The Vizrt Social TV solution bridges the gap between social media and TV by offering tools for all departments in the production chain.

Key features

  • Open and expandable
  • Advanced filtering
  • Maintain workflows
  • Centralize content
  • Sync multi-platform distribution
  • Custom visualizations
  • Analytics and metrics support
  • Live polls
  • Support for video and image content
  • Geo-located support
  • Create your own content and sources

Focus on efficiency

The Vizrt Social TV solution is a flexible and easy-to-use platform. It enables broadcasters of all sizes to have access and publish social media content with minimal staff training.  Producers in the newsroom use the Social TV solution to harvest, moderate and create social media related content in the same tools and workflow they would for any other content. Operators in the control room access and control this content in a rundown from Viz Trio or Viz Pilot, create Viz Ticker elements automatically based on social media content, or playout directly social media content based on Viz Trio templates.

Capture social media

Data can be captured from any social media outlet such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, or any RSS/Atom or JSON/XML based feed. Vizrt Social TV is open and expandable  through its API and SDK, allowing texts or any media type to be harvested from any source without format restrictions, automatically approving pre-moderated sources. By centralizing content management, the Social TV solution makes for easy and consistent distribution of content to any platform, including web and mobile.

One-Box solution

The Social TV solution can be integrated with existing Vizrt environments or provided as a one-box solution where data is harvested, moderated and triggered to air with custom graphics in a simple workflow. It comes with a Social TV graphics package designed by Vizrt Creative Services that includes Ticker crawl, Lower 3rd, Sidebar, Full Screen and Facebook Poll templates. Interactive full screen graphics are available to display producer generated social content directly from an existing single or multi-touch screen. The system is capable of HD SDI or Interactive graphics. Graphics may be modified to station's look.

Spread your message

Use newsroom control systems or Viz Trio to send breaking news and program updates to Twitter and Facebook during live broadcasts. Viz Multichannel sends breaking news and program information to social media with an automated schedule so your viewers are always kept up-to-date. With editorial, visualization and automation tools, Vizrt is revolutionizing the way social media interacts with the broadcast world.

The Vizrt Social TV components include:

  • Feed Streamer - Vizrt’s moderation interface, content distributor for Viz Trio, Viz Ticker, and live playout. Search, edit, select and group social media messages from a variety of sources including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and many others.

  • Data Hub - Centralized social media database accessible by Feed Streamer software and other Vizrt applications. Data Hub stores social network feeds, election or sports results, news wires, weather or financial data and online or networked databases or XML pages on the Web.

  • Viz Engine - Viz Engine real-time 3D/2D graphics rendering software for HD SDI as well as Interactive Display outputs.

  • Viz Trio – Vizrt’s CG playout control receives content from Feed Streamer and allows operators to playout messages of any kind as lower thirds, side panels or full screens. It also allows launching a minimized version of Feed Streamer in order to populate elements in the current show.

  • Viz Pilot - Vizrt’s news creation tool allows browsing for content created in Feed Streamer, or launching a launching a minimized version of Feed Streamer in order to populate templates.

  • Viz Ticker - Vizrt’s ticker system could be populated automatically with content created in Feed Streamer, synchronized automatically with data from external feeds or moderated and aggregated content.

* Usage of Viz Trio, Viz Ticker, Viz Pilot is not required but depending on station workflow Social TV fits into these applications’ workflows seamlessly.

Supported leading data providers

Social TV comes with built-in capability to read from these leading data provides: SpredFast,, Applicaster, Telescope, Wayin, Flowics, BuzzDial, ScoreStream, Monterosa, ExciteM, SAM, BumeBox, and more.

Designing for the Vizrt Social TV solution

Scene design for the Vizrt Social TV solution is very similar to standard scene design for Viz Trio, where control plugins are used to manage the transfer of data and create scenes. The set of Social TV plugins allows designers to easily read information from the Social TV Solution, allowing automatic formatting of message contents, retrieving Viz Trio or Viz Pilot/MOS playlists, retrieving reports from the DataAnalytics tool, or create word clouds from data, or even configure new sources to read directly from the scene. View all the Vizrt Social TV tutorials.

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