College football media company HBCU GO relies on Chyron Hego for graphics output
Chyron has recently shared how HBCU GO with its graphic solution: Hego. HBCU GO is a media provider for the nation’s 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). With this solution, they free stream the production of Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) football games.
With this solution, the media company has enhanced its coverage of SWAC matchups by delivering on-field graphics that sports fans have come to expect of top college football broadcasts.
“Graphics play a critical role in helping viewers understand what’s at stake with every play, and they also let fans and athletes know we are committed to making every play and every moment count,” said Curt Simmons, executive vice president, programming, and operations, HBCU GO. “The beauty of working with Hego is that we’ve been able to integrate high-end virtual graphics into our productions and regardless of the field or game-day conditions, the on-screen results are pro-level.”
Hego’s Virtual, which is based on real-time image-processing algorithms, enables fast calibration and setup time, enabling HBCU GO to incorporate virtual graphics — virtual lines of scrimmage, first-down markers, and sponsored advertisements — into any live broadcast. For every HBCU GO game, a Hego operator sets up a mobile Virtual 1st system, which provides three cameras in and three cameras out, and oversees the placement of graphics throughout the game. The Hego graphics team works with HBCU GO on an ongoing basis to refine the look and feel of first-and-10 graphics.
“With the introduction of virtual placement for first-and-10 lines, Allen Media Group’s HBCU GO is bringing next-level technology and sports enhancement to HBCU college football,” said Hego General Manager Arthur Mason. “We’re proud to be part of raising the profile of these games — and of great athletes across the conference — and supporting HBCU GO in giving fans the viewing experience they deserve.”