ETV Bharat adds Grass Valley’s Stratus and Edius to their facilities on premise and remote

ETV Bharat has taken a wide range of Grass Valley solutions to underpin its upgraded production and editing operations. The new set-up includes GV Stratus with nonlinear editing software EDIUS. GV Stratus is a video production and content management tool that gives future-ready capability, allowing it to scale its operations both on-premise and remotely off-site.

ETV Bharat delivers information services across mobile apps and web portals to 24 Indian states with programming in 13 languages. GV Stratus will give to central production facility in Hyderabad a combination of tools and customization for fast ingest to on-air, efficient asset management, integrated social media publishing and management of metadata. GV Stratus manages media on premise and remote broadcast applications. All ingested content is formatted in lower resolution proxy on the fly by Stratus transcoders. For on premise use, ETV purchased 400 EDIUS Pro licenses for editing. 200 Remote users utilize EDIUS XS for secure editing via VPN and user access control while rendering their edits from the field.

“We pride ourselves on innovation, and the ETV Bharat service is a first-of-its-kind offering in India in terms of diversity and depth. To remain productive during the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to implement a reliable and trustworthy production and asset management solution that could enable our operators to work on-site and at home as needed. With its proven reputation, Grass Valley was the perfect choice for us, and its future-proof product features enabled the digital platform to manage and operate 16 language channels — across multiple platforms — with greater scalability, flexibility and efficiency”, said Bharath K, CTO, ETV Bharat.

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