Live Streaming the 2014 Flyboard World Cup Finals from Dubai

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by Claudia Kienzle DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES––With the spectacular Dubai cityscape as its backdrop, the 2014 Flyboard World Cup Championship drew close to 100 professional flyboarders from 22 countries that came to compete in this fledgling but exciting new extreme watersport. This competition took place in a bay near the Persian Gulf in early December … Read more…

Inside Penn Sports Network’s Winning Streaming Strategy (White Paper)

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Full Article on Sports Video Group When a businessman needed to be in Singapore on business, he was elated that he could watch live HD video streams of his daughter playing lacrosse for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In fact, Penn alumni, fans and students can subscribe to www.pennathletics.com where they can watch their … Read more…

How Nike Took A Soccer Event Social With #RiskEverything

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“These players spend their lives on social media, they want to share what they’ve done, right away.” – Will Mould, Managing Director, XYZ Five days. 50+ matches a day. Only one winning team. Nike’s #RiskEverything four-a-side soccer tournament delivers non-stop fast-and-furious action. It brings together some of the hungriest, most talented, most socially-connected teenagers to … Read more…

St. John Television Network Produces Online and Television Sports Coverage

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While the quality of sports coverage at virtually every major college has increased significantly to keep pace with what fans see on network television, the budgets to carry it out still lag behind. That’s why integrated production systems, which bring all of the features and functionality of a traditional video and audio control room under … Read more…

Vans Uses TriCaster To Immerse Fans In It’s Largest Skateboarding Competition

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“TriCaster and 3Play are a fundamental part of our live production workflow.  Without them, we couldn’t do the kind of productions our customers expect.” – Scott Robinson, Managing Director, 3xScreen Media All the young dudes were out in force one sunny August weekend, when the Vans Downtown Showdown skateboard event rolled into Paris. With €50,000 … Read more…

TriCaster Levels The Playing Field For YouTube Sports Producers

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NewTek enables partners who are just starting out to have worldwide reach that they didn’t have before.” – Perry Tobin, Technical Account Manager, YouTube YouTube Sports sets its sights on live streaming sports, every sort of sport imaginable. Every minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube; more than one billion unique users visit … Read more…

Sports Producers Keep Fans Tuned-In With Live Streaming and Social Media

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  “The best way to reach a worldwide audience is through streaming, and being able to provide that is HUGE for us.” – Sean Christensen, Director of Media, Basketball Travelers, Inc. When the University of Maryland captured the Paradise Jam Championship in November 2013, tournament organizer Basketball Travelers Inc. posted a screen grab on Twitter … Read more…

Major League Soccer Club Realize Quality and Cost Savings With Away-Game Production

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By B. A. Philips Photos by Carrie Cavalier and Cathy Sherman It’s March 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., the road opener for Major League Soccer (MLS) club Sporting KC. Anticipation is running high and butterflies are aflutter in more than a few stomachs—not just in the locker room, as players ready … Read more…

TD Garden Delivers More Action for Fans, Speeds Workflow, Saves Money

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“Now you’re able to add professional-quality, slow motion replay at a fraction of the cost of what it used to be.” – John Mitchell, Director of Audio Visual at TD Garden. TD Garden credits NewTek solutions for fan-focused experience With on-ice action as compelling as it’s been, the hurdle for TD Garden’s audio-video department is … Read more…

Valley Local High School Expands Sports Coverage with Live Streaming

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High school students have only known an Internet-connected, online world. While students’ personal lives are usually connected with friends and family online, schools are just beginning to realize the benefits of sharing major events with broader audiences through cost-effective live webcasting.  Web distribution of major events allows schools to tap into a larger audience and … Read more…