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Power play: The Switch offers cloud production of Twitter Live shows after driving the NHL pre-game Stanley Cup coverage Posted: 11/10/2021
Power play: The Switch offers cloud production of Twitter Live shows after driving the NHL and rsquo;s pre-game Stanley Cup coverage

The Switch, a leading provider of production services and global delivery of live video, showcased its ability to support unique social media sports coverage when it powered an entire schedule of Twitter Live pre-game programming for the National Hockey League (NHL) 2021 Stanley Cup tournament. The Switch deployed a comprehensive suite of live video production and delivery services to support a virtualized production of 21 pre-game Twitter shows.

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The Switch supports Stand Up To Cancer seventh biennial roadblock telecast with a full range of production and delivery services Posted: 23/08/2021
The Switch supports Stand Up To Cancer and rsquo;s seventh biennial roadblock telecast with a full range of production and delivery services

The Switch, a leading provider of production services and global delivery of live video, provided a full slate of services for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), supporting the broadcast of its seventh biennial roadblock telecast. The show, which aired simultaneously on more than 60 participating media platforms across the United States and Canada on Saturday, August 21 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT relied on The Switch’s live production expertise and extensive video delivery network for the hour-long telecast. The Switch supported key aspects of the broadcast, providing a range of production services and facilities, as well as delivery to all of SU2C’s media partners.

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Grass Valley Cements Leading Position in Live with Launch of New SDI IP Solutions Posted: 02/08/2021
Grass Valley Cements Leading Position in Live with Launch of New SDI IP Solutions

Grass Valley reinforces its deep commitment to providing the media industry with tools for creating the highest quality content by releasing three new SDI/IP production solutions for cameras, switchers, and replay. These top-of-the-line tools not only provide the best images available, they also reduce complexity with a common workflow regardless of the format(s), simple set up for any UHD/3G/HD resolution, and massive I/O scaling for today's multi-layered video world.

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Serving an Ace: The Switch delivers live HD feeds of the French Open to Tennis Channel and rsquo;s largest audience yet Posted: 24/06/2021
Serving an Ace: The Switch delivers live HD feeds of the French Open to Tennis Channel and rsquo;s largest audience yet

The Switch, a leading provider of production services and global delivery of live video, deployed groundbreaking connectivity to support live coverage of this year’s French Open. The state-of-the-art deployment in Paris’s Stade Roland Garros, home to the Grand Slam tournament, allowed the transport of uncompressed HD feeds via dedicated fiber paths to the main broadcast rightsholders. The Switch’s robust delivery network enabled Tennis Channel to reach its largest audience yet for the men’s singles semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on June 11, reaching 511,000 viewers.

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Grass Valley IP Technology Powers NBC Sports Stamford HQ Posted: 15/06/2021
Grass Valley IP Technology Powers NBC Sports Stamford HQ

NBC Sports Group continues to lead the industry with innovative new IP production workflows, supplied by Grass Valley, at its headquarters in Stamford, CT. The approach harnesses the power of open-architecture IP technology to unlock an unprecedented level of scalability and flexibility, delivering a ‘better than being there’ experience for viewers around the globe.

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Grass Valley Cloud-Based Platform, GV AMPP, Enables Corrivium to Turn On Virtual Event Productions Posted: 04/05/2021
Grass Valley and rsquo;s Cloud-Based Platform, GV AMPP, Enables Corrivium to Turn On Virtual Event Productions

The Sydney-based global live event streaming expert, Corrivium, has chosen Grass Valley’s GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform) to stream high-profile virtual events at broadcast quality. GV AMPP is being now used by Corrivium’s teams and has already covered a global event for a leading technology company.

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Grass Valley IP Routing Infrastructure Gives Unitecnic Seamless Interoperability at Upgraded Buenos Aires Facility Posted: 27/04/2021
Grass Valley IP Routing Infrastructure Gives Unitecnic Seamless Interoperability at Upgraded Buenos Aires Facility

Unitecnic, the Mediapro Group systems integrator and engineering company, has selected a suite of Grass Valley IP infrastructure solutions to form the backbone of Mediapro’s facility upgrade at its Buenos Aires, Argentina premise. The deployment ensures seamless integration with Unitecnic’s existing workflows and marks the launch of the systems integrator’s IP-first roadmap to future-proof operations across live entertainment and sports productions worldwide.

