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Fox Flies All-IP For FIFA World Cup

Fox has created a modular 2110 system that ties into U.S. operations for its upcoming World Cup coverage. Both Fox and Telemundo, which has U.S. Spanish-language rights to the tournament, will see a series of firsts when the Cup launches in Qatar next week.

CBS News Makes Virtual A Key Piece Of Election Coverage

CBS News harnessed the power of Unreal Engine with Vizrt to create a variety of effects for its 2022 election night coverage. With the goal of creating something fresh for its coverage, CBS News opted to focus on new ways to showcase election data while connecting it to the broadcast’s unique Times Square location.

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Broadcasters Want Big Business Changes From Cloud

Tech executives from Tegna, Sinclair and CBS Owned Stations are looking to the cloud for major changes to their processes that offer new flexibility and scalability for their businesses. A single, cloud-based control room is near top of their wish list. Above (l-r): Tegna’s Kurt Rao, Sinclair’s Mike Kralec, Vizrt’s Jon Raidel and CBS Owned Stations’ Jeff Birch (Alyssa Wesley photo).

Vizrt’s Viz Now Aims To Break Through Barriers To The Cloud

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools (#SDVS), says its Viz Now tool for automating deployments of live production tools in the cloud “removes the complexity and lengthy set up usually associated with cloud-based deployments of broadcast solutions.” With Viz Now, non-technical production staff can create end-to-end, fully pre-configured live productions in the cloud […]

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At IBC, Returning To A New Normal

In Amsterdam this week, there was plenty of talk about broadcasters’ ongoing transition to IP and the cloud, along with the supply chain issues and labor shortages hampering it, but most people were too grateful to see old friends, colleagues and clients to complain.

BBC Northern Ireland Enhances Election Coverage With AR Graphics Driven By Vizrt And Ncam

Vizrt and Ncam recently partnered to bring enhanced coverage with AR graphics to audiences tuning into the 2022 Elections on BBC Northern Ireland. Held every five years, the elections cover the results for all 90 members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, which is the devolved legislature of Northern Ireland. This year’s elections were held on May 5. […]

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Broadcasters Inch Closer To Storycentric News Production

While it’s not yet feasible to combine rundown-based computer systems favored by newsrooms with digital teams’ storycentric content management systems, progress is being made in communication between the systems and with third-party software, bringing the two groups closer together. Above: Vizrt’s Story is a Web-based system for script creation and editing that tightly integrates with the Viz One media asset management system and Viz Pilot template-based graphics system.

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Can moving production to the cloud be easy as a day at the beach?

Broadcasters know they’re headed to the cloud, but when it comes to live production, they have big questions about latency affecting workflow and viewer experience. Vizrt dispelled those notions recently when it gathered producers at a beach house in Los Angeles to try out its Live Production in the Cloud solutions. The verdict: You’re going to start seeing [this] all over the place. It just makes too much sense.” Watch the video here.

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Broadcasters Tap Cloud For Content Management

Tech executives from Warner Bros. Discovery, Sinclair, Hearst, Vizrt and Vice Media Group told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week the public cloud’s appeal is growing for content sharing and archiving workflows but cautioned the entire metadata process needs more care and attention to maximize cloud storage’s advantages.

Vizrt Releases Viz Engine 5: The Possibility Engine

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling, real-time graphics, and augmented reality, announced the upcoming release of Viz Engine 5, what it calls “the most powerful live graphics compositor in the world.” Designed to take the pain out of live graphics production, it provides access to adaptive graphics — an intelligently automated way to deploy […]

NAB SHOW 2022

Cloud And IP Tech Dominate NAB Show Floor

With less hardware to demonstrate and a much-reduced exhibition floor footprint, the first post-pandemic NAB Show pointed the way to a future where software demos of cloud, IP and hybrid environments have become the new norm.

Premium Vizrt Graphics Available Through Grass Valley AMPP System

Vizrt and Grass Valley, two leading broadcast technology providers, today announce that Viz Trio, powered by Viz Engine, can now be added as a module in the Grass Valley AMPP system for cloud-based live production and playout. Using the integration customers will be able to easily and smoothly access, connect and deploy the Vizrt graphics playout tool via […]

Vizrt Hires Jon Raidel As Global Live Production In The Cloud Lead

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling, has named Jon Raidel the company’s new global lead for its Live Production in the Cloud offering. With a background spanning nearly two decades as a technical director in sports broadcasting, Raidel is “uniquely positioned to further innovate Vizrt’s solutions in cloud-first live production with his deep, intimate […]

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The Transition To IP Blurs The Lines Between Engineering And IT

Executives from Fox Corp., CBS Television Stations, Hearst and Vizrt told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week the ongoing transition to IP networking and public cloud technology is driving staffers in both engineering and IT to learn new skills.

