Europe: Sports Venues and Franchises Grow Fans and Revenues with Media Production

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Formerly sports coverage was something that broadcasters did and that teams and venues simply cooperated with (for revenue, when possible).  Video coverage was pretty much reserved to major league sports teams playing in major stadiums and arenas.  The rise of ever-more-affordable in-venue displays, high-bandwidth internet for low-cost media distribution, and economical but powerful professional-quality integrated … Read more…

Big South Network Talks NewTek, Vizrt, and ESPN3

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  In this interview, Ryan Salazar of Broadcast Beat speaks with Mark Bryant, director of Multimedia for Big South Network (BSN), on the recent upgrades of their production facilities. Big South, for its twelfth year in digital production, advanced to its third generation of NewTek production equipment: TriCaster 8000 with TriCaster Advanced Edition software, and … Read more…

Squash Broadcasts and Streams its Way to Global Growth

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NewTek 3Play among the keys to creating engaging live stream and social media content that has driven growth The conventional wisdom on squash was once that it was not a game that could ever be amenable to television coverage, and it would never be globally popular. Both of those canards have circled the drain and … Read more…

Big South Conference Goes Big With TriCaster, 3Play and Vizrt For ESPN3

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  The Big South Conference is providing a new, fully integrated switcher-replay-graphics workflow to its 10 member universities to produce TV-ready content that meets the requirements for ESPN3 broadcasts and beyond. The new workflow is based on NewTek’s flagship TriCaster® 8000 multi-camera video production system equipped with TriCaster Advanced Edition software, NewTek’s 3Play™ 440 sports … Read more…

ClassX CEO Talks NDI Integration Into Broadcast Graphics

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by Michele Puccini, CEO of ClassX At ClassX, NDI has been immediately recognized as a key technology for the development of really impressive, innovative, modern, flexible products regarding our branch, which is Broadcast CG. From a ClassX-developer point of view, we can say that NewTek’s NDI technology has some important advantages over possible competitors: It’s … Read more…

One Million NDI-Enabled Products Already In The Hands Of Customers

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“NDI has already exceeded our wildest expectations and confirmed our belief that the industry’s transition to IP-based workflows would happen sooner than most people expected.” — Dr. Andrew Cross, President and Chief Technology Officer for NewTek Network Device Interface, NewTek’s free enabling technology for live production IP workflows over Ethernet networks continues to gain momentum … Read more…

Multi Stage Music Festival Relies on Video Output Server For Broadcasts

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For dance music aficionados, the Ultra Music Festival and its related events are global hot tickets. Leading dance DJs and artists such as Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Skrillex and Above & Beyond perform to thousands of people at 18 events across the world, from Croatia to Tokyo. However, perhaps the most important Ultra Music … Read more…

Behind the Scenes: Harvard University on the Ivy League Digital Network

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Harvard University Athletics has one of the most ambitious sports video programs in the country, led by Imry Halevi, Director of Multimedia and Production. Halevi manages a program of internships which provide media students at Harvard and partnering schools with opportunities to work in every aspect of video production in the challenging environment of live … Read more…

University of Portland Nets Increased Sports Media Coverage

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By: Heather Halsey When Jose Nevarez was hired by University of Portland Athletics in 2014 his long-term goal was to increase exposure for the Pilots by broadcasting games on Comcast SportsNet. Just 18 months later, fans throughout the Pacific Northwest were able to watch the Portland Pilots women’s basketball team play the Boise State Broncos … Read more…

Harvard Athletics Centralizes Control Room For Simultaneous Broadcasts

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Harvard Athletics set a goal of covering more of the University’s sports–football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, fencing, track, swimming, etc.–even when different competitions are taking place simultaneously. Rather than moving multiple large-scale video production suites from venue to venue, they created a high-powered production control room that takes camera feeds from multiple venues to produce and … Read more…