Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Grass Valley digital news production powers independent Indian broadcaster
TV9, the 24-hour news channel serving the Andhra Pradesh province of India, has recently upgraded its production facilities with Grass Valley K2 media servers to support its editing and playout functions.
The station has 10 Grass Valley Aurora Edit seats for journalists and editors, with comprehensive functionality including titling capabilities. Another two Aurora Edit seats are included in a dedicated editing room to enable craft editing facilities such as 3D DVE and color correction. All the edit workstations share content through a common K2 media server. This also acts as the ingest store as news reports come in from journalists. Completed stories are handed on to primary and backup K2 servers for playout. The main news studio includes a Kayak production switcher for a polished output. Other programs from TV9 are produced using the Indigo AV mixer, which combines an audio-follow-video mixer with production switcher.