NewTek™ and Wowza™ Announce Availability of MediaDS™

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NewTek and Wowza Media Systems announced the immediate availability of MediaDS™, a revolutionary real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery system. MediaDS is a hardware and software solution merging NewTek’s industry-leading live production technology with the powerful, proven Wowza streaming software in a 1RU footprint. The result is the industry’s first end-to-end streaming solution … 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…

NewTek NDI™ Camera Transforms Mobile Devices Into IP Video Sources

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NewTek™ today announced NewTek NDI™ Camera, a software application capable of turning any compatible iOS or Android™ mobile device into a wireless, IP-ready, live video source. When connected via WiFi to the same network as an NDI-compatible receiving device or production system, NewTek NDI Camera allows producers to instantly and affordably add cameras, angles, vantage … 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…

CBS Radio Baltimore Powers New Performance Space with TriCaster 8000

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Radio + Television Business Report recently covered CBS Radio Baltimore’s debut of a new live performance space for their radio stations.  Dubbed the “Up Close Performance Studio,”  (UCPS) the new venue is used to boost listener engagement and help grow the audiences for the stations in the group.  The studio also expands the group’s business … 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…

VW Rival Road Live Webcast Powered by NewTek NDI Workflow

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By Jose Burgos, BurgosFx Volkswagen presented VW Rival Road, a live webcast of Radio Controlled (RC) car racing, on Twitch and Facebook Live on July 26-27, 2016. Volkswagen factory Global Rallycross racers Scott Speed and Tanner Foust each drafted teams of pro RC drivers for the competition. The RC cars raced on an indoor course … Read more…

Live Streaming Northwestern University’s Dance Marathon

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For 42 years, one of the biggest student philanthropy events in the nation has been the annual Northwestern University Dance Marathon.  In each of the last few years, over 1,000 students participated in the event raising over $1 million each year for their designated charities. For a dozen years, Northwestern University Advanced Media Production Studio … Read more…

IP Solutions for Audience Call-in Management

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The Broadcast Bridge offers an overview of IP solutions for handling audience call-ins that are displacing traditional telephone lines and equipment in both live television and live radio. Among the use cases covered is Sky News, a 24-hour international, multi-media, news operation based in Britain where four NewTek TalkShow units are used in their west … Read more…

PTZOptics Shares NewTek NDI Playbook with Video Producers

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We’re jazzed about the possibilities of NewTek Network Device Interface or NDI™, of course. What’s humbling and gratifying is that many others in the industry are as well. PTZOptics has gone so far as to prepare a “NewTek NDI Playbook.” The Playbook pictures workflows for the Broadcast, Education and House of Worship vertical markets, as … Read more…