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27/06/2016

Vizrt Extends Facebook Partnership

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Vizrt has revealed it has extended its partnership with Facebook.

The agreement will see the company provide more tools to enable broadcasters strengthen audience engagement and discover valuable Facebook and Instagram content. The new tools feature in the Vizrt Social TV solution's integration with Signal.

Signal for Facebook and Instagram is a free discovery and curation tool for journalists to source, gather and embed newsworthy content across culture, entertainment news and sports from the social networking sites, all in one place.

Journalists can monitor which topics are trending and quickly display related content that has been shared publicly, unranked and in chronological order, from people and pages for deeper context on those trends.

The Vizrt Social TV solution integration with Signal provides media companies the ability to include Facebook and Instagram posts, images or videos – selected by their journalists – into custom collections which can then be integrated with broadcast graphics packages for on-air display.

Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO, Vizrt, said: "Through the combination of the Vizrt Social TV solution and Signal, journalists have a way to gather news as it happens in real-time. This is a powerful addition to the storytelling a media company can do on-air as well as online, right where the conversation is happening."

www.vizrt.com

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