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…

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…

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…

Japan’s AbemaTV Uses NDI™ to Unify Studios, Control Rooms, Editing Suites

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Major Japanese Internet broadcaster is using NewTek TriCaster® and TalkShow®—along with NDI networking—to create a fresh, distinctive streaming media experience By Claudia Kienzle TOKYO, JAPAN With the goal of making Internet TV an integral part of daily life—and one that viewers regularly watch in the course of their day—AbemaTV began delivering over 20 innovative, content-rich … Read more…

American Cancer Society Reaches 250,000 Viewers On Facebook Live

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By Brian Leopold The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913, and since then, the ACS has funded 47 Nobel Prize winning scientists. Since its inception, the ACS has always focused on making use of the latest technological tools, and that forward tech-focus extends beyond the research laboratory, to the way the ACS communicates their … Read more…

WOAI / KABB TV Stream Election Coverage Via Facebook Live

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By Claudia Kienzle SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS On November 8th, the night of the much-anticipated 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, two prominent San Antonio television stations did what affiliate stations traditionally do—they carried their respective network’s live national elections feeds on their primary HDTV channels. KABB-TV/DT HD—which is local FOX29—featured the Fox network’s coverage, and its sister … Read more…