Grass Valley Deploys First GV STRATUS in Hong Kong


OneTV taps GV STRATUS, EDIUS Elite, and K2 Summit for cost-effective, multiplatform news delivery

Last Updated: December 2, 2013 10:12 am GMT
(Hillsboro, Oregon--December 2, 2013) Grass Valley® has deployed its first set of GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools to the Hong Kong region at OneTV, a new 24/7 television station that delivers news, sports, and entertainment to millions of viewers across Hong Kong. The station is also leveraging the powerful capabilities of Grass Valley’s EDIUS® Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software, K2 Summit® 3G Production Client, and K2 SAN storage. Together, these technologies provide the station with the powerful capabilities it needs to deliver news around the clock and to multiple platforms including smartphones and tablets.

With GV STRATUS, OneTV is now equipped with the most efficient and complete set of tools for ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout. Compatible with the Media Object Server (MOS) protocol, which allows it to interface with and take programming instructions from most newsroom computer systems; GV STRATUS gives OneTV the ability to integrate with its archive systems, removable file ingest via the user interface for file-based camera files and with full end-to-end HD support. GV STRATUS and the K2 media server and storage platform employ several open standards to offer OneTV an expandable foundation for new applications and workflows. GV STRATUS also combines with EDIUS to offer powerful and seamless real-time editing functionality.

“Running a TV station 24/7 is a paramount task and when news breaks in Hong Kong, we needed a tool that enables us to quickly turnaround new content production, deliver it first, and across multiple platforms,” said Lo Wing Fai, Oliver, President of OneTV. “We opted for a solution from Grass Valley that will help facilitate a ‘create once, publish everywhere’ consolidated workflow. Now, we can take advantage of a seamless work environment that gives us control over the entire spectrum of our content creation and distribution lifecycle.”

“We’re excited to be part of the thriving newsroom market in Hong Kong,” said Stephen Wong, Senior Vice President, APAC, Grass Valley. “Whether it’s a brand new news channel or one with lengthy on-air presence, Grass Valley newsroom solutions are designed to empower news channels to do what they do best — get on air fast and by providing them with a holistic set of powerful production tools.”

About Grass Valley
Grass Valley is changing the way live television is made and delivered. Recognized with 18 Emmy® awards for technology innovation, Grass Valley’s product portfolio—from image acquisition to playout—offers a complete end-to-end workflow of flexible, forward thinking solutions which enable broadcasters and content owners to build multiscreen, multiplatform futures. By simplifying and enhancing the way content is produced and distributed, Grass Valley gives customers the freedom they need to be creative in the studio, the field, and the newsroom. Merging optimizations of IT technologies with best-in-breed media systems, Grass Valley’s next generation solutions deliver higher quality and greater efficiencies. Customers include world-leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, service providers, government, religious, educational, corporate, and independent video professionals. Grass Valley is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, and maintains local presence across the globe with offices throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.

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