How Western Illinois University (WIU) Trains the Next Generation of Broadcast Journalists

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By: Claudia Kienzle Macomb, Il When Macomb, Illinois residents watch NEWS3 newscasts on their local Comcast cable channel 3, they see a multi-camera news program, rich with graphics, branding, and interesting content. Judging by the quality of this on-air product, they would not suspect it’s a Western Illinois University (WIU) student production. And when national … Read more…

Next Generation Video Interviews (Webcast)

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Next Generation Video Interviews with TalkShow Dr. Andrew Cross and Simon Lucas, the men behind the teams who created TalkShow and Skype TX, explain how this groundbreaking solution is reinventing your broadcast interviews and streamlining your workflow, followed by an in-depth look at the system with product expert Don Ballance. Find more information on TalkShow … Read more…

St. John Television Network Produces Online and Television Sports Coverage

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While the quality of sports coverage at virtually every major college has increased significantly to keep pace with what fans see on network television, the budgets to carry it out still lag behind. That’s why integrated production systems, which bring all of the features and functionality of a traditional video and audio control room under … Read more…

A Revolutionary WAAY to Produce Live News

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When the ABC affiliate, WAAY-TV decided to transition from standard-def. to hi-def. they faced a typical local station challenge—they needed to create the most visually dynamic and competitive HD newscasts on a very limited budget. After extensive research, they chose TriCaster. Using TriCaster in a new and innovative way, the engineering team at WAAY connected … Read more…

The Dream Rolls On: John Lennon Educational Tour Bus for Europe

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New Lennon Bus Brings State-of-the-Art Mobile Production Studio to Students in UK and Europe John Lennon’s legacy will live on eternally in his music. But on a more practical level, his spirit has been evoked in the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. This amazing non-profit project provides young people with free access to the latest … Read more…

How Shift 4 Live Streamed South Pole Trek

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Ordinary live programs are unpredictable enough, but live programs featuring satellite link-ups to the South Pole, news stories, and panel discussions are the kind of thing that usually only mainstream broadcasters would attempt. Fortunately, broadcast facilities specialist Shift 4 and content marketing agency Captive Minds weren’t interested in being limited by the usual, so Shift … Read more…

Miss Universe Organization taps live streaming to build excitement for pageants

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How can an annual TV institution build an even bigger worldwide audience and give its well-established fan base a way to enjoy the event year round? Those were the questions facing the Miss Universe Organization a couple of years ago as it looked to build its brand, attract new, younger viewers and create a sense … Read more…

UK National Lottery Daily Draw Show Moves Online with New Workflow

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At the end of 2012, the UK National Lottery operator Camelot, in partnership with the BBC, which broadcasts the draw, updated the draw presentation formats. This change triggered a search for new production equipment and techniques. The Saturday evening show is televised and incorporates live performances, as well as the main draws. The challenge was … Read more…

Live-streaming After-shows and Behind-the-Scenes Boosts MTV’s OMA Audience

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By O.J. Zukerman For the third edition of the Online Music Awards (OMA) this summer, MTV took to the road through eight cities in the Southern U.S. in a tricked-out vintage tour bus. They set out to break the Guinness World Records® title for the Most Live Concerts in 24 Hours (multiple cities).  Stream Team … Read more…

Miami Heat Live-Streamed Pre- and Post-Game Shows Gain Global Audience

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 By Claudia Kienzle In July 2010, the Miami HEAT really caught fire when LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined the team, elevating the franchise from national prominence, to true global popularity. With the re-signing of Dwyane Wade, the HEAT assembled three, star players to form the core of what is now a team drawing unparalleled … Read more…