APN India Powers News Channel with Suite of Grass Valley Future-Ready Solutions
Access Press News (APN), a broadcaster located in the Delhi region in India, now powers its 24/7 news channel with a lineup of solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The broadcaster’s purchase includes six LDX Flex advanced imaging cameras, a K2 Summit media server, EDIUS editing software, Densité signal management system and a mixed-format routing switcher.
APN India’s news channel is broadcast entirely in Hindi and reaches millions of viewers across the Delhi region, delivering breaking news, weather and business affairs. This combination of newsroom technologies will enable APN India to rely on a powerful workflow and deliver programming without interruption, which is crucial to the smooth running of a 24/7 station.
“Managing a 24/7 news channel is a paramount responsibility. When news breaks in the Delhi region, we want to be the first to air it, so it’s crucial for us to have the most up-to-date newsroom technologies in place,” says R.S. Chauhan, group head BO&E, APN India. “We’ve been a Grass Valley customer for many years, having worked with their LDK range of cameras. We’re always impressed with their knowledge of the industry and customer service, so when the time came to upgrade our cameras, the LDX Flex was the natural choice for us. The LDX Flex gives us stunning image quality at a price that meets our budget.”
The cost-effective LDX Flex cameras also give APN India a future-ready system, as the cameras are upgradable through the entire LDX range. The routing switcher enables easy configuration and expansion for fast and efficient performance, and the solid K2 Summit media server delivers a 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure to guarantee that APN India never drops a frame of video. Densité is a flexible, cost-effective signal management system that can handle a complete range of signal types from audio to video signals, SD to HD formats and copper to fiber broadcast infrastructures. Meanwhile, EDIUS provides APN staff with the tools to edit in multiple formats, in real time.
“We’re happy that APN has the best tools in the business to manage their newsroom operations and bring news to their viewers around the clock,” says Andrew Thornton, VP, Asia Pacific, Grass Valley. “The broadcast market in India is a key target market for us, and deals like this further solidify our commitment to the region.”