Ryerson University’s newest Radio Studios using Newtek Tricaster from Videolink for video production and streaming

Feb 2016

Ryerson University’s newest state of the art studios, the Allan Slaight Radio Institute at the RTA School of Media in the Faculty of Communication and Design, The Allan Slaight Radio Institute is a state-of-the-art broadcast and teaching facility that will strengthen Ryerson’s position as the educational leader in radio broadcast and production.

Bruce Richardson, CEO of Videolink states, “Videolink has had a long standing relationship with Ryerson, providing state of the art broadcasting systems for many of the schools studios and programs. Mobile events, Radio, Television Arts & Sports, are just a few applications of the video production systems we provide. We are very proud to be part of this new venture at Ryerson”

“Radio has changed…a lot..”, Say Mr Richardson, “Over time, Radio lost market share to television and internet, but with the use of video production and streaming technologies, they are recapturing new audiences and market share.  Ryerson radio studios all have HD PTZ cameras and video mixers in the control rooms, enabling them to broadcast a television style radio show, streamed live to the internet. This is a trend we are seeing with Radio stations across Canada”

“At the heart of the facility is the Newtek Tricaster 8000, a multi-camera production and streaming system, capable of the most extensive integration with broadcast operations, equipped to handle anything: live shows, incredibly sophisticated Web programs, and branded content for cross-channel delivery to TV or Internet and multi-screen experiences. Tricaster has become a broadcast standard in television studios, cable companies, sports facilities, city halls, and various education institutes at all levels. CBC, Bell Media, Rogers, CORUS, Cogeco, Toronto City Hall, NBA, NHL, are just a few of the companies using Tricasters”

“The best thing about Tricaster is..we have all the biggest media companies in the country using them, but also students in elementary, high schools & colleges across Canada, so they are more prepared when entering the workforce”

Lori Beckstead, director stated, “the creation of the Institute has sparked new interest in courses on radio and podcasting. Students are excited to work in the well-equipped and leading-edge facility.”

RTA School of Media is built on a 60-year history of being Canada’s preeminent school of broadcasting and media production. – RTA graduates are some of the most respected broadcasting and communications professionals in Canada. Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. With a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community, Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs.

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