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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Broadcast graphics TV experience company SIXTY has announced that its Ease Live interactive graphics now works with Vizrt’s Viz Artist and Viz Trio for online and broadcast graphics applications. Henriette S. Sæther, chief commercial officer at SIXTY, said: “By integrating the Ease Live plug in, Vizrt customers can instantly implement interactive, clickable broadcast graphics to connected devices all within existing workflows.” Ease Live enables broadcasters to send interactive, clickable on-air graphics, highlights, statistics, and other information to tablets directly from a broadcast graphics system. Broadcast graphics ChyronHego has signed Pantalha as its newest reseller in Portugal. Pantalha will represent ChyronHego’s full line of broadcast graphics creation/playout and real-time data visualisation products to the Portugal broadcast market. The company will also continue to resell the broadcast automation software developed by ChyronHego-owned VidiGo. Aldo Campisi, vice president, Latin America, Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal for ChyronHego, said: “With a focus on solutions for media production and playout as well as content capture and processing, Pantalha will provide a strong local presence and market expertise for our solutions.” Skills VFX software The former chief executive of the Shine Group has joined the design and visual effects software firm The Foundry as its chief executive. Alex Mahon worked for Shine for nine years and oversaw its sale to 21st Century Fox. She previously worked at Talkback Thames, FremantleMedia Group and RTL Group. She said: “The pace of change in technology combined with The Foundry’s well-deserved reputation for cutting-edge software and passion for the creative process allows us almost limitless opportunities for growth.” Former chief executive Bill Collis remains as president. The Foundary was acquired by HgCapital in July for £200m. 18 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 108 DECEMBER 2015 Marquis Media Partners (MMP), the media consultancy group, has formed a partnership with the University of Salford that will see it work alongside staff at the university’s School of Arts and Media to deliver skills training and change consultancy to broadcasters. The School’s dean, professor Allan Walker, said: “As well as working together on projects, including a current contract in the Far East, we can jointly leverage our industry contacts to win new business opportunities.” The University has studios, edit suites and broadcast facilities at its Media City building and is currently developing the new Adelphi Building, on its main campus, which will open in September 2016.