BT taps ChyronHego, MOOV to support 4K Champions League final broadcast | 4K/UltraHD | News | Rapid TV News
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Just like Gareth Bale, ChyronHego's flagship LyricX graphics creation and playout solution and HX high performance graphics platform had a UEFA Champions League final cameo role.

champions league 5 June 2017The solution saw use in BT Sport's live, Ultra HD coverage of the match, while MOOV, a leading UK sports and live-event graphics provider, teamed up with the pay-TV provider to present the UHD broadcast between Juventus and Real Madrid from the National Stadium of Wales in Cardiff.

“We've been privileged to work with MOOV since 2015 on a strategy and delivery platform for BT Sport's UHD service, and it has been a great success,” said Oliver Parker, regional sales manager, ChyronHego. “Using Lyric, these two partners have more than proved the concept of UHD for live sports with several showcase broadcasts. As the most-viewed annual sports event in the world, the Championship League final match will have a global audience in excess of 200 million and will be watched in over 200 countries. It's thrilling to know that our solutions will play such a pivotal role in this landmark broadcast.”

BT Sport produced the live UHD broadcast of the Champions League final match for its UK audience as well as numerous global broadcasters. As BT Sport's graphics partner, MOOV provided 4K graphics developed with ChyronHego's HX platform and LyricX software.

“We are long-time users of ChyronHego solutions, so we had no hesitation in selecting LyricX coupled with the HX system as our UHD platform for this prestigious event,” said Duncan Foot, managing director, MOOV. “In cooperation with our own bespoke software, the ChyronHego solutions will enable us to leverage the full range of match data to provide BT Sport with a comprehensive graphics service in Cardiff."

Since launching its UHD service in conjunction with MOOV and ChyronHego, BT Sport’s broadcasts have included the FA Cup semi-finals and Trophy and Vase events at Wembley, other UEFA Champions League football matches, Premier League football, Aviva Premiership Rugby, Scottish Premier League football and the FIM Moto Silverstone Circuit.