Independent Review of NewTek Connect Spark™

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“[NewTek Connect Spark] has already become an integral part of my workflow around here, especially now, as I can put cameras in places I couldn’t put them before.” – Lon Seidman Lon Seidman, tech reviewer, and proprietor of YouTube channel Lon.TV, purchased a NewTek Connect Spark™ HDMI-to-NDI converter to add to his TriCaster® Mini based … Read more…

NewTek’s Native Video File Format Goes Global

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A seemingly small piece of ultra-techy news popped recently that will have big implications for NewTek production system users, and has us very excited. With absolutely no fanfare, source code from Steinar H. Gunderson porting NewTek’s native SpeedHQ multimedia codecs to the free software project FFmpeg was accepted into the official version of the FFmpeg … Read more…

NewTek’s Will Waters Explains MediaDS™

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Are you looking for a way to bring your live and recorded content to the popular content delivery networks, including Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, UStream, YouTube, Wowza, and others?  MediaDS™ is the first-of-its-kind one-box solution for media producers looking for a content delivery system, with easy presets for these services plus a wide selection of … Read more…

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…

Fortune Profiles Young Hollywood

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Young Hollywood has grown from a YouTube Channel startup that was thrilled to hit their first 250,000-viewer month, to a media powerhouse that now commands an audience of 150 million per month.  A keystone to that success is that Young Hollywood strategically chose to base its content production facility inside the historic Four Seasons Hotel … 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 New “TD”: Running the Show for the First Time

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Tanya Kisakova, a student at Emily Griffith Technical College in Denver, Colorado, shares the excitement and tension of her first experience running a show as technical director on TriCaster, in this YouTube video. After only a month in training, she’s calling the shots, and does so successfully. To show all sides of that experience, she … Read more…

How Video Can Reduce Expenses and Improve ROI

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Video solves problems. It seems too good to be true, but it is one of the best problem solvers there is. What’s my proof? Everyone knows the top search engine in the world is Google. But do you know the second most used search engine? YouTube. And we’re not just talking about cat videos. When … Read more…

TriCaster Levels The Playing Field For YouTube Sports Producers

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NewTek enables partners who are just starting out to have worldwide reach that they didn’t have before.” – Perry Tobin, Technical Account Manager, YouTube YouTube Sports sets its sights on live streaming sports, every sort of sport imaginable. Every minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube; more than one billion unique users visit … Read more…

How Shift 4 Live Streamed South Pole Trek

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Ordinary live programs are unpredictable enough, but live programs featuring satellite link-ups to the South Pole, news stories, and panel discussions are the kind of thing that usually only mainstream broadcasters would attempt. Fortunately, broadcast facilities specialist Shift 4 and content marketing agency Captive Minds weren’t interested in being limited by the usual, so Shift … Read more…