Case study: Palestine Today TV upgrades workflow with Grass Valley

Case study: Palestine Today TV upgrades workflow with Grass Valley
Published: 11 October 2017 - 6 a.m.
By: Digital Studio Middle East Staff

Palestine Today TV (PTTV) has invested in its workflow with a complete newsroom upgrade from Grass Valley, installed by system integrator Pharaon Broadcast.

The upgrade includes GV Stratus video production and content management with nine LDX 82 Flex cameras, three RS-LDX Première integrated robotic camera systems.

PTTV selected two GV Korona K-Frame V-series production switchers, a Kaleido-Modular-X multiviewer and a 3 RU Densité 3 Frame to serve as the monitoring and master control system for ingest, live and file-based content across the facility. PTTV also opted for an Nvision 8140 hybrid series router, along with all related software and hardware for complete integration.

Seifiddin El Dine Maweid, managing director of PTTV, said: “As we are one of the main providers of news and documentaries in Palestine, where events are happening in real-time, it is pertinent to keep ahead of the competition. GV Stratus aligned perfectly with the technical requirements, offering the production capabilities to scale for future upgrades.”

Fadi Boustany, general manager at Pharaon Broadcast, said: “Working together with Grass Valley we were able to offer PTTV an end-to-end newsroom solution to leverage PTTV’s news production.”

To get its stories to air faster, PTTV selected GV Stratus Newsroom Bundles, delivering the full resources of the newsroom to the field. Designed for simplicity, efficiency and speed, GV Stratus gives the company the opportunity to engage viewers faster than ever before, with compelling reporting and fully edited ready-to-air packages.

For PTTV’s news productions, the three RS-LDX integrated robotic cameras make full use of the features of the LDX Compact Series. It enables a complete customisation in one package. The LDX 82 cameras offer BT.2020 wide colour gamut support, as well as optional native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG.

Once the images are captured, Grass Valley switchers come into play. With the GV Korona K-Frame V-series, PTTV has the flexible support needed for its news studio. Paired together, the 36x18 matrix supports SD, HD and 4K UHD in quad split and 2SI modes and can handle up to three licensed M/Es and two additional video processing engines (VPEs) for added keying and mixing power. At only 3RU, V-series fits in locations with limited space but requires no compromises on enterprise features and can be used with any Grass Valley switcher panel.

Jan Pieter van Welsem, vice president sales and marketing, EMEA, Grass Valley, said: “Grass Valley understands that as the news environment changes, broadcast equipment must change as well to adapt to mobile studios, new media platforms including digital and social, and the growing use of user-generated content.”

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