Fox Turkey upgrades existing Grass Valley production, playout system

Istanbul-based news and entertainment broadcaster Fox Turkey is upgrading its existing Grass Valley production and playout system to include a new selection of flexible, cost-effective, and upgradable Grass Valley technologies that will enable edit-in-place capabilities, enhance the delivery of high-quality HD content, and improve production workflows. The upgrade will take place without any interruption to the station’s current playout channels.

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.

“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,” says Necip Kircin, chief technology officer, 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.”

This upgrade will also involve enhancing Fox Turkey’s pre-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 for the ingest of HD and SD material. Furthermore, Fox Turkey will add two extra EDIUS editing workstations (connected to the K2 SAN as SAN clients), which will seamlessly integrate with other Grass Valley hardware and software to provide comprehensive interoperability with the K2 Summit server and storage platform and GV STRATUS tools.

Said Bacho, senior vice president of EMEA, Grass Valley, says: “We are delighted that Fox Turkey has chosen to upgrade its production and playout system using Grass Valley solutions. The enhanced editing solution implementation will transform Fox Turkey’s production workflow and enable it to focus on realizing its creative vision. With pioneering products such as GV STRATUS, K2 Summit 3G, K2 SAN and EDIUS editing software, we are able to help broadcasters and content owners to increase their productivity and meet the ever-growing consumer demand for more and better, higher quality content.”

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