Advanced Television

Grass Valley deploys first Stratus in Hong Kong

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 Grass Valley’s Ediud Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software, K2 Summit 3G Production Client, and K2 SAN storage. Together, these technologies provide the station with the 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 an 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.”

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