ChyronHego’s Metacast Weather Graphics Solution Selected by Broadcasters Worldwide
AMSTERDAM — Friday, September 12, 2014
Today at IBC2014, ChyronHego announced multiple customer wins based upon the company’s cutting-edge Metacast® weather graphics presentation system and services.
Metacast, a comprehensive solution that includes a high-performance, live-to-air weather graphics and broadcast production system, as well as a complete weather and climate data managing service, continues to successfully support broadcasters around the globe.
Recent wins include:
Based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera has upgraded to the latest Metacast system for its English network, in addition to renewing its commitment for extended service provisions for the Metacast system and data for on air, online and mobile platforms.
Based in Helsinki, Finland, private weather service provider Foreca has contracted ChyronHego for the production facilities of multiple broadcasters including VGTRK in Archangels Russia, in addition to various local facilities for on air and mobile content provision.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, National Broadcaster NHK BS has upgraded to the latest Metacast system and expanded its content provision. This contract, established through ChyronHego partner Weatherzone° in Sydney and Tokyo, reaffirms NHK’s commitment to ChyronHego solutions.
Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
Based in Helsinki, Finland, the Finnish Meteorological Institute recently established a broadcast, online and mobile content production facility based around Metacast technology. FMI is a long term ChyronHego data and forecasting partner that is now moving into the segment of active graphics content provision for the Finnish market.
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, People°sWeather has contracted ChyronHego for an expansion of the current production of weather content with the Metacast system as its core graphics generator. Metacast offers efficient graphics content delivery to this highly optimised production facility, allowing People°sWeather to continue to add unique value to forecasting and broadcasting content.
Based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Newsfirst has chosen Metacast’s content service for its new weather segment provision to include a data and graphics provision from ChyronHego.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S., broadcaster CNN has extended its Metacast service and data contract. As a customer of 17 years, CNN continues to utilise ChyronHego’s unique data product offerings, adding value to its on air and portable platform content services.
“Metacast continues to help broadcasters worldwide tell their story with fast-moving, instantly created, sophisticated weather content,” said Karl Eggestad, sales director of weather solutions at ChyronHego. “We are delighted to announce these recent wins, which demonstrate Metacast’s flexible approach to weather data and high-value graphics that keep viewers well informed and prepared for any weather scenario.”
ChyronHego completed the acquisition of WeatherOne AS and its Metacast technology in July 2014. WeatherOne is now fully rebranded as ChyronHego Norway and will continue to operate from its Oslo offices.