The lines between what is affordable on a modest production budget vs. what the big networks can do are not only blurring more and more all the time, in some cases they have become the same. For example, major networks have been using Skype to bring remote guests into their production environment for some time. Now smaller production companies can achieve the same quality or better using specialized broadcast gear like TalkShow, aimed at enhancing Skype video calls for live production.
But it goes beyond “my Skype guest is bigger than your Skype guest.” By being able to bring in more guests at no or relatively little cost, nimble production companies like John Servizzi’s WebStream Sports can produce more player interviews and bring in more expert analysts to enhance viewer experiences that are more in line with big network productions instead of leaning on stats and graphics and other non-human touches to keep viewers engaged and tuned in.
Read more about it in this post on Skype in Media blog.
Learn more about NewTek TalkShow.