What’s a Chyron?


It sounds like a Greek word, doesn’t it? Most of us see chyrons every day but perhaps didn’t realize they had a name. A chyron is the electronically generated caption on the bottom of your television screen, usually giving you headlines or recent news updates. It was first seen in the 1970s and is named for its developer, the Chyron Corporation. The word is pronounced KYron.

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