Brazil’s TV Integração Paves Its Own Production Path With Grass Valley Gear
TV Integração in Uberaba City, Brazil, an affiliate of the Rede Globo group, has installed a full suite of production solutions from Grass Valley (a Belden Brand). Before this investment, the station repeated a broadcast signal from the company’s headquarters, but as of April 1 this year is now producing and broadcasting much of its own unique HD content. The new equipment is IP-ready, so TV Integração will be able to upgrade to a full SMPTE ST 2022-6 IP workflow when the time is right.Included in the purchase is the NVISION 8144 HD-SDI Router, NV9000 Control System, Imagestore-Modular 3G/HD/SD master control switcher, Kaleido-MX-64x4Multiviewer, K2 Summit 3G Transmission Client and Densité 3 Frame with a variety of converters and processors to handle the signals.
“We investigated a lot of different options for this project, ultimately choosing Grass Valley for its quality, the available features and performance of the products, and the dependable local presence in our market,” explains Paulo Feres, director of engineering, Rede Integração. “From the beginning, the Grass Valley team worked closely with us to design the ideal solution, work through all the testing and demonstrate the solutions to the executives at our TV Globo headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.”
The NVISION 8144, which is part of the NVISION 8500 HYBRID router series, combines resilience with cost, space and power efficiency to serve as an ideal enterprise-class routing solution for production and playout applications. The NV9000 router control system includes a wide range of highly adapted panels for superior control plus advanced, highly resilient router controllers. The Imagestore-Modular is a low-cost, 3G/HD/SD modular master control and branding processor that offers exceptional space and energy efficiency, with up to 10 channels in a Densité 3 Frame.
The Kaleido-MX Multiviewer, pre-configured for simple and easy installation, is perfect for ensuring a high-quality broadcast for master control playout with innovative scaling technology that offers high video image quality as well as full layout flexibility. The K2 Summit 3G Transmission Client is built for broadcast and distribution services using manual or traditional automation systems and comes with two HD/SD bidirectional channels and two HD/SD playout channels plus built-in up/down/crossconversion capability. The 3RU Densité 3 Frame is a modular frame and controller designed to offer true multiformat operation, with the ability to simultaneously process SDI and IP 4K, 3G, HD, SD, and analog video, as well as AES and analog audio; features hot-swappable power supplies, fans and modules; and is fully compatible with all existing 3RU and 2RU Densité modules, providing a selection of more than 100 modules from which to choose.
“TV Integração is entering a new chapter in its history as it unveils new, original programming to its audiences in the region,” says Leonel da Luz, vice president of sales, Latin America, Grass Valley. “The right infrastructure solutions are critical in ensuring the success of the project, and the easy integration of our solutions with third-party products and automation vendors makes it easier for customers to focus on other priorities—such as growing revenue.”
The project will continue over the coming months. “This implementation in Uberaba City is the first step in a bigger project to update all TV Integração affiliates to HDTV, with plans to move to IP in the future,” adds Feres.