Astucemedia Provides Weather Graphics Design and Integration of Vizrt Viz Weather System at Sakshi TV India

Bergen, Norway, February 1, 2010 Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ)

Vizrt announces that Sakshi TV, a news channel based in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, has based its live weather graphics operation entirely upon a Vizrt workflow.  Sakshi TV, which is owned by Jagati Publications, is a HDTV channel launched on March 1, 2009 to serve the needs of people in the Andhra Pradesh region of India.   

In mid-October 2009, Sakshi TV began delivering half-hour weather reports every two hours from its broadcast weather infrastructure which includes several Vizrt products, including: Viz Weather for the integration of live weather data into graphic templates; Viz Ticker3D for the creation of live, 3D graphic tickers; Viz Virtual Studio, a virtual studio system with a drag-and-drop interface; Viz Curious Maps for the creation of branded maps and geographic animation; Viz Content Pilot to create, manage and deliver high volumes of data, images, graphics and video; Viz Artist, the animation and visual effects creation tool for 2D and 3D real-time graphics; and several Viz Engines for real-time 2D and 3D rendering.

Sakshi TV's live weather graphics based on a Vizrt workflow

Once the Vizrt software was installed at the network, Sakshi TV enlisted the help of Astucemedia, a leading broadcast design and systems integration firm in Montreal, Canada, to  customize the Viz Weather presentation system; create graphics for Viz Weather; create virtual sets for Viz Virtual Studio; and provide systems integration and staff training on the Vizrt workflow.

“The strength of Vizrt is that the company offers all the parts you need to make an effective, end-to-end broadcast graphics workflow,” said Alexander LeClerc, president of Astucemedia.  “Not only are you spared the awkward process of integrating third party products, Vizrt’s systems are highly customizable to a broadcaster’s unique operational requirements.  The graphics look and image branding of the channel can also be maintained throughout its weather reports, virtual set systems, 3D tickers, maps, and other graphical elements.”

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