Swiss Broadcaster RTS chooses Ross XPression for graphics refresh

Novel on-air graphics software across all studios

Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) are now using more than twenty XPression Studio engines to drive the lower-third graphics across all studios for news, sports and magazine programming, as well as its OB Vans and flight packs, Ross Video reports.

Source: Ross Video / RTS

According to Etienne Favereau, Senior Project Manager at RTS, there were a number of reasons for choosing Ross. “Commercially, it made a lot of sense to consolidate and work with one single vendor for graphics,” he notes. “There is a very obvious benefit to training our teams on only one solution, and that’s a far more efficient way of working. Creatively, XPression has allowed us to improve the look and feel of our graphics output and has also given us a lot of flexibility – we can change templates on the fly and make any adjustments needed in real-time. That’s been a big help to us. From a technical perspective, RTS also wanted to take advantage of the new HTML5 MOS plugin offered with XPression.”
Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) is a Swiss public broadcaster based in Geneva that produces television and radio content for Switzerland’s French-speaking population. Part of SRG SSR (the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation), RTS was founded in 2010 following the merger of Radio RSR and Television TSR and reaches around 19% of the 8.65M Swiss population daily.
In 2018 SRG decided to create more consistently in the technology platforms used across its various national business units and issued a tender for the refresh of its on-air graphics software. After a comprehensive selection process, Ross Diamond Elite partners AVC-Systems won through with the XPression suite of solutions.






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