Omroep Flevoland uses Grass Valley for multiscreen9 October 2013
Netherlands regional broadcaster Omroep Flevoland is employing Grass Valley tools to support its production of multiscreen, multiplatform content. Omroep Flevoland is an independent broadcaster in the Flevoland province of the Netherlands that broadcasts news, sports, weather and traffic updates via radio, television, and the Internet.
Omroep Flevoland selected GV STRATUS nonlinear media production tools in combination with EDIUS nonlinear editing software, and GV Edge for integrated playout. The Grass Valley solutions will enable Omroep Flevoland to combine news workflows across radio, television, and Internet streams.
“Upgrading from our existing Grass Valley Aurora system to GV STRATUS now allows us to operate from a sleeker, more state-of-the-art newsroom,” said Allard Berends, CEO, Omroep Flevoland. “As we deliver breaking news across many forms of media and distribution, we don’t want to waste valuable time creating and duplicating multiple formats of content – that’s not the way we want to work. When news breaks in the Flevoland region, we want to be the first to cover it on every screen, and our new Grass Valley multiplatform toolset facilitates this by offering a ‘create once, publish everywhere’ consolidated workflow.”
GV STRATUS features a range of software-centric tools for nonlinear production workflow, offering support for ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer, and playout. It combines with EDIUS nonlinear editing software to offer realtime editing functionality. GV Edge offers a Linux-based playout solution with built-in graphics and multiscreen delivery capability. The solutions form a production/delivery platform that integrates into Omroep Flevoland’s existing infrastructure.
“We have been working with Omroep Flevoland for many years and have developed a great relationship,” said Said Bacho, senior vice president EMEA, Grass Valley. “When taking into account the broad range of content that Omroep Flevoland is producing, it was important for us to deliver a single application that is highly efficient when simultaneously sending content across several distribution channels."