Al Jazeera gives sports coverage new dimension with CODI-Strator

With the installation of the CODI-Strator digital telestration tool, Al Jazeera Sports explores a new dimension in sports coverage and presentation.

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By  Vijaya Cherian Published  August 3, 2004

Al Jazeera has deployed CODI-Strator, a digital telestration tool from Chyron Corporation, to enable its Arabic sports network to introduce a new dimension to its sports transmissions. The solution was first used at the Euro 2004. For the Euro 2004 Football Championship, Al Jazeera Sports commentators provided live, animated digital telestration using the CODI-Strator at the beginning and end of each match, as well as during the half time interval. Al Jazeera Sports is now using the CODI-Strator for the Asia Cup in China. "CODI-Strator has become an invaluable part of the sports broadcasting experience and we were particularly impressed by the speed with which Al Jazeera's presenters became familiar with the system, creating some very sophisticated broadcasts," commented David Ward, VP & general manager, Chyron EAME. CODI-Strator allows sports presenters instant interaction with the video source using a simple touch screen method. When highlights of the game are replayed in slow motion or freeze-framed for analysis, the presenter can sketch graphics directly on to the screen, identifying players and game plan strategies enriching the viewing experience.

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