Posts on Sep 2016

John Basedow at the co-host?

Last night on OMGOSS!P, host Jeremy Hassell was joined in the VCC studio by OMGOSS!P regular John Basedow. Basedow held down the co-host chair with his regular one-line zingers and had our staff, callers and viewers rolling in delight. Among his many one liners last night, Basedown taught us a new acronym, TT, which means ‘too through.’ When you are just fed up and ‘can’t take it no more’, you are TT.

While he was here, Basedow took it upon himself to lift up our staff. No really, he picked us up. 

As a man who loves to be ahead of the curve, Basedow gave our host controls (HAT) a whirl. Before we could even get the words out to tell him how it works, Basedow was bringing in callers and asking “hey, how do I pull up a three caller shot?” There are no baby steps with fitness master John Basedow. We’re honestly a little surprised he didn’t take over the host control mid-show. 

What would a Basedow visit be without the famous point? Before leaving, Basedow took a picture with our team and he gave his famous stoic look and really-personal-feeling point. John Basedow wants YOU… to call into OMGOSS!P. 

Uncle Basedow, please come back and visit soon!

Welcome Back to Will

Just a quick note to say welcome back to our own Will Milne, who was on vacation in Europe.   He returned to find his work-space tastefully decorated – – but despite the danger, he jumped back into the swing of things right away.

Will is the creator of the HAT system, the TOP HAT (Touchscreen) and the recent HAT on a PC product.  He also oversees the software development department.

I’d add the caption: CAUTION, BRILLIANCE AT WORK!

 

 

 

Remote Host on Laptop

I am very excited to announce that our tech team has met yet another huge milestone.  Our remote host system can now control a full production from just about anywhere, on just about any laptop.    We can now retrofit a customer’s laptop with a high-definition camera, custom control panel, a touch screen, a tally light, and of course our HAT software to permit control anywhere.  You add internet access, lighting, mic and headset – and you have an almost instant  full host position.   

The host can then not only select the callers on the show, but can roll opens and closes, bumpers, videos and still graphics, and perform all of the functions normally reserved for the broadcast host position.    Tally and our patented pre-tally system are all enabled, along with a heads up display showing the host all 8 callers, their topic information, program and the HAT automation system.

Our initial tests have been completed and I am pleased that the system passed it’s tests with flying colors.   Cannot wait to show it to our customers!

 

OMGOSS!P Recap

Last night marked TalkCenterAmerica’s fourth week in a row of using the Video Call Center’s Caller Queue technology. An infinite number of callers enter the queue to watch the live stream and await their chance to be on TV. The producer, who can see the Callers’ name, topic and location, decides who to send to a call computer for the chance to be approved or denied air time. 

OMGOSS!P (presented by TalkCenterAmerica) filtered through fourteen callers in a thirty minute show last night. Callers who were not suitable for the show (either due to content or presentation) were passed over to make room for callers who brought more “wow” factor to the broadcast.

Among OMGOSS!P’s guests last night were LGBT powerhouses TS Madison & Shauna Brooks and actor JustinRayne. The celebrities and OMGOSS!P regulars weighed in on the most scandalous trending topics, such as: Chris Brown’s most recent arrest; Rihanna, Britney Spears & Beyonce at the VMA’s; Logo’s Gay Bachelor & more! 

 

Disclaimer: Guests of OMGOSS!P are not limited to the human species. TalkCenterAmerica prides itself on taxonomic diversity.

To watch the full episode, head over to OMGOSSIP.TV