GV milestone reached as 200th STRATUS enters the market
Since 2011, GV STRATUS from Grass Valley has been helping broadcasters simplify and automate production workflows to produce creative content for a more rewarding viewing experience. Now, five years later, 200 systems have been installed—almost one per week since the launch. Customers have relied on GV STRATUS to provide complete and adaptable production workflows, with media production tools to assist ingest, editing, content aggregation, logging, transfer and playout.
With version 4.5 released this month, the GV STRATUS Video Production and Content Management System is one of the most widely used systems for live programming. Roughly half are used in news environments, with the other half serving sports, production and play-to-air applications. Designed for simplicity, efficiency and speed, it is a full set of production tools in one application that helps broadcasters better manage entertainment, on-air operations and production media workflows to stay competitive.
Leading companies such as Los Angeles-based KCBS, Shaw Communications Inc., the Pepsi Center, Sky Racing, Māori Television, Tencent, TV Cultura, TV Nova, VC Medios and Canal 9 are using the more than 6,000 seats of GV STRATUS around the world to help create and deliver breaking news and live programming quickly by taking advantage of improved operations management, either in the field or in the newsroom.
“In everyday life, GV STRATUS enables us to increase efficiency either for live production or for our management system. With multiple rules and configurations, Grass Valley allowed us to go further, even in a small infrastructure like ours,” explained Joël Antonin, co-CTO of Canal 9 in Switzerland.
TV Cultura in Brazil has 30 GV STRATUS seats. “By going with GV STRATUS from Grass Valley, we’re getting much more than an upgrade for our production system,” noted Gilvani Moletta, technology director at TV Cultura. “In addition to improved connectivity and GV STRATUS being a future-ready application, we chose this solution because it will also help us reduce operational costs and create a more agile production environment.”