When the clock strikes the top of the hour, Sky News quickly conveys the breaking news and top stories with the help of Vizrt. The graphic combines all Sky News platforms into a polished deconstruction of elements.
“This animated opener allows us to take our television viewers on a journey through our entire branded environment,” said Brent Jones, head of 3D/VFX for Sky News. “The system is easy to set-up and use. The latest content from our online platforms is automatically integrated with our 3D environment in a very efficient workflow that benefits both the design and our daily operational processes.”
This is accomplished using Vizrt’s Viz Content Pilot, a template-based video and graphics management system, which grabs editorial content from each of the Sky News online services and inserts it into the pre-built 3D animated graphic in real-time, preserving their fonts and screen layouts .
“We’re gratified to see that Sky News is using Viz Content Pilot to integrate video, graphics and data from all platforms—SD, HD, Web, iPad, and mobile—just as we envisioned when we engineered the product,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO of Vizrt. “In addition to Viz Content Pilot, Sky News is also making great use of our broadcast news-oriented products, Viz Artist and Viz Weather.”