SIXTY Ease Live Integrates with Vizrt’s Viz Artist and Viz Trio for Interactive Graphics
“The integration with Vizrt systems defines an important milestone for our product roadmap,” said Henriette S. Sæther, CCO at SIXTY. “By integrating the Ease Live plug in, Vizrt customers can instantly implement interactive, clickable broadcast graphics to connected devices all within existing workflows. This powerful capability offers an attractive enhancement to broadcasters, worldwide.”
Recently launched Ease Live is an innovative product that meets the growing demand for end-user interactive graphical entertainment within the connected device television market. Ease Live enables broadcasters to quickly and seamlessly send interactive, clickable on-air graphics, highlights, statistics, and other compelling information to tablets directly from broadcasters’ graphics systems. The Ease Live capability enhances the viewer experience for increased competitive advantage in a challenging marketplace.
Ease Live integration with Viz Artist and Viz Trio takes existing Vizrt control room live Sports streaming workflows into account. Users do not have to add more staff, hardware, or other resources to implement the plug in. Instead, creative processes are simplified to speed graphics to end viewers while minimizing resource requirements within existing distribution flows.
“With Ease Live, the sports experience on connected devices is integrated with existing broadcast workflows. This offers great opportunities for our customers to take their success with Vizrt’s broadcast graphics tool into the new world of connected television,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO at Vizrt.
SIXTY’s Ease Live offering also includes integration with existing Sports graphics applications and the design of customised Sports applications to meet unique requirements.
Sixty empowers broadcasters, operators and content owners to stand out in the rapidly changing, competitive world of multi-platform TV with solutions that make TV look good and feel right to demanding global audiences. Developed by teams of graphic, broadcast design professionals and developers – a talent pool unique to our industry – Sixty wraps content in a compelling look and feel to drive viewers to broadcasters’ programming. Sixty enables easy implementation of interactive TV, and allows users to quickly design and launch television experiences across any platform or device including linear, web, mobile phones, and tablets. Based in Norway, Sixty innovation creates the Future of Television by delivering rich TV Experiences that make a critical first impression on all-important viewers.
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 and the list keeps growing each day. This is made possible by nearly 600 engaged and very competent employees in 40 offices around the world. Vizrt’s business model provides its customers with complete packages, including hardware, professional services, installations, support, etc. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, NDR, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, and NHK. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the London Stock Exchange use Vizrt systems. Vizrt is a privately owned company by Nordic Capital Fund VIII.