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Make.TV Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows With NewTek NDI

Make.TV, providers of Live Video Cloud live video acquisition and management platform, has announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI). Joining the industry’s largest IP ecosystem of products and the rapidly expanding number of companies enabling IP-based customer workflows, Make.TV will integrate NDI into Live Video Cloud to be recognizable as a source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network.

At IBC 2016, NewTek and Make.TV will demonstrate IP interoperability between NDI-enabled applications and devices located at NewTek’s booth 7.K11 and Make.TV’s booth 7.J14 using the RAI’s standard Ethernet infrastructure. NewTek’s royalty free NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared bi-directionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs, and infrastructure upgrades while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network.

With Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud, producers can acquire both user-generated and premium content contributed from crowd-sourced smartphones, mobile pro cameras and encoders. Content producers can then search, discover, select and curate the best feeds from unlimited live and near-live video sources. Producers can monitor incoming live feeds, and communicate with their contributors via intercom or chat, and then route and monetize streams to their audiences anywhere, including for distribution to NewTek’s Tricaster. 

“We are excited to support Newtek’s NDI IP technology in Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud platform for video acquisition and management”, said Andreas Jacobi, CEO Make.TV, “Producers can monitor incoming live feeds and communicate with their contributors via intercom or chat, and then route and monetize streams to their audiences via NewTek Tricaster enabled broadcast workflows.”

“Software-driven IP workflows are quickly becoming ubiquitous in video production,” said Michael Kornet, executive vice president of Business Development for NewTek. “NDI-enabled solutions like Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud exponentially increase the video sources available for live production creating efficiencies and opportunities for customers that did not previously exist. NDI is the most widely adopted IP technology on the market, epitomized by the millions of customers with access to it today.”

Make.TV will also support additional features in NDI when the updated software development kit (SDK) becomes available later this year.