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Scandinavian public broadcasters use Vizrt for responsive web design

1 August 2012
Scandinavian public broadcasters use Vizrt for responsive web design

SVT and YLE have launched new online and mobile services that leverage responsive web design. The Scandinavian public broadcasters use Vizrt software for their digital media production workflow, with the design featured in their online and mobile device services based upon their own in-house research and development. “SVT and Yle are in the vanguard of broadcasters using responsive web design to enhance the user experience of their multiplatform services,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO of Vizrt. “To deploy responsive web design, they’re maximising global standards, such as HTML5 and CSS, now widely supported within smart phones and other mobile devices. Since Vizrt prides itself on creating standards-compliant solutions, our Vizrt Online Suite also supports HTML5 and CSS as well as JavaScript, AJAX, and content modelled in XML.” The Vizrt Online Suite, a content management system used by SVT and Yle, encompasses the Escenic Content Studio for fast creation of media-rich websites, as well as the Escenic Content Engine, which stores and delivers content and offers an API that developers can extend to implement responsive web designs. The Vizrt Online Suite also includes a powerful tool called the Widget Framework, which provides users with ready-made building blocks (widgets) that simplify website creation. “We designed the Vizrt Online Suite and Widget Framework to give our customers a comprehensive solution for designing websites right out of the box,” said Jakobsen. “We’ve been supporting our Scandinavian public broadcast customers as they extend the code for our responsive web design. Our goal is to use this newly acquired technical expertise to expand our Widget Framework to include widgets that automatically enable responsive web design.

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