Australian Broadcasting Corporation Selects Grass Valley for Nationwide Multi-Year News Equipment Upgrade
The cornerstone of the system will be Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS Video Production and Content Management System solutions that include EDIUS Nonlinear Editing Software, K2 Summit 3G Media Servers and other Grass Valley core technologies. NETIA will provide NETIA Radio-Assist 8, while the Associated Press will provide its AP ENPS 7 scripting system. Both will be deeply integrated into the GV STRATUS system.
The process involved a multi-year tender process and negotiation covering nine separate aspects based on a detailed and exhaustive evaluation of available technology and vendors. After careful consideration as well as both a testing phase and a proof of concept phase, Grass Valley was selected as the exclusive solution provider.
The installation will be implemented over two and a half years in each of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s major news and current affairs facilities throughout the country. Grass Valley will be responsible for all facets of the design, planning, implementation, commissioning, training and ongoing support of all systems.
With a number of critical aspects to the implementation, the project is a partnership between Grass Valley as the systems integrator, NETIA and the Associated Press. This is the first time these two technology providers have been involved in such a major partnership with Grass Valley, which will include a total refresh/replacement of systems for TV news, radio news and scripting creation. Grass Valley, along with its two partners, will be rolling out the new technology across Australia beginning in August of this year after a detailed design phase has been completed.
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.