Grass Valley outfits Tencent Video’s OB truck with IP and 4K-capable solutions

Grass Valley, Tencent Video

Tencent Video required solution upgrades to meet its new content creation needs

To expand beyond digital video and into live production, Tencent Video required solution upgrades to meet its new content creation needs. From cameras to switchers to processors, servers and more, Grass Valley outfitted Tencent Video’s outside broadcast truck with all the IP and 4K-capable solutions the company will need to create live and sports programming.


The new production system starts with LDX 86N Series cameras to capture high-quality images in multiple formats; the Kayenne K-Frame Video Production Center and GV Korona K-Frame V-series switchers for integrated content production; GV Node I Processing and Routing Platform, GV Convergent IP/SDI Router Control System and IPG-3901 SDI/IP Gateway to process and route content; and T2 audio/video playout center for content distribution.


“The type and quality of content our viewers expect is changing, and utilizing solutions that are ready to handle new formats and channels is critical to keeping up with competitors,” highlights David Zhao, team manager, Tencent Video. “Though we brought in an entire system of new solutions at once, the high-level integration between Grass Valley’s solutions, intuitive user interfaces and innovative features made for easy operation from the start.”


“Tencent Video’s expansion into new content channels and new formats is a huge step to staying ahead in the endless, and increasingly fast-paced, content creation race,” explains Somu Patil, vice president of sales, Asia, Grass Valley. “Their decision to upgrade to Grass Valley IP solutions will only further their efforts to produce and distribute modern, innovative programming.”


From website videos to live programming to sports broadcasts, Tencent Video now has all the equipment it needs to produce a wide range of high-quality content.

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