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Telefónica del Peru, the country’s largest provider of telecommunications and pay TV services, has chosen ChyronHego‘s Channel Box Prime for the launch of an all-new promotional channel on its Movistar TV network. In the first deployment of Channel Box Prime, Movistar TV has replaced a formerly manual, labor- and time-intensive process with a completely automated […]
Saying the move underscores its commitment to build the industry’s most complete software suite for live TV news production, ChyronHego also unveiled core product updates and inked a deal to launch a live remote production system with a leading provider of broadcast facilities and services in Europe.
The Dutch company will add IT-based solutions for broadcast production to complement ChyronHego’s BlueNet graphics workflow.
ChyronHego | Booth SL1110 | Website: www.chyronhego.com ChyronHego today announced the launch of VistaCam, an all-new broadcast graphics solution for panoramic in-studio video displays. VistaCam provides an ultra-high-resolution “video wall” backdrop for in-studio shows. At the 2015 NAB Show, ChyronHego will highlight VistaCam on an ultra-high esolution video wall demonstration that also features the company’s […]
ChyronHego introduced Studio MediaMaker, what it describes as the in-studio equivalent to what video journalists do in the field. The product provides an “easy-to-use” way to put news on-air without the need for a control room or technicians, the company says.
ChyronHego today announced the appointment of Rickard Öhrn as chief operating officer. Öhrn brings a 20-year career in executive-level business management to ChyronHego, where he is responsible for the company’s global operations and business growth in EMEA. Öhrn is based in Stockholm and reports directly to ChyronHego President-CEO Johan Apel. “We’re very fortunate that a […]
Broadcast graphics specialist ChyronHego has entered into a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of private equity firm Vector Capital under which a Vector affiliate will acquire all outstanding shares of ChyronHego common stock for $2.82 per share in cash.
The $2 million increase to $16 million was primarily driven by the revenues associated with its tracking and sports solutions.
Lower prices for technologies once thought out of the reach of the average station are giving news departments more options for their graphics. Among the more affordable innovations are virtual sets and immersive graphics as well as the ability to integrate social media comments into on-air election coverage. This is the final installment of a three-part special report on 2014 election coverage. To read the other stories, click here.
The $4 million increase to $14.7 million stems from last year’s merger.
Dual polarization, or dual-pol, radar is changing forecasting. With the dual-pol data, TV meteorologists can do things they couldn’t do before — distinguish among rain, snow and hail in a storm; analyze wind shear to determine where a tornado may appear and how it may move; determine the size and shape of rain drops that helps in predicting flash flooding; and “see” the tornadic debris signature that says that a funnel cloud has actually touched down. However, station forecasters need to get educated in how to accurately analyze and interpret this new data. This is the third part of TVN’s Severe Weather special report. You can read the other parts here.
The tech firm’s President- CEO Johan Apel: “ChyronHego’s revenues for the first quarter are ahead of plan.”
ChyronHego is buying Norwegian WeatherOne and its Metacast live-to-air weather graphics and broadcast production system. The company also has taken a majority stake in ZXY Sport Tracking, a Norwegian provider of transponder-based sports tracking systems. ChyronHego will integrate the ZXY’s transponder tracking technology into its TRACAB optical-based player tracking system.
Total revenue is up 98% for the quarter and 57% for the full year and both those are still up even discounting contributions from Hego, which the company acquired last May.
Total revenue is $14 million, an increase of 94% when compared to $7.2 million for the prior year’s third quarter; excluding revenues from Hego, with whom the company merged in May 2013, revenue increased 23%.
Social media in the newsroom has boomed to the point where major breaking news stories come with a hashtag to keep people engaged with the story on their social accounts. Broadcasters who want to monitor and air those social updates have plenty of options, ranging from the $600 jury-rigged solution all the way to a $30,000 high-end system.
A growing number of stations and station groups seem finally ready to entrust critical functions to cloud-based solutions.
This is the first quarterly report following the merger of Chyron and Hego. Excluding merger costs, operating profit is $900,000.