Latin American broadcasters buy $4 million in Grass Valley digital news products from Thomson

August 14, 2003

Several major Latin American broadcasters recently have bought Grass Valley digital news production products from Thomson.

Five stations, including Radio y Television de Guatemala, Television Jamaica, CDN in the Dominican Republic and Teleamazonas and Canal Uno in Ecuador, are spending a combined $4 million to replace their analog news and play-to-air operations.

The new system configurations include:

  • Radio y Television de Guatemala

    is adding a Grass Valley DNPS system for its two popular newscasts. The station’s networked news workflow now includes four Grass Valley NewsEdit XT nonlinear editing systems, 10 Grass Valley NewsBrowse Web-based video browsing and editing systems and a Grass Valley Network Attached Storage (NAS) system for sharing materials.



  • The KayakDD 1 M/E digital production switcher will be used in a mobile production truck for Radio y Television de Guatemala.
  • Radio y Television de Guatemala also has purchased seven Grass Valley LDK 1707 digital cameras and a Grass Valley KayakDD 1 M/E digital production switcher for use in a mobile production truck for live remote news coverage.

  • Canal Uno in Ecuador has taken delivery on two DNPS systems for its Guayaquil and Quito broadcast facilities. The order includes several NewsEdit XT nonlinear editing systems, a PVS 1100 Profile XP Media Platform standard-definition (SD) server, a Zodiak digital video switcher, six LDK 1707 cameras and many Grass Valley Gecko modular products.

  • Television Jamaica has built an end-to-end digital news production facility in Kingston that includes five NewsEdit XT systems and a NewsQ Pro integrated news playback system. The facility also includes two Zodiak switchers, four PVS 1000 Profile XP Media Platform servers, an M-2100 SD master control system, four LDK 100 digital cameras, a Concerto Series router, an Encore facility control system, NetCentral software for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)-based remote monitoring and Grass Valley modular products.

  • CDN has installed a complete Grass Valley Digital News Production suite, including dual channel NewsQ manual playback systems and four NewsEdit XT nonlinear editing systems for its redesigned news operations.

  • Teleamazonas has purchased a full complement of Grass Valley products for the news departments. They include a number of NewEdit XT nonlinear editing systems, a redundant NAS system, and NewsQ and NewsQ Pro for manual and automated playback. The station has also purchased a PVS 1100 Profile XP Media Platform server, a 64x64 Concerto Series router, an Encore facility control system, a Zodiak video production switcher, Gecko modular products and an M-2100 HD master control system.

For more information visit www.thomsongrassvalley.com.

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