Ukrainian satellite broadcaster Bank TV has introduced a new HD production solution from Grass Valley for its 24/7 news programming. GV STRATUS, GV Edge and EDIUS serve as the core components for the broadcaster’s news workflow.
GV STRATUS is being used with EDIUS multiformat nonlinear editing software and GV Edge Integrated Playout System with K2 Edge playout nodes for 24/7 playout. Bank TV also selected four LDK 3000 multiformat HD cameras, a Kayak HD video production switcher, a Jupiter routing control solution, a Concerto routing switcher, GeckoFlex signal management, and K2 SAN Storage.
“The biggest challenge we faced was needing to build a complete, 24/7 workflow with limited funds and a skeletal footprint,” explained Dmytro Tarasov at Bank TV. “We knew Grass Valley’s expertise in broadcast technologies coupled with its cutting edge newsroom solutions would make this possible for us. With our new solution in place, we’re combining the most sophisticated file-based technologies and engineering expertise at a price point that worked very well for our budget.”
GV STRATUS offers tools with support for ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout. GV Edge provides a Linux-based playout solution that includes built-in graphics and multiscreen delivery.
“In Ukraine and Russia, where the broadcast market is rapidly evolving, it’s important for us to offer economic solutions that allow stations to advance their infrastructure without financial constraints,” commented Said Bacho, senior vice president EMEA, Grass Valley. “Our deal with Bank TV clearly signifies this business model, and we’re pleased that they now have the best tools in the business to effectively manage their operations and bring news to their viewers around the clock.”