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TTC Ostankino upgrades studios with Grass Valley

9 October 2012
TTC Ostankino upgrades studios with Grass Valley

Television Technical Center Ostankino, the Russian broadcast production company, will offer HD capabilities to its broadcast clients and partners, following the upgrade of 11 studios with Grass Valley camera and switcher solutions. This two-year project, being run by systems integrator OKNO TV in partnership with Grass Valley, includes the installation of 100 LDK 8000 Elite 3G Transmission triax camera systems and two Karrera 3 M/E Video Production Center switchers (pictured). The first phase of the project will see the installation of 24 LDK 8000 Elite cameras, associated 3G triax base stations, and both Karrera switcher systems. “We are a leading innovation-driven corporation and are constantly developing our technologies. It’s extremely important for us to provide our clients with the most innovative and modern broadcasting and production equipment available,” said Mikhail Shubin, general director of Television Center Ostankino. “As one of our long-standing partners, Grass Valley offered us the solution that meets the needs in TV production for major market players.” “Competition was fierce, but it was Grass Valley’s unique solutions approach in combination with working with one of our key strategic partners, OKNO TV, that enabled us to deliver a unique solution that won us the tender,” said Alan Wright, regional president, of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, for Grass Valley. We listened closely to our customers to ensure that we are providing solutions that are cost-effective and easy-to-use, combined with the best technology in the market.”

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