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The Vizrt Social TV solution bridges the gap between social media and TV by offering tools for all departments in the production chain. The system harvests and moderates social media data, and integrates user generated social media content into live storytelling, with state of the art visualization.

Advantages and benefits

  • Search, moderate and display user generated content from any social media platform in a single user interface.

  • Increase revenue and ratings with native integrations to major engagement platforms.

  • Seamless integration to existing broadcast workflows.

  • Advanced and compelling custom visualization features with Viz Engine.


Key features

  • Open and expandable
  • Advanced filtering
  • Support for video and image content
  • Sync multi-platform distribution
  • Maintain current workflows
  • Analytics and metrics support
  • Live polls
  • Support for video and image content
  • Centralize content

Focus on efficiency

The Vizrt Social TV solution is a flexible and easy-to-use platform.  It enables media companies of all sizes to 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 with the same workflow they use for all other content.

Capture social media

Data can be captured from any social media outlet including 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.

Geo-Located Support

The Vizrt Social TV Solution includes advanced capabilities for displaying geo-located content. In addition to having the ability to visualize content on maps with Viz World, users are able to analyze and aggregate the volume of messages that contain geo-location information based on any specific bounding area. This gives broadcasters the ability to visualize the volume of engagement around the world.

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.

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 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.

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, create word clouds from data, or even configure new sources to read directly from the scene. View all the Vizrt Social TV tutorials.

Supported leading data providers

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

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.

  • Social TV Viz Plugins - Set of dedicated Viz plugins that allows easy access directly from Viz Engine to all data stored in DataHub that was ingested using Vizrt’s Social TV Solution.


  • 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 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.

  • Viz Multichannel - Vizrt’s template-based channel branding system can be enhanced by automating the display of social media synchronized with on-air program based on a traffic playlist and secondary events rules.

  • Viz Weather - Viz Weather includes a set of dedicated Vizrt plugins and editors that allow designers and meteorologists to access all the different data that was created through Vizrt Social TV solution and add it as part of a weather presentation.

* Usage of other Vizrt products is not required but depending on station workflow Social TV fits into these applications’ workflows seamlessly.

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