Mediatec chooses Grass Valley for Nordic horseracing broadcasting
DetailsMichelle Clancy | 13 February 2015
Mediatec Broadcast is airing action from nearly a dozen horse racing tracks across Norway, using Grass Valley, for a remote broadcasting solution.
The Grass Valley gear can send camera feeds via fiber connections to its main facility in Oslo.
The company has purchased 20 LDX Première cameras with digital triax connections and four LDX Première cameras with fibre connections. LDX Première cameras are upgradable, can switch between 1080i and 720p, and offer a feature set which is optimised for live productions.
All of the camera control panels are located at one central location while the rest of the camera systems are located at the different horse race tracks around the country.
"We had a very specific vision of how we wanted this to work," said Paul Henriksen, CEO of Mediatec Broadcast. "The team from Grass Valley listened to our needs and worked to tailor a solution that meets all of our requirements while delivering the outstanding broadcast quality and flexibility we demand in our operation. The solution is performing very well and doing everything we had hoped."
Mediatec has been a Grass Valley customer for nearly a decade.
"For years, Mediatec has relied on us for our expertise and experience to help them grow and succeed," noted Said Bacho, senior vice president for EMEA at Grass Valley. "They, like so many other companies in Europe, have built a very strong business model around our LDX Series cameras. Our advanced camera solutions continue to drive the quality and efficiency of broadcasters around the globe. That's why it's so critical to partner with a supplier like Grass Valley that really understands the business."