APN India Powers News Channel with Suite of Grass Valley Future-Ready Solutions


Cameras, switchers, and software deliver high-quality content for 24/7 regional news channel in Delhi

Last Updated: January 9, 2015 1:08 am GMT
(Montreal--January 9, 2015) Access Press News, a broadcaster located in the Delhi region in India, powers its 24/7 news channel with a robust lineup of future-ready solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The broadcaster’s purchase includes six LDX Flex advanced imaging cameras, a K2 Summitmedia server, EDIUS editing software, Densité signal management system and a mixed-format routing switcher.

APN India’s news channel is broadcast entirely in Hindi and reaches millions of viewers across the Delhi region, delivering breaking news, weather and business affairs. This sophisticated combination of newsroom technologies will enable APN India to rely on a powerful workflow and deliver superb programming without interruption, which is crucial to the smooth running of a 24/7 station.

“Managing a 24/7 news channel is a paramount responsibility. When news breaks in the Delhi region, we want to be the first to air it, so it’s crucial for us to have the most up-to-date newsroom technologies in place,” commented R.S. Chauhan, group head BO&E, APN India. “We’ve been a Grass Valley customer for many years, having worked with their LDK range of cameras. We’re always impressed with their knowledge of the industry and customer service, so when the time came to upgrade our cameras, the LDX Flex was the natural choice for us. The LDX Flex gives us stunning image quality at a price that meets our budget.”

The cost-effective LDX Flex cameras also give APN India a future-ready system, as the cameras are upgradable through the entire LDX range. The routing switcher enables easy configuration and expansion for fast and efficient performance, and the solid K2 Summit media server delivers a 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure to guarantee that APN India never drops a frame of video. Densité is a flexible, cost-effective signal management system that can handle a complete range of signal types from audio to video signals, SD to HD formats and copper to fiber broadcast infrastructures. Meanwhile, EDIUS provides APN staff with the tools to edit in multiple formats, in real time.

“We’re happy that APN has the best tools in the business to manage their newsroom operations and bring news to their viewers around the clock,” commented Andrew Thornton, vice president, Asia Pacific, Grass Valley. “The broadcast market in India is a key target market for us, and deals like this further solidify our commitment to the region.

For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit grassvalley.com.

About Grass Valley
The new Grass Valley keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers future-ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows that enable the efficiency and flexibility broadcasters need to stay competitive today—while offering technological foresight they need to keep pace with consumers’ desires for more content on more devices. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, leverages the collective expertise and depth of the Grass Valley Group and Miranda Technologies, each having been acquired by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. For more information visit www.belden.com.

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