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Blitz adds Chyron for graphics

24 July 2007

Blitz, one of the UK’s leading providers of audio-visual equipment and services, has installed a Chyron HyperX HD/SD-switchable graphics system, with Lyric PRO to provide sophisticated, live 3D graphics and animations for many of Europe’s major sporting events.

The first outing for the new HyperX purchased by Blitz was the French Open Tennis Tournament held at Roland Garros, Paris. The system, which will be used for both Outside Broadcast and studio production, will return to France in September to provide HD graphics creation and playout for the Rugby World Cup.

“Blitz has been providing AV equipment to broadcasters for the last ten years for programmes covering events such as the Tour De France, America’s Cup, Big Brother, Springwatch, Wimbledon, Premier League Football and Golf. The HyperX was the most versatile graphics computer available and it suits our needs on every level,” commented Les Coles, director of graphics, Blitz. He added: “The system’s HD capabilities allow us to expand to meet the requirements of our clients.”

David Ward, Chyron’s General Manager EAME concluded: “We are delighted to announce that Blitz has added the HyperX HD/SD-switchable graphics system to its extensive inventory of equipment. The decision demonstrates the growing demand for Chyron’s graphics solutions within the European market, and beyond.”

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