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…

Election Day TV Coverage Finishes at Top of the Class

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By Brian Leopold Update! The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter has nominated the newscast in this story for an Emmy Award in the Student division, High School Newscast category: 2017 MID-ATLANTIC STUDENT NOMINEES NewTek congratulates Penn Trafford High School and the students who produced this newscast on their nomination! Election Day … Read more…

American Cancer Society Reaches 250,000 Viewers On Facebook Live

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By Brian Leopold The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913, and since then, the ACS has funded 47 Nobel Prize winning scientists. Since its inception, the ACS has always focused on making use of the latest technological tools, and that forward tech-focus extends beyond the research laboratory, to the way the ACS communicates their … Read more…

American Cancer Society Delivers Lifesaving Messages With Multi-Camera Video

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By Brian Leopold Let’s face it. Unless you’re an emergency room doctor or nurse (and if you are, then God bless you) very few of us leave work knowing we’ve saved lives. But that’s exactly how the men and women who work at the American Cancer Society feel every day. Nearly everything the employees of … Read more…

Vest-Pocket Live Sports Production Truck Packs Powerful Punch

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By Brian Leopold Once upon a time, television production trucks were like cruise ships on wheels. They pulled into a sporting event, swaggering with self-importance; fifty feet of gleaming metal pulled behind a pavement-buckling Peterbilt that belched diesel smoke and deafened every innocent bystander within a mile’s radius. Once parked, these production trailers began unloading thousands … Read more…

Whirlpool Corporation Spin Cycles Its Sales Force with Advantage Live Video

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By Brian Leopold It’s been a problem for businesses for decades. What’s the best way to quickly and effectively disseminate product information and support material to a far-flung sales force spread across miles of territory? For Whirlpool, a global corporation headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the challenge wasn’t new, but the answers they came up … Read more…

NDI Magic Inside the Production Truck Lets Graphics Operator Stay Home, 120 Miles Away

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By: Brian Leopold Rob Moser could be in trouble. He’s working on the TV crew for tonight’s United Soccer League match between the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and FC Montreal, it’s three minutes to game time, and Moser is still in his kitchen. Worse yet, he lives more than 120 miles from the soccer venue. But Moser … Read more…

Philadelphia Eagles Live Stream Exclusive NFL Draft Coverage For Fans

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By: Brian Leopold “With the second pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Carson Wentz, quarterback from North Dakota State.” With that announcement, the Carson Wentz era began in Philadelphia and Eagles fans everywhere went wild. Hungry for information about their team’s landmark first-round draft pick and the many subsequent surprises the … Read more…

One Man Video Crew Gets “Tested” 5 Hours A Day

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By Brian Leopold If you’ve ever had the desire to build an accurate model of the maze from Stanley Kubrick’s movie, “The Shining,” then Tested might be the website for you. If you can’t wait to try out the latest virtual reality headset, or check out the newest features on your upgraded iPhone, then Tested … Read more…

Sports Broadcasting at West Virginia University: Feeding the Fan Frenzy

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By Brian Leopold I am standing on the floor of the West Virginia University Coliseum, a giant, concrete mushroom of building, looking for Chris Ostien, video production director for West Virginia University’s Athletic Department. The facility seats 14,000, but at the moment, except for a stray janitor or two, the building seems deserted. I call … Read more…