Grass Valley Kicks Off Festivities at Sportel Monaco

Grass Valley is exhibiting at the Sportel Monaco World Sports Content Media Convention this week at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, France. Visitors to the Grass Valley stand (K10/Diaghilev Hall) will see first-hand how the company’s innovative live and sports dedicated workflows boost productivity and increase ease of distribution.  Attendees will get interactive demonstrations of Grass Valley’s K2 Dyno Replay System with ShareFlex and GV STRATUS nonlinear media production tools.

GrassSportel Monaco, the international sports convention for television and new media, provides top-level access to a variety of business sectors in the global sports media industry and serves as a key platform for discussing the latest trends and product developments. It draws thousands of participants from hundreds of media and sports companies to raise awareness across the sports media value chain.

“Sportel Monaco is the ideal venue to network and share ideas with key industry leaders in the growing sports market, and Grass Valley is excited to be part of this year’s lineup,” commented Said Bacho, Senior Vice President of EMEA, Grass Valley. “We really benefit from the fact that we offer a wide range of products that position us well in multiple production environments, including live production such as sports, which continues to be an important part of Grass Valley’s roadmap. Our portfolio covers the whole live sports production value chain providing, for example, innovative and cost-efficient solutions to help sports producers deliver high quality replay for viewers and for critical analysis during a match.”

Brazil’s TV Vitoria/Record Migrates to HD with Grass Valley
Brazil’s TV Vitoria/Record, delivering news and other informational programming to millions of viewers across Brazil, has selected an end-to-end solution from Grass Valley to facilitate a quick and smooth transition from SD to HD. Grass Valley is supplying the station with a GV STRATUS nonlinear media production toolset, eight EDIUS Elite nonlinear editing software seats, a Karrera Video Production Center switcher with K-Frame, four LDX Flex HD studio camera systems with XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base stations, three K2 Summit 3G 4-channel media servers, a K2 Solo 3G portable 2-channel media server, and the K2 Dyno S Replay Controller, as well as K2 SAN storage. The project will be completed in March 2014.

“We are fully committed to providing our viewers the best quality of service possible, so transitioning from SD to HD is a natural next step for us,” said Jocemiro Perreira at TV Vitoria/Record. “Grass Valley has seamlessly made our roadmap to HD possible. The complete solution means we will have a fully modernized infrastructure, and with GV STRATUS we will have a wide variety of tools that allow us to truly maximize our workflows.”

With its new HD solution in place, the station will benefit from a long overdue nonlinear operation and multiplatform distribution, as well as improved 3G signal transmission with the LDX Flex HD camera systems and XCU base stations in place.

“We’re so pleased to add TV Vitoria/Record to our growing list of broadcasters around the world who are adding the powerful GV STRATUS toolset to their operations,” said Felipe Andrade, Regional Sales Director LATAM, Grass Valley. “The upgrade from SD to HD is still being adopted by TV stations around the world and Grass Valley’s cutting-edge solutions make this transition easy for broadcasters.”

At the center of the TV Vitoria/Record operation will be GV STRATUS which adds to the momentum gained by several GV STRATUS wins around the world and builds upon Grass Valley’s success in the Latin America region. GV STRATUS gives TV Vitoria/Record staff a wide range of software-centric tools for a complete nonlinear production workflow. It offers support for ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout, and enables a ‘create once, publish everywhere’ workflow.

“This project with TV Vitoria/Record is of great importance to us as we continue to foster growth in the LATAM region,” said Rafael Castillo, Senior Vice President of Latin American Region, Grass Valley. “Grass Valley is significantly growing market share in the LATAM region, due in no small part to our expertise in helping broadcasters to conquer the challenges of live production and employ unique, nonlinear production workflows that drive success.”


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