HBCU GO Leverages Chyron’s Virtual 1st and PAINT Solutions for Network-Grade Production of HBCU Football

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Nov. 28, 2023 — Chyron today announced that its Hego division is providing HBCU GO, the leading media provider for the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), with an end-to-end first-and-10 graphics solution and professional-grade illustrated replay and sports analysis tool for production of NCAA Division I and Division II HBCU football games. Taking advantage of Chyron’s state-of-the-art Virtual 1st system and an on-site operator, as well as the company’s robust yet intuitive PAINT telestration tool, HBCU GO has elevated the quality of its coverage to rival that of major network broadcasts.

“The technology delivered by Chyron, with Hego services, allows for unparalleled in-game analysis and player storytelling, contributing to the consistently high production values evident in our live football coverage and confirming HBCU GO’s commitment to showcasing the rich history, diversity, perspectives, and cultural experiences at HBCUs,” said HBCU GO Founder Curtis Symonds. “With the Virtual 1st system, every play looks fantastic, and with Chyron’s PAINT telestration tool, we unleash the full potential of our knowledgeable commentary team. It’s a powerful combination that brings added depth and dimension to every game-day production.”

Over the 2022-23 NCAA football season, HBCU GO employed Virtual 1st to seamlessly deliver the dynamic on-field graphics — including virtual lines of scrimmage, first-down markers, and sponsored advertisements — that sports fans have come to expect from top college football broadcasts. Based on advanced real-time image-processing algorithms, the Virtual 1st optical tracking system enables fast calibration and setup, enabling HBCU GO to incorporate these critical visual elements into any live broadcast quickly and reliably.

Putting PAINT’s feature-rich toolset of replay creation tools and 3D telestration effects at commentators’ fingertips for the 2023-24 season, HBCU GO has once again elevated the on-screen look and feel of HBCU football coverage. This season, the network will feature 22 engagements, including two championship bowl games, between teams representing NCAA Division I and Division II college sports programs within the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

“HBCU football games are drawing more and more fans, and for good reason,” said Arthur Mason, Head of Chyron Services at Chyron. “The Allen Media Group has made a tremendous investment in highlighting remarkable talent and crafting compelling stories. We’re honored to have the opportunity to contribute and be part of this exciting endeavor to bring fans and athletes top-notch coverage with the production quality they deserve.”

Further information about Chyron and the company’s solutions is available on the Chyron website: chyron.com.

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About Chyron
Founded in 1966, Chyron pioneered digital broadcast titling and graphics systems. With a strong foundation built on over 50 years of innovation and efficiency, the name Chyron is synonymous with broadcast graphics. Today, Chyron offers the industry’s most comprehensive software portfolio for live production professionals. The PRIME Platform encompasses CG graphics, production switching, touchscreen, video walls, venue control and more. A diverse range of storytelling tools, including PAINT for illustrated replay, Virtual Placement for virtual field markers for sports, and NewsTicker for ticker data management and display, as well as other offerings, round out the Chyron product portfolio. The award-winning Chyron LIVE brings many of these functionalities into a single cloud-based interface. Chyron is used by many of the biggest names in broadcast and Chyron products are increasingly deployed to empower OTA and OTT workflows. Chyron helps broadcasters and content owners deliver richer, more immersive experiences for audiences and sports fans at home, on the go, or in the arena.

Chyron is a brand of ChyronHego, headquartered in New York with operations in 11 countries. Privately held, and thus free from the volatility of short-term shareholder expectations, ChyronHego’s majority shareholder is Apollo Management, a leader in the growth of top technology companies. More information is available at www.chyronhego.com.

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Photo Caption: Chyron’s PAINT interface and tools transform HBCU GO’s football production for network-grade quality.

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Photo Caption: Hego’s Virtual 1st Down Line is used during Winston-Salem State University’s victory versus Shaw University.

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Photo Caption: Hego Operator in OB Truck Virtual using Virtual 1st to seamlessly deliver on-field graphics for virtual lines of scrimmage, first-down markers, and sponsored advertisements.