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Portugal's Impresa Group Chooses Vizrt's Online Suite

Vizrt, a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that the company has been chosen by IMPRESA Group, Portugal's largest media group, to supply an Online Suite for its Multimedia Strategy.

Portugal's Impresa Group Chooses Vizrt's Online Suite

Press Release from Vizrt

Oslo, Norway, June 22, 2010 - Vizrt, a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, announced today that the company has been chosen by IMPRESA Group, Portugal's largest media group, to supply an Online Suite for its Multimedia Strategy.

Impresa has chosen a number of Vizrt applications that cover all aspects of today's content management workflow, including several Escenic, MAM and Adactus products.

Francisco Maria Balsemão, Vice President and CTO at Impresa, stated, "We decided to invest in our ability to manage and deliver content on a variety of platforms in order to improve our presence and to enable us to access multiple revenue streams. At the same time, we needed to make our workflow as efficient as possible, which led to our choosing Vizrt due to the high level of integration and efficiencies that in our view no other company on the market can deliver to this extent. The fact that Vizrt Web Content Management solution is specifically tailored for our industry has had a major impact in our decision."

Martin Burkhalter, CEO for Vizrt, stated, "We are very proud to have won the Impresa deal, especially as it is witness to Vizrt's vision and strategy to support clients in an integrated way in their production, management, delivery and distribution of digital media content. This contract includes a variety of Vizrt's offerings from our product lines such as Online, Media Asset Management and Mobile Streaming (Adactus), in our opinion, this deal is a great showcase of where we see the industry headed."

Alexandra Solheim, Sales Manager Online Products, Vizrt, explained, "Impresa has chosen a unique state of the art converged Multimedia Newsroom. Where competitors simply combine print and web, Impresa uses Vizrt's Online Suite to merge newsrooms operations for print, web, mobile and broadcast. Now content can be cross published through Escenic Content Studio with simple drag and drop operations".

Products included in the deal are the Escenic Content Engine for content management, Escenic Mobile Solution for cross platform publication, Escenic Community Engine which allows for easy community building, Adactus Mobilize Transcoding platform for ingest, transcoding and publishing, Viz Video Hub as a media asset management system, as well as the Escenic Widget Template Framework to efficiently implement websites.

*About Impresa: *

Impresa Group is Portugal's largest media group and has a turnover of 53.3 million Euros in 2009. The activity is divided into three business areas; SIC, IMPRESA Publishing and IMPRESA Digital, with interests which cover a FTA television, cable channels, the newspaper Expresso, an extensive portfolio of magazines, various Internet properties as well as interests in the distribution and events production.

*About Vizrt:*

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools.

Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, Tele5, laSexta, ETB, TV3, Antena3 and FC Barcelona, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

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