Sky Sports News is investing in eight Chyron HyperX2 HD/SD switchable graphics platforms with Lyric PRO, and a CAMIO suite of newsroom graphics software for integration with Avid iNews for its daily, 18-hour sport news channel.
This installation makes Chyron, Sky Sports News' single prime supplier for its live studio graphics. The systems will go on air later this month for the beginning of the 2007 football season.
As well as providing the broadest spectrum of studio graphics for this fast paced, live programming network, the HyperX2 will enable the channel's trademark 'L' shape look that combines results, news stories, statistics, tables and breaking news, from a variety of Data sources. The network will also use Chyron for the majority of its "Soccer Saturday" programming.
As part of the project, Chyron's UK office provided extensive training and design resources to assist Sky in migrating to the new platforms, enabling the rapid introduction of new design features such as 3D, which were unavailable with the previous platforms.
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