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Updated: January 12th, 2011 09:49 AM CDT

Vizrt Unveils Viz Multichannel 2.5 Channel Branding Software

Vizrt’s is set to unveil its Viz Multichannel 2.5—the latest version of its powerful channel branding software—in September 10-15 in Amsterdam. Viz Multichannel integrates Vizrt’s realtime 2D/3D graphics and effects with industry-leading broadcast automation, traffic, and delivery systems.

By Barry Hochfelder

Multichannel 2.5 includes an improved interface with Viz Video Hub, Vizrt’s video clips database. Using this interface, video clips can be displayed as part of the graphic or the main video. The new version also includes: the ability to automatically send editable templates from the scheduling station to a defined channel in the master control room; cross-channel promotion; GMT offset as required for traffic and automation scheduling; and automatic deletion of old, edited templates.

One customer who’s experienced a dramatically improved workflow and channel branding is VC Studios, a television company handling the technical operations at A&E, History, BIO and E! Entertainment Television in Caracas, Venezuela. VC Studios distributes channels via cable television, mobile and web site for all Latin-American countries. VC Studios selected Viz Multichannel to control the order of the television network’s overlay graphics on air. VC Studios inserts graphics and station ID’s over a total of ten channels – five A&E channels and five from History. Viz Multichannel is run from two master control rooms, one in Caracas and another in Sunrise-FL.

 “Viz Multichannel gives us the opportunity to insert more graphics on air via an automated workflow,” said Fernando Campagnoli Master Control Technical Supervisor at VC Studios. “We now have automated control on air instead of having to manually control it. We coordinate the transmission plan in the logging department before play out. It has dynamically changed the image of our channels on air, offering more promo capabilities during the shows instead of just during the breaks. The branding of our channels has greatly improved since we started using Viz Multichannel."

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