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Globo Selects Grass Valley for MG4 Studios to Expand Production Capability

MONTREAL – April 8, 2020 – Globo has selected Grass Valley’s IP infrastructure solutions for its new facility in Rio de Janeiro. The deployment gives the broadcaster access to faster configuration, greater operational efficiencies and centralized network management across the three studios in the new MG4 complex. Globo also benefits from increased capacity to produce more drama and entertainment content, such as ...

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 Topic Streaming With 24i

First Look Media launches new OTT streaming video service for ‘culture cravers’ on topic.com, Apple TV and iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 7 April 2020 – 24i, the industry-leading video experience company, today announced that Topic, the new entertainment streaming service from First Look Media, has chosen 24i to power its new streaming video ...

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Marco Lopez Rejoins Grass Valley to Drive Live Production Business to the Next Level

MONTREAL – April 7, 2020 – Grass Valley today announces that Marco Lopez has returned to the company as senior vice president of live production, harnessing his wealth of expertise to steer the business unit through the next phase in its evolution. Rejoining Grass Valley from ChyronHego, Lopez will be responsible for accelerating innovation across key strategic areas, such as remote production, IP-connected live workflows and virtualized media ...

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Business as Usual Support, When Business isn’t Usual

MONTREAL – March, 31 2020 – Grass Valley is deploying a robust Business Continuity Initiative to help protect broadcasters, content owners and production companies, and give them enhanced operational support options and free access to selected services during this trying time. In the current climate, where media is crucial to inform and connect people, Grass Valley is stepping up its commitment to ...

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Grass Valley To Deliver Helpful Information and Spring Updates To Screens Across the Globe Via GV LIVE Presents

MONTREAL – March 27, 2020 – Grass Valley is set to engage with customers and prospects virtually in a series of events branded GV LIVE Presents. Multiple events have already been scheduled to provide useful information to Grass Valley customers and prospects as they deal with our unprecedented global crisis and to enable a unique type of engagement with Grass Valley solutions in ...

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Bitmovin launches its virtual NAB to showcase the future of video streaming

Vienna – 25 March 2020 –  Bitmovin, a world leader in innovative cloud-based video streaming solutions, has announced its ‘Bitmovin Live: NAB Edition’ will take place between 13th – 24th April. The fully-fledged virtual experience will bring the action of NAB Show from Las Vegas to the cloud in the form of lab sessions, partner pop-ups and webinars. Attendees will ...

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Vionlabs launches Emotional Fingerprint API to provide media companies with powerful AI driven decision making

Stockholm, Sweden, 24 March 2020 – Vionlabs announces the launch of Emotional Fingerprint API, a cloud-based solution that enables media companies to make better decisions based on deep AI generated video data and insights. The cloud-based solution is easily integrated with existing workflows throughout the entire video acquisition, production and distribution chain. Emotional Fingerprint API provides a significant advantage in areas ...

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T-Mobile Czech Republic and Slovak Telekom deploy 24i Smart Operator to power video services in Czech Republic and Slovakia

24i Smart Operator enables T-Mobile Czech Republic and Slovak Telekom to efficiently launch best-in-class branded IPTV and TV Anywhere experiences on a wide range of mobiles, tablets, Smart TVs and STBs Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 10 March 2020 – 24i, the industry-leading, global video experience company, today announced that its next-generation 24i Smart Operator product has been deployed by T-Mobile ...

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Grass Valley Puts Innovation Front and Center at NAB Show 2020

MONTREAL – March 9, 2020 – Grass Valley will be front and center at NAB Show 2020 with a new booth location in Central Hall #C1707 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. At what will be the first major public appearance following the announcement of Black Dragon Capital’s intent to acquire Grass Valley, the company will show why it is ...

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The Switch hires media industry expert Robert Szabo-Rowe as new SVP Product Management

New role will lead strategic growth and development of The Switch’s expanding services offering New York – [00:01 ET] March 03, 2020 – The Switch, the platform for the production and global delivery of live video, today announces the appointment of Robert Szabo-Rowe as Senior Vice President Product Management. In this new role, Szabo-Rowe will take the strategic lead in ...

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New Strategic Appointment Bolsters Grass Valley’s Commitment to Live & Sports Customers

MONTREAL – March 2, 2020 – Grass Valley cements its commitment to the live and sports market in EMEA with the appointment of John Carter as director of business development. Based in Newbury, Carter rejoins Grass Valley to leverage his experience of live production applications and workflows and the mission critical demands of mass audience sports coverage. Carter’s career spans three decades ...

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Grass Valley’s GV Alyve is the Clear Winner for Miss Germany Competition

MONTREAL – February 27, 2020 – Grass Valley’s cloud-based video production and distribution solution was central to AKK TV’s live streaming of the Miss Germany 2020 competition, held on February 15 at the Europa-Park Arena near Freiburg. GV Alyve, allowed the German OB company to leverage one-click distribution of the live HD event stream to Facebook and the dedicated Miss Germany YouTube channel. ...

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Research Reveals Huge Opportunity For Live Sports Streaming If Fans Can Get Access To The Right Leagues And Teams

Fans would pay more if streaming offered coverage of a sports league or team that interests them, but cost is currently leading to cancellations when content packages aren’t compelling enough  LOS ANGELES (February 25, 2020): Sports fans are willing to pay more for streaming live sports, but only if it provides better access to the sports teams and leagues they ...

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Grass Valley Solutions Underpin NEP Europe’s Expanded IP Production Capability for a Summer of Sport

MONTREAL – February 12, 2020 – Gearing up for a bumper year of premier live sporting events, NEP Europe has bolstered its production capability with a host of Grass Valley live IP production solutions.  NEP is growing its capabilities across its OB and flypacks fleet, strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading outsourced technical production partners to premier ...

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Grass Valley IP Solutions Give Gravity Media a Smart, Flexible Live Production Infrastructure for Major Sporting Events

MONTREAL – February 10, 2020 – Grass Valley’s IP solutions have been selected by Gravity Media to form an open standards-based IP core built – together with Cisco Nexus 9000 IP switches – as part of an upgrade to its live production capability. The deployment includes Grass Valley UCP-25/50 Gateway cards and MV-821-IP multiviewers as part of a wider roadmap ...

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Black Dragon Capital Signs Agreement to Acquire Grass Valley

MONTREAL – February 4, 2020 – Black Dragon Capital has completed an agreement with Belden Inc. in which it will acquire Grass Valley, a leading supplier of broadcast and media solutions for the production and distribution of high quality content worldwide. The deal, which will be finalized during Q1 2020, will transfer full control of all Grass Valley assets to ...

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