Jörn Krieger | 27-08-2013
Swiss commercial TV broadcaster Canal9 has selected several solutions from US technology company Grass Valley to enable its transition from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) services.
The five-year agreement with Grass Valley comprises a production client with server configuration, an application framework for non-linear production and a software-based play-out system. Through the open nature of the technology, Canal9 has a large choice of formats to work with.
"The move from SD to HD is of huge importance to Canal9 because we are absolutely committed to giving our viewers the best quality of service possible," said Stéphane Sassano, CTO at Canal9. "Grass Valley's solutions have made the transition simple. Their intuitiveness and ease-of-use has given us the time and freedom to be creative."
Said Bacho, senior vice-president for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Grass Valley, added: "We're delighted to be making the announcement today with Canal9, supporting them in making the shift from SD to HD. We understand that our customers want to push the envelope in terms of quality output without breaking the bank which is why we develop our solutions in such a way that they require minimal manpower to use."