HBCU GO Leverages Chyron Solutions for Network-Grade Production of HBCU Football

  • 29 November, 2023


Hego's Virtual 1st Down Line is used during Winston-Salem State University's victory versus Shaw University.

USA: Chyron announces that its Hego division is providing HBCU GO, the leading media provider for the nation's 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), with an end-to-end first-and-10 graphics solution and professional-grade illustrated replay and sports analysis tool for production of NCAA Division I and Division II HBCU football games. Taking advantage of Chyron's state-of-the-art Virtual 1st system and an on-site operator, as well as the company's robust yet intuitive PAINT telestration tool, HBCU GO has elevated the quality of its coverage to rival that of major network broadcasts.

"The technology delivered by Chyron, with Hego services, allows for unparalleled in-game analysis and player storytelling, contributing to the consistently high production values evident in our live football coverage and confirming HBCU GO's commitment to showcasing the rich history, diversity, perspectives, and cultural experiences at HBCUs," said HBCU GO Founder, Curtis Symonds. "With the Virtual 1st system, every play looks fantastic, and with Chyron's PAINT telestration tool, we unleash the full potential of our knowledgeable commentary team. It's a powerful combination that brings added depth and dimension
to every game-day production."

Chyron's PAINT interface and tools transform HBCU GO's football production for network-grade quality.

Over the 2022-23 NCAA football season, HBCU GO employed Virtual 1st to seamlessly deliver the dynamic on-field graphics - including virtual lines of scrimmage, first-down markers, and sponsored advertisements - that sports fans have come to expect from top college football broadcasts. Based on advanced real-time image-processing algorithms, the Virtual 1st optical tracking system enables fast calibration and setup, enabling HBCU GO to incorporate these critical visual elements into any live broadcast quickly and reliably.

Putting PAINT's feature-rich toolset of replay creation tools and 3D telestration effects at commentators' fingertips for the 2023-24 season, HBCU GO has once again elevated the on-screen look and feel of HBCU football coverage. This season, the network will feature 22 engagements, including two championship bowl games, between teams representing NCAA Division I and Division II college sports programs within the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Hego Operator in OB Truck Virtual using Virtual 1st to seamlessly deliver on-field graphics for virtual lines of scrimmage,
first-down markers, and sponsored advertisements. 

"HBCU football games are drawing more and more fans, and for good reason," said Arthur Mason,
Head of Chyron Services at Chyron. "The Allen Media Group has made a tremendous investment in highlighting remarkable talent and crafting compelling stories. We're honored to have the opportunity
to contribute and be part of this exciting endeavor to bring fans and athletes top-notch coverage with
the production quality they deserve."

Further information about Chyron and the company's solutions is available on the Chyron website:


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HBCU GO Leverages Chyron Solutions for Network-Grade Production of HBCU Football