Ryerson University’s Newest Radio Studios Stream Live with TriCaster

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Radio is evolving to survive and to prosper in the Information Age. Over the air, radio is an audio-only medium that people listen to in their cars, on the bus or the subway, going from point to point. On the internet, however, radio is live television, with multiple cameras capturing the show’s talent, and in … 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…

The Weather Channel Brings Bite-Sized Video News to Your Mobile

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By Claudia Kienzle Atlanta, GA “In my 20 years in broadcast TV, I never thought I’d see a setup like this,” says Jim Robinson, Senior Producer, Digital Video, The Weather Company, an IBM Business. The Lift is The Weather Company’s first morning show produced just for mobile. “My friends in the business can’t believe the functionality from … Read more…

Harvard Athletics Centralizes Control Room For Simultaneous Broadcasts

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Harvard Athletics set a goal of covering more of the University’s sports–football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, fencing, track, swimming, etc.–even when different competitions are taking place simultaneously. Rather than moving multiple large-scale video production suites from venue to venue, they created a high-powered production control room that takes camera feeds from multiple venues to produce and … Read more…

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…