Vizrt appoints new CEO

Digital media production specialist Vizrt has appointed the CEO of Swedish customer experience management firm Qmatic Group, Michael Hallen, as its new chief executive. Hallen will take up the new role on August 1, replacing Martin Burkhalter, who recently retired after heading the company for six years. Chief operating officer François Laborie will remain acting […]

Vizrt unveils new UHD VoD transcoder

Vizrt will demo new 4K/UHD live streaming and multi-platform transcoding capabilities in its next generation transcoder, named Coder. This new tool will be available as part of the Viz One media asset management system and as a standalone component that can be used with other Vizrt products including the Viz Engine. Coder supports content production […]

Al Arab news channel selects Vizrt

Middle Eastern news channel Al Arab has selected Vizrt to provide studio automation systems ahead of the station’s launch later this year.  Al Arab will use two Vizrt-provided Viz Mosart studio automation systems in its two studios in Manama, the Bahraini capital. It has also bought Vizrt broadcast graphics and media asset management tools for […]

Zeebox teams up with Vizrt for second screen interactivity

Social TV app provider Zeebox has teamed up with graphics and asset management technology provider Vizrt to integrate second screen interactive applications with live TV shows. The partnerships allows votes, polls, audience metrics and other real-time audience participation within zeebox to be fed in real time into the broadcast stream for participating shows, according to […]