The technology behind the 2020 U.S. Election coverage

Follow Vizrt live on the US election night to find out how broadcasters are bringing the predictions, updates and results of U.S. election to billions of viewers globally.

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As America votes in the 2020 U.S. Election, broadcasters globally are bringing the story to billions of viewers using software technology from Vizrt. Throughout election night Vizrt will be covering how broadcasters use our software-defined, visual storytelling tools to look at the latest data-driven polls and predictions, give analysis of both campaigns, and explain the latest results as the data comes in.

U.S. Election blog

November 3rd

Too close to call? U.S. election continues into the early hours with Vizrt graphics

Nov. 4th, 2020 1am CT

Of the people on our planet who tuned into televised U.S. election coverage on November 3rd and into the early hours of November 4th, 2020, an estimated four billion tuned into major broadcasters who use Vizrt graphics. That's a landslide victory on election night!

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation relies on Vizrt graphics for U.S. election coverage

Nov. 4th, 2020 12:13am CT

CBC uses a mixture of Viz Engine, Viz Trio, Viz One, Viz Pilot, and Viz Virtual Studio to bring south of the border U.S. election results to viewers in Canada.

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Thai PBS relies on Viz software for U.S. election coverage

Nov. 3rd, 2020 11:55pm CT

Thai PBS uses Viz Virutal Studio, Viz Engine, Viz Trio, Viz Ticker to keep pace with U.S. election results.

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CBS News Election Night coverage makes use of AR map and video wall

Nov. 3rd, 2020 11:40pm CT

CBS News' new Times Square studio using AR maps and video walls to show election results. An interactive screen using maps from Viz World allows presenters to look at state results. AR is added to the studio for additional analysis and results using Viz Virtual Studio controlled by Viz Arc.

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Thairath TV's virtual studio powered by Vizrt ready for U.S. election night

Nov. 3rd, 2020 11:08pm CT

From their virtual studio in Thailand, Thairath TV uses a combination of Viz Engine, Viz Virtual Studio, Viz Trio and Viz Ticker to cover the 2020 U.S. election.

Courtesy of Thairath TV

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Mediacorp's Channel News Asia covers the U.S. election from Singapore using Vizrt

Nov. 3rd, 2020 10:52pm CT

Using the power of Viz Engine and Viz Trio allows Channel News Asia in Singapore to closely cover the U.S. election with spectacular graphics and images like this with regular live updates of progress and results.

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Newsday shines on initial live streaming effort with a little help from Vizrt

Nov. 3rd, 2020 10:32pm CT

Kicking off their streaming media channel, Newsday utilizes Viz Mosart for control room and studio automation, Viz Engine for graphics and virtual studio, and Viz Vectar for switching.  

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Televisa shows off a fantastic 3D graphic using AR and rendered by Viz Engine

Nov. 3rd, 2020 10:20pm CT

Using a combination of AR graphics and virtual sets, Televisa's news set in Mexico City shines during U.S. election coverage.

Courtesy of Televisa

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Viz Mosart is a powerful software-based automation system that represents the best of simplified operation and advanced device control, providing the highest quality and speed while eliminating mistakes and lowering operational costs for greater flexibility in news, sports, and other live productions

TVP in Poland displaying impressive graphics tonight during the U.S. election

Nov. 3rd, 2020 8:40pm CT

TVP is using a mix of Viz Engine, Viz Trio, Viz Pilot, Viz Virtual Studio for AR, and Viz Multiplay to provide viewers in this Eastern European country results of the American election with coverage on their news channel TVP INFO.

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Al Jazeera brings a heavily data-driven approach to elections with AstuceMedia and Vizrt

Nov. 3rd, 2020 8:15pm CT

Al Jazeera is using their massive video walls and studio to bring in live election data and analysis enhanced by AR elements to help expand on the story – all rendered with Viz Engine. Behind the scenes, Astucemedia's Data platform is bringing real-time AP data to producers. In a user friendly interface, producers can monitor election data, historical data, and trends from polls including poll tracker data from various sources, then make their own projection decisions as needed. Data feeds are synchronized among multiple Viz Engines for visualization and Al Jazeera's websites. Coverage is in multiple languages and studios including AJ English, AJ Arabic, AJ Mubasher, and AJ Balkins, located in Doha and Sarajevo. The live productions are controlled using the Viz Mosart automation system.

