TV WORLDWIDE LAUNCHES
TV STUDIO WITH JVC ProHD CAMERAS
Wayne, NJ (January 15, 2008) — Equipped with JVC ProHD cameras, Virginia-based TV Worldwide recently expanded its facility to 12,000 sq. ft. to create the largest dedicated Internet TV Studio in the U.S. As TV Worldwide’s primary cameras, JVC’s ProHD cameras are utilized for its 12 Internet TV channels for both studio and ENG production.
More than 20 years ago, Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide, started his first company with JVC cameras. “JVC was the first real camera that had professional features and delivered broadcast quality footage at an affordable price. So, when I started TV Worldwide I immediately purchased JVC cameras and JVC has been our primary camera line since we launched this company in 1999.”
“JVC has enjoyed a long and continued association with TV Worldwide,” says David Walton, Assistant, VP, Marketing, JVC Professional Products Company. “With TV Worldwide’s plans to ramp up the creation of more Internet TV channels, JVC is delighted to be front and center helping TV Worldwide open doors to affordable content creation.”
Shooting both in studio and ENG production, TV Worldwide has put a lot of miles on their JVC ProHD cameras. Pete Josendale, VP of Production at TV Worldwide, excited about his JVC cameras, talks about all the features he loves. “I’m on the road 50 percent of the time, so durability and functionality are extremely important to us as well as the interchangeable lens, which is a fantastic feature for a smaller frame camera. The cameras are really easy to use and the controls are in the right place. There are so many great features such as focus assist and a color viewfinder, which eliminates the need to lug a monitor. Its size is another great aspect, since we’re able to easily put these cameras in the overhead bin on airplanes.”
The GY-HD200s are mounted in the center of TV Worldwide’s new studio with the ability to rotate to capture any of the company’s seven Internet TV channel studio sets. With the studio setup, the production crew has the ability use up to eight cameras depending on the program and audience configuration.
When on the road, the production crew travels with four cameras in tow covering events live via ENG remotes, which are webcast on TV Worldwide’s Internet channels. “Shooting ENG is easy with JVC. The cameras are lightweight and perfectly balanced, making a long day shooting much more enjoyable. What’s also nice is the ability to adjust the shoulder-mount pad to fit each shooter,” added Josendale.
No rookie to tradeshow production, Gardy talks about TV Worldwide’s first live webcast at NAB, “We were first in 1997 to webcast on the floor of NAB and stream through a 28.8 modem. And to this day, we still do work with NAB to do a live webcast from the NAB show floor on our TV MainStream channel (www.TVMainStream.com). There is a large contingent of webcasters that know about JVC cameras because of our work and a lot of people are beginning to see their value for the Internet TV market, which is quickly evolving.”
TV Worldwide typically runs live remotes from show floors when covering tradeshows for each of the company’s Internet TV channels. “In situations where we can’t get a live Internet connection remotely, we record the event and roll-in the tapes live, encoding from our JVC BR-HD50 playback units at our webcast studio booth on the show floor.”
Gardy further comments on the durability of JVC cameras, “These JVC cameras are workhorses. We take them into some very tough environments ranging from ships and industrial sites to outdoor locations in a variety of climates. There’s also a lot of travel and shipping along the way and these cameras have always been up to the test, which is another reason why we keep buying JVC.”
With 400 active clients and partners, including 18 Federal Agencies, TV Worldwide has produced over 5,000 webcasts. For more information about TV Worldwide and its Internet TV channels, visit www.tvworldwide.com.
For more information and high-resolution photos of JVC’s GY-HD250 and GY-HD200 cameras, please visit JVC’s Web site http://www.jvc.com/pro.
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ABOUT TV WORLDWIDE
Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as “Internet TV for Smart People”, Fortune 500 companies, 18 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations including the National Association of Broadcasters, utilize TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering annually since 2007. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA) (www.webcasters.org).