Moov will use ChyronHego’s Lyric graphics system for BT Sport’s new ultra high definition (UHD) service.

GFX firm Moov, which supplies graphics for all of BT Sport’s channels, has used ChyronHego’s systems for a host of proof-of-concept UHD broadcasts over the past few months.

“We have been developing our UHD delivery strategy since IBC last year, and part of our challenge has been syncing up the best technologies and partners to support the UHD rollout,” said Moov managing director Duncan Foot.  

“We feel we made an ideal choice with ChyronHego’s Lyric. Moov has worked closely with the BT Sport and ChyronHego teams through an intensive cycle of design and performance optimisation. We have amassed an amazing amount of UHD expertise over the past six months, and hand on heart, I have to say our UHD output is world-class.”

The first live event to air on BT Sport’s UHD channel will be the Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal on 2 August. It will be followed by Champions League football matches, Premier League football, Aviva Premiership rugby, Scottish Premier League football and MotoGP.

In preparation, ChyronHego said it had worked closely with Moov to support the design and testing of 4K Lyric templates early in the production cycle.

ChyronHego supplied Moov with two of its first UHD-enabled Lyric production systems equipped with next-generation I/O boards in order to support the ultra-high-performance rendering required by the UHDTV production.

“4K challenges data throughput and performance exponentially compared with HD. It is very satisfying to see Lyric stepping up to that challenge,” said Sören Kjellin, chief technology officer, ChyronHego.

“Our objective is to provide our users with a relevant production workflow that allows them to meet the demands of HD, 4K, and beyond and to transition seamlessly between these vastly different performance needs — with the ability to create and stage in a conventional environment and also go to air in full 4K.”