HBCU GO Leverages Chyron’s Virtual 1st and PAINT Solutions for Network-Grade Production of HBCU Football

Chyron announces that its Hego division is providing HBCU GO with an end-to-end first-and-10 graphics solution and illustrated replay and sports analysis tool for production of NCAA Division I and Division II HBCU football games.

Taking advantage of Chyron’s Virtual 1st system and an on-site operator, as well as the company’s PAINT telestration tool, HBCU GO has elevated the quality of its coverage to rival that of major network broadcasts.

“The technology delivered by Chyron, with Hego services, allows for unparalleled in-game analysis and player storytelling, contributing to the consistently high production values evident in our live football coverage and confirming HBCU GO’s commitment to showcasing the rich history, diversity, perspectives, and cultural experiences at HBCUs,” says HBCU GO Founder Curtis Symonds. “With the Virtual 1st system, every play looks fantastic, and with Chyron’s PAINT telestration tool, we unleash the full potential of our knowledgeable commentary team. It’s a powerful combination that brings added depth and dimension to every game-day production.”

Over the 2022-23 NCAA football season, HBCU GO employed Virtual 1st to deliver the on-field graphics — including virtual lines of scrimmage, first-down markers, and sponsored advertisements — that sports fans have come to expect from top college football broadcasts. Based on real-time image-processing algorithms, the Virtual 1st optical tracking system enables fast calibration and setup, enabling HBCU GO to incorporate these visual elements into any live broadcast quickly and reliably.

Putting PAINT’s feature-rich toolset of replay creation tools and 3D telestration effects at commentators’ fingertips for the 2023-24 season, HBCU GO has once again elevated the on-screen look and feel of HBCU football coverage. This season, the network will feature 22 engagements, including two championship bowl games, between teams representing NCAA Division I and Division II college sports programs within the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

“HBCU football games are drawing more and more fans, and for good reason,” says Arthur Mason, Head of Chyron Services at Chyron. “The Allen Media Group has made a tremendous investment in highlighting remarkable talent and crafting compelling stories. We’re honored to have the opportunity to contribute and be part of this exciting endeavor to bring fans and athletes top-notch coverage with the production quality they deserve.”

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