NVP Selects Grass Valley Kit For Cologno Innovation Hub

NVP, one of Italy’s largest broadcast service suppliers, has fully tested and brought online its NVP Innovation Hub based on open standard SMPTE ST 2110 with GV Orbit orchestration, Grass Valley’s AMPP SaaS platform, redundant GV Fabric IP switching, a Kahuna 9600 production switcher with a 3 M/E Maverik control panel, a Kaleido-IP multiviewer, and Audio Live for up to 2048x2048 audio routing of AES67 IP streams.

As a Grass Valley customer for more than 10 years, with over 100 LDX cameras and six Kahuna production switchers, NVP was intrigued by the amazing potential of AMPP and its seamless ability to be used with software- and hardware-based products to produce tier 1 and tier 2 events for their customers.

NVP is planning to replicate its Cologno model in its Rome, Naples, and Messina centers as well. Currently, at least one match per day is being managed remotely, with the goal of managing between three and five matches per day by the end of the Serie B 2022-23 championship. NVP plans on increasing even further for the 2023-24 season.

The NVP Innovation Hub consists of two production studios, six dubbing rooms, and an OB VAN gateway. The gateway area allows for quick integration of any OB Van from the NVP fleet into the Hub’s production studios. Productions can be done in formats ranging from SD SDR to UHD HDR WCG.

Using GV Orbit orchestration, NVP routes sources coming from any venue to their production control room or to a number of other production control rooms based on AMPP on-premises and cloud technology.

AMPP provides increased scalability and flexibility in production, which NVP has capitalized on to provide an extremely cost-effective remote production solution for smaller sporting events and has proven crucial to allow NVP to augment their on-premises productions tools with cloud resources.

The Hub also includes HiWay Media, part of the NVP group of companies, which owns and operates a specialized OTT platform for sports. HiWay Media allows NVP to help their customers to produce and immediately publish the content to increase monetization.

AMPP’s scalability provides for NVP to increase its scope for coverage of sports and other events with the ability to “spin up” AMPP resources on-demand.

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