ChyronHego’s Sunday morning press conference opened with news from CEO Johan Apel, who said
that the acquisition of the company by Vector Capital is now complete, making the operation a private
one after nearly four decades of being publicly held.
“The way the public markets and financial markets have developed over the last 10 years — especially
since the financial crisis — there is a lot of red tape and administration, which is quite cumbersome for
a small- to medium-sized enterprise such as ourselves,” said Apel. “Being a private company makes
you more nimble and fast, and you can take [advantage of] opportunities in the marketplace.”
Jesper Gawell, ChyronHego’s chief marketing officer, described the company’s 2015 NAB Show
product introductions. He detailed VistaCam, a system for creating high-resolution panoramic studio
backgrounds. It stitches together video from a four-camera array placed in a sports stadium or other
remote venue to create a large immersive studio background.
The other entries are additions to ChyronHego’s MediaMaker family: Studio MediaMaker and Metacast
MediaMaker. Studio MediaMaker allows on-air talent to control a one-camera studio production, while
Metacast MediaMaker provides easy access to weather graphics by the newsroom.