Octopus said today that Vice Media has selected its Octopus 8 newsroom software for its headquarters in New York City.
Journalists are using Octopus 8 to produce newscasts for distribution via HBO in the United States and on Viceland internationally.
Octopus 8 is being used in tandem with Vizrt’s Viz Pilot graphics and Viz One asset manager. This combination enables editors to select video material from Viz One and add graphics from Viz Pilot via a single interface, the announcement said.
Commands from a Viz Mosart are already preconfigured in Octopus story templates and story elements so there is no need to call any plugin or select anything from the media library.
“In October, we debuted a live news program, Vice News Tonight, which airs weeknights on HBO. Our aim is to provide a fresh perspective on what is happening in the world and to present it in a way that is engaging and up to the production standards of Vice and HBO,” said Lucy Paynter, real-time graphics art director at Vice.
More information is available on the Octopus website.