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NAB 2013: Vizrt and Vimond partner for innovative over-the-top TV technology

Vizrt Ltd and Vimond Media Solutions have announced a partnership to bring powerful over-the-top TV technology to the media industry. At NAB 2013, Vizrt will display how the technology gives broadcasters complete control of their video content across platforms while providing the audience a compelling multiscreen experience.

Vimond’s over-the-top TV technology provides an automated workflow for publishing video online as well as a powerful player that broadcasters can use to control and monetize their content. Video is streamed using a variety of formats ensuring the user has the best possible viewing experience.

Together with the Vizrt Online Suite – Vizrt’s high performance content management platform – Vimond’s over-the-top TV toolset integrates to create a complete platform for journalists and broadcasters to control all their online assets with a powerful engine that maintains the online presence and the presence across all platforms.

In the Vizrt Online Suite’s content management system, Escenic Content Studio, the journalists create stories, edit graphics and maps as well as access all their video content through the Viz Media Engine, Vizrt’s media asset management system. The videos are then transcoded in multiple formats with the graphics either burned in or added live while streaming. The Vimond video player and control system handles the distribution and the end user’s interaction with the online content.

Håvard Myklebust, SVP Products and Marketing, Vizrt stated “With the addition of Vimond’s technology, Vizrt stands now as the leader in the online content management world. No other platform combines the ability to merge graphics and video with a comprehensive journalist tool to create imaginative and informative online content while also providing a fantastic user experience on any platform.”

“Our partnership with Vizrt is all about enabling broadcasters to have an efficient and combined workflow for broadcast and TV Everywhere, making sure that video, graphics and metadata give the end viewers a rich and immediate experience on all screens” said Helge Høibraaten, Vimond CEO. “Add this to our rich choice of monetization models, and the combined experience of our two companies, and you get what I believe to be truly a unique offer for broadcasters seeking to elevate their success in TV Everywhere and OTT.”

Vizrt will be at Vizrt South lower hall SL3305. Vimond will display the combined workflow at booth SL10310.

About Vimond Media Solutions

Vimond Media Solutions AS (www.vimond.com) develops and markets the Vimond online TV platform. Based in Bergen, Norway, Vimond is one of a number of successful technology companies spun off from national broadcaster TV 2, together with Vizrt, StormGeo, and Mosart Medialab. After more than 10 years of technology development and use in production at Scandinavia’s biggest commercial online video enterprise, TV 2 Sumo, Vimond was established in 2011 to make advanced solutions available to other broadcasters launching multiscreen over-the-top services. The Vimond platform provides a comprehensive environment for managing highly efficient streaming of content to cellphones, tablet computers, gaming consoles, connected TVs, and Blu-ray™ players. With its depth of experience and expertise, Vimond is a leading player in the field, serving a rapidly growing roster of customers that includes TV4 in Sweden, MTV3 in Finland, TV 2 in Norway, and pan-Nordic distributor C More.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt offers a new vision for content creation and delivery with an end-to-end solution from ingest to visualization. Our solution combines Vizrt’s true 2D/3D graphics tools with Curious Software’s World Maps and Ardendo’s Asset Management. Running on non proprietary software, the combination of these unique cutting edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution.

Vizrt’s product suite is used by the world’s leading broadcasters including: CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK. Also, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, utilize Vizrt solutions.

Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

Martin Burkhalter / CEO / +41 22 365 75 01 / MBurkhalter@vizrt.com

Tomer Wald / CFO / +47 5351 8040 / TWald@vizrt.com

Håvard Myklebust / EVP Products & Marketing / +4791845602 / HMyklebust@vizrt.com

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