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Estonia's ERR to Provide Live Coverage of the London Games with Grass Valley(July 17, 2012)
with remote coverage from London, as well as its production studio in Estonia's capital of
Tallinn, using its own production facilities supplied as a complete package from Grass Valley(tm).
The live production solutions, which include cameras, a production switcher, and production
servers, enable ERR to give its audience a front row seat to watch Estonia's athletes with
the clarity and production values they expect, whether in SD or HD, including crystal-clear
To ensure the success and quality of its coverage, ERR required its production equipment to
be capable of creating reliable live coverage, as well as inserting pre-recorded segments
into live broadcasts. Another key element for ERR is to seamlessly and easily include archive
footage-much of which will be in SD-into an HD broadcast. Having used Grass Valley products
for many years, ERR has put its trust once again in Grass Valley to meet these expectations.
To meet ERR's goals, Grass Valley delivered the production systems on time and within budget,
working with its partner in the Baltics, Hannu-Pro. The Grass Valley solution includes
the powerful and simple-to-use K2 Dyno(tm) Replay System in London, plus seven LDK 8000 Elite
cameras and a Kayak(tm) HD production switcher in Tallinn. As a broadcast rights holder for
the event, ERR has access to all pool footage.
"As Estonia's broadcast rights holder for this event in London, we are expected to add value
to our coverage, delivering it to our audiences with style and flair," said Hendrik Reindla,
Head of TV Productions at ERR. "We cannot do that without our own production facilities on
location and in our Tallinn studio. For this high-profile event, we need equipment we can
trust. Grass Valley's cameras and switchers are completely familiar to us, and the K2 Dyno
Replay System is proven in live production and integrates well with the rest of our system.
This means we can count on the technology performing exactly as expected and focus our
attention on delivering the best coverage of the best sports action."
"Grass Valley enjoys a long standing relationship with ERR, they having been one of the first
users of our LDK 8000 Elite camera system," said Alan Wright, Senior Vice President, Europe,
Middle East, and Africa for Grass Valley. "Having ERR return yet again to Grass Valley for
its live production systems for such a high-profile event, shows the trust and faith that
they place in Grass Valley products and solutions."
*Disclaimer: Grass Valley is not an official sponsor of the 2012 Olympic Games(Games of the
XXX Olympiad) in London, nor is it affiliated in any way with the International
Olympic Committee (IOC), The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG),
United States Olympic Committee (USOC), nor any other National Olympic Committee (NOC), or
Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG).
This press release is meant as a factual statement of the use of Grass Valley products only
and is not meant to imply, either directly or indirectly, any endorsement whatsoever by such
organizations or committees.
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