Vizrt, never.no Ink Preferred Partnership Agreement
Vizrt, a provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, has signed a preferred partnership agreement with never.no. Under the agreement, both companies will promote and support each other’s products, which together give customers a unique, best-in-class solution for interacting with audiences in real time via Facebook, Twitter, and second-screen apps, and then displaying the results of those interactions.
“Vizrt is the world leader in real-time 3D graphics, and never.no is the world leader in social TV solutions. Together we bring to the market an unmatched end-to-end solution to connect the audience directly to the action on TV,” said never.no CEO Lars Lauritzsen. “To date, our two companies have already pioneered many industry firsts (such as the Tour de France companion app). This partnership is a sign of greater things to come, and of each company’s commitment to providing the best solution for social TV.”
The partnership gives never.no access to a growing network of broadcasters that use Vizrt products, while Vizrt gains a way to provide the best social TV solutions to its graphics customers.
“Both companies have a well established international footprint, and by being able to integrate each other’s products, we can offer broadcasters an unprecedented social TV and graphics infrastructure,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO of Vizrt. “Television producers using the combined system can reach out to their audience via social media or companion apps triggered by actions originating from within the Vizrt tools. This means complex workflows become streamlined, and fewer operators are required. And simple elements like polls and voting results can now be displayed on live TV in beautiful real-time graphics.”