News: Molden Media and Ventuz Technology Join Forces to Show Integrations at NAB 2016
Last Updated: April 4, 2016 6:04 am GMT
(Munich--April 6, 2016) Ventuz Technology and Molden Media will demonstrate their partnership at NAB 2016 by installing integrated setups on each other’s booths, C8535 and SL9627. The goal is to show comprehensive broadcast graphics workflows with M2Control at its core and the newly released Ventuz 5 serving as the real-time engine.
Both companies are bringing important novelties to the market: While Molden Media has developed many new integrations for their playout and control solution M2Control during the last months, Ventuz Technology has recently released the newest generation of their real-time graphics software suite.
“We have created M2Control to serve as a central hub for broadcast graphics environments”, explained Thomas Molden, CEO of Molden Media. “The goal is to allow networks to utilize a wide variety of products to best meet the specific requirements at hand, while maintaining full control over every aspect of the workflow.” Therefore, M2Control connects to a number of automation systems, database systems and real-time engines, offering free choice to its users. “Ventuz is a very important partner for us”, said Molden. “The software is incredibly powerful and a great alternative to the veteran tools on the market.”
Molden Media shares its booth at NAB with camera tracking experts Trackmen. To leverage the full potential of all three companies, the main installation there will be a virtual studio setup with fully automated camera tracking, Ventuz powered graphics and playout provided by M2Control. Molden Media will also be present at the Ventuz booth to show more classical on-air graphics for shopping channels and elections.
An additional partner at the Ventuz booth will be Livengage showing the "What's better than..." community game. This game demonstrates the M2Control and Ventuz workflow together with the Livengage toolbox. Via a custom app, visitors can create accounts and generate their own "What's better than..." questions. While M2Control manages all incoming and outgoing data, Ventuz is used to visualize rankings and leaderboards on a screen at the booth.
“The partnership with Molden Media strengthens Ventuz’ position as a full-fledged solution for broadcast graphics”, said Erik Beaumont, CEO of Ventuz Technology. “The integration with M2Control allows us to serve as part of a complete and reliable graphics workflow that caters to every need a network can have. We strongly believe that this kind of flexibility will become increasingly important in the industry as it shifts towards more complex business models.”
Molden Media will present the Virtual Studio setup on their booth in Central Hall, number C8535. Shopping channel and news graphics workflows as well as the interactive community game application will be shown on the booth of Ventuz Technology, booth SL9627. NAB will take place in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 18-21.
Ventuz Technology AG, located in Munich, Germany, is developer of 3D real-time technologies for presentations, events and broadcast graphics. Their main goal is the creation of solutions that combine state-of-the-art technologies with high class design and thus surpass the visual expectations of any audience. A central focus lies on interactive applications.
Among the brands that have used Ventuz for their events and presentations are Microsoft, Porsche, Bosch, Adidas and many more. Furthermore, several TV-stations and production companies worldwide are utilizing the broadcast-version of Ventuz, such as Fox Sports. Some of the best known productions which have been produced with Ventuz are ”Who wants to be a millionaire?”, ”Million Pound Drop” and “Big Brother”.
About Molden Media
Molden Media GmbH is a provider of systems, real-time graphics, software and services for the global television production industry. Based near Munich, Germany, Molden Media specializes in the handling and visualization of data from virtually any source, making it accessible by integrating it into easily manageable workflows. These sources include election and sports data, broadcast database systems, social media content, and IT health monitoring information. Among the clients of Molden Media are renowned broadcasters such as Al Jazeera, BBC, NHK, ProSiebenSat.1, QVC, RTE and Sky.