Nextologies Ltd., a provider of custom end-to-end broadcast video and streaming solutions, specializing in full-time video delivery to cable and streaming platforms, has expanded its remote production division with the acquisition of the businesses of The Video Call Center (VCC). The acquisition was finalized on Dec. 23, 2022, and the new division will retain the […]
Data from a year-long Video Call Center study of major TV news group identifies opportunities for newsrooms to use smartphone and laptop remotes to create more content efficiently and compete effectively.
VCC’s New AirFirst Platform Offers Do-It-Yourself Solution For Low-Latency, Two-Way IP Remote Contribution On Demand
The Video Call Center (VCC) introduces AirFirst, what it calls “the first cloud-controlled management system for IP-based remote contributions. Going beyond consumer conferencing systems, AirFirst provides producers with superior-quality, lag-free, on-demand workflows for high speed, high volume control of live remote contributors anywhere in the world.” Originally developed for VCC’s continuing “white glove” Caller Cloud […]
NBCU Syndication Studios Reups Video Call Center As Live Remote Production Partner For ‘Maury,’ ‘Steve Wilkos Show’
The Video Call Center (VCC) today announced that the company has been selected as a technology partner for the second consecutive year by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios to bring live remote guests to Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show for the 2021-22 broadcast season. VCC said its smartphone-based, remote contribution services “provide clients with a solution for booking virtual, top-tier guests […]
NBCUniversal Television Distribution announced a partnership with The Video Call Center to bring virtual guests to Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show, for the 2020-21 season. With the VCC’s Caller Cloud solution, the production teams can reach more people and expand the range of the stories they tell, while maintaining safe, remote practices. The VCC […]
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.
Streaming, Interactive Boosting Weathercasts
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.