GVG buyer announces series of orders
Thomson Broadcast Solutions, a French-based company that recently acquired Grass Valley Group in Nevada City, announced a series of major orders at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas.
The company announced orders for standard and high-definition versions of its Profile XP Media Platform line, its Kalypso video production system and its Zodiak digital production switcher.
Key orders for the Profile line were from the HBO network, Lin Broadcasting, the University of North Carolina, and Indianapolis station WISH-TV in the United States; London-based CTV and Dutch network NOB in Europe; and Hong Kong Cable TV in the Pacific Region.
Thomson Broadcast named members of its management team April 8. Grass Valley Group employees will be on the team: Tim Thorsteinson, former president and chief executive officer of Grass Valley Group, will be vice president of the combined switcher, server, digital news production, router, master control, facility control and modular products lines. Lennart Hjord will be director of operations, manufacturing, information technology and quality. Russ Johnson will be vice president of sales for the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Stephen Wong will be vice president of sales for the Pacific region. Jean-Marc Hoffer will oversee core switcher and media connectivity lines. Mike Cronk will manage Profile marketing and operation of the Grass Valley Digital News Production Group in Woburn, Mass. Greg Wasche will oversee Profile engineering. Jay Shinn will oversee the switcher line. Laura Barber-Miller will be director of communications.
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