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7 Production to Roll Out First 4K OB Truck in the Middle East with Grass Valley Solutions Posted: 30/06/2020
7 Production to Roll Out Middle East and rsquo;s First 4K OB Truck with Grass Valley Solutions

UAE-based 7 Production, one of the Middle East’s leading video production service providers, has chosen an end-to-end Grass Valley workflow for its latest 4K UHD outside broadcast (OB) truck – the first of its kind in the region. Grass Valley’s market-leading solutions give 7 Production the flexible, future-ready capability it needs to meet the growing demand for 4K UHD production. The sale was managed in conjunction with Grass Valley’s regional channel partner BSS.

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LTN Global plays a key role in Next Gen TV market deployments Posted: 29/06/2020
LTN Global plays a key role in Next Gen TV market deployments

LTN Global, the industry leader in transformative media technology and video transport network solutions has today announced that its transport service is being used for the first commercial deployment of ATSC 3.0 in the United States in Las Vegas. Following the successful launch on May 26, LTN Global has also become the preferred transport network partner for Sinclair Broadcast Group and its subsidiary, ONE Media 3.0 as the companies look to bring the most significant broadcast technology upgrade to new TV markets across the United States.

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Dome Productions Drives Towards an IP-Enabled Future with Grass Valley Posted: 18/06/2020
Dome Productions Drives Towards an IP-Enabled Future with Grass Valley

Canada-based Dome Productions has chosen Grass Valley’s end-to-end open standards-based IP infrastructure and workflows for its latest outside broadcast (OB) truck, UHD5. Grass Valley’s market-leading IP solutions will enable the production facilities provider to seamlessly transition from SDI to IP, leveraging greater flexibility, efficiency and faster setups between events. The future-ready unit, which is slated to go live in the third quarter of 2020, will handle everything from HD to 4K UHD and HDR to support live sports production for major North American broadcasters, concerts, awards and studio shows.

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Grass Valley Unveils EDIUS X the Next-Generation in Editing Software Posted: 17/06/2020
Grass Valley Unveils EDIUS X the Next-Generation in Editing Software

 

Grass Valley is previewing the next generation of its award-winning, multiformat, nonlinear editing software series EDIUS. On Thursday, June 18 at 11:00 AM EDT, Grass Valley will showcase EDIUS X via livestream, highlighting its new core with intelligent background rendering for an uninterrupted workflow experience. The latest EDIUS enhancement builds further on its functionality to bring tighter integration for the user, increased flexibility and delivers more creative power. EDIUS X is scheduled to ship in September 2020.

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Grass Valley Launches the GVX Customer Council Posted: 01/06/2020
Grass Valley Launches the and ldquo;GVX and rdquo; Customer Council

Grass Valley underlines its leadership in driving innovation through collaboration with the launch of GVX, a council of customers selected from the media industry’s most influential technologists and business leaders. This group of key leaders will work closely with Grass Valley executives to move media technology innovation forward in a mutually beneficial fashion, providing the industry with solutions that are perfectly matched with the increasing demands placed on content producers and distributors.

The GVCustomer Council launches with many key influencers on board, including Dave Mazza from NBC Sports, Del Parks from Sinclair Broadcast Group, Helen Clifton from ABC Australia, Mauricio Felix from Globo, Ruba Ibrahim from Al Arabiya Network, Scott Rothenburg from NEP, and Gordon Castle from Discovery.

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A1now selects Vionlabs and rsquo; AI-powered solution for personalized viewing recommendations Posted: 01/06/2020
A1now selects Vionlabs and rsquo; AI-powered solution for personalized viewing recommendations

 

Vionlabs, the industry leading provider of AI-powered content analysis, today announced that its Content Analysis Platform has been chosen by A1 to provide content recommendations on its streaming service A1now. Through the deep insight provided by Vionlabs’ Content Analysis Platform, A1now will be able to understand why customers like certain programming and hence provide personalized viewing recommendations.

The vast content libraries available through streaming services means that the ease with which audiences can find relevant content is now critically important for streaming companies wanting to attract and retain subscribers. With the online video market being so competitive, media companies can get an edge through a better understanding of what makes shows appealing to viewers. By leveraging Vionlabs’ Content Analysis Platform, A1now will boost consumers viewing time by providing a personalized UI and more relevant video recommendations.

