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CBC Germany chooses Vizrt for live graphics and virtual sets

CBC Cologne Broadcasting Center, part of Media Group RTL Germany, has elected to switch its existing live graphics systems to Vizrt. The transition, which will be phased in starting August 2013, includes new Viz Trio live 3D graphics systems Viz Content Pilot template-based graphics system and Viz Virtual Studio systems for live, immersive 3D virtual sets.

The new Vizrt graphics technology will be used at CBC’s broadcast and production center, which features several live studios and extensive post production facilities, in Cologne, Germany, with additional locations in Berlin and Munich. CBC produces a dozen different TV shows daily, for the Media Group RTL Germany companies as well as for Media Group’s external production companies. Among others, CBC is responsible for the international production and broadcast of the German soccer league (Bundesliga).

Media Group RTL Germany is one of the leading media companies in Germany. Its strong brands reach an audience of approximately 90 million viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In addition to its free-to-air channels RTL Television, Vox, n-tv and RTL NITRO, the company’s portfolio also includes three digital niche channels: RTL Crime, Passion and RTL Living. For its technical broadcast operations the affiliates RTL II and Super RTL are also run by CBC. Within Media Group RTL Germany there are a number of other important functions fulfilled by the news/magazine company infoNetwork.

n-tv has been using Vizrt real-time graphics technology for many years. Now the decision is made to make it the central system for all CBC’s productions. “By centralizing graphics templates and production for all our networks and productions CBC expects to realize significant efficiencies. We are well acquainted with the quality and reliability of Vizrt systems because n-tv has enjoyed successful experiences with Vizrt,” said Andreas Fleuter, Head of Production, CBC.

About CBC

Since its establishment in 1994, CBC Cologne Broadcasting Center has become one of the leading broadcasting and television production companies in Germany. Numerous renowned TV stations such as RTL, VOX, n-tv, RTL NITRO, RTL Crime, RTL Living, Passion, RTL II and Super RTL as well as production companies rely on CBC’s know-how and state-of-the-art technology and value its wide array of individualized services. CBC is situated in Cologne, Berlin and Munich. CBC is part of the Media Group RTL Germany. More information is available at www.cbc.de.

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry – from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt’s products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

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

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