Monday, April 11, 2011

The Rebel Alliance

No, not a veiled reference to the saga for the UNLV men's basketball coach hiring that has played out over the weekend here in the media.

None other than Leo Laporte and his This Week in Tech network - - has arrived at NAB. I don't recall them being at Vegas for NAB - CES, several times. It's a unique thing since of course Leo started his career on Tech TV with the ScreenSavers and now essentially has gone full circle back to episodic news coverage that goes out live as well as on podcast delivery.

What's funny is where they have Leo's TWiT set - it is directly across from and somewhat looming over the monstrous Grass Valley "booth". That's kinda like Luke and Yoda decamping right next to the Death Star. GV is the living embodiment of the great days of television. No Emmy award worthy production of any kind, no self respecting mobile unit operated without a GV switcher.

Now Leo uses his TriCaster to switch to an audience that is rapidly growing. With the new TWiT studio under construction, my guess is that they will be going all new wave software based production.

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