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GOL TV Leverages Grass Valley End-to-End Live Production Workflow for Studios and Mobile Units Upgrade in Multimillion Dollar Deal Posted: 13/04/2021
GOL TV Leverages Grass Valley End-to-End Live Production Workflow for Studios and Mobile Units Upgrade in Multimillion Dollar Deal

Grass Valley announces that a suite of its live production solutions are central to GOL TV’s newly upgraded mobile fleet and studios. In a large and complex multimillion dollar deal, the Tenfield-owned bilingual soccer channel has selected Grass Valley cameras, switchers, replay and highlights and IP routing and infrastructure – all fully integrated with third-party equipment – to provide an end-to-end workflow that will support live sporting events, live musical shows and news productions. This system upgrade equips GOL TV to strengthen its position in live production for LATAM with futureproofed capability, including IP and 4K UHD HDR.

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Grass Valley Steps Up Expansion of GV Media Universe With Appointment of Barbara DeHart Posted: 06/04/2021
Grass Valley Steps Up Expansion of GV Media Universe With Appointment of Barbara DeHart

Grass Valley is continuing to lead the industry transition to a cloud-first, software-based future with the appointment of media technology expert Barbara DeHart as director of alliances for the GV Media Universe. In this newly created role, DeHart will focus all of Grass Valley’s strategic partnerships on bringing together high-performance solutions from recognized broadcast technology vendors into a unified cloud-native ecosystem.

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MediaKind enables live streaming of the Champions League to millions of SFR viewers Posted: 24/03/2021
MediaKind enables live streaming of the Champions League to millions of SFR viewers

MediaKind announces that Altice France’s SFR, France’s second-largest telecoms operator with 25 million customers, has extended the deployment of MediaKind’s Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP) solution to deliver live OTT coverage of a major European soccer competition, the Union of European Football Association’s (UEFA) Champions League (UCL).

Tags: mediakind | sfr | champions league
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Igniting NZ Sports: The Switch teams with Spark Sport for cloud production and delivery of F1, Premier League and New Zealand Cricket Posted: 16/03/2021
Igniting NZ Sports: The Switch teams with Spark Sport for cloud production and delivery of F1, Premier League and New Zealand Cricket

The Switch announces that Spark New Zealand, the country’s largest digital services provider will tap The Switch’s cloud-based production-as-a-service offering, MIMiC, as part of a multi-layered solution to deliver live sports feeds from Formula 1, English Premier League and New Zealand Cricket to Spark Sport subscribers. The deal marries The Switch’s IP infrastructure, its live sports expertise and its unique cloud-based production service offering.

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MediaKind Wins Two Technology and amp; Engineering Emmy and reg; Awards for Pioneering Development of Event Signaling and Management API, and AI Optimization for Real-Time Video Compression Posted: 27/01/2021
MediaKind Wins Two Technology and amp; Engineering Emmy and reg; Awards for Pioneering Development of Event Signaling and Management API, and AI Optimization for Real-Time Video Compression

MediaKind, a global change leader in media technology and services, has won two Emmy® Awards for Technology and Engineering. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) National Awards Committee’s Technology & Engineering Achievement Committee recognizes MediaKind for ‘Pioneering Development of Event Signaling and Management API’ and ‘AI/Optimization for Real-Time Video Compression.’

Tags: mediakind | emmys | tech | techemmys | broadcasting
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Net Insight selected to deliver a major network expansion for The Switch Posted: 16/11/2020
Net Insight selected to deliver a major network expansion for The Switch

Net Insight’s next-generation Nimbra platform has been selected by The Switch, a leading provider of production services and global delivery of live video, for a significant expansion of its US network. The deal will create a new 100Gbit fiber network, bringing higher capacity connectivity to key media and sports hubs in the North American market.

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Ramping up remote: The Switch drives future production models with 100Gbit network expansion Posted: 13/11/2020
Ramping up remote: The Switch drives future production models with 100Gbit network expansion

The Switch, a leading provider of production services and global delivery of live video, announces a major network expansion strategy to support more live content services and drive the industry’s transition to remote production. In Phase One of a broader network expansion project, The Switch is deploying 100Gbit connectivity to serve its customers in the northeast United States; further phases to extend capacity on the west coast and in other parts of the country will follow.

Tags: the switch | net insight | nimbra | broadcasting | remote production
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The Switch teams with Japanese transmission provider Aruji to expand global content delivery network Posted: 11/11/2020
The Switch teams with Japanese transmission provider Aruji to expand global content delivery network

 The Switch, the platform for the production and global delivery of live video, has teamed up with Aruji, one of Japan’s leading transmission and production services providers, to extend the global reach of its combined transmission networks. The agreement allows The Switch and Aruji’s customers to leverage live feeds from more events and seamlessly distribute them via a reliable and robust international network.

Tags: the switch | aruji | transmission
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