COVID-19 has had numerous tectonic effects on broadcast technology vendors, from accelerating a move to IP- and cloud-based systems to making for much uncertainty and probable consolidations ahead.
MSG Networks, a regional sports and entertainment network serving the largest media market in the United States, is using the Video Call Center’s (VCC) video-caller based platform to support the production of its newest weeknight sports talk show, MSG 150. By using a smartphone and the VCC’s efficient, high-quality live video connections, MSG Networks has […]
The IP-based video call-in service of Video Call Center helps the new Tegna show bring back live interviews using proprietary technology that ensures robust, low-latency links to interview subjects anywhere in the world.
Enabled by the emergence of user-friendly platforms like Facebook, Periscope and Google Hangouts, stations are expanding their use of live streaming to complement regular on-air weather coverage and build a community around the coverage.
The station group increased its investment in the technology that allows video call-in shows and other interactive programs and secured global rights to use it, according to VCC and its managing partner.
The station group will use the technology to build full shows of callers, screened in real time, and selected live by the show’s host. The VCC was created by long-time network executive and former Wall Street analyst Tom Wolzien, and developed by a team of broadcast, software, and hardware experts.
TV veteran Tom Wolzien’s Video Call center differs from from ordinary approaches to viewer or field reporter call-ins to live programming is that the host — not a producer running a traditional production switcher — runs the show, choosing which and how many Skype callers to put on air.
Inventor Tom Wolzien just received the patent for his Skype-based Video Call Center technology, which means he can roll it out to TV or Web providers who want to offer an affordable video version of talk radio.