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LTN Global launches LTN Wave: an IP-based alternative to satellite distribution Posted: 28/05/2020
LTN Global launches LTN Wave: an IP-based alternative to satellite distribution

 

LTN Global, the industry leader in transformative media technology and video transport network solutions has today announced the launch of LTN Wave, a terrestrial IP-based distribution solution designed as an alternative to satellite distribution. LTN Wave brings together LTN’s transport, monitoring and control solutions to enable broadcast quality multicast distribution over IP.

LTN Wave provides customers with access to the benefits of IP distribution while still maintaining existing satellite-driven workflows. This enables a seamlessly integrated combination of workflows to maximize revenue-generating potential for content. Whether replacing satellite completely or implementing backhaul or secondary paths in a hybrid distribution approach, channel owners and content networks can leverage the power of LTN’s state-of-the-art IP-based video workflow solutions to reliably and efficiently transport their content from sources to destinations over the fully-managed and highly-secure LTN Network.

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Grass Valley Technology Alliance Builds on Collaboration and Adds New Members Posted: 26/05/2020
Grass Valley Technology Alliance Builds on Collaboration and Adds New Members

Grass Valley continues to support collaboration across the media production chain to strengthen deliverables for customers by welcoming several new members to the Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA). Launched in April 2019, the certification program delivers key benefits to customers, such as improved purchasing confidence and access to a wide range of systems and solutions that are interoperable with Grass Valley platforms and workflow components. EcoDigital, Haivision, Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) and Vitec Group’s Vinten and Autoscript join the five existing companies already part of the GVTA.

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LTN Global named Advanced Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network Posted: 14/05/2020
LTN Global named Advanced Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

LTN Global, an industry leader in transformative media technology and video transport network solutions has today announced that it will leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) across its suite of modular offerings. As LTN has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN), the company will leverage AWS to improve video production, advance live feed management and evolve the advertising experience.

The ongoing collaboration with AWS builds on the existing relationships from LTN’s 2019 acquisition of industry pioneers Make.TV, Niles and Crystal Corporation as well as LTN's fully managed network for IP-based transport. A number of LTN’s products and services already leverage and run on AWS.

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RTP Standardizes on Grass Valley Cameras with an Investment in Future-Ready Studio and OB Capability Posted: 05/05/2020
RTP Standardizes on Grass Valley Cameras with an Investment in Future-Ready Studio and OB Capability

 

Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) has standardized on Grass Valley cameras, deploying 49 LDX 82 Elite camera systems, with XDR licenses, across its studios and Outside Broadcast (OB) fleet. The upgrade to its camera chains provides HD and high dynamic range (HDR) support across RTP’s live events and studio productions and ensures future-proof acquisition capability, thanks to Grass Valley’s robust upgrade path. The sale was managed by Grass Valley’s Portuguese channel partner Ibertelco.

With the new cameras in place, the RTP production team can seamlessly switch between resolutions (1080i, 720p and 1080PsF), while the PowerCurves feature handles shoots in even the most challenging conditions. Any lighting issues are easily addressed using LDX 82 Elite’s built-in Color Protect function.

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Topic selects Vionlabs AI-powered Fingerprint for Recommendations Posted: 27/04/2020
Topic selects Vionlabs and rsquo; AI-powered Fingerprint for Recommendations

Vionlabs, the industry leading provider of AI powered content analysis, today announced that its Emotional Fingerprint API has been chosen by First Look Media to power content recommendations on its streaming service Topic. Through the deep insight provided by Vionlabs’ Emotional Fingerprint API, Topic will be able to understand why customers like certain programming so it can provide personalized viewing recommendations. This will be Vionlabs’ first US customer since the company expanded into the region with the appointment of Kevin Odden as President of American Sales in October 2019.

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Grass Valley Turns Up the Power of Cloud Production with GV AMPP Posted: 23/04/2020
Grass Valley Turns Up the Power of Cloud Production with GV AMPP

At its GV LIVE Presents – Innovate 2020 event on April 23, Grass Valley launched its new cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) Agile Media Processing Platform (GV AMPP). This game-changing solution unlocks the power of elastic compute for live sports, news, and playout workflows, helping customers easily transition to the future-ready public, data center or hybrid infrastructures.

The first application available for the platform, AMPP Master Control, has been on air with Blizzard since the opening of the Overwatch League 2020 season in early February. In response to the COVID-19 crisis and building off this solution set, AMPP has been an essential system enabling the esports leader to keep its Overwatch LeagueTM and Call of Duty® LeagueTM matches live since March 28, enabling truly distributed remote production with all operators and talent working from their homes.

