BET Betting Big on IP Workflows

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By Ellen Camloh  A History of Firsts In 1980, BET (Black Entertainment Television) became the first television network in the United States primarily devoted to African-American viewers. In 1991, the network’s then-parent company became the first black-owned company to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. And recently, the network scored another first, this … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with Jose Nevarez of the University of Portland

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Jose Nevarez, director of live video production at the University of Portland, came to the NewTek booth at NABShow 2017 for a conversation about UP’s growing sports broadcast and streaming program, and a look at NewTek IP Series and TriCaster® TC1 for their future growth. The University formerly contracted out live production, and the contractor … Read more…

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…

NewTek To Showcase The World’s First End-to-End IP Video Production Solution At IBC2017

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For the first time anywhere, NewTek will debut its full end-to-end IP solution at IBC2017 in Amsterdam from September 15-19, 2017 on Stand 7.K11. NewTek will demonstrate the world’s first NDI® PTZ camera with video, audio, PTZ control, tally and power over one standard Ethernet cable. NewTek will also show the Connect Spark portable NDI … Read more…

Kenyan Mosque Turns Positive Messages Into TV Station

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By E. Leigh Friday is the traditional day of congregational worship for Muslims, when millions come together in their local mosques for prayer. But on the other six days of the week, the world outside the mosque hears messages that paint a negative picture of the Islamic religion – messages that are drowning out the … Read more…

Panasonic Goes Big With NDI — New PTZ Cameras & Switcher Coming This Fall 

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Following hot on the heels of NewTek’s NDI® PTZ Camera announcement, offering the world’s first PTZ camera with built-in NDI, Panasonic Media Entertainment Company has announced a full line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in NDI support. Panasonic models AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70, and AW-HN130 will all be getting the full NDI treatment with availability targeted for the … Read more…

Interview with Dr. Andrew Cross from NABShow Live 2017

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  Dr. Andrew Cross is the chief architect of NDI™. He is also a leading industry visionary when it comes to IP-based production and the transition from traditional broadcast techniques. In this fascinating interview with Ryan Salazar of Broadcast Beat streaming from NABShow Live 2017, Dr. Cross delves into a variety of topics related to NDI, … Read more…

Osprey Video Announces Integration with NewTek NDI™ Technology

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Osprey Video, a renowned leader in premium video-capture and mission-critical video-delivery technologies, has announced a technology collaboration with NewTek whereby all of Osprey’s current capture cards support NDI™, NewTek’s innovative technology that enables interconnected, software-driven production workflows and is compatible with SDI and IP-based technologies and standards. The integration means all Osprey cards will be … Read more…

NewTek Connect and NDI™ Technologies Support and Supplement SMPTE 2110

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The quest for a standard for uncompressed HD-SDI video over IP is resolving down to the forthcoming SMPTE 2110 standard. SMPTE 2022-6 provided a standard for uncompressed HD-SDI video-with-embedded-audio-and-data over IP.  Broadcast technologists prefer the ability to handle video and audio in separate signal streams, and for audio and other types of data they often … Read more…

A First Look at TriCaster TC1 with Will Waters

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NewTek’s Will Waters provides a close-up look at the new TriCaster TC1 at NAB 2017 with Shawn Lam of Streaming Media Producer. This tour of TC1 covers its 4K/60p-capable, 16-input, NDI™-equipped, dual-streaming encoder, and multi-camera switching features and more. The TC1’s groundbreaking IP/SDI hybrid workflow allows for both 3G/HD/SD-SDI traditional baseband and IP-based production with … Read more…