German News Portal General-Anzeiger Bonn Selects Vizrt to Empower Online Future

Schwaz, Austria, Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) – Vizrt Ltd., a world-wide supplier of production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that the German newspaper printing and publishing house, BZV, has selected its Online Content Management System (CMS) to drive the news portal http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de.

Eirik Svendsen, executive VP online, Vizrt, said, “We’re proud to have such a highly regarded newspaper as our next customer in the German market. This deal clearly demonstrates the important role that media-rich functionality plays in the distribution of online content.”

The core of Vizrt’s online system, Escenic Content Engine, will publish content to multiple channels, providing efficient and instant flow of information to websites and channels directly from Escenic Content Studio, the module that enables online design, layout and content creation. Together, Vizrt’s Online Content Management System provides a single production pipeline for text, image and video where dynamic content can be published to an unlimited number of devices.

“For us to expand and build the newspaper newsroom of the future, we need to ensure we’re delivering high-quality news across all media channels,” said Thorsten Cöhring, Online Site Manager and Project Leader of Bonner Zeitungsdruckerei und Verlagsanstalt H. Neusser GmbH (BZV). “The challenge is not only to concentrate the editorial staff of our online and print departments in one newsroom, but also to integrate the different editorial systems in a cost-efficient way. By choosing Vizrt’s Content Management System, we’re confident that we’ll have the tools necessary to provide our readers with the service they expect – and more.”

Vizrt’s online content management system currently powers approximately 600 media websites worldwide, including: Axel Springer (die Welt, Hamburger Abendblatt, BZ, Bergerdorfer Zeitung, Berliner Morgenpost); N-TV, WAZ (der Westen); News International; St. Petersburg Times; Cox Newspapers; Canadian Globe and Mail; the UK-based TimesOnline; The Sun; News of the World; The Daily Telegraph;The Independent; Scandinavian Schibsted; Bonnier and TV 2 Norway.

About die Bonner Zeitungsdruckerei und Verlagsanstalt (SVT):
Der General-Anzeiger is a daily regional newspaper situated in Bonn. It also circulates in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis area, the Ahrweiler disctrict, and the northeastern district of Neuwied. The newspaper has been publishing since 1889. The General-Anzeiger is published by Bonner Zeitungsdruckerei und Verlagsanstalt H. Neusser GmbH (BZV).

About Vizrt:
Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry and media houses – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154.

Press contacts:
Martin Burkhalter
President & CEO
+41 22 365 75 01
m@vizrt.com

Ofra Brown
CFO
+47 5351 8040
ofra@vizrt.com

SCHWARZ Financial Communication
Frank Schwarz
+49 611 1745 398 11
schwarz@schwarzfinancial.com

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