Viz AI-Powered Graphics Debut At Daytona 500 On Fox

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling and real-time and mixed graphics solutions has unveiled its newest innovation — graphics powered by Viz AI — that were premiered by Fox Sports in its production of the NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500. Zac Fields, Fox Sports SVP graphic tech and integration, said: “Thanks to our partners Vizrt we […]

Vizrt Invests In Sports Output With Appointment Of Sam Leadsom

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling solutions, has appointed Sam Leadsom to its leadership team as commercial director of global sports as the company reinvigorates its sports offerings. Leadsom said: “The sports market continues to lead the way for transformation in storytelling, and Vizrt supports that with its impressive and innovative range of products. I […]

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Inside Newsday’s Live Production Facility

The Long Island newspaper has remade itself as a multimedia news producer with a two-studio, multimillion-dollar production operation and a team of MMJs ramping up extensive video coverage. (Newsday photo)

Nordic Capital Exits Investment In Vizrt Group To A New Nordic Capital-Led Consortium

A Nordic Capital investment vehicle is exiting its investment in Vizrt Group to a new Nordic Capital-led consortium, comprising a secondary acquisition vehicle and other Nordic Capital investment vehicles. This transaction, Nordic Capital says, will allow it, “alongside the Vizrt management team, to continue to support the business and its strategy over its next ownership […]

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Mapping The Path For Post-Pandemic Production Changes

Executives from Fox Television Stations, Vice Media and Fox Sports distinguished temporary pandemic-driven production changes from those likelier to settle in for good in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s Television Production in a Changed World virtual conference last week.

Vizrt Intros XR Set Express, Out-Of-The-Box Virtual Graphics Solution

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling solutions (#SDVS) today rolled out what it calls “the world’s first fully-equipped, virtual studio-in-a-box — XR Set Express. Simplicity is key for XR Set Express with pre-configured and pre-calibrated features enabling quick setup and instantaneous use.” Features include: A ready to produce with, fully functional, scene Viz Arc […]

Vizrt Offering Studio Automation For Live And Recorded Content

Vizrt, producer of software-defined visual storytelling tools, has released Viz Mosart 5, part of Vizrt’s automation solution. The latest release offers users the option to automate recorded content, as well as live, effectively removing the need for additional editing in post-production, the company says. Niels Borg, senior product manager for Viz Mosart at Vizrt, said: […]

Vizrt Enhances Sports Offering With Unified I/O With Vizrt XR Venue

Vizrt, producer of software-defined visual storytelling tools (#SDVS), today announces the release of its premiere real-time virtual enhancement solution for sports — Vizrt XR Venue. Featuring Viz Arena 5, the XR Venue solution empowers the world’s leading sports broadcasters to enhance valuable content with captivating, state-of-the-art live AR graphics. With this release, XR Venue enters the IO platform, Vizrt’s backbone for future sports developments. Together with XR Playbook, launched earlier […]

Vizrt Delivers Advanced Virtual Set Ecosystem To BBC Sport

Vizrt, the home of software-defined visual storytelling solutions, supplied advanced virtual set graphics to BBC Sport that helped convert a simple studio into its “Pres 2” set and a home studio for BBC Sport in Salford, U.K. John Murphy, BBC creative director and head of graphics for sport, said: “We had a small studio space at Media City […]

Vizrt Delivers Software-First Studio To Germany’s Welt With Highly Automated, Switcherless SMPTE 2110 Production

Welt television in Berlin has equipped its new news studio and production installation with software-based production tools from Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling (#SDVS) solutions for media content creators. The German broadcaster’s highly automated SMPTE 2110 NMOS-based infrastructure switches, composites, and actualizes a full broadcast output without the use of a production […]

Vizrt Supports AWS For Media & Entertainment Initiative

Vizrt today announced its support for the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS), complimenting Vizrt’s Flexible Access Solution Suites to give customers ever greater control and adaptability. AWS for Media & Entertainment is an initiative featuring new and existing services and solutions from AWS and AWS Partners, built specifically for content creators, […]

Viz Artist 4.2 Free Edition And Viz Artist In Residence Program Debut

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling solutions for media content creators, today announced the free edition of Viz Artist 4.2, the real-time 3D graphics design tool that unleashes the creative power of the world’s top broadcasters and storytellers. Also launching today is the Viz Artist in Residence program, initiating the search for the world’s greatest Viz Artist designer. Vizrt’s software ecosystem for graphics is […]

Vizrt Intros Vizrt Channel Branding With Flexible Access

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling solutions for media content creators, today debuted Vizrt Channel Branding. One of five software Solution Suites made available exclusively through Flexible Access, Vizrt Channel Branding makes complex channel branding graphics simple for customers faced with the growing need to promote more content across more channels. The company […]

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TVN Tech | Many COVID Changes Likely To Become Permanent For TV Sports

Executives from Fox Sports and CBS Sports are among those predicting a sports production future with dramatically reduced onsite staff, greater operational efficiencies and cost savings, though with a fallout of job losses for mobile production personnel.

