NewTek and Vizrt Blended Collaboration Geared for IP Based Newroom Workflows!

The need for a collaborative IP based newsroom workflow has finally been established with the announcement that NewTek the leader in live IP based production tools and Vizrts the leading provider of studio automation tools will be able to deliver a a streamlined approach. Vizrt’s studio automation systems will haqve the ability to operate the full line of NewTek live production products, ideally the NewTek IP series family.

newtekBoth technologies from NewTek and Vizrt are truly innovative in their own right! The NewTek IP series is just a breakthrough in facilities transitioning to IP-workflows whether it be in broadcast, cablecast, and now “IPCast” whereas your live production possibilities- All you can access, rout, switch, and deliver is all over IP based connections! The NDI technology is the foundation for creating this IP-based production environment!  See more here:

“We designed our studio automation system to give broadcasters a flexible and easy way to deliver complex live productions,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, Vizrt CTO. “Vizrt has developed an IP structure that allows our customers to choose the best IP workflow for their needs. By combining our studio automation system with the versatility of the NewTek line of live production solutions, media companies have a new native IP workflow for all aspects of the production.”

The Viz Mosart, by Vizrt is a wonderful open studio automation that provides simplicity in the operations of the viz_mosart_from_pdf_789_482_ssystem. It works with a wide range of interfaces for video and graphics and provides varying levels of control from monitor only mode to full broadcast control! And now with the power of true base IP-  “Skies are the limit!”

“When you consider the demands placed on content producers today, to deliver the latest news and live sports, not only fast and accurately, to multiple audiences across many screens, including social media, the combination of the Viz Mosart automation system with NewTek solutions for live production represent what is clearly the future for the industry,” said Andrew Cross, NewTek President and CTO. “This is the result of a long collaboration between NewTek and Vizrt as we have been working to deliver a true IP based workflow, taking advantage of some of the most exciting technology changes that our industry has seen.”

About Vizrt

512-viz_mosartVizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing, compositing, and playout tools. Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide including CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, NDR, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK and the list keeps growing. Vizrt has nearly 600 employees and operates in 40 offices worldwide. Vizrt is a privately owned company by Nordic Capital Fund VIII.

About NewTek

NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From de358a52a4378d369499e85609cface3sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications, to virtually any place people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses faster than ever before.

Clients include: New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100.

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on NewTek please visit:, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr or connect with us on Facebook.

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