Guatemalan church gets Grass Valley live solutions
WORLD: Guatemala’s Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Dios Christian church recently selected Grass Valley live production solutions to outfit its new production centre. The HOW airs Latin America’s ‘number one rated’ Christian programme on TBN's Enlace as well as Daystar’s Casa de Dios and Noches de Gloria. The programmes are seen throughout the US, central and South America, and parts of Europe.
Working with local Grass Valley solutions provider Comtelsat of Central America, Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Dios has begun taking delivery of the components that will make up its new production centre, which is scheduled to be completed towards the end of 2013.
These include eight LDX Première upgradable triax cameras with 3G capable transmission, a Kayak HD production switcher frame with Kayenne XL control panel, a four-channel K2 Summit 3G media server with AVC-Intra codecs, a 64x64 Concerto routing switcher, and an assortment of GeckoFlex signal processing modules. Comtelsat will support Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Dios with equipment commissioning and staff training throughout the four-year agreement.
‘We’re in the process of completing a state-of-the-art church which will be on par with the very best houses of worship in the United States,’ said Alexander Calderon, TV and broadcast director for Iglesia Cristina Casa de Dios. ‘It will house the latest in audio and video technology because it’s really important to us that our church members enjoy high-quality content. Grass Valley’s exemplary solutions for live production enable us to deliver best-in-class HD productions for our viewers, inside our church and throughout the world. Grass Valley has an unrivalled production portfolio which never compromises image quality, and helps us future-proof our investment by allowing us to upgrade over time where necessary.’
‘We’re delighted that Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Dios has chosen our solutions to deliver great HD services to its members,’ added Tim Thorsteinson, president and CEO of Grass Valley. ‘The house of worship market is a key area of growth so we’re excited that Grass Valley solutions are gaining traction in this sector. This project with Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Dios demonstrates the flexibility of Grass Valley solutions and we look forward to supporting the church and its productions over the next four years.’