Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System and Time Warner, has upgraded 13 of its Chyron HyperX, graphics and play-out systems to include HD and Lyric PRO advanced creation software for its 2007 NASCAR on TNT Summer Series.
Eight of the systems are based in TNT’s Network Operations Group and five provide graphics from Turner Studios. A sixth HyperX HD/SD switchable system for the studios was purchased in May. The HyperXs will provide graphics for the six NASCAR Nextel Cup Series races on TNT, which are currently being broadcast in HD.
Graphics produced by the HyperX systems for the races, which began on June 10 with the Pocono 500, will be an assortment of lower thirds and full screens including trivia questions, player and team comparisons, game summaries, historical stats, leader boards, scoreboards and promos.
“We chose Chyron because the company provides the best system to meet all of our requirements and we have a long and successful relationship. The HyperX maintains the fast editing functionality of a standard character generator with the added features of a full 3D rendering computer,” Tom Sahara, senior director of IT and remote services at Turner Sports said.
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