Vizrt signs USD 1.5 million deal with a North American News Channel upgrading from tape based to digital MAM
Bergen, Norway, February 04, 2013. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)
Vizrt has signed a deal worth USD 1.5 million for media asset management (MAM) products with an international News Channel in North America. The broadcaster has been a Vizrt customer for many years and the new investment will replace existing tape-based storage systems.
Viz Media Engine, Vizrt's complete asset management system (MAM), will be the core of a new MAM infrastructure for the broadcaster. All archival storage is being moved to a digital format for easy reference and all new content will be ingested utilizing Viz Dart, Vizrt's digital asset recorder. Transcoding tools in the Viz Media Engine will convert file formats as needed when transferring files to other storage systems throughout the broadcaster's other global offices.
Viz Content Pilot, Vizrt's template-based content and control application will give journalists access to graphic templates and video content in the Viz Media Engine from within their newsroom control system (NRCS).
In the Control Room the MAM system is integrated with Vizrt's broadcast graphics systems included in the purchase. This includes Viz Trio, Vizrt's real-time 3D character generator (CG). Playlists in Viz Trio will include both video and graphic content that will be triggered in real-time and played through multiple Viz Engines with full video playback capability.
"This new purchases will bolster an already impressive MAM and broadcast graphics installation at this TV station," stated Martin Burkhalter, Vizrt CEO. "Vizrt's commitment to a complete end-to-end graphics and video solution is what allows every broadcaster, from the local level to major global networks, to have easy to use systems for controlling all of their content and thereby improving their workflow in terms of speed and efficiency."
Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com
Martin Burkhalter / CEO / +41 22 365 75 01 / MBurkhalter@vizrt.com
Ofra Brown / CFO / +47 5351 8040 / OBrown@vizrt.com
Frank Schwarz / Schwarz Financial Communication / +49 611 1745 398 11 firstname.lastname@example.org
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