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…

NAB 2017: Interview with Jose Nevarez of the University of Portland

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Jose Nevarez, director of live video production at the University of Portland, came to the NewTek booth at NABShow 2017 for a conversation about UP’s growing sports broadcast and streaming program, and a look at NewTek IP Series and TriCaster® TC1 for their future growth. The University formerly contracted out live production, and the contractor … Read more…

NAB 2017: Interview with John Servizzi of Tupelo-Raycom

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John Servizzi has been a leader for more than a decade in extending professional quality live production coverage to local, school and university sports and events that previously could not have afforded such a video capability. His expertise and efforts have also contributed to the educational opportunities available at the schools and universities he has … Read more…

NewTek & Vizrt Bring Real-Time 3D Graphics to 4K UHD IP Workflows

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NewTek has announced the release of the NVG1 – NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server, a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for deep integration with the NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster® TC1 video production systems. The NVG1 combines a powerful NewTek 1RU server platform and NDI™ IP video connectivity with industry-leading Viz Trio/Viz Engine … Read more…

ChyronHego Advances Software-Driven Workflows with VPX Virtual Production Server

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ChyronHego has announced they will preview the all-new VPX Virtual Production Server at the 2017 NAB Show. VPX is a virtual server platform for hosting end-to-end live production workflows. By enabling broadcast news operations to run critical content creation and playout software in a virtualized, IT-based environment, VPX powers highly efficient, cost-effective, and easy-to-manage production … 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…

NewTek IP Series and NDI Shine at TwitchCon 2016

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“When you can just plug everything into the network, it’s like you’ve got a free video router,” says Adam Contini, video production manager for Twitch from TwitchCon 2016. “You can put anything you need wherever you need it to be, so long as you can connect with NDI.” The centerpiece of the esport channel’s TwitchCon … 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…

University of Portland Live Sports Streaming Scores on Comcast

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University of Portland’s Jose Nevarez, Director of Live Video Production, recently spoke with Ryan Salazar of Broadcast Beat about the sports program’s successful expansion to broadcast. The sports video team uses a TriCaster 860 with TriCaster Advanced Edition with NDI™ and 3Play 425 as the heart of the production workflow which allows them to stream … Read more…

Europe: Sports Venues and Franchises Grow Fans and Revenues with Media Production

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Formerly sports coverage was something that broadcasters did and that teams and venues simply cooperated with (for revenue, when possible).  Video coverage was pretty much reserved to major league sports teams playing in major stadiums and arenas.  The rise of ever-more-affordable in-venue displays, high-bandwidth internet for low-cost media distribution, and economical but powerful professional-quality integrated … Read more…