Chyron Corporation has announced the appointment of Sports Media Inc. as its exclusive "Preferred Partner" digital video signage network operator for professional sports organizations, stadiums, and arenas. As a Preferred Partner, Sports Media will provide end-to-end digital video signage network services including installation; infrastructure management; content creation and distribution; field service; content management; advertising sales; and traffic and billing services to sports venues nationwide.
Sports Media will deploy networks based upon Chyron's ChyTV line of dynamic digital video signage network appliances. These appliances allow the video displays in sports venues to "squeeze back" the video of the sporting event, thus creating space for local advertising text, graphics, animation and sound.
According to Sports Media's CEO Dan Kosth, "Most stadiums and arenas have between three and seven hundred existing TV displays. The addition of a ChyTV network will allow significant new promotional and branding opportunities for national sports advertisers."
John Remmler, VP of Chyron's ChyTV Unit, commented "We are very proud of our new affiliation with Sports Media. They have an overwhelming presence as an advertising and media aggregator in professional sports venues and our ChyTV line offers their clients numerous video signage display, content management, and audience engagement tools that are just perfect for sporting events."
ChyTV's graphic and text information coupled with programmable audio clips may be displayed on a single TV screen or broadcast throughout an entire sports facility. Content creation, scheduling, distribution and display of graphic content to flat panel and television monitors is possible with ChyTV's dynamic display controller. Users can opt to show either full screen images or video graphics and text combined with an external video feed. Video regions can be resized and positioned from page to page with smooth dynamic transitions, while dynamic graphic and text regions can be assigned to surround or overlay the video window. Audio WAV files may be integrated seamlessly for sound clips and audio alerts.
Animated sequences can also be imported from various formats such as GIF, AVI, Flash, etc into the ChyTV Flip Book format. These animated sequences can be positioned anywhere on the screen either superimposed over the video source or surrounding a video window. These graphics and animation capabilities can be combined with ChyTV's text effects and active data updates such as sports scores, news, time, temperature and images that can be dynamically inserted into specified graphic and text regions. All graphic pages can then be scheduled from a simple, intuitive scheduling interface, and added to a Playlist for either automatic looping or date/time based playout via a standard Compact Flash interface, USB, or Ethernet connection. This self-contained operation requires no external computer connection and ensures utmost reliability and ease of use.
In addition, content can now be distributed to ChyTV units via ChyTV.net, Chyron's new web-based distribution system. Instead of uploading content from a PC directly to a ChyTV unit on a LAN, it is now possible to upload content to the ChyTV.net web site and then direct individual ChyTV units to the web site for content updates. Any changes or additions to the web site's content are automatically re-distributed to as many ChyTV units as you like all without fussing with firewalls or public IP addresses. ChyTV.net significantly simplifies large digital video signage network deployments.
For more information: www.chyron.com and www.chytv.com. About Sports Media: www.sportsmedia.net and www.sportsmedia.tv.