Fox Turkey upgrades with Grass Valley
TURKEY: Istanbul-based broadcaster, Fox Turkey, is upgrading its existing Grass Valley production and playout system with further equipment from the manufacturer. The new additions will reportedly enable edit-in-place capabilities, enhance the delivery of high-quality HD content, and improve production workflows.
The upgrade will include GV Stratus nonlinear media production tools that will control playout to the daily production studio, the addition of two K2 Summit 3G standalone playout servers to offer greater internal storage and enhance the delivery of material to the production studio for daily news output, a new RMI-Ingest station for the ingest of P2 based material, and an expansion of the production network.
This upgrade will also include enhancing Fox Turkey's existing K2 SAN system in order to double its capacity and bandwidth capabilities. The addition of two K2 Summit 3G media clients will connect to the K2 SAN system to support eight more bidirectional SDI-I/O channels. The broadcaster will also add two extra Edius editing workstations which will integrate with other Grass Valley hardware and software.
‘Having worked with Grass Valley for almost a year with their existing K2 SAN system, we fully understand the value of the company’s innovative range of solutions and applications as well as its extensive experience and unrivalled quality of service,’ said Necip Kircin, chief technology officer at Fox Turkey. ‘This is why when it came to renewing and expanding our server infrastructure, we knew Grass Valley’s range of cost-effective products and services would offer us a clear system integration path and solution that would fit seamlessly into our daily operation and news production workflow, enabling us to meet the demands of a variety of different media environments.’
‘We are delighted that Fox Turkey has chosen to upgrade its production and playout system using Grass Valley solutions,’ noted Said Bacho, senior vice president of EMEA, Grass Valley. ‘The enhanced editing solution implementation will transform Fox Turkey’s production workflow and enable it to focus on realising its creative vision.’