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Montreal’s CEV Signs Reseller Agreement for Canada with Grass Valley

Jean Meunier, President of CEV

CEV, a Montreal, Québec-based company specializing in the sale, rental, custom design, installation, integration, servicing, and product training of best-in-class products and systems for audio and video production and distribution, has joined the growing network of Grass Valley™ resellers and will now serve as an authorized dealer of Grass Valley broadcast products and systems throughout Canada.

In business since 1974, CEV’s professional customers include many of Canada’s top television broadcasters, production and post-production houses, music studios, corporations, government, medical, educational, and financial institutions.

“A great many of our clients use Grass Valley production switchers and servers, so we were excited to be selected as a reseller for Canada,� said Jean Meunier, President, CEV. “Grass Valley has a great track record within the production community of building reliable products that provide 24/7 operation and the best quality video.�

CEV designs, builds, and supports production studios, mobile production trucks, post-production environments, and flyaway kits for a variety of applications. One of the company’s recent projects was helping to design and install a full HD production studio and control room inside the Bell Center, home of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens.

“Supporting our customers where they live and work is vitally important and is a key aspect of our go to market strategy, as we continue to make Grass Valley technology available in the most efficient way,� said Jeff Rosica, Executive Vice President for Grass Valley. “CEV is best equipped to provide this type of five-star service to Canadian production professionals and we look forward to working together to make CEV’s business even more successful.�

To support its new Grass Valley Reseller Agreement as well as its clients with the best service possible, CEV’s first priority was to appoint Alain Leblanc as product specialist for Grass Valley products. With 31 years of experience in the broadcast field, Leblanc as already completed technical training on the K2 Summitâ„¢ media server family and is scheduled to attend Kayenneâ„¢ Video Production Center switcher training in March.

CEV has also hired a new Business Development Manager, Steve Broom—a 20-year veteran of the broadcast industry—to handle the Grass Valley account. The company also has a workforce of over 65 permanent employees in Eastern Canada, including six product engineers to provide customer support. CEV’s main headquarters is located in Montréal and operates offices in Québec City, and Halifax Nova Scotia

“We like working with the highest profile clients who require the best technology available, so this reseller agreement with Grass Valley is the type of partnership we want to be involved in,� continues Meunier. “We’re very pleased to be selling what we think are some of the most in-demand products in our region of the world.