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TF1 uses Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System for Rugby World Cup 2011 Coverage

(October 18, 2011)
DMN Newswire--2011-10-18--French broadcaster TF1 is using two Grass Valley(tm) K2 Dyno(tm) Replay Systems to enable rugby fans to watch live HD replays of the key kicks, conversions, tackles, and tries from the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the largest event in France's 2011 sporting calendar, with more than
10 million viewers expected to tune in.

The powerful, yet cost-effective, K2 Dyno Replay System consists of a K2 Dyno Replay Controller combined
with either a K2 Summit(tm) production client or K2 Solo(tm) media server. The TF1 systems use both a
K2 Summit and K2 Solo connected with an external HDD for replay, slow-motion, loop record, play-list, and

"The Grass Valley solution is cutting edge technology that offers a number of advantages over other systems,"
says Jean-Pascal Lefort, TF1's Head of Studio Department. "The K2 Dyno Replay System is so intuitive to use,
with playlists, thumbnails, and the ease of switching from two programs to program/preview, meaning our
operators need little training. It is performing very well and standing up to the rigours of the World Cup,
having to create live replays for up to three games back-to-back. We also plan to use it for some of our
Formula 1 coverage."

The K2 Dyno Replay System is ideal for the Rugby World Cup as it enables sports producers and other
professionals to capture live events in crystal-clear HD and instantly play them out at variable speeds
for critical analysis during fast-paced events. The K2 Dyno Replay System utilizes Gigabit Ethernet
networking, common file wrappers, continuous FTP bandwidth, and standard IT storage connectivity, removing
the need for costly software and hardware add-ons to manage and move content throughout production
environments. The K2 Dyno Replay Controller enables live editing, including the ability to specify playback
speed changes for any clip.

"We have created the K2 Dyno to be fast, reliable, and easy to use so that broadcasters can capture the
perfect live replay," says Jeff Rosica, Executive Vice President at Grass Valley. "TF1 is benefiting from
version 2.0 of the K2 software and Grass Valley will continue to respond to feedback from customers to
ensure that K2 Dyno remains the premier replay system."

The 2011 Rugby World Cup began on September 9, 2011 and runs through October 23, 2011.


Disclaimer: Grass Valley is not an official sponsor of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, nor is it affiliated in
any way with the Rugby World Cup, RWC, their subsidiaries, affiliates and/or related companies. Information
supplied in this media alert does not imply endorsement from the Rugby World Cup organizers or its official
sponsors. All tradenames used are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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