Fox Turkey gets Grass Valley upgrade23 September 2013
Istanbul-based Fox Turkey is upgrading its existing Grass Valley production and playout system to include new Grass Valley technologies that will enable edit-in-place capabilities, enhance HD content delivery, and improve production workflows. The upgrade will take place without any interruption to the Fox station’s current playout channels.
The upgrade will include a GV STRATUS nonlinear media production system that will control playout to the daily production studio, the addition of two K2 Summit 3G standalone playout servers to increase storage and enhance the delivery of material to the production studio for news output, a new RMI-Ingest station for the ingest of P2 based material, and an expansion of the production network.
“Having worked with Grass Valley for almost a year with their existing K2 SAN system, we fully understand the value of the company’s innovative range of solutions and applications as well as its extensive experience and unrivalled quality of service,” said Necip Kircin, Chief Technology Officer, Fox Turkey. “This is why when it came to renewing and expanding our server infrastructure, we knew Grass Valley’s range of cost-effective products and services would offer us a clear system integration path and solution that would fit seamlessly into our daily operation and news production workflow, enabling us to meet the demands of a variety of different media environments.”
Fox Turkey’s pre-existing K2 SAN system will also be enhanced to double its capacity and bandwidth capabilities. The addition of two K2 Summit 3G Media Clients will connect to the K2 SAN system to support eight more bidirectional SDI-I/O channels for the ingest of HD and SD material. Fox Turkey will also add two extra EDIUS editing workstations – connected to the K2 SAN as SAN clients.
Said Bacho, Senior Vice President of EMEA, Grass Valley (pictured), said “We are delighted that Fox Turkey has chosen to upgrade its production and playout system using Grass Valley solutions. The enhanced editing solution implementation will transform Fox Turkey’s production workflow and enable it to focus on realizing its creative vision.”