Australia's Nine Network upgrades studios with Grass Valley Kayenne

Australia's Nine Network has taken delivery of its third Grass Valley ( Kayenne Video Production Center to support an upgrade to its HD production studio in Sydney.

In 2011, Grass Valley engineers completed systems integration of Nine Network's relocated Melbourne studios to a new facility in the Docklands district, providing system design and integration expertise to install a full complement of legacy and new third-party HD production equipment. The Melbourne project included the installation of two 2.5M/E Kayenne systems inside dual HD control rooms.

The latest Kayenne switcher ordered features a large 3.5M/E frame and a 4M/E Kayenne control panel and includes multilayered effects and DVE transitions. It will be used for a variety of news, current affairs and entertainment programs that go live to air from Nine Network's Willoughby studios, or recorded for later transmission.