Televisión de Galicia (TVG) has upgraded its primary production studio in Santiago de Compostela, Spain to HD with Grass Valley production technologies. As the final phase of a multi-year €1 million (US$ 1.4 million) project, Grass Valley supplied Kayenne XL HD production switcher.
The multi-year HD upgrade project began in 2008 when TVG ordered six LDK 8000 Elite cameras and GeckoFlex modular equipment. In 2010, TVG ordered three Kayenne XL switchers. The third phase of TVG upgrading to HD took place in January 2011, with an additional order for four Grass Valley K2 Summit production clients and four K2 Dyno Replay Controllers for tapeless production.
All of this HD technology is based around the production switcher, which combines the Kayenne XL user interface panel with the Kayak HD video frame. It makes TVG the first broadcaster in Spain to go on-air with the Kayenne XL in a fixed studio.
“Our aim was to achieve a technically advanced, top-quality HD studio for our key in-house productions,” commented Antonio Posse, technical manager of TVG. “We have been a long-time user of Grass Valley products and always watch their latest developments. Our operators see the Kayenne XL as the most powerful and flexible production switcher on the market, and we wanted it for our studio.”
Grass Valley will also provide 24/7 support through a four-year service level agreement (SLA).
“This is a great win for us, and has been great for TVG too,” said Jeff Rosica, executive vice-president at Grass Valley. “We have worked closely with TVG over the years and they appreciate that we deliver on our promises with the most powerful and integrated production solutions available, which let TVG upgrade to HD based on their own timetable.”