Oahe TV’s Trial by Fire at the Quasquicentennial

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We love the English language, fancy words with Latin roots, Shakespeare and all that, but confess we had no idea there was even such a word as “Quasquicentennial.” Now we know it means “125th anniversary.”  Read on, MacDuff! Patrick Callahan, owner of Lifewrx Media and general manager of Oahe TV, the local Public/Education/Government (PEG) cable … Read more…

New Major League Soccer Stadium Takes Fan Experience to the Cloud

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Media capability is becoming the top consideration for sports venues looking to boost the fan experience.  Prime example: the San Jose Earthquakes commenced their latest season in brand new Avaya Stadium, the first Cloud-enabled stadium in the MLS.  And, “there’s an app for that” – the Avaya Stadium app gives the fans everything from a … Read more…

How Mustard TV Makes Great Local Television on a Budget

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When the UK government announced plans to facilitate the creation of 23 new city TV stations, they ignited a revolution in how television could become more relevant and engaging to local audiences. The question was: Who would rise to the challenge? Step forward Norwich’s Mustard TV, a small station with big ambitions. Armed with a … Read more…

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Gets Major AV Upgrade

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The track where the most advanced racing vehicles in the world are run was still using last-century standard-definition equipment in its AV facilities.  A modern makeover was no simple proposition, however, with a lot of history to respect and preserve, plus a complex web of sight-lines to protect for viewers in the stands.  One or … Read more…

Andrew Cross Talks TV’s Changing Future on Waskul.TV

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How does the face of television change when a viewer anywhere in the world can become a participant, live in HD quality?  And how does it change when doing that is so easy that it becomes expected?  Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek, shares his perspective on the state of the art and … Read more…

RedShark News: How to Build a Virtual Studio in Minutes

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RedShark News has launched a new series of articles and videos aimed at helping companies add video to their communications arsenal. In the first entry, RedShark demonstrates a studio kit that turns an office space into a virtual studio in just minutes. Above is the four-minute summary on what’s in the kit and how to … Read more…

Walking on the Moon from Coney Island

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The people of Brooklyn, NY, have a sparkling new resource for creating and promoting local performing arts and community media.  Independent media nonprofit BRIC has partnered with Brooklyn Public Library to create a professional-level video production studio available to the public at the Coney Island Library branch.  The new facility will be used to provide … Read more…

Don Ballance Talks Training with AV Interactive

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Don Ballance, NewTek’s headmaster of training, took AV Interactive’s Zoe Mutter on a free-wheeling tour through the massive mix of online and on-site training that NewTek offers for resellers and end users.  An extensive library of free training videos and materials, as well as affordable classes, cover every aspect of live production, streaming, switching, graphics … Read more…

TalkShow Supports New Microsoft Skype TX Controller

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NewTek is excited to announce a new release of TalkShow software that supports the just-out new version of Skype TX controller, Microsoft’s video calling production software.  Skype TX controller now gives broadcasters and content producers the ability to control and manage multiple TalkShow units from a single user interface, and includes all new features that help … Read more…

Victoria and Albert Museum Brings Live Streaming In-House, Gains Global Audience

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The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has transformed itself over the last decade, developing a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting museums of art and design. While it has doubled its visitor numbers to more than 3 million per year with major exhibitions such as Hollywood Costume and David Bowie, the Museum … Read more…