Live News Production Simplified

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By Ned Soseman TV news may not be rocket science, but the technical complexity of TV stations that produce local news rivals a moon-shot. TV newsrooms are as unique as their call letters. The uniqueness includes the wide spectrum of technical gear supporting the local news operations and live newscast production. In the analog days, … 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…

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 Connect Pro Turns Multiple Matte, Fill, & Audio Sources Into One NDI Stream

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By Ned Soseman Jon Raidel is based in Los Angeles, CA working for the NFL Network as Manager of Technical Operations. Now in his third year with the NFL, Jon was ultimately brought on board full-time because of his expert-level knowledge of NewTek’s TriCaster system. The facility purchased a TriCaster 8000 with the Advanced Edition … Read more…

Transmitting Remote Video Camera Signals from the Boondocks

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By Ned Soseman Sports are very friendly to produce on TV. The problem is that not every production can hire a 53’ sports production truck, and everyone producing live TV coverage wants the program to look like they did. Viper Communications in Osage Beach, Missouri produces live radio and television coverage for two major powerboat race … Read more…