RUV Brings Rich ChyronHego Graphics to Air

ChyronHego’s BlueNet™ Workflow Solution Provides Reliability, Flexibility and Efficiency From Graphics Creation to Playout

ChyronHego today announced that Icelandic National Broadcaster, RUV, has implemented the ChyronHego end-to-end BlueNet graphics workflow solution for its coverage of the Parliamentary Election that took place on April 27, 2013. Broadcasting live from RUV headquarters at Efstaleiti 1 in Reykjavik, production staff relied exclusively on ChyronHego’s LEX³˙¹ and MicroX³˙¹ on-air graphics systems to drive real-time Lyric®-generated bar graphs, pie charts, and up-to-the-minute ticker information throughout the 12-hour broadcast. In addition, RUV leveraged ChyronHego’s iPad® app, Shotbox for Lyric, to push interactive graphics to air direct from an iPad®.

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“ChyronHego’s products demonstrated an exceptional level of key reliability and versatility allowing us to take our election graphics and on-air presentation to a new level with powerful rendering engines and easy-to use applications such as Lyric PRO for scriptless graphics creation,” said Saevar Jóhannesson, head of design at RUV. “The star of the show was the ShotBox for Lyric app that gave our presenter the flexibility to easily manipulate impressive pie-chart graphics on the iPad® and take them live to air quickly.”

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“ChyronHego offers custom-built election graphics packages with a range of workflow tools, graphics creation and second screen applications to help broadcasters worldwide enhance live coverage, improve ratings and tell great stories,” said Paul Glasgow, vice president of EMEA sales at ChyronHego. “Together with our local systems integrator, Exton, we provided RUV with ongoing project management, creative services and onsite support for this important event; the end result was truly dynamic.”

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ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization with a comprehensive range of products and services for live television, news and sports production. ChyronHego’s end-to-end graphics offerings include hosted services for graphics creation and order management, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, social media and second screen applications, channel branding, graphics asset management, virtual and touch graphics, telestration, and 3D player tracking. 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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