The First is a new TV channel launched in October and currently distributed via Pluto TV, a popular free OTT streaming service. Medialooks Video Transport has become the backbone of the team’s regular video production process. We sat down with Greg Waugh, Executive Vice President of Technology, to learn more about his company and the details behind their production process.
In addition to its headquarters in New York, which hosts the main control room, the startup operates three remote locations: another one located in Lower Manhattan, one in Houston, Texas, and one in San Diego, California. Each of these locations serves as a remote studio equipped for either a single or multi-camera shoot, and each is largely unattended. There may be the host and possibly one other person—but all of the programming is entirely automated. Medialooks Video Transport is being used successfully to bring in the isolated feeds from … Read more