Vizrt Signs $1 Million Broadcast Graphics Deal with Channel Seven Australia
Vizrt Ltd. announced it has signed a deal worth $1 million with Channel Seven Australia for the implementation of broadcast graphics products in six of their stations.
Channel Seven Australia had been looking to replace outdated graphics system it had been using in each of it`s Capital City stations. Channel Seven found Vizrt to fit the network`s specific needs with its Content Pilot enterprise solution and template based workflow. Templates on the various Vizrt systems can be shared across each station with little need for customization.
The deal includes Viz Content Pilot for templated integration with the Avid iNews newsroom control system. With Viz Content Pilot, journalists have access to a small but advanced graphics editing tool that enables them to add images, text, videos, and maps to a template that then create a playlist for Studio playout. In the Control Room, under Studio automation or Viz Trio, Vizrt`s real-time character generator (CG), triggers the content live to air.
Real-time 3D maps will be created and managed in Viz Content Pilot through integration of Viz World. Viz World allows the broadcaster to have a fully customized mapping system that integrates directly with each of their Vizrt systems. Viz Engine, Vizrt`s powerful real-time 3D rendering engine, will display all the graphic content in SDI and DVI outputs.
Another component to expand Channel Seven`s branding capability is Viz Ticker3D. This advanced ticker system makes it possible for the network to create tickers with multiple graphical elements at various speeds that can be displayed simultaneously. The ticker templates can then be shared between stations while the content of each ticker is unique to that station.
“With this purchase, Channel Seven has completely modernized its graphics infrastructure and has built a centralized solution that will increase efficiency over all their stations”, said Martin Burkhalter, CEO of Vizrt. “We are proud that Channel Seven has chosen Vizrt to be its complete graphics system provider and we are looking forward to a long-term co-operation with this new customer in Australia.”