Courtesy of Al Jazeera

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CNBC excites viewers with live data-driven graphics from Viz Engine

Nov. 3rd, 2020 7:45pm CT

CNBC's viewers are used to seeing live and accurate news about the U.S. government and this year's elections coverage is no different. Using three dual channel Viz Engines and Viz Trio for control, CNBC brings the latest data-driven live results to their viewers.

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Newsday launches new streaming channel on election night with Viz Engine 4

Nov. 3rd, 2020 7:35pm CT

The well-known Long Island newspaper is launching its new streaming channel on election night using Vizrt as their composite engine for video and graphics. The entire production, including newsroom graphics, virtual set and AR graphics are running on Viz Engine 4. Their studio video wall, vertical monitors, and ticker graphics are done by just three PCR operators using Viz Mosart and Viz Arc. All graphics heavily rely on election, weather, and news real-time data feeds powered by Polygon Ipsum data from Polygon Labs.

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CNN's election system coordinates control of all of their graphics

Nov. 3rd, 2020 7:10pm CT

CNN has been using Vizrt tools for their daily news coverage for many years. This year is no different but with the addition of Viz Multiplay and Dynamic Channels controlled by CNN's in-house election system, as results come in, the election system triggers content to video walls, lower thirds, full screens, and many other graphics. This ensures that data is syncronized across all platforms. Viz Multiplay controls the many videos walls in both their Hudson Yards studio in New York, as well as their D.C. studio. Viz World is being used to create maps on each surface and Viz Engine is rendering all of the graphics throughout the production.

Courtesy of CNN

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Telemundo looking spectacular with new virtual studio and AR usage

Nov. 3rd, 2020 6:47pm CT

Telemundo looking as good as any broadcaster anywhere on election night with their new Vizrt tools. Implementing Viz Virtual Studio and Viz Engine combined with Viz Arc gives them the edge.

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ITN uses the virtual window on election night

Nov. 3rd, 2020 6:37pm CT

ITN in the United Kingdom using Viz Engine and Viz Virtual Studio to create the virtual window.

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CBS News premieres new Times Square studio with massive Vizrt infrastructure

Nov. 3rd, 2020 6:27pm CT

CBS News built their new election headquarters in Times Square and have outfitted their election coverage with a wide variety of tools to aide their analysis. Multiple videos walls throughout the studio, controlled by Viz Multiplay, show candidate info and results. An interactive screen using maps from Viz World allows the presenter to look at the numbers state by state. AR is added to the studio for additional analysis and results using Viz Virtual Studio controlled by Viz Arc. Full screens and lower thirds are all controlled with Viz Trio, and all the graphics are rendered in real time with Viz Engine. LED tickers are also controlled by Viz Multiplay.

Courtesy of CBS News 

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Viz Multiplay provides single-interface control of your graphics, clips, live feeds, and still images with transitions on every one of your studio displays and videowalls.

Fox News turns Studio F into an immersive election headquarters

Nov. 3rd, 2020 6:05pm CT

Data is the name of the game for Fox News as they turn their Studio F into election HQ for coverage. Fox's Presidential Race Scoreboard, National Popular Vote, and Electoral Vote count take live data and visualize it in virtual sets, AR, and multiple video walls including a 14-foot diameter video wall suspended from the studio ceiling. All graphics rendered in real-time by Viz Engine.

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With studios in Dubai and Virginia, Al Hurra uses Vizrt for election night graphics

Nov. 3rd, 2020 5:47pm CT

For augmented reality graphics, Al Hurra uses Viz Virtual Studio and Viz Multiplay to run their video wall. Both systems' graphics are rendered by Viz Engine.

