The broadcaster has deployed this solution was chosen for its proven future-proof features and enables the Mumbai-based company to manage and operate multiple playout channels – across multiple platforms – with greater scalability, flexibility, and efficiency.
Network18 needs needed an agile solution capable of handling large-scale integrated playout and over 25 formats and resolutions natively, from SD to 4K UHD, managing content natively as SDI baseband as well as IP, without additional transcoding. Grass Valley’s iTX solution is a highly advanced, integrated playout platform for broadcast television, delivering IP/SDI flexibility and scalability for future-readiness, along with end-to-end workflow tools for greater process automation and lower OPEX.
Network18 Group Chief Technology Officer Rajat Nigam said: “Our system design has always adhered to the fundamental principles of flexibility, reliability, and versatility that enables us to easily add more channels, deliver services to online and social platforms or support 4K UHDTV content compatible with today’s multi-platform distribution environment. Working with a technical partner that can provide the tools and expertise to meet these demands and deliver the flexibility, scalability, and future-proofing we need to evolve our business is critical to getting the system that is right for us. Based on the techno-commercial in-depth evaluation, we made the choice for the iTX system from Grass Valley.”