France 2 bolsters Chyron lineup for French election coverage
September 21, 2007
France 2, one of the largest French public TV networks and part of the France Télévisions group, added four HyperX HD/SD-switchable graphics systems with Chyron’s Lyric PRO creation/playout application to its existing lineup of HyperX and Duet SD systems for coverage of the nation’s presidential elections earlier this year.
France 2 required a solution that could initially handle the demanding, fast-paced graphics required for coverage, and then be used for future live programming. The successful use of its existing HyperX system led France 2 to select the four additional HyperX systems loaded with Lyric PRO. France 2 also wrote an application using Chyron’s LEIF API to give it greater control of the system.
LEIF adds integrated functionality to the Lyric application by creating plug-ins or new applications to leverage Lyric's rendering engine. The LEIF software development kit provides an API capable of controlling and updating Lyric's core functionality. France 2 is now using three HyperX systems for production and news on a daily basis, and will introduce the fourth system in November.
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