Pain and Buffering: MediaDS Saves Award-Winning High School Media Program

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By Brian Leopold American flags flutter from every streetlight along Park Avenue in downtown Amherst, Ohio, despite the fact that it’s closer to Labor Day than the Fourth of July. At Ziggy’s Restaurant, the heady smell of Thursday’s perennial lunch special, the homemade meatloaf sandwich, begins to waft up into the foggy, early morning air. … Read more…

Vimeo Live is Here, NewTek Production Systems Add Support

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Users of NewTek multi-camera integrated production systems and media distribution systems who have been hosting their on-demand content at Vimeo can now also do their live-streaming events with that platform. Vimeo has announced a new premium professional service, Vimeo Live, which offers live streaming capabilities for the first time on the platform. NewTek IP Series, … Read more…

Live Switching Hundreds of Miles Away Through the Cloud With NDI®

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By Ellen Camloh In a League of Their Own Nearly a half-century ago, in 1968, a new sanctioning body for slow-pitch softball was formed: the United States Specialty Sports Association, now known simply as USSSA. In television production terms, 1968 seems a lifetime ago. Early communications satellites and microwave relays were just making it possible … Read more…

weather.com Chases the Eclipse with NewTek NDI®

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On August 21, millions of viewers are expected to watch the rare total solar eclipse. To experience the solar eclipse in real time as it moves coast to coast, The Weather Channel, weather.com and Twitter have teamed up to live stream the epic event. Kicking off at noon ET, “Chasing Eclipse 2017” will immerse viewers in totalities from 10 … 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…

NewTek IP Series and NDI® Systems Power Film Festival Studio and Streams

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“NDI made the setup of this temporary TV studio more easy and simple, because all audio and video distribution was carried out via Ethernet, and the one-and-only distribution device was the Ethernet switch.” – Michal Kyjonka, DISK Systems The organizers of the 57th Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin, Czechoslovakia, put on an … Read more…

MediaDS™ at the Largest IP Rodeo Ever: NAB 2017

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“One of the really cool parts [to NDI] is this autodiscovery…all we had to do was plug in our box into the NDI backbone, if you will, and all of a sudden we get hundreds of choices to choose from.” – Barry Owen, VP Engineering at Wowza. This observation came as Owen and Will Waters, … Read more…

MediaDS™ Garners Installation “Best of Show” at ISE 2017

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NewTek™ is honored to report that Installation International has announced the NewTek and Wowza™ MediaDS™ as a “Best of Show” award winner at Integrated Systems Europe 2017, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. MediaDS is the first local and global media distribution platform, the bridge between Program Out on your switcher and your audience on any device anywhere … 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…

NewTek’s Will Waters Explains MediaDS™

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Are you looking for a way to bring your live and recorded content to the popular content delivery networks, including Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, UStream, YouTube, Wowza, and others?  MediaDS™ is the first-of-its-kind one-box solution for media producers looking for a content delivery system, with easy presets for these services plus a wide selection of … Read more…