Vizrt to Become a Major Force in American Football
Bergen, Norway, August 23, 2006. Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ) announces today that Vizrt graphics products continue their dominance in the U.S. sports market as the NFL football season begins in September. CBS Sports and the NFL Network both have purchased high definition graphics systems, together valued at approximately USD 750,000 for use in mobile production vehicles and studios.
In acquiring the Vizrt systems, CBS will replace its current complement of character generators. Vizrt will also provide professional and training services to CBS while the network transitions to the new Vizrt systems for use in its upcoming sports coverage.
This will be the first season that the NFL Network will televise live games on its own network. The systems will be used from the NFL’s newly expanded studio facilities in Los Angeles.
CBS Sports is part of CBS, the largest broadcast operation in the U.S., with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States. The NFL Network was launched in November 2003 as a television network solely devoted to the most popular sport in America, professional football.
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 pro-prietary software, the combination of these unique cutting edge products ensures a seamless workflow from conception to multi-format distribution. The latest addition to the Vizrt product suite is Viz|3G for hand held devices.
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 Frankfurt Prime Standard and on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the business, financial condition and results of operations of Vizrt and its affiliates. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of Vizrt’s management and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties relate to changes in technology and market requirements, the company’s concentration on one industry, decline in demand for the company’s products and those of its affiliates, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, and loss of market share and pressure on pricing resulting from competition, which could cause the actual results or performance of the company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Vizrt undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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