Sky News boosts CG tech ahead of HD channel launch

    Broadcaster invests in graphics systems ahead of Sky News HD debut.
    SPECIAL REPORTS, Exhibitions coverage, IBC 2009

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    Sky News has invested in a range of new graphics technologies in preparation for the launch of its 24/7 HD news channel, which is set to debut next year.

    The company confirmed the acquisition of a range of Chyron graphics tech at IBC, including 11 HyperX3 graphics systems, a CAMIO Cluster Server and an OMS (Order Management System).

    The HyperX3s will be operational throughout the Sky News Channel architecture and full frame graphics.

    “Our relationship with Sky started back in August 2007 when we became the lead graphic partner for Sky Sports News,” explained Michael Wellesley-Wesley, CEO of Chyron.

    “Sky News was keen to be the first in the UK to offer such a compelling viewer experience, whilst giving their operators the most intuitive technology to work with.”
    Sky News HD is expected to launch on Middle East pay TV platforms in the second-half of 2010.

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