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…

Big South Network Talks NewTek, Vizrt, and ESPN3

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  In this interview, Ryan Salazar of Broadcast Beat speaks with Mark Bryant, director of Multimedia for Big South Network (BSN), on the recent upgrades of their production facilities. Big South, for its twelfth year in digital production, advanced to its third generation of NewTek production equipment: TriCaster 8000 with TriCaster Advanced Edition software, and … Read more…

Squash Broadcasts and Streams its Way to Global Growth

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NewTek 3Play among the keys to creating engaging live stream and social media content that has driven growth The conventional wisdom on squash was once that it was not a game that could ever be amenable to television coverage, and it would never be globally popular. Both of those canards have circled the drain and … 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…

Sienna NDI™ Applications Released

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NewTek has been working with developers toward two primary goals since announcing the forthcoming Network Device Interface™ (NDI™) SDK. The first goal was to ensure that existing systems using NDI precursor technologies would work with the new SDK with no need for updates. The additional goal was to enable developers to quickly bring out new … 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…

Producing the Show for an Arena Video Board

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“Stand by Two…take on Two.  Two is hot…” The technical director operating the video switcher for an arena keeps up a steady flow of information to the camera team to let them know when their shot is going live, and to ask for specific shots: “Can you get me some of the yellow team now…” … Read more…