Grass Valley Helps TV Liberal Make the Switch from SD to HD

Grass Valley Helps TV Liberal Make the Switch from SD to HD

TV Liberal, an affiliate of the Brazilian network TV Globo, is making the switch from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) with a new suite of products from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The transition to HD will enable TV Liberal to quickly and efficiently deliver high-quality live productions, breaking news coverage and other timely information to its viewers.

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TV Liberal’s upgrade includes improvements to its infrastructure and playout capacity to meet the growing demands of the station and TV Globo. In addition, the new equipment will help streamline its news and live production capabilities with a system designed to grow as their business needs change.

“The Grass Valley solution provides us with operational excellence and reliability, while also giving us the flexibility to grow,” said Fernando Nascimento, executive director, TV Liberal. Denis Brandão, technology director at TV Liberal, added, “We’ll have a new, efficient workflow that delivers better production and better news quality, which, in turn, makes our station more agile and competitive.”

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At the center of the installation is the NVISION 8280 router combining exceptional resilience with cost, space and power efficiency to make it an ideal enterprise-class routing solution for TV Liberal; NV9000 control system; one Karrera K-Frame S-series production switcher with proven workflows, simplified control of complex productions, and multiformat support including 1080p and 4K; two Kaleido-X and ultra-quiet Kaleido-MX multiviewers; two K2 SAN storage systems for both playout and production with K2 Summit 3G transmission clients for a guaranteed reliable 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure and workflow; GV GUARDIAN monitoring system; eight CopperHead 3200 systems for simultaneous transport of both digital and analog program video; and a variety of multiprocessors, embedders, fiber systems and fiber cables.

TV Liberal has been a long-time customer and previously installed several K2 servers and SDI routers from Grass Valley. This latest investment positions the company for future 4K operations over a 10 Gbps IP network.

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“We’re thrilled to provide a complete range of solutions for TV Liberal that helps them go to HD,” said Cristiano Barbieri, sales manager Brazil, Grass Valley. “It will be exciting to see not only how this helps the station immediately, but also how it positions TV Liberal for future growth.”

About Grass Valley
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers Future-Ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows, combined with expert consultation and insight that lead to sustainable success. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, is part of St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world.

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