Italy’s NVP upgrades OB fleet with Grass Valley
Michelle Clancy
| 23 March 2019

Italian production specialist NVP has selected a wide range of live production solutions from Grass Valley for an upgrade to its outside broadcast (OB) fleet.

nvp 19 marchNVP is looking to support growing viewer demand for 4K UHD and HDR content.

The solutions have been installed in NVP’s OB4 and newly launched OB6 vehicles. Both trucks are equipped with Grass Valley’s 4K UHD and HDR-capable, Kahuna 9600 production switcher, Kaleido multiviewers, Densité modular infrastructure, Sirius 840 router and KudosPro converters.

"Viewers have long judged video content by the quality of images on their screens, which is why we’re always pursuing the next breakthrough in technology, setting a benchmark for the highest quality live productions,” said Natalino Pintabona, CEO at NVP. “Our customers know they can rely on us to meet shifting demands, like the rise of 4K UHD and HDR, and enable them to efficiently deliver the content their viewers want. Having collaborated with Grass Valley over the years, we knew from past experiences – and successes – that they were the logical choice for this important project. We now have a robust set of solutions that enable us to meet the increasingly complex production needs for live sports and entertainment broadcasts. The Grass Valley workflow also drives greater operational efficiency, helping us work smarter so we can make the most effective use of our resources."

The project’s system integration, design and build was provided by Video Progetti, a leading Italian systems integrator and long-term Grass Valley channel partner.

"It was crucial for us to future-proof these first-class trucks with the best and latest technologies that could support live 4K UHD/HDR productions,” added Carlo Struzzi, CEO at Video Progetti. “When it came to sourcing critical elements like production switchers, routers and multiviewers, we knew to look no further than to Grass Valley. These solutions are helping make NVP’s OB vans a model in technical and operational efficiency for the industry."