Vizrt and deltatre to offer data-integrated live broadcast graphics package for Rio 2016

Fully compliant solution linked to official Olympic Data Feed will be available to rent for rights holders

Vizrt, a leading provider of production tools for the digital media industry, is working with sports media services company deltatre to deliver an end-to-end solution for producing rich data-integrated broadcast graphics. The new package is designed for broadcasters carrying live sporting action from Rio 2016 and will be available for them to rent through a dedicated Games rate cards.

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The new package, on show on Vizrt’s booth (SL2417) at NAB 2015, is both hardware and software-based and incorporates competition and athlete data from the Olympic Data Feed (ODF). This data includes information on individual athletes and competitions such as results, medal tables and world records. The official XML-based feed, delivered live during the games by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) is fed into deltatre’s Magma platform. This software instantly converts the live sports data into customisable broadcast-ready graphics. The graphics are then rendered by Viz Engine, Vizrt’s powerful rendering tool, and ready for playout.

Dr. Stephan Würmlin Stadler, Executive Vice President of Sports for Vizrt, said: “With an event the size of Rio 2016, there’s so much going on at the same time that the narrative is constantly changing. Using the ODF ensures that a broadcaster carries the latest official data. Being able to present it in a creative way helps to keep viewers engaged across what can be a very congested schedule of live televised sport. This end-to-end package delivers a powerful and accessible graphics solution for broadcasters’ biggest event of the year.”

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Carlo De Marchis, Chief Product Officer at deltatre added: “This package complements the rich digital offering we have put in place for Rio 2016 and shows off the best of deltatre and Vizrt. Our Magma platform simplifies and enhances the storytelling of each sport during the games. By using Viz Engine for rendering and leveraging deltatre’s Multisports experience by using the ODF, we can help broadcasters covering the games to bring the constantly changing information to life and provide a new customisable tool for their in-depth analysis in a very cost effective way”.

deltatre will be at the Microsoft booths #SL6605 & #SL6610 - Vizrt will be located at booth SL2417

About Vizrt:
Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing, compositing, and playout tools. Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide including CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, NDR, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK and the list keeps growing. Vizrt has nearly 600 employees and operates in 40 offices worldwide.

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About deltatre:
There is a way to make sport events come to life for audiences everywhere. Using innovative technology, creativity and total commitment, the people at deltatre do exactly that. With staff in Turin, London, Manchester, Geneva, Paris, Munich, Portland, Sydney, Miami and Mumbai, deltatre has over 28 years’ experience at the highest level of international sport. Always striving for the next level of interaction, we consider the future of global sport engagement to be multi-platform and social. Today, the greatest sport events on earth are more immersive, collaborative, and inclusive thanks to our cutting edge technologies. Sport fans become an active part of the event, connecting socially and sharing their passion, wherever they are. By harnessing our experience, technical skills and passion for sport, we help keep our clients one step ahead.

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