(Munich--September 13, 2014) With the increasing demand for high-profile, prime-time game shows across the globe, broadcasters are continuously adopting avant-garde in-studio media installations to add value to their new productions. That’s the reason why the real-time software Ventuz is becoming the ‘de facto’ standard for such workflows, which require creating very high resolution large format content for video walls, on-air inserts, but also to control interactive games and logic.
Ventuz has an extensive background in the broadcast on-air graphics world, functioning as a complete real-time solution for channel branding, sports, live shows and much more. Additionally, due to its background in the professional events and presentation market, Ventuz offers a wide variety of features geared at in-studio setups, such as the easy creation of content for as well as setup of video walls, native communication with almost all multi-touch devices, and the seamless integration of the software into the entire studio environment, including lighting, stage mechanics and sound.
This combination has proven to be a perfect choice for the production of high-end game shows, as the track record of the software reflects: Who wants to be a Millionaire?, Million Pound Drop and the German as well as the Chinese version of the Idol franchise, to name just a few. The productions using Ventuz range from straightforward concepts, such as Who wants to be a Millionaire?, to complicated setups and elaborate installations, as in the case of the incredibly successful Chinese show Character Hero, which combines a large backdrop video wall and LED floor panels with tablets and on-air graphics. Also, Ventuz was utilized for the first ever game show to allow viewers at home to compete against people in the broadcast studio via web stream. This German production is called Web vs. Promi and was nominated for the 2013 Emmy Award for digital programs.
The latest highlight was the go-live of the German version of Rising Star, which aired on August 28th. This talent show incorporates a second screen application which allows the fans at home to vote for or against the contestant on screen and also brings the images of all voters onto a large LED wall in the studio.
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”.