American Cancer Society Reaches 250,000 Viewers On Facebook Live

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By Brian Leopold The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913, and since then, the ACS has funded 47 Nobel Prize winning scientists. Since its inception, the ACS has always focused on making use of the latest technological tools, and that forward tech-focus extends beyond the research laboratory, to the way the ACS communicates their … Read more…

American Cancer Society Delivers Lifesaving Messages With Multi-Camera Video

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By Brian Leopold Let’s face it. Unless you’re an emergency room doctor or nurse (and if you are, then God bless you) very few of us leave work knowing we’ve saved lives. But that’s exactly how the men and women who work at the American Cancer Society feel every day. Nearly everything the employees of … Read more…

WOAI / KABB TV Stream Election Coverage Via Facebook Live

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By Claudia Kienzle SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS On November 8th, the night of the much-anticipated 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, two prominent San Antonio television stations did what affiliate stations traditionally do—they carried their respective network’s live national elections feeds on their primary HDTV channels. KABB-TV/DT HD—which is local FOX29—featured the Fox network’s coverage, and its sister … Read more…

Indonesian Telecom Company Drones Up Innovative Live Video Event

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By Howard Carder Indonesian mobile phone network provider, Telkomsel, was searching for a creative and memorable way to demonstrate their nationwide 4G coverage. As a testament to the strength of their network, Telkomsel wanted to host some type of non-traditional, real-time event based on solid-bandwidth mobile technology that was also interesting, fun and memorable. No … Read more…

Tech Tour of the Lennon Educational Tour Bus 2016

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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a set of fully-equipped audio recording and video production studios on wheels.  The Lennon Bus brings these facilities to schools across North America to honor the memory and extend the legacy of John Lennon. Students can have the complete creative experience of performing and producing music videos and … Read more…

NewTek IP Series and NDI Shine at TwitchCon 2016

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“When you can just plug everything into the network, it’s like you’ve got a free video router,” says Adam Contini, video production manager for Twitch from TwitchCon 2016. “You can put anything you need wherever you need it to be, so long as you can connect with NDI.” The centerpiece of the eSport channel’s TwitchCon … Read more…

Vest-Pocket Live Sports Production Truck Packs Powerful Punch

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By Brian Leopold Once upon a time, television production trucks were like cruise ships on wheels. They pulled into a sporting event, swaggering with self-importance; fifty feet of gleaming metal pulled behind a pavement-buckling Peterbilt that belched diesel smoke and deafened every innocent bystander within a mile’s radius. Once parked, these production trailers began unloading thousands … 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…

Interview with Key Code Media’s Michael Kammes and NewTek’s Rex Olson at SMPTE 2016

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  Broadcast Beat’s Ryan Salazar sat down with Rex Olson, VP of marketing programs for NewTek, and Michael Kammes, director of technology at Key Code Media for an in-depth discussion of NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI™), a technology that is bringing bi-directional IP workflow to video production. NDI’s impact is not only present across NewTek’s … Read more…

Whirlpool Corporation Spin Cycles Its Sales Force with Advantage Live Video

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By Brian Leopold It’s been a problem for businesses for decades. What’s the best way to quickly and effectively disseminate product information and support material to a far-flung sales force spread across miles of territory? For Whirlpool, a global corporation headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the challenge wasn’t new, but the answers they came up … Read more…