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…

Hotel Room TV Studio Is Suite Success for Young Hollywood

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By: Brian Leopold The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills is a shimmering diamond at the epicenter of the entertainment world. It’s the place Hollywood celebrities go to be seen and to publicize their latest movies, TV shows, musical projects or celebrity events. Almost every day, some notable from the world of entertainment talks to … 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…

Jr. High Students Learn Media Production on Professional Multi-Camera Switcher

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Students at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth, Indiana, produce an ambitious daily news show for the school, acting as both on-camera talent and technical directors and equipment operators behind them. The production is now powered by a newly-acquired TriCaster 460. This addition has enabled them to work with green screen backgrounds and engage TriCaster’s virtual … 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…

Election Day TV Coverage Finishes at Top of the Class

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By Brian Leopold Election Day 2016. Polling places jammed with harried voters, anxiously awaiting the opportunity to exercise their rights as citizens and vote for the candidate of their choice. For broadcasters, Election Day can be its own special kind of hell, testing resources, testing nerves, requiring everyone on the team to think on their … Read more…

AGF Multimedia Releases CharacterWorks 3 with NDI™

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AGF Multimedia has released CharacterWorks 3, a real-time on-air character generator and motion graphics system for broadcast with a wide range of new features including native input and output via NewTek NDI™ IP video transport technology. NDI capability boosts CharacterWorks already extensive integration with NewTek production systems including TriCaster® and NewTek IP Series as well … Read more…

Networks, Miracles, and Video Production

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In a new article, RedShark News examines three of the most important factors that IP workflow offers to video production.  The major emphasis is on how the workflow is able to carry multiple channels at high quality with one network cable as opposed to multiple video cables, one required for each video source. We’d add … Read more…

NewTek and Panasonic Simplify IP Setup With NewTek AutoLink™

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Panasonic and NewTek have announced NewTek AutoLink™, a new software application which detects and automatically connects to network-based PTZ cameras. The presence of IP cameras is automatically detected from NewTek TriCaster® and the IP Series Video Mix Engine. Cameras become immediately available for use in networked video production workflows without any additional configuration, saving valuable … Read more…