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Vizrt Graphics Provider of Choice for Live Election Coverage

Four, New Taiwanese Broadcasters Embrace Vizrt Graphics Solutions (November 29, 2005)

Vizrt has announced that four additional Taiwanese broadcasters have selected Vizrt’s Viz|Trio real-time character generator and graphics system and a three-camera Viz|Virtual Studio virtual graphics system, bringing the total to six of the country’s broadcasters who will now use Vizrt graphics for this year’s live, election coverage. Vizrt solutions were also widely used by four out of five of the major networks in the U.S. for last year’s highly contested Presidential elections. The U.S. networks included: ABC, CBS, CNN News Networks and Fox News Channel.

The new customers in Taiwan include USTV, PTS, TVBS and the new children’s channel, Win-TV. With six Taiwanese broadcasters now deploying Vizrt graphics solutions for elections on December 3rd, Vizrt is the leading manufacturer of real-time graphics and data feed solutions for the country’s live coverage.

The first Taiwanese networks to acquire Vizrt graphics systems were ETTV and TTV in 2003. TTV added a three-camera Viz|Virtual Studio system last year. SET then came on board in 2004 with their selection of Viz|Content Pilot content management and control software.

The elections held in Taiwan this year are particularly challenging because there are thousands of candidates from the country’s 23 countries, making analyzing and reporting the results extremely complicated.

And according to Willie Cheng, News Department Senior Director, at TTV, yearly elections in Taiwan create a burden on broadcasters to deliver full analysis of previous election results, plus the real-time counting and announcing of ballots. “Vizrt’s software architecture has simplified this for us,” he explained. “There are few 3D animation systems that provide both visual effects and real-time data processing. For this year’s broadcast, we’ll have just two people producing 10 different selection analysis methods, 22 live scenes with real-time data displays, and two virtual studios environments for live broadcasting. Previously, we’d have to compromise the quality of our graphics due to the time constraints of live, news production. And it was impossible to change content just before going to air. Vizrt’s system takes care of the entire news producing process, making it simple for our journalists, artists, and producers to meet our graphic requirements for live news.”

Viz|Trio is Vizrt’s flagship character generator, allowing for the efficient, simultaneous creation of true 3D and HD graphics and animations by multiple clients in a broadcast environment. In addition to a full set of broadcast graphics- and animation-creation tools, it features Vizrt’s revolutionary “Look Ahead Transition Logic,” which provides highly “intelligent” graphics for workflow efficiency during production. Transition Logic allows operators to send new graphics pages to air without overlapping or mismatching with pages already on air. Users can stack arbitrary pages and automatically create seamless transitions, using just one video output channel.

Vizrt’s Viz|Virtual Studio module offers the only scalable, open and complete family of solutions for virtual studio production in the market today. It has an easy drag and drop user interface. With comprehensive studio and production workflow and phenomenal graphics capabilities, it delivers the highest quality visual image for the most challenging productions. Viz|Virtual Studio integrates with the widest range of camera tracking solutions and external studio peripherals to offer the most flexible set of price/performance options in the industry.

Vizrt is the world’s leading provider of HD/SD real-time 2D and true 3D broadcast graphics. The company’s software suite offers a complete graphics solution including: character generation, content management and newsroom integration, 3D tickers, virtual studio, 3D weather application with data integration, Curious Software map creation tools, virtual sports analysis, information display and virtual effects.
All Vizrt’s graphics products are powered by a single core renderer, the unique and powerful Viz|Engine™. Vizrt’s graphics solution goes beyond the visual aspect and includes highly customized user interfaces for the designer, operator, journalist and engineer.

The world’s leading broadcasters, such as CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK as well as Production houses and Corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchange, use the Vizrt’s software suite.

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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