Iroquois, ON Canada – July 29, 2008 – Ross Video has entered into a five year agreement with CTVglobemedia to provide production control room technologies for all CTV properties.
CTV’s first two purchases made under this agreement are for Vision 4 QMD-X switchers and SoftMetal Servers at CTV National News and CTV Toronto’s (CFTO) news control rooms. Prior to the agreement, CTVglobemedia had implemented several Ross switchers for local news production in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Sudbury, Regina and Saskatoon, A-Channel News in Ottawa, Barrie, and London, along with the main control room for CTV Newsnet. In sports production, CTV has implemented Ross switchers in TSN’s SportsCentre, RDS studio two and RIS.
“We are thrilled that CTV has chosen to standardize on our Vision QMD/X series of multi-definition production switchers,” said David Ross, CEO. "This agreement and this sale give Ross a tremendous presence with CTV. “
“CTV has chosen Ross’ switcher technologies for a number of reasons,” said Allan Morris, Senior Vice President Engineering, Operations and IT. “Ross has shown leadership and innovation in the design of their products, including the implementation of many customer requests along the way. We believe that as CTV moves forward with its HD strategy, Ross will ensure that the marketplace provides the right equipment for our applications.”
CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's premier multimedia company with ownership of CTV, Canada’s #1 television network, and The Globe and Mail, Canada’s #1 national newspaper. CTV Inc. owns and operates 27 conventional stations across the country, with interests in 35 specialty channels, including Canada’s #1 specialty channel, TSN. CTVglobemedia also owns the CHUM Radio Division, which operates 35 radio stations throughout Canada, including CHUM FM, Canada’s # 1 FM station. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and the Air Canada Centre; and an interest in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities.
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 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 www.rossvideo.com.
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