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Front Porch Digital, Grass Valley(TM) Embark on Technology and Sales Agreement

Technology and Sales Agreement

Front Porch Digital, the global leader in migrating and managing media content, today announced an agreement whereby its DIVArchive(TM) content storage management (CSM) solutions will be sold in the Americas through Grass Valley(TM). The agreement in effect makes Grass Valley both a Front Porch Digital reseller and a technology partner, cementing a longstanding relationship between the two companies whose complementary technologies are already integrated and working successfully in name-brand installations, including the MLB Network and local ABC and CBS stations.

"More than just looking for products, customers are looking for solutions," said Dave Polyard, Front Porch Digital senior vice president of strategic sales. "With this partnership, Grass Valley can offer customers not only its own outstanding products for news and production, but also system design and integration with the benefits of Front Porch Digital's world-leading CSM solution. At the same time, Grass Valley users who have not yet implemented a CSM system can now do so with total confidence in the two technologies' combined effectiveness."

The formal agreement between Front Porch Digital and Grass Valley affords enhanced assurance for users that the two companies' best-of-breed production and archiving systems will work together seamlessly and effectively. In addition, Grass Valley's extensive sales and systems integration network in the Americas will support expanded access to the benefits of Front Porch Digital's DIVArchive system.

"At Grass Valley, we provide end-to-end solutions for news and sports production, and for play-to-air systems," said Larry Mast, Director, Broadcast Systems Group, Grass Valley. "Today, a large percentage of these systems require a disk- or tape-based archive system. Front Porch Digital is the global leader for CSM as a result of its highly flexible archive management solution, DIVArchive, which has been successfully deployed with Grass Valley products at many significant customer sites. With this agreement, we look forward to continuing and expanding upon that relationship."

About Grass Valley(TM)

With a rich history serving the broadcast and professional video industries, the Grass Valley(TM) name is synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. With a full range of products and services supporting many of the world's most high-profile television events, Grass Valley offers the most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and cost-effective digital technologies and systems available. Customers deploying Grass Valley solutions include most of the world's leading broadcast and teleproduction facilities, independent video professionals, as well as emerging content creators and distributors providing broadband, telecommunications, and transmission services. When you're watching news, sports, or entertainment programming, whether on a TV, the Web, or a mobile phone, you're watching Grass Valley at work. For information about Grass Valley products, please visit


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About Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Front Porch Digital's SAMMA product line performs accelerated migration of media content from vulnerable analog videotape to secure and readily accessible digital storage. Protected by three U.S. patents, the company's DIVArchive(TM) content storage management (CSM) solution creates a unified system of digital storage from ingest to archive that is distinguished for superior functionality, scalability, performance, and customer satisfaction. In DIVAsolo(TM), Front Porch Digital has combined the two technologies to form a cost-effective, end-to-end system for preserving, managing, and repurposing media content. More information is available at


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