Vizrt Introduces Flexible Access Content Tools For Journalists

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools (#SDVS) for media content creators, today announced Vizrt Newsroom, one of five software Solution Suites made available exclusively through Flexible Access. Fully integrated with all major newsroom computer systems (NRCS), Vizrt Newsroom’s toolset for the modern journalist is “designed to take the complexity out of advanced visual […]

Vizrt Pivots To Flexible Access

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, today announced Flexible Access. Through Flexible Access, Vizrt says it “shares the risks inherent in building or upgrading production capabilities in advance of value generation.” Michael Hallén, CEO and president for the Vizrt Group, said: “Flexible Access puts the success of our customers at the […]

TVN’S NEWSTECHFORUM 2020

NTF 2020 | Broadcasters Explore Cloud Options For News

TV broadcasters are aiming to move live production workflows to the cloud, but executives from Sinclair, ABC News and Vizrt said at last week’s NewsTECHForum it will take faster tech development from vendors and possibly new financial thinking from customers.

Vizrt Group Hires Daniel Url To Strengthen Customer Focus In Product Development

Daniel Url has joined Vizrt Group as head of global product management reporting to Michael Hallén, group CEO and president. Url was managing director and chief sales officer of Qvest Media for more than 11 years, overseeing project sales including installations of Vizrt products at Sky Sports Munich, ORF Vienna, Nine Network Sydney and others. The company said: […]

OPEN MIKE BY SCOTT CARROLL

TV’s Future Is In The Software

Software was beneath all of this pandemic year’s significant innovations in TV’s remote production. The industry needs to accept and embrace its new essential role.

MotoGP, Dorna Turn To Viz Arena For Virtual And Augmented Reality Graphics

Grand Prix motorcycle racing site MotoGP has introduced cutting-edge graphics using Viz Arena software from Vizrt. Viz Arena enhances sports coverage during live broadcasts with virtual and augmented reality graphics added over stands in a stadium, beneath players on the field, or in the case of MotoGP, on the infield of a race track. Dorna, […]

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TVN Tech | Social Media Management Gets Smarter

Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.

Vizrt Streamlines Editing Workflow Capabilities For Viz Story 2 And Viz One 7 And Adobe Premiere Pro

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, continues to add more powerful video editing capabilities into media production workflows with expanded integration for Adobe Premiere Pro. Editing is placed at the center of creative workflows with the newest releases of the Viz Story easy editing tool and the Viz […]

Vizrt Rolls Out Viz Vectar Live Production Solution

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators (#SDVS), has debuted Viz Vectar Plus, a software-only, IP-based live production solution for major broadcasters and other visual storytellers. Delivering a choice of configurations for on-premises or virtualized cloud environments, Viz Vectar Plus will operate on any infrastructure that meets performance requirements. Viz Vectar Plus […]

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TVN Tech | Upping The Election AR And Graphics Game

Broadcasters won’t be hampered by remote working conditions for election night 2020, and they have a bevy of new graphics and augmented reality tools to help them tell the story. Above, Broadcasters can make complex data easy for viewers to grasp through augmented reality objects generated by Brainstorm graphics using real-time data from different sources. A Punt, a regional channel in Spain, covered municipal elections, and this interactive map shows the winning party in each town, with detailed results for the seats won in each town are shown on the chart of the left side. The bars on the bottom show a rundown of all the cities, in alphabetical order, with the results in real time.

Vizrt Releases Viz Social Powered By Never.no

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, today debuted Viz Social powered by Never.no. Viz Social is a cloud-based subscription service that allows editorial staff to moderate and curate social media content for broadcast in new and truly innovative ways. Delivered in collaboration with audience engagement specialists Never.no, Viz […]

Webinars This Week: Dalet, IEEE, Imagine, Ross, Sony, Telos Alliance

Dalet, Imagine, Ross Video, Sony Professional Products, the IEEE and many other companies are hosting webinars this week, while Accedo, ChyronHego, Newtek, Vizrt and others continue to offer on-demand events and access to briefings and demos. For TVNewsCheck‘s full list of events for this week, future weeks and on-demand, check the Virtual Events Directory.