Finnish Broadcaster Nelonen Chooses ChyronHego’s Channel Box 2 for Pro1 and Pro2 Sports Channels

Finnish Broadcaster Nelonen Chooses ChyronHego’s Channel Box 2 for Pro1 and Pro2 Sports Channels

AMSTERDAM — Friday, September 12, 2014

ChyronHego today announced that Finnish commercial TV channel Nelonen has chosen ChyronHego’s acclaimed Channel Box 2 Channel Branding & Promo System to incorporate rich branding elements into its Pro1 and Pro2 sports channel programming.

ChyronHego partner and production house Tuotantotalo Werne will manage the installation, deployment and system playout for both channels.  

"ChyronHego was an easy choice for Nelonen’s Pay-TV sport channels by providing a flexible, cost-effective, high-quality channel branding solution,” said Juha Salmijärvi, development manager at Nelonen. “Channel Box 2 allows us the freedom to work within our existing workflow without any disruption to bring engaging content into our live productions for a bold on-air presentation.”

"Having worked with ChyronHego Finland for many years on different productions, we are extremely satisfied with the quality of its products and services,” said Kari Tiainen, production manager at Tuotantotalo Werne. “We are excited to be a part of the Nelonen project and look forward to launching Channel Box 2 to help enhance its Pro1 and Pro2 sports broadcasts.“  

ChyronHego Finland has delivered the Channel Box systems and the first phase of integration is currently in progress. Pro1 and Pro2 are expected to be on air with Channel Box 2 by October 1, 2014. ChyronHego is also providing creative services to Nelonen by assisting their graphics department in the creation of fresh channel branding elements.

The Channel Box 2 channel branding system features 2D/3D design with a complete data acquisition toolset for all branding applications. Built on ChyronHego’s Lyric™ PRO technology, Channel Box 2 captures and keeps viewers by delivering bold up-to-the-minute headlines; Now, Next, Later promos; sports scores; financial data; and weather reports. The latest Channel Box 2 software (v.5.0) features an all-new Scene Designer with a real-time canvas for getting scenes to air faster, an embedded C# development environment for limitless scene designs, an Advanced Data Object tool that allows users to acquire external data anytime, and quality assurance tools to ensure error-free scenes. The Channel Box sports data feed interface allows for the easy display of live TV sports data feeds from most major scoring systems.