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…

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…