CCTV signs deal with Vizrt for graphics production

The aim of CCTV News with the acquisition of the Vizrt graphics production system is to elevate the visual level of its TV news output.

China Central Television (CCTV) has signed a contract worth about $800,000 with Vizrt for a complete graphics production system.

The aim of CCTV News is to improve the channel's visual impact with viewers. The order calls for a comprehensive range of products, including Viz|Trio 3-D character generators; a Viz|Content Pilot template-based graphics system for journalists’ input; 3-D maps; a live Viz|Weather forecasting system; and a continuous 3-D Viz|Ticker system rendering live news updates.

The system will be installed in Beijing and integrated with an existing newsroom and automation system. The Viz|Content Pilot clients for template-based graphics will be available to CCTV’s journalists.

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