QUARTERLY REPORT

Vizrt Grows Revenue 20% in 2Q

Vizrt Powers Localized Virtual Ads In Soccer

The International Champions Cup is a pre-season soccer event featuring some of Europe’s biggest clubs. To utilize the on-field ads that reach fans around the world, Catalyst Media teamed up with Vizrt to insert region-specific virtual cam carpets — tied to field virtual advertisements — for each match. Catalyst Media acquires, creates and develops international […]

NAB 2018

Media Tech Industry Facing Tough Challenges

Sales of most media technology companies are basically flat while their R&D and marketing costs continue to run high, forcing some to reexamine how they sell in a traditionally demanding and rapidly changing market. Above, a Vizrt virtual set demonstration this week at the NAB Show.

Vizrt Intros Immersive Football Analysis Tool

Vizrt is offering a new tool for broadcast studio: Viz Libero AR. Just in time for the World Cup, Viz Libero AR combines the analysis power of Viz Libero with augmented reality (AR) graphics, creating a new way for sports presenters to tell the story of the action on the field. “Viz Libero AR brings […]

TVN TECH

It’s Game On For Virtual Sets In 2018

Vendors say improved rendering and tracking systems will drive U.S. sales. In addition, many boast “trackless” technology, that reduces the cost and complexity of setting up and maintaining a virtual set. Above, a ChyronHego virtual set at WTLV Jacksonville, Fla.

IBC 2017

NewTek, Vizrt Debut New Graphics Server

NewTek and Vizrt today announced the availability of the NewTekVizrt IP Graphics Server – the NVG1 – a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for deep integration with NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster TC1 video production systems. The NVG1 combines the NewTek 1RU server platform with NDI IP video connectivity and industryleading Viz […]

TVN TECH | WEATHERCASTING 2017

Weathercasting Forecast: A Flood Of Data

Newly available data from the GOES-16 weather satellite and other weather sources are making new data management strategies essential for meteorologists to get at what they need to make their predictions. Vendors have responded with various approaches each aimed at helping meteorologists separate the wheat from the chaff. Above KATU Portland, Ore., alerts viewers. (Baron Services photo)

Data-Driven Traffic Reports Shift In High Gear

Technology from many of the vendors stations rely on to keep viewers informed of changing weather conditions is being used to provide commuters with relevant traffic data on their mobile devices and TVs.

TECH HOT TOPICS

Picture This: Graphics Move Beyond Quality

The graphics systems broadcasters rely on daily to make news, sports and weather reports more appealing and informative have advanced quite far — so much so that quality has become a given. To differentiate themselves, vendors now are focusing on the finer points like tighter workflow integration. But that’s just one of the many trends broadcasters can expect in graphics systems on the exhibit floor at the 2017 NAB Show. (Ross Video photo) Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products, or here to download it as a PDF.

TECH HOT TOPICS

Newsroom Systems Evolve, But Is It Too Late?

TV newsrooms create news content for much more than their newscasts these days. Social media, mobile and digital are just as important in reaching viewers as TV newscasts as the public increasingly relies on these distribution platforms. Even while vendors of newsroom computer systems race to transform their systems for use in news operations where the story, not the linear rundown, is the centerpiece of the workflow, a couple of companies are suggesting it’s too late, and it’s time for the NRCS to go the way of the IBM Selectric. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of NRCS vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

TVN TECH SPECIAL REPORT: NEWS SETS, PART 2

The Big Picture On Video Wall Controllers

As prices for the technology have come down, TV stations and others are able to create graphic templates for video walls and have those graphics pushed to the displays automatically from a predetermined rundown. Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular video wall controller vendors today in the broadcast space. This is Part Two of a four-part Special Report on news sets. See Part One here.

LiveIP Studio Project Wins IBC Innovation Award

The VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won the IBC 2016 Innovation Award for Content Creation at this year’s event in Amsterdam. The LiveIP Studio, called the world’s first fully functioning multi-vendor live production system based on entirely IP and IT technology, was awarded top honors in a category that included BT Sport for its augmented […]

IBC 2016 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Vizrt

Vizrt | Stand 7.A20 | Website: http://www.vizrt.com/ Vizrt, a provider of journalist production tools for the digital media industry, is presenting two automation workflows that it says save media companies money and create new commercial revenue. These include a journalist-driven live production workflow created specifically for small productions such as talk shows and news briefs, […]

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Michael Hallen Appointed CEO Of Vizrt

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Vizrt, Spredfast Webinar To Explore Social Media

From The NAB Exhibit Floor: Vizrt

Vizrt | Booth SL2417 | Website: www.vizrt.com On Monday, Vizrt released a number of announcements at the NAB Show. They include: Augmented reality graphics At NAB, Vizrt will present AR graphics during a live studio presentation that will demonstrate how media companies can easily add AR content to any live production without the need of […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

TV Graphics Workflow Evolves, Expands

Visitors to this year’s NAB Show will see the results of an ongoing shift in broadcast graphics from the control room to the studio for greater control and flexibility over graphics presentation. Several other graphics themes will also be important at NAB, including Integrating social media into broadcast graphics, election graphics, augmented and virtual reality, and sports. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

NAB HOT TOPICS

Broadcast Graphics Products Guide

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is broadcast graphics (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this page as […]

NAB HOT TOPICS

Newsroom Systems Adapt To New Necessities

TV journalists can look forward to seeing the latest solutions to their newsgathering and distribution challenges at the NAB Show. Among the trends to be on display on the exhibit floor are story-centric workflow, greater collaboration and content sharing — both within the station and among stations — and extending the reach of the systems to reporters in the field. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here. Read all the 2016 NAB Hot Topics stories here.

