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ChyronHego’s LyricX and HX chosen for UHD broadcast of UEFA Champions League final

ChyronHego’s LyricX graphics creation and playout solution and HX high-performance graphics platform were key players in BT Sport’s live, ultra-high-definition (UHD) coverage of the 2017 UEFA Champions League final on 3 June.

MOOV, a UK sports and live-event graphics provider, teamed up with BT Sport to present the UHD broadcast between Juventus and Real Madrid from the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff.

“We’ve been privileged to work with MOOV since 2015 on a strategy and delivery platform for BT Sport’s UHD service, and it has been a great success,” said Oliver Parker, Regional Sales Manager, ChyronHego. “Using Lyric, these two partners have more than proved the concept of UHD for live sports with several showcase broadcasts. As the most-viewed annual sports event in the world, the Champions League final has a global audience in excess of 200 million and is watched in over 200 countries. It’s thrilling to know that our solutions will play such a pivotal role in this landmark broadcast.”

BT Sport produced the live UHD broadcast of the Champions League final match for its UK audience as well as numerous global broadcasters. As BT Sport’s graphics partner, MOOV provided 4K graphics developed with ChyronHego’s HX platform and LyricX software.

“We are long-time users of ChyronHego solutions, so we had no hesitation in selecting LyricX coupled with the HX system as our UHD platform for this prestigious event,” said Duncan Foot, Managing Director, MOOV. “In co-operation with our own bespoke software, the ChyronHego solutions enabled us to leverage the full range of match data to provide BT Sport with a comprehensive graphics service in Cardiff.”

Since launching its UHD service in conjunction with MOOV and ChyronHego, BT Sport has received industry acclaim for its live UHD broadcasts. To date, those broadcasts include the FA Cup semi finals and Trophy and Vase events at Wembley, other UEFA Champions League football matches, Premier League football, Aviva Premiership Rugby, Scottish Premier League football, and the FIM MotoGP Silverstone Circuit.