Timing is right for Vizrt as it lands Olympic, skiing deals

A deal with Swiss Timing is bringing Vizrt graphics out of the control room and onto the field of competition. This winter Swiss Timing/ST Sportservice will use 20 Vizrt graphics systems to handle timing graphics and in 2008 Vizrt will help Swiss Timing, the official timing company for the Beijing Olympics, to do on screen graphics. In total Swiss Timing will need 50 VizlTrio systems to cover the needs in Beijing.

The deal is a natural given that Swiss Timing acquired Wige Data, a long term partner of Vizrt, this summer. While details of the deal are yet to be finalized, Swiss Timing and Vizrt will work together to make the on-air look state of the art. In 2008 a large number of stations will provide their coverage in HD, so Swiss Timing and Vizrt will do both HD and SD