Grass Valley Outfits Largest Broadcast Production Company in Eastern Europe
Television Technical Center “Ostankino,” the largest broadcast production company in Eastern Europe, will offer HD capabilities to its broadcast clients and partners, following the upgrade of 11 studios with Grass Valley camera and switcher solutions. This two-year project, being run by systems integrator OKNO TV in partnership with Grass Valley, includes the installation of 100 LDK 8000 Elite 3G Transmission triax camera systems and two Karrera 3 M/E Video Production Center switchers.
The first phase of the project will see the installation of 24 LDK 8000 Elite cameras, associated 3G triax base stations, and both Karrera switcher systems.
“We are a leading innovation-driven corporation and are constantly developing our technologies. It’s extremely important for us to provide our clients with the most innovative and modern broadcasting and production equipment available,” said Mikhail Shubin, general director of Television Center “Ostankino”. “As one of our long-standing partners, Grass Valley offered us the solution that meets the needs in TV production for major market players.”
Grass Valley has a historical relationship with Television Center “Ostankino”, with many of its TV studios already equipped with Grass Valley products such as cameras, switchers, routers, and modular products. Supported by Grass Valley’s Global Services, the new project will be easily integrated into an existing production environment to increase the efficiency of the current workflow.
“Competition was fierce, but it was Grass Valley’s unique solutions approach in combination with working with one of our key strategic partners, OKNO TV, that enabled us to deliver a unique solution that won us the tender,” said Alan Wright, regional president, of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, for Grass Valley. We listened closely to our customers to ensure that we are providing solutions that are cost-effective and easy-to-use, combined with the best technology in the market.”