Grass Valley IP Technology Powers NBC Sports Stamford HQ

Date: 15/06/2021
Grass Valley IP Technology Powers NBC Sports Stamford HQ

NBC Sports Group continues to lead the industry with innovative new IP production workflows, supplied by Grass Valley, at its headquarters in Stamford, CT. The approach harnesses the power of open-architecture IP technology to unlock an unprecedented level of scalability and flexibility, delivering a ‘better than being there’ experience for viewers around the globe.


Leveraging the Dynamic IP Blueprint from Grass Valley, NBC Sports has quickly revamped its infrastructure to meet the new demands of live sports, and beyond. The cornerstone of this blueprint is Grass Valley’s Dynamic System OrchestratorGV Orbit, enabling powerful new IP workflows not possible with any other solution on the market. GV Orbit is a unique configuration, control and monitoring solution specifically designed for the dynamic orchestration of broadcast media networks across SDI, hybrid or pure IP – ideal for companies wherever they are in their transition to IP.


“With the return of live sports and major events, we need to ensure we have the best technology available capable of spinning up and down as sports events peak,” said Tim Canary, NBC Sports’ Vice President, Engineering. “Part of NBC’s roadmap was to upgrade our routing topology at the Stamford site by 2023, and the relocation of our GOLF Channel Headquarters last year accelerated that project. We wanted to adopt a standards-based routing system that would enable us to evolve and add more functionality over time as needed. Grass Valley has been a trusted technology partner for years and we were impressed with their latest innovations in IP technology, making this an easy choice. The GV Orbit technology was built from the ground up for the demands of live production in an IP environment and Grass Valley has been a true partner throughout this entire technology transformation.”




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