ausbiz Reinvents Financial News with Journalist-Driven Production Powered by Vizrt Tools and NDI®

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Australian business channel’s IP-based NDI® infrastructure allows journalists to create stories from start to finish, reducing complexity, getting content published faster

Last Updated: October 6, 2020 3:00 pm GMT
(Bergen, Norway--October 6, 2020) Vizrt announced today that ausbiz, a business and financial news channel based in Australia, has embraced Vizrt studio automation and graphics tools in their journalist-driven production workflow. Within a year of launching, ausbiz has become the leading provider of live news and video-on-demand covering Australian business, markets, economy, and startups.

A Journalist sits at a computer using Vizrt studio automation and graphics tools in his workflow

Originating from a studio at the Barangaroo International Towers in the heart of Sydney's financial district, ausbiz conducts about fifty interviews per day and produces dynamic and fast-paced programing with a wide variety of data-driven graphics.

“Many of our journalists did not have television backgrounds. Vizrt provided remote training for our journalists prior to launch,” said Kylie Merritt, founder and managing director for ausbiz. “Within the first week of going live, they were driving the entire system by themselves.”

To meet the basic operational goals, ausbiz chose a combination of Viz Verdi powered by NDI®, Viz Pilot Edge, and Viz Engine. These powerful software-driven solutions allow ausbiz journalists to create dynamic programming from start to finish without needing a large, on-premise installation requiring expensive studio crews or technical engineers.

The Close newsroom broadcasts while using Viz Verdi Viz Engine and Viz Pilot Edge studio automation and graphic tools

“While there's background support in the newsroom, it really is a one-person show,” said Nadine Blayney, head of Content at ausbiz.

Viz Verdi is a cutting-edge studio automation tool and a powerful, 44-input, software-based production switcher. Viz Verdi with IP-based infrastructure and NDI enables ausbiz to efficiently produce and re-purpose more content on more platforms.

Viz Pilot Edge is the latest version of Vizrt’s innovative newsroom template graphics solution. It helps journalists create, manage and deliver high volumes of top quality Vizrt graphics, videos, and maps. All elements are rendered by the ultimate real-time compositor, Viz Engine, which visualizes complex financial data in highly informative and visually appealing graphics.

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About Vizrt:
Vizrt is the world’s leading provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators in the broadcast, sports, digital and esports industries. Vizrt offers market-defining software-based solutions for real-time 3D graphics, video playout, studio automation, sports analysis, media asset management, and journalist story tools. Vizrt’s promise is to master complexity and maximise creativity. More than three billion people watch stories told by Vizrt customers everyday including from media companies such as CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Sky Sports, Al Jazeera, NDR, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, Tencent, and many more. Vizrt is part of the Vizrt Group along with its sister brands NewTek and NDI. Vizrt follows the single purpose of this Group: more stories, better told. www.vizrt.com

About NDI®:
NDI® is a free protocol for video over IP, enabling better video for everyone. NDI software is in the hands of millions of customers worldwide, creating an interconnected community of storytellers. NDI allows individuals and organizations to access the benefits of IP-based, software-defined visual storytelling for a fraction of the cost of other complimentary IP protocols. NDI is part of the Vizrt Group, alongside its sister brands, Vizrt and NewTek. NDI follows the single purpose of this Group; more stories, better told. www.ndi.tv/

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