Belarus national broadcaster gets Grass Valley upgrade

National State TV and Radio Company of Belarus
Neal Romanek
Post Production
March 11th 2016 at 2:57PM : By Neal Romanek

The new installation includes gear for storage, editing and asset management

The national TV and radio broadcasting company of the Republic of Belarus, Bel TV, has revamped its live news and video production studios with Grass Valley solutions.

The broadcaster purchased GV STRATUS for video production and content management, EDIUS for editing, K2 servers for storage, and Densité infrastructure components for signal processing. The equipment was supplied, installed and commissioned by Belarusian systems integrator Offtech.

This is Bel TV’s first major project with Grass Valley and Offtech. After evaluating its options and establishing a timeline for completing the project, Bel TV chose Grass Valley. The installation spanned both the editing complex and the studio at Bel TV.

“We chose to do business with Grass Valley because we know we will benefit from the company’s innovative solutions which help us save money and create powerful media content,” said Aliaksandr Hryblo, chief technology officer at Bel TV. “Our goal is to broadcast the most urgent and interesting news in accordance with international requirements of quality and speed. We appreciate Grass Valley’s customer-oriented approach and look forward to expanding our mutual cooperation with its talented technical team as well as our system integrator Offtech.”

“Outstanding quality, a variety of features and capabilities, affordable investment, quick delivery—these were all requirements Bel TV outlined at the beginning of the project,” said JanPieter van Welsem, vice president sales, EMEA, Grass Valley. “The combination of our system solutions, the knowledgeable Offtech team, and the clear specifications of Bel TV helped us to deliver a great solution without extra expenses for the customer. Bel TV will now have the ability to quickly build and modify news in its production schedule. And we are proud that we have had the chance to complete such a project in the Republic of Belarus.”