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Three New Installations Of Vizrt Software Indicate Growing Success In Middle East

Vizrt products used to launch new stations, provide election and weather coverage (May 30, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-5-30--Vizrt, the worlds leading producer of real-time 2D and true 3D graphics system for TV, has expanded the widespread use of its systems into new areas of the Middle East and Africa. Vizrt, based in Norway, recently completed several extended projects with three television stations located in Lebanon, Bahrain and Egypt. Vizrt systems already enjoy significant deployment in Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Pakistan.


Lebanons National Broadcasting Network (NBN TV) went on air March 1, 2007 with Vizrts Viz|Virtual Studio, a module that lets producers enhance fixed sets or create simulated 3D studio environments, and Viz|Trio CG system, a powerful real-time 3D character generator. ?Viz|Virtual Studio allows us to update our look or add a unique element of creativity to our programs without having to invest in periodic set updates or remodels, said NBN CEO Kassem Soueid. NBN Technical Manager Mohamad Daher added, ?The intuitive and interactive features of the Viz|Trio CG system not only enhance our production value, they simplify on-air changes to graphics during any of our live programs.  Vizrt delivered a turnkey solution with Lebanon based system integrator and Vizrt local representative, Broadcast & Communication Systems s.a.l. 


Vizrt collaborated with Montreal, Canada based systems integrator, Astucemedia, on an election coverage project with Bahrain TV, the governmental network in Bahrain. Bahrains Parliamentary elections for the Chamber of Deputies or lower house of Parliament take place every four years. Voter turnout for the first round of elections reached 72%, with a second run-off election taking place in December.


Vizrt and Astucemedia designed a graphic solution for the networks Arabic and English channels for both rounds of elections covering five administrative divisions and forty constituencies within the Kingdom of Bahrain. In just three weeks before the first election round, Bahrain TV implemented a complete election solution using Vizrt 3D, user interface and on-air operator. Bahrain Radio and Television News Center Technical Manager Engineer Yousif M. AL-Butti said, "The interactive features, the output quality and the incredible art of animations Bahrain TV was able to use during our election coverage gave us tremendous flexibility to make on-screen changes. We plan to add more Vizrt applications to further develop our programs.  Vizrt also plans to work with Bahrain TV on a business channel in the future.


Vizrt and Astucemedia also collaborated to produce a graphic turnkey solution for Beeaty TV in Egypt. Beeaty TV provides information on weather and the environment to its Egyptian viewers. Data from Storm Weather Center, the leading commercial weather service provider, was applied to Viz|Weather, a complete 3D as well as HD/SD real-time weather solution with countless visualization possibilities and easily accessible, accurate weather data. Astucemedia provided the stations graphics design. The system allows Beeaty TV to control, switch and manipulate graphics and animation, driven by weather data, in seconds.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt offers a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from ingest to visualization. Our solution combines Vizrts true 2D/3D graphics tools with Curious Softwares World Maps and Ardendos asset management. Running on non-proprietary hardware, the combination of these unique cutting-edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution. The latest addition to the Vizrt product suite is Viz|MPS for handheld devices.

Vizrts product suite is used by the worlds leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Frankfurt Prime Standard and on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information, please refer to

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