BTS Partners with Grass Valley to Secure First Win at SEA Games Myanmar 2013

BTS broadcast technology solutions will build an OB Van for the sports event in record breaking time

BTS broadcast technology solutions received an order from Grass Valley to develop and construct an outdoor broadcast (OB) van for the 27th South East Asia Games to be held in Myanmar in December 2013.

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On board the 10.5m long, two-axel truck will be a full HD OB Van with three rooms. The 8-cam van will be equipped for 8 Grass Valley® LDX Premiere cameras, a Grass Valley® Kayak™ HD 2.5 M/E production switcher, a Grass Valley® Concerto™ routing switcher, 2 Grass Valley® K2 Dyno® Replay System, a Grass Valley® Gecko modular and a Yamaha audiomixer.

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Although the games will be held in December 2013, the delivery of the OB Van is schedule for August 2013, which means an extremely short lead time of less than six months. With BTS’ vast experience in OB Vans and unique construction techniques developed in-house, the BTS is well positioned to meet the aggressive delivery timeline.

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Ewald Fehlauer, MD of BTS said, “With our proven track record of delivering over 555 OB Vans, we have developed and time-tested a range of unique solutions, many of them patented, designed to enable the most efficient performance.  We are confident that we can comfortably deliver a sophisticated OB Van to fulfil the most challenging contracts, as this is what distinguishes BTS from many of our competitors.”

Stephen Wong, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at Grass Valley commented, “Grass Valley is pleased to partner with BTS to enable coverage of this momentous live sporting event in Myanmar.  Both BTS and Grass Valley are a natural fit, as with BTS’ proven OB construction and installation along with GV’s strong heritage in live production portfolio.”

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The Southeast Asian Games originate in the Southeast Asian Peninsulare Games, a then regional biannual sports event. The first SEAP Games were held in Bangkok, Thailand in 1959. After the inclusion of Indonesia and the Philippines the name was changed to SEA, South East Asian Games. The 27th SEA Games will begin with an opening ceremony on December 11, 2013 in Myanmar.

About BTS broadcast technology solutions GmbH, Weiterstadt: 
BTS is an internationally experienced and innovative systems integrator in the television broadcast industry. Its customers include broadcasters, production companies, news agencies, archives, OB vans and corporate TV service operators. BTS works with the leading product manufacturers. Both the stationary solutions for studio production, play out, news, distribution and archiving solutions as well as the mobile OB vans and flight cases meet the highest standards of productivity, flexibility and reliability. BTS helps its clients build and optimize their broadcast systems: for a program in quality, safety and efficiency, that are the best in its class.

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About Grass Valley
For more than 50 years, the Grass Valley name has been synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. Our full range of solutions and services is unmatched in the industry, leveraging the economies of scale of the IT industry with our proprietary core knowledge of media processing and storage. Grass Valley customers include most of the world's leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, and service providers, as well as independent video professionals who rely on our products to cover the world's most high-profile live events, as well as to benefit from efficiencies in day-to-day operations.

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