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…

University of Portland Live Sports Streaming Scores on Comcast

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University of Portland’s Jose Nevarez, Director of Live Video Production, recently spoke with Ryan Salazar of Broadcast Beat about the sports program’s successful expansion to broadcast. The sports video team uses a TriCaster 860 with TriCaster Advanced Edition with NDI™ and 3Play 425 as the heart of the production workflow which allows them to stream … Read more…

NewTek Connect Pro Turns Multiple Matte, Fill, & Audio Sources Into One NDI Stream

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By Ned Soseman Jon Raidel is based in Los Angeles, CA working for the NFL Network as Manager of Technical Operations. Now in his third year with the NFL, Jon was ultimately brought on board full-time because of his expert-level knowledge of NewTek’s TriCaster system. The facility purchased a TriCaster 8000 with the Advanced Edition … Read more…

NDI Magic Inside the Production Truck Lets Graphics Operator Stay Home, 120 Miles Away

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By: Brian Leopold Rob Moser could be in trouble. He’s working on the TV crew for tonight’s United Soccer League match between the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and FC Montreal, it’s three minutes to game time, and Moser is still in his kitchen. Worse yet, he lives more than 120 miles from the soccer venue. But Moser … Read more…

Europe: Sports Venues and Franchises Grow Fans and Revenues with Media Production

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Formerly sports coverage was something that broadcasters did and that teams and venues simply cooperated with (for revenue, when possible).  Video coverage was pretty much reserved to major league sports teams playing in major stadiums and arenas.  The rise of ever-more-affordable in-venue displays, high-bandwidth internet for low-cost media distribution, and economical but powerful professional-quality integrated … Read more…

Big South Network Talks NewTek, Vizrt, and ESPN3

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  In this interview, Ryan Salazar of Broadcast Beat speaks with Mark Bryant, director of Multimedia for Big South Network (BSN), on the recent upgrades of their production facilities. Big South, for its twelfth year in digital production, advanced to its third generation of NewTek production equipment: TriCaster 8000 with TriCaster Advanced Edition software, and … Read more…

Muscle Shoals Teacher Sees Past and Future in Media Production

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Randy Bruce, high school teacher, and long-time musician/songwriter was recently interviewed by Forbes Magazine writer George Howard on how his work with local students in media production has led to a resurgence in world awareness of the musical legacy of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  In addition to raising the profile of the area’s musical past, Bruce’s classes … Read more…

Live Streaming College Sports Brings Student Athletes Home

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By Allie Gavette Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has a total of 17 Division II sports in the Sunshine State Conference, including soccer, volleyball, basketball, and golf. Many student-athletes are local; about half grew up within the tri-county area. But about 35% are from farther afield, coming from all over the United States … Read more…

Squash Broadcasts and Streams its Way to Global Growth

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NewTek 3Play among the keys to creating engaging live stream and social media content that has driven growth The conventional wisdom on squash was once that it was not a game that could ever be amenable to television coverage, and it would never be globally popular. Both of those canards have circled the drain and … Read more…

Big South Conference Goes Big With TriCaster, 3Play and Vizrt For ESPN3

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  The Big South Conference is providing a new, fully integrated switcher-replay-graphics workflow to its 10 member universities to produce TV-ready content that meets the requirements for ESPN3 broadcasts and beyond. The new workflow is based on NewTek’s flagship TriCaster® 8000 multi-camera video production system equipped with TriCaster Advanced Edition software, NewTek’s 3Play™ 440 sports … Read more…