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Lietuvos Rytas TV enters Stratus sphere

Lithuanian channel Lietuvos Rytas TV has signed a deal at IBC to upgrade its newsroom with Grass Valley’s GV Stratus video production and content management system, with related equipment. The upgrade is driven primarily by a need to better integrate social media with its news output and a move to HD for news (the rest of the channel is already HD).

The upgrade is being carried out with Baltic system integrator Hannu Pro and includes K2 media servers and Edius high-res and proxy editing seats.

It will give Lietuvos Rytas TV the “flexibility to grow as our business needs require and to be effective for the ready-to-air news production for live broadcasting and the content delivery for the news portal,” said Audrius Berdikšlis, LR TV’s CTO.

Stratus offers smooth integration with its existing distribution systems, broadcast and web, and will allow its journalists to access existing content proxies for fast NLE editing remotely.

The tight integration between GV Stratus and Edius will allow journalists to mix and move low-res and high-res assets, including so-called wild files from citizen journalists across multiple sites, and perform full editing in the field. The upgrade will go live early next year.