MTV3 Transitions to HD with Ross Vision

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, ON, Canada – January 5, 2009 – Finnish Commercial Television Station MTV3 (Mainos-TV) chose Ross for their News Production Studio with the purchase of a Vision 3 QMD-X Multi-Definition Switcher.

Based in Helsinki, Finland MTV3 made the move to HD replacing their old production switcher with a Ross Vision. The logical design and new features made the transition easy for MTV3’s operators and they were able to go on air September 6, 2008. MTV3 will install a Ross OverDrive Automated Production System in early 2009.

“Everyone in the broadcast industry is familiar with Ross products,” said Markku Ryöti, Head of TV-Technical Planning, Technical Operations. “This along with the modular design and feature set of the Vision switchers made our decision to go with Ross an easy one.”

“Our local dealer Mediatrade has been working with MTV3 for a number of years on a variety of projects,” said Trevor Bilcock, Regional Sales Manager. “Mediatrade provides innovative solutions to complex problems, which lead to MTV3’s introduction to Ross Vision and OverDrive. Vision has offered MTV3 the reliability, flexibility, and scalability needed to enter the next phase of their expansion.”

About Vision QMD/X

Vision QMD/X provides 4 keys per ME and up to 4 MEs, available in both a small and large chassis. The small chassis, QMD, is a compact 3RU, offering four full 4-keyer MEs, 6 keys downstream and 48 Multi-Definition inputs. The large chassis, QMD-X, offers four full 4-keyer MEs, 6 keys downstream, and 96 multi-definition inputs.

About Ross Video

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications in over 100 countries. Over the past 15 years Ross has grown an average of 20% year over year and currently employs 300 incredibly talented people. Ross’ award winning product line includes Vision, CrossOver and Synergy Multi-Definition Video Production Switchers, openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment, SoftMetal Video Servers, and the OverDrive Production Control System. News and information are available at


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