YES Productions Adds Grass Valley Kayenne K-Frame Switcher to Mobile Unit

YES Productions, a New Orleans-based television production facility provider, has installed the Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center switcher from Grass Valley in its mobile unit that broadcasts live sports and entertainment.

YesLogoIt helps operators by eliminating complexity from today’s productions and by giving them:

  • Responsive control surface and menu preferred by TDs
  • Unprecedented I/O density
  • Up to 9 M/Es—18 using DoubleTake split M/E technology
  • 3G capability with full 1080P 50/60 support
  • Suites mode that enables one frame to support multiple panels

“There are some operations that are bigger, but you won’t find one that does live production better,” says Jim Moriarty, vice president and general manager of YES Productions. “The Kayenne will help our operators deliver broadcasts with the highest level of performance. We’ve worked with Grass Valley previously, and we know how much we can trust the equipment.”

77686_GrassValley_Logo_2c_BYES Productions selected the Kayenne K-Frame after working closely with systems integrator Comprehensive Technical Group. YES Productions has worked with Grass Valley solutions for a number of years, having previously installed switchers in its mobile units.

“Our solutions are designed to handle the needs of any operation, regardless of size or scale,” said Stephen Stubelt, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Grass Valley. “We’re proud that we’re helping viewers continue to enjoy high-quality live broadcasts from YES Productions.”

Grass Valley Helps TV Liberal Make the Switch from SD to HD
TV Liberal, an affiliate of the Brazilian network TV Globo, is making the switch from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) with a new suite of products from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The transition to HD will enable TV Liberal to quickly and efficiently deliver high-quality live productions, breaking news coverage and other timely information to its viewers.

TV Liberal’s upgrade includes improvements to its infrastructure and playout capacity to meet the growing demands of the station and TV Globo. In addition, the new equipment will help streamline its news and live production capabilities with a system designed to grow as their business needs change.

“The Grass Valley solution provides us with operational excellence and reliability, while also giving us the flexibility to grow,” said Denis Brandão, technology director, TV Liberal. “We’ll have a new, efficient workflow that delivers better production and better news quality, which, in turn, makes our station more agile and competitive.”

At the center of the installation is the NVISION 8280 router combining exceptional resilience with cost, space and power efficiency to make it an ideal enterprise-class routing solution for TV Liberal; NV9000 control system; one Karrera K-Frame S-series production switcher with proven workflows, simplified control of complex productions, and multiformat support including 1080p and 4K; two Kaleido-X and ultra-quiet Kaleido-MX multiviewers; two K2 SAN storage systems for both playout and production with K2 Summit 3G transmission clients for a guaranteed reliable 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure and workflow; GV GUARDIAN monitoring system; eight CopperHead 3200 systems for simultaneous transport of both digital and analog program video; and a variety of multiprocessors, embedders, fiber systems and fiber cables.

TV Liberal has been a long-time customer and previously installed several K2 servers and SDI routers from Grass Valley. This latest investment positions the company for future 4K operations over a 10 Gbps IP network.

“We’re thrilled to provide a complete range of solutions for TV Liberal that helps them go to HD,” said Cristiano Barbieri, sales manager Brazil, Grass Valley. “It will be exciting to see not only how this helps the station immediately, but also how it positions TV Liberal for future growth.”