Harvard Athletics Centralizes Control Rooms with NDI® and Existing Network

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It was NewTek’s new NDI® (Network Device Interface) technology that proved to be the game-changer… “A better world” when it comes to sports production for universities and colleges is to have one control room, move nothing around, and yet be able to cover sports at any venue on the campus. With baseband equipment that’s a … Read more…

LiveSports Goes 4K with Panasonic AK-UB300 Cameras and NewTek IP Series

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“Our newfound ability to produce in 4K satisfies the needs of our largest client, gives us a wider range of events to potentially cover, and enables us to future-proof our work,” said Jef Kethley, president of LiveSports LLC. LiveSports covers the ATP and WTA tennis tours for both broadcast and streaming has implemented 4K production capability … Read more…

Future of Sports Content Creation Adds Fan Contributions to the Mix

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Integrating fan-generated content into the media mix at the in-venue experience was the topic of a panel at the Sports Venue Technology Summit at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. NewTek’s Will Waters, Snell Advanced Media’s (SAM) Tim Felstead, and Avid’s Ben Davison talked about the opportunities such fan engagement offered for sports teams and venues, with RH … 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…

Big South Conference Goes Big With TriCaster, 3Play and Vizrt For ESPN3

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  The Big South Conference is providing a new, fully integrated switcher-replay-graphics workflow to its 10 member universities to produce TV-ready content that meets the requirements for ESPN3 broadcasts and beyond. The new workflow is based on NewTek’s flagship TriCaster® 8000 multi-camera video production system equipped with TriCaster Advanced Edition software, NewTek’s 3Play™ 440 sports … Read more…

Drone and TriCaster Power Coverage of Cross Country Championships

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Cross Country competitions pose a geographical challenge for coverage that stadium-based events do not.  Drones add an extra perspective to stadium-based events that are already well-supplied with points of view that provide insight in detail into the action on the field.  However, they offer much more than just another angle for a sport that is … Read more…

Philip Nelson Talks NDI™ and TalkShow® VS-4000

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Sports Video Group’s Brandon Costa sat down just before NAB 2016 for a talk with Philip Nelson, Chief Relationship Officer at NewTek. In the SVG interview, Philip breaks down NewTek’s impact on IP workflows with NDI™, on video call management for broadcast with TalkShow® VS 100, and shares the details on the new model TalkShow … Read more…

Behind the Scenes: Harvard University on the Ivy League Digital Network

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Harvard University Athletics has one of the most ambitious sports video programs in the country, led by Imry Halevi, Director of Multimedia and Production. Halevi manages a program of internships which provide media students at Harvard and partnering schools with opportunities to work in every aspect of video production in the challenging environment of live … Read more…

Arsenal Football Club: How to Build A Global Fan Base

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Sports leagues and teams can grow and prosper in ways they never imagined before.  A team can take itself global with the right strategic combination of branding, fan experiences, content and distribution.  Properly monetizing attendance, viewing, sponsorships and merchandise for the local and global fans drives revenues many times over what a local sports franchise … Read more…

A Week in the Life of a (Very Busy) NewTek 3Play Operator

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UK sports fans follow as wide a range of sports as any country in the world, and a skilled replay operator may end up packing a variety of production types into a given week.  Certified NewTek 3Play operator Tom Ellis finds himself working several venues ranging from cricket to boxing to football (soccer) to a … Read more…