Production Truck Doubles as Event Response Communications Vehicle

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Cities of America take note!  Some townships ensure that emergency responders maintain communications during a disaster by procuring an Event Response Communications Vehicle (ERC-V).  However, an ERC-V is an expensive taxpayer investment that sits idle most of the time. When authorities in Huntsville, Alabama debated the pros and cons of purchasing an ERC-V after a … Read more…

Going Live with Geek Beat TV

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A decade ago Cali Lewis and business partner John Pozadzides (John P.) co-founded Livid Lobster, LLC, and began a tech news podcast produced and uploaded from her spare bedroom.  From that humble beginning the podcast grew and evolved into the popular online weekly “Geek Beat LIVE” tech news show. Geek Beat LIVE now boasts 2.5 … Read more…

White Label Media Applies Sports Production to Election Night Coverage

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White Label Media found that a little outside-the-box thinking solved both their sports and election night coverage needs with a single, powerful solution: NewTek 3Play. The integrated live production suite with instant replay and slow motion was added recently during the upgrade of White Label’s OB production truck to HD. The system added major capabilities … Read more…

TV Technology Reviews NewTek’s TalkShow VS-100

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TV Technology reviewer Joey Gill is chief engineer at WPSD-TV in Paducah, KY. He has worked in television since 1977, and brings a wealth of experience to his reviews.  Gill gives a thorough overview of the features and controls of TalkShow, and follows up with the details of his hand’s-on experience with TalkShow at NewTek … Read more…

Sienna Announces Sienna AutomationX Integration with TriCaster for Automated Broadcast Production

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Sienna has announced Sienna AutomationX now includes TriCaster support for integrated automated production control for news, sports, live events and multi-camera production.  Sienna AutomationX integration with TriCaster allows for seamless automation of the TriCaster with a wide variety of MOS production systems, including newsroom systems ENPS, Inception, iNews, Octopus, and OpenMedia.  Sienna and TriCaster integration … Read more…

Viewers Get Faster Access to News on TheStreet

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Traders, investors and just about anyone else who likes their financial news with equal measures of “booyah” and bravado are bound to know Jim Cramer and his popular nightly “Mad Money” show on CNBC. His legendary rants, frenetic caller lightning rounds, as well as his copious use of props and sound effects, coupled with a … Read more…

A Revolutionary WAAY to Produce Live News

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When the ABC affiliate, WAAY-TV decided to transition from standard-def. to hi-def. they faced a typical local station challenge—they needed to create the most visually dynamic and competitive HD newscasts on a very limited budget. After extensive research, they chose TriCaster. Using TriCaster in a new and innovative way, the engineering team at WAAY connected … Read more…

The Dream Rolls On: John Lennon Educational Tour Bus for Europe

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New Lennon Bus Brings State-of-the-Art Mobile Production Studio to Students in UK and Europe John Lennon’s legacy will live on eternally in his music. But on a more practical level, his spirit has been evoked in the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. This amazing non-profit project provides young people with free access to the latest … Read more…

How Shift 4 Live Streamed South Pole Trek

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Ordinary live programs are unpredictable enough, but live programs featuring satellite link-ups to the South Pole, news stories, and panel discussions are the kind of thing that usually only mainstream broadcasters would attempt. Fortunately, broadcast facilities specialist Shift 4 and content marketing agency Captive Minds weren’t interested in being limited by the usual, so Shift … Read more…

Miss Universe Organization taps live streaming to build excitement for pageants

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How can an annual TV institution build an even bigger worldwide audience and give its well-established fan base a way to enjoy the event year round? Those were the questions facing the Miss Universe Organization a couple of years ago as it looked to build its brand, attract new, younger viewers and create a sense … Read more…