News Production & Post

TV Record Europa goes file-based with Grass Valley

9 September 2013
TV Record Europa goes file-based with Grass Valley

Portugal’s TV Record Europa has installed Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS in its studios and control room in order to upgrade to a file-based solution for news and live production. TV Record Europa is working closely with Grass Valley’s local partner, Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA), to complete the installation.

GV STRATUS offers ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout. It can be used for a number of broadcast and video production environments including studio production, play-to-air and news.

“The move to a file-based production system will allow us to increase cost efficiencies which is good news for a station that is on air at all times throughout the world,” said Leandro Maquinez, head of Operations, TV Record Europa. “We chose Grass Valley and TSA to help us with this transition because of their efforts in understanding our needs together with their expertise in integrating turnkey solutions into news studios. GV STRATUS is really simple to use which is great for a team like ours with varying levels of technical expertise.”

TV Record is one of Brazil’s largest networks and is based in Lisbon, Portugal, broadcasting 24/7 in Portuguese across Europe, Africa and Asia. GV STRATUS will produce workflows for TV Record Europa in its three new studios and its control room.

“Broadcasters are continuing to migrate their existing tape-based systems to file-based infrastructures because they are so much less expensive to operate,” said Said Bacho, senior vice president EMEA, Grass Valley. “Grass Valley solutions like GV STRATUS have been developed to integrate seamlessly into studios and production houses where this shift is taking place. This installation will help TV Record Europa improve its production processes all the way through the chain and we’re excited to be working with them on this important initiative.”

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