“Our leagues rely on cloud infrastructure to produce live, multi-language broadcasts for global audiences,” said Pete Emminger, vice president of global broadcast at Blizzard Entertainment. “As a launch customer for Grass Valley, the Overwatch League has been using AMPP since the start of the 2020 season. AMPP provides an incredible value as it furthers our cloud capability and empowers our remote broadcast setup, allowing us to remain flexible even in the face of a global health pandemic.”

 

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Grass Valley Taps Into Power of IP for Highlights and Replay Production with LiveTouch 1300 Posted: 22/04/2020
Grass Valley Taps Into Power of IP for Highlights and Replay Production with LiveTouch 1300

Grass Valley introduces LiveTouch 1300, the latest member of its award-winning live highlights and replay production system. The new solution brings enhanced flexibility to 4K UHD production allowing users to capture video directly from IP sources, and delivers expanded collaborative workflow capability making it ideal for mobile production.

Designed for mobile, outside broadcast (OB) productions and sports venues, the rugged system is built for life on the road. The new HTML5 LiveTouch Dashboard makes system monitoring, control, start up and basic configuration straightforward and quick in the on-and-off environment of an OB truck.

Chris Merrill, Grass Valley’s director of product marketing, commented: "The demand for captivating, stunning quality content is at an all-time high. We developed LiveTouch 1300 to help our customers efficiently create immersive 4K UHD and HDR replays in any production scenario. Now more than ever it is crucial to allow broadcasters and content owners greater freedom to cover live events regardless of their location. LiveTouch 1300 makes distributed production and collaborative workflows easy and fast."

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Grass Valley Supercharges 4K UHD Production with K-Frame XP Video Processing Engine Posted: 22/04/2020
Grass Valley Supercharges 4K UHD Production with K-Frame XP Video Processing Engine

 

Grass Valley reinforces its leadership in driving the evolution of live production with the launch of its new GV K-Frame XP video production engine. Designed to make higher resolution content creation easier, the new compact switcher packs a powerful punch with unmatched functionality across multiformat environments and high signal density, even with the increased bandwidth requirements of 4K UHD. Featuring true single stream, full raster, 4K processing at 2160p, the K-Frame XP eliminates the need for compromise in 4K UHD productions; there’s no reduction in I/O count in 4K UHD, no reduction in M/Es, keyers or DPMS in 4K UHD, and no change in operator workflow in 4K UHD.

Marco Lopez, Grass Valley’s senior vice president of live production, commented: “With the drive to deliver richer storytelling, we’re seeing customers really ramp up the volume of 4K UHD content being produced. This demand for increased production bandwidth has created workarounds that in the past have ultimately slowed down and put limits on the workflow. Grass Valley has built a hugely powerful hardware platform that can take on the ultra-fast pace of live content production – particularly sports – and ease the constraints of handling any resolution, even 4K UHD.”

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Grass Valley Sets a New Standard in IP Image Capture with LDX 100 Camera Platform Posted: 22/04/2020
Grass Valley Sets a New Standard in IP Image Capture with LDX 100 Camera Platform

 

Grass Valley continues to drive the evolution of live production with the launch of the LDX 100 camera platform. This latest addition to the company’s camera portfolio is a high-speed, native UHD camera that takes a revolutionary approach to camera design. Built from the ground up with native IP connectivity, the camera delivers signals directly into the network, conveniently enabling access to them wherever they are needed – even, for example, as return feed monitoring from another camera position. The LDX 100 unlocks greater creativity and flexibility for content creators, freeing them from the physical constraints of traditional live production environments.

Marco Lopez, Grass Valley’s senior vice president of live production commented: “Today, live production workflows – particularly in sports – need to be smarter and more flexible than ever, removing barriers to creativity and collaboration. Our customers also tell us they want to harness the best creative and on-screen talent, wherever in the world they might be. We’ve driven the transition to remote production, which is a vital step in this direction, but now the industry is ready for the next step-change. Grass Valley now leads the way with opening up true distributed production; we’re putting the full power of IP at our customers’ fingertips – right from the camera removing the need for base stations. The LDX 100 brings together Grass Valley’s deep knowledge of IP and long heritage in live production to create a future-ready camera solution that opens up new possibilities in production workflows.”

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