Grass Valley Gets Record Chinese Order


Grass Valley has received its largest single order in China, where local equipment broker Beijing Zhongheng is buying Grass Valley HD production and playout equipment for a major installation of digital signage systems in various stadiums in China.

The deal for 50 Grass Valley Kayak HD production switchers, 18 Grass Valley LDK HD cameras and 91 Grass Valley T2 multi-format digital disk recorders in China was one of a number of separate deals with international clients unveiled at IBC.

Among them:

* In the U.K., pay TV giant BSkyB selected Grass Valley K2 Solo multiformat media servers for its HD sports channels and the operator's new Sky 3D channel.

* In Spain, Dorna Sports has acquired nine Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay Systems.

* In Brazil, Grass Valley inked two major deals to upgrade news production to HD, with broadcaster EPTV placing a significant order to upgrade its owned by operated stations in São Carlos and Varginha to HD news production and the Rede Record Network also using Grass Valley gear for the HD news upgrade.

* Also, in Scandinavia, outside broadcast provider Mediatec has equipped a new HD truck with Grass Valley equipment.

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