added Wong.