Washington High School Connects with Community Through Live Broadcasting

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By: Heather Halsey On Oct. 14, 2016, Anacortes High School opened the doors to its new Seahawks Stadium with a sold-out homecoming football game crowd and a flood of community support, all made possible by the passage of an $86.9 million bond in 2015. As the state-of-the-art facility opened, the Washington school’s Broadcast Club entered … Read more…

MediaDS™ Garners Installation “Best of Show” at ISE 2017

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NewTek™ is honored to report that Installation International has announced the NewTek and Wowza™ MediaDS™ as a “Best of Show” award winner at Integrated Systems Europe 2017, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. MediaDS is the first local and global media distribution platform, the bridge between Program Out on your switcher and your audience on any device anywhere … Read more…

Q&A With Jef Kethley of LiveSports

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By Ned Soseman Jef Kethley is president of LiveSports, LLC. Three years ago, his company spun off from longtime NewTek friend and reseller PIZAZZ, to exclusively handle the growing live sporting event production work his organization was doing. We interviewed Jef for a recent story about using NDI in live sports productions covering professional tennis … Read more…

Hotel Room TV Studio Is Suite Success for Young Hollywood

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By: Brian Leopold The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills is a shimmering diamond at the epicenter of the entertainment world. It’s the place Hollywood celebrities go to be seen and to publicize their latest movies, TV shows, musical projects or celebrity events. Almost every day, some notable from the world of entertainment talks to … Read more…

Adding Instant Replay Doubles Viewership of Live Sports

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By Heather Halsey As the esteemed training ground for Air Force officer cadets, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. maintains a rigorous program built upon four pillars of excellence: military training, academics, athletics and character development. Athletics are a core curriculum component and the academy has an expansive intercollegiate program with … Read more…

Sports Workflows With IP Integration: Webstream Sports/Tupelo Raycom

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By Ellen Camloh Until recently, WebStream Sports was an independent provider of remote broadcast, in-venue and studio production. Starting out in 2006, the Indianapolis-based business had focused primarily on live sports, spent nearly a decade in high demand for its reputation for high-quality sports productions, and achieved remarkable success in a relatively short time. Fast … Read more…

Jr. High Students Learn Media Production on Professional Multi-Camera Switcher

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Students at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth, Indiana, produce an ambitious daily news show for the school, acting as both on-camera talent and technical directors and equipment operators behind them. The production is now powered by a newly-acquired TriCaster 460. This addition has enabled them to work with green screen backgrounds and engage TriCaster’s virtual … Read more…

Impact of NDI™ in NewBlue Titler Live Broadcast and Other Applications

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NewBlue, maker of industry-leading production graphics tools, was an early adopter of NDI through the NewTek Developer Network. NewBlue Titler Live Broadcast is among the first applications to engage NDI to supply graphics and video across a standard network. As RedShark News recently put it, “NewBlue’s product neatly demonstrates one of the advantages of what’s … Read more…

NDI Solutions for LiveSports Production

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By Ned Soseman LiveSports, LLC specializes in producing high-quality, TV-level live broadcasts for sporting events all over North America. The company has produced many different sporting events from football and field hockey to eSports and tennis, and poker for the World Series of Poker. Meet Jef Kethley, president of LiveSports, LLC. Three years ago, his … Read more…

NewTek’s Will Waters Explains MediaDS™

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Are you looking for a way to bring your live and recorded content to the popular content delivery networks, including Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, UStream, YouTube, Wowza, and others?  MediaDS™ is the first-of-its-kind one-box solution for media producers looking for a content delivery system, with easy presets for these services plus a wide selection of … Read more…