A Week in the Life of a (Very Busy) NewTek 3Play Operator

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UK sports fans follow as wide a range of sports as any country in the world, and a skilled replay operator may end up packing a variety of production types into a given week.  Certified NewTek 3Play operator Tom Ellis finds himself working several venues ranging from cricket to boxing to football (soccer) to a … Read more…

NFL Turns to Streaming for Global Growth

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“I think it is not just about how you’re going to be experiencing sports in the future but also TV in general.” – Adam Cahan, Yahoo senior vice president of video, design and emerging offerings. Both cable and satellite providers are losing subscribers faster than they’re gaining them for the first time ever. While this … 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…

Modern Video Technology Helps Preserve American Broadcast History

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By: Brian Leopold “He’s two-feet-tall, formally dressed, and even though he doesn’t have a voice, millions of Americans listened to him every week.” Fritz Golman, Television Director at Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications, and I are playing a game of “Name That Object.” Golman describes one of the hundreds of objects on permanent display at … Read more…

Slow Motion at the Speed of Squash

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The introduction of high-quality, portable and cost effective video production equipment has made competitive squash on TV a viable proposition and provided fans around the world with regular access to a popular sport. It has also fundamentally changed the sport itself. Squash might be considered a minority sport, but in fact, more than 20 million people … Read more…

Forecasting Nebraska Weather from a California Garage

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Adweek’s TVSpy profiled Geoff Fox, meteorologist for News Channel Nebraska, a broadcast station in Norfolk, NE serving a large swath of the state’s small towns via cable and streaming. You may recall we took an in-depth look at Geoff Fox and his setup here a few months ago. Fox makes use of the macro command-driven capabilities … Read more…

IP: “Integrated Production” or “Ignore Pessimists”?

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“Today’s smartphone owners carry more powerful video technology in their pockets than the best state-of-the-art TV broadcast or production facilities could provide two decades ago at any price.” In this well-written article in the Broadcast Bridge, Ned Soseman tracks the evolution of digital video production from its 1970’s roots all the way to the current … Read more…

Skype TX Brings Students to Clinton Global Initiative Session

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The Clinton Global Initiative brings together thousands of leaders from all walks of life around the world, from heads of state to CEOs to Nobel Laureates and more, to work on developing solutions for world problems. At the concluding session of the four-day 2015 annual meeting in New York, Chelsea Clinton hosted a discussion with … Read more…

24/7 Live Music TV Network: Workflow, Gear and Americana

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By Alex Eidman For Ronnie and Amy Wright, DittyTV was a matter of destiny. When they married, they embraced a shared entrepreneurial spirit, founding and managing a number of successful technology ventures over the past two decades. Yet music was always just beneath the surface. They’ve each been in bands since they were teenagers. Amy … Read more…

EMC: Benefits of In-House Corporate Video + Interview with Dr. Andrew Cross

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The latest news show from RedShark TV features segments on in-house corporate video production and IP workflow. At 14:34 into the video, Dave Ross of EMC is interviewed about the value an in-house production team can bring to corporate communications both internally and with clients. EMC’s team relies on a pair of TriCasters for in-studio … Read more…