Modern, Affordable TV News Workflow Transforms Small Market Station

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By Claudia Kienzle Successful Saltillo TV news workflow to be rolled out across Mexico Just an hour’s drive from Monterrey, a major industrial center in northeastern Mexico, the City of Saltillo is brimming with newsworthy events, enough to fill an entire broadcast day. That’s precisely what a local TV station in Saltillo started doing in … Read more…

Japan’s AbemaTV Uses NDI™ to Unify Studios, Control Rooms, Editing Suites

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Major Japanese Internet broadcaster is using NewTek TriCaster® and TalkShow®—along with NDI networking—to create a fresh, distinctive streaming media experience By Claudia Kienzle TOKYO, JAPAN With the goal of making Internet TV an integral part of daily life—and one that viewers regularly watch in the course of their day—AbemaTV began delivering over 20 innovative, content-rich … Read more…

WOAI / KABB TV Stream Election Coverage Via Facebook Live

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By Claudia Kienzle SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS On November 8th, the night of the much-anticipated 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, two prominent San Antonio television stations did what affiliate stations traditionally do—they carried their respective network’s live national elections feeds on their primary HDTV channels. KABB-TV/DT HD—which is local FOX29—featured the Fox network’s coverage, and its sister … Read more…

Seniors Self-Produce TV Programming For Retirement Community

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By: Claudia Kienzle Novi, MI Shortly before producing the newscast “A New Day,” the Fox Run TV studio is humming with activity. There’s a lot to do: set up the switcher, position the cameras, enter lower third supers, and make sure weather maps and graphics will key into the green screen… This studio is not … Read more…

NDI Video Technology Takes On The Most Powerful Women in Marketing

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By: Claudia Kienzle Network-marketing companies like Avon, Mary Kay, and Amway have given women moneymaking opportunities and the chance to be their own boss for years. Some of those women have really found their power and now enjoy a seven-figure income. The annual Most Powerful Women in Network Marketing event provides a fast-paced, high-energy forum … Read more…

Teen YouTube Sensation Sends Beyblades Spinning Into Pro Level Video Production

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By: Claudia Kienzle  “3-2-1, Let it rip!” shouts YouTube teen sensation Zankye as he launches Beyblades into battle inside special Beystadiums from a basement room in his parent’s house in Toronto, Canada. You may not know but millions of Beyblade aficionados around the world do. Beyblades—a popular spinning top toy—is the featured attraction of Zankye’s … Read more…

The Weather Channel Brings Bite-Sized Video News to Your Mobile

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By Claudia Kienzle Atlanta, GA “In my 20 years in broadcast TV, I never thought I’d see a setup like this,” says Jim Robinson, Senior Producer, Digital Video, The Weather Company, an IBM Business. The Lift is The Weather Company’s first morning show produced just for mobile. “My friends in the business can’t believe the functionality from … Read more…

NBA D-League Legends Globetrot With Video Production Trailer

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How the Texas Legends NBA/D-League team produces its own home games for YouTube and KTXD/TEXAS47 broadcast By: Claudia Kienzle Frisco, Texas The Texas Legends—the NBA D-League team for the Dallas Mavericks—have fans throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area that watch its home games live on indie station KTXD/TEXAS47, and view replays on Fox Sports Southwest. The … Read more…

JASH Breaks New Ground with Alternative Web Comedy      

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By: Claudia Kienzle Culver City, CA While today’s network TV comedy shows tend to follow very familiar, predictable formats, JASH is something new. JASH is an alternative comedy Web network that gives comedians collaborative freedom to create whatever content they feel is funny and entertaining to their online viewers. Delivering a very free-form experience, JASH … Read more…

How I’m Growing My Business! Q&A with Brian Sheil

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by Claudia Kienzle After years of swimming against the tide, Brian Sheil is finally poised to catch an incredible wave—one with the power to transform the way high-profile television shows are produced. As a Los Angeles-based Certified TriCaster Operator doing business as Entertainment Services LA (ESLA), Brian says that after 10 years of actively touting … Read more…