ChyronHego finalises acquisition of Hybrid
WORLD: ChyronHego has finalised its acquisition of Paris-based manufacturer Hybrid, as the company aims to become a premier software suite for video content creation. Hybrid offers virtual studio tracking solutions, using camera motion within computer-generated backgrounds, as well as trackless virtual set systems and augmented reality solutions that can be used in presentations with 3D objects and animations.
‘ChyronHego’s acquisition of Hybrid is exciting news for both of our companies, and it comes at a pivotal time in the industry as broadcasters increasingly embrace all-IP, software-based workflows,’ commented Johan Apel, ChyronHego president and CEO. ‘Now, we’ll be able to offer our customers best-of-breed technologies for building extremely compelling, visually striking and realistic virtual sets. Plus, with Hybrid’s state-of the-art instrumented camera heads, we’ll be able to offer a truly complete solution that is also applicable in sports.’
‘Joining the ChyronHego team is a tremendous step forward for our company and our customers,’ added Oliver Cohen, CEO of Hybrid. ‘We share a mission to develop solutions that allow the digital media market to produce value-added content with a consistent integrated workflow. Hybrid’s solutions are a perfect fit with ChyronHego’s Camio universe ecosystem of integrated, software-based tools to support producer-driven content creation. They will add best-in-class capabilities to our solutions and provide the market presence we need to take our technologies to the next level.’