disguise Acquires Polygon Labs To Expand Broadcast Workflows for Live Events
disguise announced the acquisition of Polygon Labs, a broadcast data and content visualization solutions platform. disguise xR, together with LED screens, graphics engines such as Unreal Engine and camera tracking, combines augmented and mixed reality elements to deliver photorealistic virtual graphics during live broadcasts. This workflow has been used to boost the virtual production quality and capacity of broadcasters such as Turner Broadcast, Eurosport, ITV Sport, CCTV China, KBS and TV Tokyo in Japan and KBS Korea.
Polygon Labs offers a cloud-native platform and turnkey services that have been used by broadcasters such as CNN, Univision, The Weather Channel and TV Globo. Polygon Labs dynamically controls and delivers Unreal Engine graphics with real-time data visualization via their cloud or on-prem solutions for some of the highest-profile events. By adding Polygon Labs to its workflow, disguise will build integrations that enable xR studios to have access to a wider range of broadcast workflows that empower remote production and cloud-based collaboration.
“We are very proud and delighted to welcome Polygon Labs to the disguise team! This is a key turning point for both our user communities, partners and customers, and a huge step in our direction towards cloud and new media production workflows,” said Fernando Kufer, disguise CEO. “The future is cloud-based remote collaboration and our work with Polygon Labs will unlock a whole new level of productivity and connectivity for all our users.”
In the months to come, disguise and Polygon Labs will be working closely together to build out an integrated workflow that gives value to users across both platforms. In the near future, users can expect to achieve unified cloud-based data aggregation and graphics control that allow easy integration of broadcast workflows, as well as extended design 29. A new disguise New York office and xR stage is planned to open in Q3 of 2022, where the Polygon team will be joining the disguise East Coast team.
“Over the years, Polygon Labs has helped some of the biggest broadcasters turn data into engaging stories through powerful graphics and data visualization,” said Grigory Mindlin, CEO at Polygon Labs. “Joining forces with disguise will take us into the next chapter of accelerating our journey towards graphics production workflows in the cloud. Our shared vision and passion for delivering the most engaging visual experiences will help us empower our users with a much more comprehensive solution to deliver the world’s most engaging storytelling graphics.”