Judo Goes Global With Video

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How video technology has enabled judo to extend its popularity, improve officiating – and develop more economic opportunities.   Judo is a sporting and lifestyle choice for an estimated 20 million people around the world, but outside of Olympic Games coverage it has historically lacked global reach as a spectator sport. This has begun to … Read more…

Sports Broadcasting at West Virginia University: Feeding the Fan Frenzy

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By Brian Leopold I am standing on the floor of the West Virginia University Coliseum, a giant, concrete mushroom of building, looking for Chris Ostien, video production director for West Virginia University’s Athletic Department. The facility seats 14,000, but at the moment, except for a stray janitor or two, the building seems deserted. I call … Read more…

JASH Breaks New Ground with Alternative Web Comedy      

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By: Claudia Kienzle Culver City, CA While today’s network TV comedy shows tend to follow very familiar, predictable formats, JASH is something new. JASH is an alternative comedy Web network that gives comedians collaborative freedom to create whatever content they feel is funny and entertaining to their online viewers. Delivering a very free-form experience, JASH … Read more…

Modern Video Technology Helps Preserve American Broadcast History

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By: Brian Leopold “He’s two-feet-tall, formally dressed, and even though he doesn’t have a voice, millions of Americans listened to him every week.” Fritz Golman, Television Director at Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications, and I are playing a game of “Name That Object.” Golman describes one of the hundreds of objects on permanent display at … Read more…

Real News Network Skypes In Voice of the Common Man

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By Allie Gavette “The voice of the common man.” That is the identity Paul Jay wanted for his news network. No advertising, government or corporate funding. Seven years ago, Jay founded The Real News Network (TRNN) as a nonprofit online news network in Toronto. Today, they operate out of the largest soundstage in Baltimore. Their niche is … Read more…

NewTek at IBC 2015: Big News, Presentation Schedules and More…

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NewTek is bringing the excitement to IBC 2015 with major announcements on advanced new workflows that will change the world of video production, and eye-popping product demos on the main stage and the pods at Stand 7.K11. Our first announcement was released on September 8, 2015: NewTek Announces NDI™ – Open Protocol for IP Production … Read more…

New TriCaster Advanced Edition Update Benefits 860 and 460 Users

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(Updated May, 9, 2016) If you own a TriCaster 860 or 460, and have not yet moved up to TriCaster Advanced Edition you are missing out on many added capabilities that were formerly only available on the TriCaster 8000. Here are some of the changes: Mix/Effects (M/E) buttons now also appear on source selection rows … Read more…

How Mustard TV Makes Great Local Television on a Budget

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When the UK government announced plans to facilitate the creation of 23 new city TV stations, they ignited a revolution in how television could become more relevant and engaging to local audiences. The question was: Who would rise to the challenge? Step forward Norwich’s Mustard TV, a small station with big ambitions. Armed with a … Read more…

TWiT TV, Web Streaming Pioneer, Grows Big by Going Lean

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It’s 2005. Longtime technology broadcaster Leo Laporte had just finished up a six-year gig with cable channel TechTV, which took a hard turn away from technology programming and morphed into a gaming network. Instead of throwing up his hands, Laporte decided the time was ripe to do what was unthinkable even five years earlier – … Read more…

Broadcasting and Live Streaming Jakarta’s Java Jazz Fest 2015:

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When Workflow Failure Is Not an Option By Karen Moltenbrey The annual Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, is without question a headline event, drawing more than 120,000 attendees from all over the world, as international and local artists perform on 17 stages during this three-day event. Those unable to attend can experience the sights … Read more…