Introduction

GRIDSHOT stands for a reliable, flexible and efficient playout service. We have a long standing record in providing a stable and secure broadcast signal at high quality and low cost.

Many library-based TV channels do not feature live content, but still use the same distribution methods as live channels, which can prove costly. GRIDSHOT can install your playout servers at every delivery point in the world, effectively, flexibly and at lower costs than traditional methods.

GRIDSHOT delivers an ultra reliable playout service for library-based linear TV channels in terms of continuity and cost efficiency, which is of the utmost importance to broadcasters.

Reliable

GRIDSHOT has an outstanding uptime record due to the fully redundant server setup, automated (hardware) failover and software built on the widely recognized Linux stability, guaranteeing an uptime of 99.99%. GRIDSHOT broadcasts irrespective of potential interruptions in internet connectivity, as all required scheduled content is automatically uploaded to the servers before broadcast.

The content catalogue is securely stored in a protected cloud environment and backed up at multiple locations. All systems are monitored 24/7 from our headquarters in Hoofddorp (The Netherlands).

Flexible

Our scheduling application is supported on multiple platforms (Mac OS X, Windows and Linux) allowing maximum flexibility for your work situation. Whether you are at home, at the office or on the road, you are always able to access your schedules and content library.

GRIDSHOT has been developed for expansion, whether you want to clone a signal; add geo-territory specific content or want to up-scale quickly. We deliver.

Our system supports an unlimited number of language versions (audio and subtitles) and territory-specific content to support localized versions of your TV channels. With many years of experience in the broadcasting industry, we like to think in solutions.

Efficient

With the built-in video and audio encoder, there is no need to have extra equipment at the uplink centre. GRIDSHOT self evidently supports the latest industry standards such as the audio EBU R128 norm, H.264 and HD/SD DVB subtitles.

Our scheduling application is well known for its practical usability. Blockers, folders, sub playlists and flexible category specific colour coding make the application extremely easy to use by schedulers. We personalize the application to our customers’ needs by providing tools for automated overlay insertion, age rating markers, customized metadata, license management and customized automated EPG data distribution to third parties.

Service

The service offers a full range of solutions for your channel(s), helping you to cost effectively run a successful channel with as few resources as possible. The service is expandable and can be customized based on any client’s specific needs. The standard full-service package includes:

  • Traffic and handling of content
  • Technical inspection of supplied content at delivery
  • Setup of the content catalogue including EPG data
  • Installation of the broadcast equipment
  • 24/7 monitoring and control of the system
  • Storage and backup of encoded material
  • Logo insertion in the playout including the possibility of dual logo insertion

Features

Video Standards PAL HD - ASI / IP – 720p / 1080i / 1080p
PAL SD - SDI / ASI / IP
Up- & down conversion HD > SD, SD > HD
Integrated Video Encoder H.264 / MPEG2
Integrated Audio Encoder MPEG 1, Layer 2
Widescreen 16:9 / 4:3 / mixed 16:9 & 4:3
Audio Unlimited number of languages
Subtitles Unlimited number of languages
HD / SD DVB subtitles
Burned-in subtitle insertion by playout
Interlacing Automatically detects and fixes interlacing conflicts
Overlays Animated and non-animated
Application Mac OS X / Windows / Linux
Automatic failover system Hardware failover

Contact

GRIDSHOT - Trademark of theFrontDoor

Wegalaan 44
2132 JC Hoofddorp
The Netherlands

T +31 (0)23 556 90 90
F +31 (0)23 556 90 91
E info@gridshot.net