Post-Newsweek Stations Adopt Chyron Axis Maps
Melville, NY - Chyron (NASDAQ:CHYR) today announced that Post-Newsweek Stations’ have implemented Chyron’s AXIS maps online content creation services to generate state-of-the-art maps for its local stations.
With Post-Newsweek Stations including KPRC (Houston); WDIV (Detroit); WPLG (Miami-Fort Lauderdale); WKMG (Orlando); KSAT (San Antonio); and WJXT (Jacksonville) working in a centralized graphics hub environment, the addition of AXIS maps was a good selection, providing news producers with the ability to create localized graphics utilizing templates at their desktop.
Design Hub Director Felicia Steiger said, “The online aspect of AXIS is very appealing because there is no additional equipment to purchase or install. AXIS maps allows for map customization; banner design; and road and land colors, all of which can be stylized to match clients’ on-air graphic package.
“The core benefit is placing control directly into the hands of the person telling the story. It’s the producer who controls the parameters of map creation based on the specifics of their story. From an artist’s perspective, AXIS maps removes the ‘producer mind reading quotient’; that is, a producer gets what a producer wants and determines the elevation and reference points necessary to tell the story, rather than relying on an artist’s interpretation of the information provided. For example, in a multi-city hub environment, AXIS maps provides the tools for producers familiar with local roads to produce maps that are more finely tuned to their story. We are very pleased with the product.”
Chyron CEO Michael Wellesley-Wesley added, “We are delighted that the Post-Newsweek Stations have adopted AXIS maps for their broadcasts. Because of the online nature of AXIS, users are finding that cycle time from creation to air is drastically reduced and productivity is greatly enhanced. It is clear that AXIS online services will continue to play an increasingly vital role in the future of graphics production for television broadcasters, both on-air and on-line.”
As the pioneer of Graphics as a Service for all digital video media Chyron continues to define and dominate the world of digital and broadcast graphics with Web, Mobile, HD, 3D, and newsroom integration solutions. Winner of numerous awards, including two Emmys, Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings that include Online, Chyron’s AXIS Graphics online content creation software, HD/SD switchable on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding and telestration systems, graphics asset management and XMP integration solutions, the award-winning WAPSTR mobile phone newsgathering application as well as digital signage. For more information about Chyron products and services, please visit the company websites at www.chyron.com, www.chytv.com and www.axisgraphics.tv (NASDAQ: CHYR).
About Post-Newsweek Stations
Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. is based in Detroit, Michigan, and operates as a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.
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