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Chyron Secures Major Order From Bayerische Rundfunk

25 Duet LEX graphics systems and 50 Avid plug-ins of Lyric software (July 13, 2004)

Chyron Corporation has announced that Bayerische Rundfunk (BR) in Munich, Germany, has placed a major order with the company for 25 Duet LEX graphics systems and 50 Avid plug-ins of the company’s Lyric software (Lyric PlugIn). BR is one of the largest affiliates of German public service broadcaster ARD, and this contract was placed after BR carried out a series of exhaustive tests on behalf of the ARD.

Michael Wellesley-Wesley, Chyron’s CEO said, “This is a major order for Chyron representing the culmination of a lot of hard work against significant competition. The evaluation process included a thorough examination of the content creation and playout software plus detailed mechanical and reliability testing.  We are pleased that Chyron excelled in this strenuous environment to win this important order from one of the world’s leading broadcasters.”

BR, which broadcasts via cable and satellite as well as terrestrially, is replacing its existing character generators with Chyron Duet LEXs right across its extensive operations. Duet LEX brings outstanding graphics with real-time animation to applications that require the highest quality yet at an economical price. The Duets are a mixture of single and dual-channel configurations and are supplied with Chyron’s Lyric software tool.

The 50 Lyric PlugIns enable BR to integrate Chyron’s Lyric graphics/animation software and Avid’s NLE system editors. The Lyric PlugIn allows Avid operators to dynamically create text, graphics and templates from directly within the Avid user interface to produce lower thirds, rolls, crawls and animations, which then become components of the Avid timeline. Graphic content may be seamlessly shared between the ‘on-line’ Duet LEX systems and the ‘off-line’ Avid editors thus making the use of graphics as efficient as possible with BR’s operations.

The contract also includes extensive product training with delivery and installation of the products already underway. Chyron GMBH, Wiesbaden, is handling all aspects of this prestigious contract.

Over recent years, Chyron has secured a range of key contracts across Germany including sales to MDR Leipzig, ZDF, Studio Hamburg and Deutsche Welle Berlin, among many others.

About Chyron:
Chyron, The Company the Whole World Watches, is a leading developer of broadcast television graphics hardware and software ranging from high-definition turnkey systems to OEM board-level solutions.  Since introducing its first character generator in 1970, Chyron has become an industry standard whose brand name is synonymous with broadcast television graphics.  Chyron’s current product line includes the Duet/Lyric family of graphic and animation systems, Aprisa still and clip store systems, video mixing solutions, telestration, OEM board-level products, asset management, and more.  For more information about Chyron products and services, please visit the company website at


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