Televirtual began operations in 1992 as a division of Broadsword Television, pioneers of advanced TV adventure games and virtual studio production. On its formation, Televirtual licensed Simgraphic's groundbreaking VActor (Virtual Actor) system from the US. Months later, it produced a world's first for the BBC with Ratz The Cat as TV's first real-time computerised host.
Since 1996 Televirtual has been developing it's own theatrical software
system, with the joint target of reducing conventional animation production
costs, and providing
real-time animation capability, in areas such as live on air TV presentation, and interactive programming.
To progress these tasks we have become a production house, research unit, design studio, software authoring unit and application developer. If we have a particular speciality, it is in the area of developing Virtual Humans and avatars.