Washington High School Connects with Community Through Live Broadcasting

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By: Heather Halsey On Oct. 14, 2016, Anacortes High School opened the doors to its new Seahawks Stadium with a sold-out homecoming football game crowd and a flood of community support, all made possible by the passage of an $86.9 million bond in 2015. As the state-of-the-art facility opened, the Washington school’s Broadcast Club entered … Read more…

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…

Jr. High Students Learn Media Production on Professional Multi-Camera Switcher

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Students at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth, Indiana, produce an ambitious daily news show for the school, acting as both on-camera talent and technical directors and equipment operators behind them. The production is now powered by a newly-acquired TriCaster 460. This addition has enabled them to work with green screen backgrounds and engage TriCaster’s virtual … Read more…

Election Day TV Coverage Finishes at Top of the Class

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By Brian Leopold Update! The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter has nominated the newscast in this story for an Emmy Award in the Student division, High School Newscast category: 2017 MID-ATLANTIC STUDENT NOMINEES NewTek congratulates Penn Trafford High School and the students who produced this newscast on their nomination! Election Day … Read more…

Portland’s Skype Live Studio Connects Audiences With Touring Bands, 300 Times a Year

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By Heather Halsey Directly connecting artists with fans in a unique entertainment experience for an ever-expanding audience craved by sponsors, the Alpha Media radio broadcast company created the Skype Live Studio in Portland, Oregon. Musical artist media tours have long been a staple of traditional album launch and tour promotion. Artists visit local radio stations … Read more…

News Channel Nebraska Expands Rural Coverage With TriCaster

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By Heather Halsey Throughout his diverse career, Mike Flood has worn many hats: attorney, speaker of the Nebraska legislature, gubernatorial candidate and “Sideshow Mike,” the morning stuntman on B-100. While Flood still practices law, he has hung up his politician’s hat to focus on bringing local news to those in rural Nebraska by expanding his … Read more…

Kansas Church Expands Worship Community With Streaming Technology

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By Jen Lynch Through the power of video, CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson, Kansas has connected nearly a dozen church campuses across the state with professional HD video productions of weekly worship messages. With churches around the country facing closures due to shrinking budgets, CrossPoint is enabling churches on the verge of shuttering their doors to … Read more…

Students Produce Multi-Camera Video For Muscle Shoals’ Musical Legacy

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By Patrick Collins There is no shortage of theories when it comes to explaining the significance of Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the history – and future – of American-made music. It’s one of four towns clustered together in an area known as “the Shoals” with a population of less than 15,000, a small town by … Read more…

Building a Virtual Studio for an Interactive Game Show

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By Karen Moltenbrey Casey Green, Ben Betts, and Todd Stevens are idea men, devising concepts for compelling show formats, including live, interactive talk shows and game shows. As founders of WebCam Riot! Studios in Burbank, CA, they are also focused on solutions, conceiving technological setups and workflows that would make their unique concepts viable. In … Read more…