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Sky News' West London studio goes AR with Vizrt's Viz Engine 4 and Unreal Engine 4 integration

Nov. 3rd, 2020 5:25pm CT

Vizrt and Sky Creative Agency have been working together with Sky News on a bespoke graphics solution for their U.S. election coverage. The marquee elements include AR graphics powered by Viz Engine 4 along with Unreal Engine 4 integration, all controlled by Viz Arc. Other on-air graphics including lower thirds, tickers, full frames, and video wall graphics are rendered by Viz Engine and controlled using Viz Pilot.

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LinkedIn: @sky-creative-agency, Twitter: @SkyCreative,
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Viz data-driven AR shines on TV2 Norway's Bergen studio on election night

Nov 3rd, 2020 5pm CT

TV2 Norway uses data-driven AR allowing their presenter to interact with the data for analysis. The AR is using Viz Virtual Studio and rendered with Viz Engine. They are also projecting election results on the exterior wall of Media City Bergen with AR. They also use Viz Pilot and Viz World in their election night workflow.

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Channel 13 in Israel displays elaborate virtual set with AR elements for election night.

Nov 3rd, 2020 4:21pm CT

Channel 13 in Israel using Viz AR engines, Trackman tracking system and Viz Multiplay to create this elaborate virtual set.

Courtesy of Channel 13 Israel

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Spanish language network Telemundo uses Vizrt graphics

Nov 3rd, 2020 1pm CT

Spanish language Telemundo uses Vizrt graphics for the first time this year adding AR storytelling to their election coverage. Viz Virtual Studio, Viz Engine, and Viz Arc combines to give them dynamic new looks for election analysis and results and an easy way to control AR elements.

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Viz Engine 4 is the most powerful render engine for live media, providing unmatched real-time performance, low latency media flows, stunning effects for photo-realism, and new compositing features

The sky is no longer the limit with Al Arabiya's election coverage

Nov 3rd, 2020 12pm CT

The highly creative graphics designers at Al Arabiya in Dubai took inspiration from the mall in Washington D.C. to create a magnificent backdrop in the lake in front of their headquarters to bring election results. With massive data-driven AR graphics rendered in Viz Engine and fed by live data from AP, Viz Virtual Studio translates the tracking data from two stYpe cranes and Movicom's Rubycam, allowing Viz Engine to render the graphics in place in their massive outdoor studio.

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Mexican broadcaster Televisa uses AR for election storytelling

Nov 3rd, 2020 11am CT

Televisa's Mexico City studio has been adapted to cover the U.S. Election where AR graphics using Viz Virtual Studio and rendered by Viz Engine are bringing the details of the night to viewers. The election package, designed with Girraphic, has multiple elements to look at the election from all angles.

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Behind CBS News Augmented Reality and Other Advanced Election Night Tech

Nov. 3rd, 2020 10am CT

CBS News will broadcast its multiplatform Election Night coverage from a newly-built set in the Viacom CBS headquarters in New York's Times Square, featuring advanced augmented reality-style graphics and visual displays showing the latest data, polling and mapping all relying on Vizrt.

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All eyes on the United States

Oct. 30th, 2020 4pm CT

Sky News' West London studio goes AR with Vizrt's Viz Engine 4 and Unreal Engine 4 integration: "Vizrt will be used for Sky News’ graphics, will an Augmented Reality render of the White House will form part of the results set in West London. This was designed in Unreal, with Vizrt as a gateway to the tracking data." Read more about it from TVB Europe

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The World Will Be Watching Vizrt Graphics

Oct. 30th, 2020 3pm CT

For those in the broadcast industry, the U.S. election is the equivalent of a Summer Olympics, a World Cup, and four Super Bowls rolled into one. It is a live contest covered by not one, like a sporting event, but by EVERY major network around the globe. At the same time. For news networks, it is their Olympic Games. And the world will be watching.

With 90% of the top tier broadcasters using Vizrt graphics tools, an estimated four billion people will be watching election results powered in part by Vizrt on November 3rd.

Four billion people watching. That’s half the world’s population watching this single event!

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