Washington High School Connects with Community Through Live Broadcasting

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By: Heather Halsey On Oct. 14, 2016, Anacortes High School opened the doors to its new Seahawks Stadium with a sold-out homecoming football game crowd and a flood of community support, all made possible by the passage of an $86.9 million bond in 2015. As the state-of-the-art facility opened, the Washington school’s Broadcast Club entered … 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…

Adding Instant Replay Doubles Viewership of Live Sports

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By Heather Halsey As the esteemed training ground for Air Force officer cadets, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. maintains a rigorous program built upon four pillars of excellence: military training, academics, athletics and character development. Athletics are a core curriculum component and the academy has an expansive intercollegiate program with … Read more…

Sports Workflows With IP Integration: Webstream Sports/Tupelo Raycom

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By Ellen Camloh Until recently, WebStream Sports was an independent provider of remote broadcast, in-venue and studio production. Starting out in 2006, the Indianapolis-based business had focused primarily on live sports, spent nearly a decade in high demand for its reputation for high-quality sports productions, and achieved remarkable success in a relatively short time. Fast … Read more…

NDI Solutions for LiveSports Production

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By Ned Soseman LiveSports, LLC specializes in producing high-quality, TV-level live broadcasts for sporting events all over North America. The company has produced many different sporting events from football and field hockey to eSports and tennis, and poker for the World Series of Poker. Meet Jef Kethley, president of LiveSports, LLC. Three years ago, his … Read more…

NewTek IP Series and NDI Shine at TwitchCon 2016

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“When you can just plug everything into the network, it’s like you’ve got a free video router,” says Adam Contini, video production manager for Twitch from TwitchCon 2016. “You can put anything you need wherever you need it to be, so long as you can connect with NDI.” The centerpiece of the eSport channel’s TwitchCon … Read more…

Vest-Pocket Live Sports Production Truck Packs Powerful Punch

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By Brian Leopold Once upon a time, television production trucks were like cruise ships on wheels. They pulled into a sporting event, swaggering with self-importance; fifty feet of gleaming metal pulled behind a pavement-buckling Peterbilt that belched diesel smoke and deafened every innocent bystander within a mile’s radius. Once parked, these production trailers began unloading thousands … Read more…

BuffVision Rolls Out Pac-12 Conference Live Sports on Twitter

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The University of Colorado Buffaloes (CU) sports production group, BuffVision, drew the lead when the Pac-12 Conference determined to begin live-streaming sports coverage via Twitter.  Pac-12 struck a deal with Twitter to stream nine games this year and kicked off the package with a women’s soccer match between CU and Oregon on October 6, 2016. “It … Read more…

NewTek IP Series Debuts at TwitchCon 2016

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––Twitch Leverages NewTek IP Series for its Primary Stage Show to Deliver Convention Content with Ease and Efficiency –– San Antonio, TX, October 18, 2016––NewTek™ today announced the recent debut of the NewTek IP Series at TwitchCon 2016, the annual convention that celebrates the entire Twitch community, including streamers, their viewers and the brands that … Read more…

NewTek IP Series Video Production Ecosystem Targets New Markets

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“The IBC is always an opportunity to witness company efforts in expanding their customer base,” Ken Kerschbaumer, editorial director of Sports Video Group (SVG) notes, in the first line of an article where he looks squarely at this issue in a discussion with NewTek’s product marketing manager Will Waters. NewTek’s mainstay democratizing production systems are more … Read more…