Ecuador's TC Television Upgrades Facility with Full Complement of Grass Valley HD Production Equipment


Last Updated: April 20, 2011 6:02 pm GMT
(Las Vegas, NV--April 20, 2011) (National Association of Broadcasters Convention – Booth# SL106) -- TC Television Ecuador, the highest rated television network in the country, operates two main TV stations (in Guayaquil and Quito) that provide viewers throughout Ecuador with the latest news and entertainment programming.

Following years of success using Grass Valley™ standard-definition (SD) news editing, video server, and routing platforms, the popular broadcaster recently purchased an entirely new complement of high-definition (HD) production equipment from Grass Valley to upgrade its production facilities in Guayaquil. This includes new HD cameras, production switchers, audio routers, and signal processing gear.

The new equipment order, which was fully implemented in March, will be used on board two OB vans that were recently completed for remote productions. The list of products includes eight LDK 3000 HD cameras, a K2 Dyno™ Replay System for slow-motion HD, a Kayak™ HD production switcher, two Acappella™ audio routing switchers, and several GeckoFlex™ signal conversion and reference modules.

"When we decided to invest in equipment for our HD productions we looked for a high quality solution with the highest reliability," said Fernando Bellido, Engineering and Operational Manager at TC Television Ecuador. "Grass Valley has always been a trusted choice with each change made at our station. Support provided has always been a main factor in the final purchase decision, and we know we can count on their excellent support. By tradition our station has always based its growth upon products from Grass Valley."

"We're pleased and honored that many of our customers continue to return to Grass Valley to help them migrate to the next generation of production tools and systems," said Jeff Rosica, Executive Vice President of Grass Valley. "TC Television Ecuador understands how to make great programming in the most efficient way possible and these new Grass Valley products support that mission while providing great value and flexibility."

The network's K2 Dyno Replay System will support its sports productions with replay configurations of up to six record and one replay output or four record and two replay outputs, using a Grass Valley K2 Summit™ production client connected to 80 hours of AVC-Intra 50 content storage.
TC Television Ecuador is a long-time Grass Valley customer. Both the Guayaquil and Quito locations use Grass Valley Aurora™ and K2 server-based digital news editing and playout systems. Master control is operated from a Grass Valley Maestro™ master control and branding system, while daily video production is accomplished with several Kayak™ production switchers. These key products are used, in tandem with a Grass Valley Concerto™ Series multi-format routing switcher managed by a Grass Valley Encore™ routing control system.


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