IBC 2015: ChyronHego has acquired US-based firm Newsroom Solutions, a provider of hardware and software for data-driven graphics.
The deal follows last month’s acquisition by ChyronHego of VidiGo.
ChyronHego president and chief executive Johan Apel described the deal as “the latest step in our strategy to build the industry’s most complete software suite for live news productions”.
He said: “To that end, we will continue developing and acquiring the best technologies available. With its comprehensive family of solutions and solid expertise in presenting data graphically from a range of data sources, Newsroom Solutions provides the ideal complement to our product family.
“The acquisition gives us a new center of competency that we plan on leveraging not just for broadcasting customers, but also in other markets that rely on compelling graphical presentations of real-time data.”
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Newsroom Solutions’ main presence is in North America. The company’s flagship NewsTicker product is installed in 74 of the 75 largest TV markets in the US, with more than 500 stations using NewsTicker to display graphics.
Chyron Hego will incorporate the company’s data tools for news ticker graphics such as election reporting and severe weather alerting and with its own GFX offering, integrating Newsroom Solutions’ real-time data presentation technologies with its ChannelBox channel branding product.
ChyronHego will also use the company’s expertise to provide a standalone data service.
“The acquisition by ChyronHego is a tremendous step for our company and will give us access to a powerful multinational development and sales team as we continue to expand our presence beyond the North American market,” said Rick Summers, vice president for sales and marketing, Newsroom Solutions.
“Plus, it’s a significant advantage for our customers, who will now be able to access ChyronHego’s rich array of graphics creation and playout solutions while continuing to receive the same outstanding service for which our company is well-known.”