Sky Sports News Adopts Chyron HyperX2

Chyron
Corporation has announced that 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,
eighteen hour sport news channel. This major installation makes Chyron, Sky
Sports News’ single prime supplier for its live studio graphics. The systems
will go on air in August 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.

Launched
at NAB2007, the HyperX2 is the new crown jewel in Chyron’s graphics system
line, and combined with the Lyric PRO creation and playback software, the
system provides Sky Sports News operators with access to the widest range of
live broadcast graphics tools for tasks ranging from template creation and
fulfillment through to advanced 3D animation. This integrated solution and the
system’s exceptional processing power will provide immediate improvement to the
workflow of creation and playback, and potential for future expansion. Combined
with CAMIO for MOS newsroom graphics and iSQ to simplify playlist operations,
Sky News is adopting the most advanced Newsroom Graphics Solution available.

“After
meeting with all of the major graphics suppliers, we selected Chyron as the
best-of-breed solution to provide an integrated, streamlined workflow. The
HyperX2 platform has come of age and is mature enough to be deployed in a
front-line Sports news environment,” commented Mark Crawford, Head of Broadcast
Computing, BSkyB. He added, “We hope to migrate the remaining Soccer Saturday
systems to Chyron during the new season, giving us a complete Chyron solution.”

“We are
delighted to announce this partnership with Sky Sports News. The Chyron HyperX2
with Lyric PRO meets with the channel’s creative and workflow requirements. We
are looking forward to seeing the channel maximise the system’s full potential,
which will be apparent in the enhancement of graphics for its viewers,” commented
David Ward, VP and general manager, Chyron EAME.