Grass Valley honoured with Philo T. Farnsworth Award by Television Academy

MUMBAI: Grass Valley USA, LLC was presented with the Philo T. Farnsworth Award by the Television Academy at its 67th Engineering Emmy Awards.


The company was honored for its five-decade history of providing the tools to create signal infrastructure as the television industry grew; for its years of leadership in video routing, switching and manipulation; and for its industry-changing, pioneering strides in digital-image processing and effects.


The award was presented on 28 October.


In receiving the award, Grass Valley senior vice president, marketing Mike Cronk said, “It was an honor to receive on behalf of all Grass Valley employees through the years the Philo T. Farnsworth Award from the Television Academy at its 67th Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony. Grass Valley was founded in 1959 by Dr. Hare in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California and has not stopped innovating ever since. Whether it was contributing to the first color broadcast of the Olympics in 1968, the first live color broadcast from outer space with Apollo 10 in 1970, transforming live production with the 300 production switcher in 1979, or creating the first commercially viable video server in 1995 (Profile), 21 Emmy awards later Grass Valley’s drive and passion for telling stories with pictures has remained constant.”


“With the proliferation of digital media, UHD, and IP today there are more opportunities than ever to carry that drive and passion for better storytelling into the future. Thanks to all the employees of Grass Valley who have contributed to its success over the years and thanks to all the customers over the years whose confidence in and collaboration with Grass Valley have continued to make the company strong,” he added.

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