MELVILLE, N.Y. — ENGAGE, Chyron’s second screen platform, is the recipient of the 2012 STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award presented by the editorial staff of TV Technology magazine at the 2012 NAB Show.
Now celebrating its 12th anniversary, TV Technology’s STAR Award is designed to honor and showcase the outstanding technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. A panel of judges consisting of TV Technology editors, columnists, and industry experts reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then submitted their award nominees.
“The NAB Show serves as the launching pad for thousands of new products and services for audio and video professionals,” said Tom Butts, TV Technology editor-in-chief. “Our panel of judges walks the show floor in search of the most innovative technologies. The products and services that we select for the STAR Award make the cut — they demonstrate their ability to help advance the acquisition and distribution of entertainment and information across the media spectrum.”
TV Technology (www.tvtechnology.com) is the industry’s leading magazine for technology news and reviews, and is celebrating its 29th year covering the television industry. The magazine is published by NewBay Media LLC, the world’s largest publisher of audio and video publications.
Chyron's ENGAGE platform is designed for integrating second screen, social media, and social TV data into live TV broadcasts. Making these popular technologies available through existing Chyron graphics system interfaces, ENGAGE eliminates the need for custom integration and gives broadcasters a low-cost, low-risk way to incorporate a range of engaging and dynamic new elements into their live news and sports programming. The ENGAGE platform offers easy-to-use producer tools with which users can create interactions in just minutes. Rich call-to-action graphics, info-graphics, and tickers can be generated automatically using social and poll data. Because ENGAGE fits seamlessly into Chyron’s BlueNet™ graphics workflows, broadcasters can take advantage of social TV and second screen technologies while remaining within their routine production workflows.
Chyron’s charter partners for the ENGAGE platform include ConnecTV, with its companion app polling technology; never.no, providing an end-to-end social TV platform for social TV, synchronized companion apps, and participation TV; Vibes, with its text, Twitter, and Web voting technology; and Mass Relevance, with its curation platform licensed to resyndicate Twitter content and data.