Vizrt Drives Three-Tiered Video Wall For Canal+ Spain

Spanish satellite broadcaster Canal+ is using Vizrt’s tools to control content played on its 45m2 RPG video wall, used on its popular show, Mucho Más Deporte (Much More Sports). The video wall is made up of three main sections: A left video wall, a right video wall, and a video floor. This solution is using […]

Vizrt Intros Multiplatform Automation Workflow

Vizrt, a provider of studio automation tools for the digital media industry, today introduced an integrated multiplatform automation workflow for broadcasters of any size. It allows the production staff to focus on the live production, while the multiplatform content is generated automatically. Stories played out from Vizrt`s studio automation system, Viz Mosart, or the control […]

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CBC Enhances Election Night With Augmented Reality

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University of Miami Ups Its Sports Production Game

IBC 2015

Vizrt Previews Instant VOD For Studio Productions

Vizrt, a provider of production tools for the digital media industry, has introduced a new video on demand  workflow. The company says it works seamlessly with existing studio workflows for highly automated publishing of video content online with Coder, Vizrt’s transcoding tool. The system is being demonstrated at Vizrt’s booth 7.A20 during IBC 2015. The […]

IBC 2015

Vizrt Takes Virtual Ad Insertion To Next Level

A new day in virtual advertising and potential for new advertising revenues is dawning thanks to Viz Eclipse, a new system that will be previewed at IBC this weekend and does not require any physical camera or board installations on site.

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Vizrt Moves To Make Asset Sharing Easier

MediaCorp Adds Vizrt Studio Automation

MediaCorp, a leading Singapore’s media company, is moving to a new broadcast and production campus that will include two news production studios. These facilities will be powered and fully automated through technology from Vizrt. MediaCorp’s new Viz Mosart systems are the first Viz Mosart solutions to be deployed in Southeast Asia. They’ll serve as a […]

NAB 2015 Tech: Vizrt Editing & Workflows

Vizrt | Booth SL2417 | Website: www.vizrt.com At the NAB conference Vizrt will demonstrate a smarter integration enabling efficient video editing and productions workflows in the latest Adobe software. Vizrt will demonstrate the latest integrations between Viz One media asset management (MAM) system, Viz Artist 3D design software, and Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Premiere […]

NAB 2015: Vizrt One Products Preview

Vizrt | Booth SL2417 | Website: www.vizrt.com  Vizrt, a provider of production tools for the digital media industry, will demonstrate the latest version of its Viz One Workflow Engine at its booth at the NAB Show. Viz One is Vizrt’s media asset management (MAM) system that combines broadcast tools across the enterprise to easily find, […]

TVN TECH: NAB HOT TOPICS

IP-Enabled Workflow Advances Set For NAB

IP transport will touch so many aspects of television that it is positioned over time to supplant most everything people know and understand about TV workflows — from origination and contribution to distribution and consumption. The latest developments will be on display at next month’s NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 26: Audio; April 2: Automation. Read the earlier installments here.

QUARTERLY REPORT

Vizrt Posts 16% Revenue Growth In 2014

Vizrt To Be Taken Private In $374 Million Deal

Broadcast graphics and MAM specialist Vizrt announced that it will be taken private in an all-cash deal that values the company at $374 million. The buyer is Nordic Capital, a leading Nordic PE firm with four active funds with more than €11 billion in total committed capital.

TECH SPOTLIGHT

News Automation Gear Going Agnostic

Having to use a production switcher from the same manufacturer as that of your news automation system is becoming a thing of the past. New switcher-agnostic news automation systems give stations that bought a production switcher without a complementary automation system a few years ago a way to add it without having to replace the switcher. The latest software also makes possible better use of the Internet and social media as complements or alternatives to on-air news without adding additional people.

IBC 2014

Viz Opus Offers Alternative Control Room Setup

Simplifying control room operations by offering an all-in-one alternative to the traditional combination of production switcher, graphics and other related functions is the goal behind the newly announced Viz Opus from Vizrt. At a press conference today at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, the company unveiled the system, which it says offers a cost-effective alternative to […]

ELECTION COVERAGE 2014, PART 3

Election Graphics: Less Costly, More Powerful

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.

SEVERE WEATHER SPECIAL REPORT, PART 3

New Radar Improves Severe Storm Coverage

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.

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Televisa To Use Interactive Touch Table

NAB 2014

First Fruits Of Vizrt’s Mosart Acquisition

It’s Viz Mosart, the company’s new newscast switcher automation product that is “switcher agnostic.” Virtz also has integrated it Viz One media asset management product with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and its Viz Trio CG with the NewTek TriCaster production switcher.

NAB 2014

Vizrt And Maxon Offer New 3D Design Workflow

NAB 2014

Vizrt Offers IP-Based Mobile Graphics For TriCaster