LiveSports Goes 4K with Panasonic AK-UB300 Cameras and NewTek IP Series

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“Our newfound ability to produce in 4K satisfies the needs of our largest client, gives us a wider range of events to potentially cover, and enables us to future-proof our work,” said Jef Kethley, president of LiveSports LLC. LiveSports covers the ATP and WTA tennis tours for both broadcast and streaming has implemented 4K production capability … Read more…

Easing the Path to Quality Streaming and Broadcast for Gamers

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Writer and Twitch user Jeff Grubb gave NewTek NDI® a test drive recently and shared his results with news site Venture Beat. “I’ve tried it, and I’m surprised at how well it works.” Grubb goes on to say, “I even tried it with one of my PCs on Wi-Fi. NewTek doesn’t explicitly recommend this, but … Read more…

BC Live Drives VidCon 2017 Live Stream Show with NDI®

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— 3 Days – 27.5 hours of content – 465,000 views — VidCon is the annual major YouTuber convention and shares the fun with the world via the VidCon Live streaming show from the convention floor. LA-based BC Live, partnered with Ego 360, produced VidCon Live again for the 2017 convention; owner Brett Collins shares … Read more…

Inside NewTek: Sparks and Cameras Fly!

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For those anxiously awaiting NewTek NDI® PTZ Cameras and NewTek Connect Spark™ SDI-to-NDI and HDMI-to-NDI converters, good news: our first stocks have arrived from manufacturing and are being processed into inventory and prepared for shipping! If you have ordered, our staff will be processing those orders and getting them out as quickly as we can … 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…

NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server NVG1 Now Available

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— Brings Real-Time 3D Graphics to 4K UHD IP Workflows for TriCaster TC1 and IP Series — NewTek and Vizrt announced the availability of the NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server – the NVG1 – a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for deep integration with NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster TC1 video production systems. … Read more…

University Tests NDI® to Remedy Space, Budget Limitations

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By Heather Halsey Like many universities across the country, the athletics department at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has experienced some growing pains over the last few years as its video production requirements have evolved. Earlier this summer, NCCU partnered with Jack Guthrey of Marshall Graphics Systems to examine whether a cutting-edge NDI® video network … 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…

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…