Canal+ France and Viasat Norway Choose ChyronHego in First-to-Market GS2 Multi-Touch Installations

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ChyronHego today announced that French broadcaster Canal+ and Norwegian broadcaster Viasat have installed the ChyronHego GS2 Multi-Touch platform, marking the first ever implementation of ChyronHego's touchscreen solution in each respective geographic market. This state-of-the-art technology offers optimal graphics rendering performance and touchscreen responsiveness allowing the staff of Canal+ and Viasat Norway to create compelling interactive productions.

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Canal+ France has employed ChyronHego’s touchscreen technology during its pre- and post-match magazine shows for its Ligue 1 French National Football coverage. This project ― through a partnership with live sports data company, Opta ― allows Canal+ to incorporate advanced interactive sports statistics into touchscreen broadcasts. Sports pundits have unprecedented access to a wealth of data during live shows, enabling them to better analyze game-play, provide greater insight into match results, and enhance the overall viewer experience.

In a deal that spans two seasons, Viasat Norway is using ChyronHego’s GS2 Multi-Touch solution on its magazine show for its Champions League football coverage. The touchscreen technology integrates seamlessly with league data provided by Infostrada ― a full service sports and media company ― in addition to controlling Viasat Norway’s EVS servers. This unique ChyronHego touchscreen is specifically branded to promote the show’s host sponsor, HTC™, and features a screen that resembles a giant HTC Smartphone.

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“The Canal+ France and Viasat Norway projects demonstrate the great power, flexibility and responsiveness of ChyronHego’s GS2 Multi-Touch platform,” said Ian Wray, group sales director at ChyronHego. “These projects further demonstrate the expanding traction that ChyronHego solutions continue to gain in new markets across the globe.”

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The GS2 Multi-Touch platform is ideal for use in sports and news broadcasting. Based on the high-performance GS2 real-time graphics engine, Multi-Touch is compatible with all major touchscreen display technologies and integrates with many third-party video servers, advanced 3D telestration systems, data providers, social media outlets and 3D modeling renderers.

ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization with a wide range of products and services for live television, news and sports production. Joining forces in 2013 with over 80 years of combined industry expertise, Chyron and Hego Group offer award-winning solutions — such as the TRACAB™ player tracking system and end-to-end BlueNet™ graphics workflow — under the collective ChyronHego brand. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., the company also has offices in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

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