Front Porch Digital Taps Grass Valley as American Reseller

Front Porch Digital has announced an agreement whereby its DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) solutions will be sold in the Americas through Grass Valley. The agreement makes Grass Valley both a Front Porch Digital reseller and a technology partner, cementing a longstanding relationship between the two companies whose complementary technologies are already integrated in name-brand installations, including the MLB Network and local ABC and CBS stations.

“More than just looking for products, customers are looking for solutions,” says Dave Polyard, Front Porch Digital SVP of strategic sales. “With this partnership, Grass Valley can offer customers not only its own outstanding products for news and production, but also system design and integration with the benefits of Front Porch Digital’s world-leading CSM solution. At the same time, Grass Valley users who have not yet implemented a CSM system can now do so with total confidence in the two technologies’ combined effectiveness.”

The formal agreement between Front Porch Digital and Grass Valley affords enhanced assurance for users that the two companies’ production and archiving systems will work together seamlessly and effectively. In addition, Grass Valley’s extensive sales and systems integration network in the Americas will support expanded access to the benefits of Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive system.

“At Grass Valley, we provide end-to-end solutions for news and sports production, and for play-to-air systems,” says Larry Mast, Director, Broadcast Systems Group, Grass Valley. “Today, a large percentage of these systems require a disk- or tape-based archive system. Front Porch Digital is the global leader for CSM as a result of its highly flexible archive management solution, DIVArchive, which has been successfully deployed with Grass Valley products at many significant customer sites. With this agreement, we look forward to continuing and expanding upon that relationship.”

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