Pac-12 Networks Streamlines its Production Operations
The new technology from Vizrt Ltd, a worldwide supplier of production tools for the digital media industry, will allow Pac-12 Networks to expand its production capabilities to meet increased demand for programming to support its one national and six regional television networks. Pac-12 Networks will televise 850 live events during the 2014-15 school year.
"When we looked around at the options for control room automation, Viz Mosart was the only system we felt was flexible enough for the type of high volume, quick turnaround production needed when you are producing studio content for simultaneous events occurring across the seven Pac-12 Networks," said Leon Schweir, Vice President of Production for Pac-12 Networks. “Another key factor was that Viz Mosart was the only newsroom automation system that had native interfaces to all of our existing equipment. Not having to make equipment changes to our established technology and workflow has significantly streamlined the project."
Viz Mosart is a studio automation system that makes it possible to improve the quality of the production while reducing associated costs. It includes tools that enable directors to instantly access content from any source and output to any location, making it easier to make on-the-fly decisions in an automated control room.
Pac-12 Networks will use the systems every day for producing sports highlights and halftime shows throughout the school year. Viz Mosart will allow the networks to produce more content per control room, while maintaining a consistent look and visual appeal.
Headquartered in San Francisco’s SOMA district, Pac-12 Networks is the content and multiplatform media company for the Pac-12 Conference, a leader in collegiate athletics that includes 12 of the most prestigious universities in the world. Pac-12 Networks was created in 2011 to develop and launch one national and six full-time native HD linear networks available to video programming operators, as well as a digital network dedicated solely to the Pac-12. The linear networks televise hundreds of live sporting events annually and provide 24/7 access to Pac-12 teams and universities. Pac-12 Digital encompasses the digital network, mobile, the university websites, social media and innovative digital initiatives across the company.
Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing and compositing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, 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 public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.