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On set production with live remotes from four continents
On set production with live remotes from four continents

Video Caller Platform Provides MSG Networks with an Efficient, High-Quality Live Solution to Interviewing Guests Remotely from Anywhere in the World

New York, NY (June 20, 2019) – The Video Call Center (VCC) today announced that MSG Networks, an award-winning regional sports and entertainment network serving the largest media market in the United States, is utilizing the VCC’s video-caller based platform to support the production of its newest weeknight sports talk show, “MSG 150”. By using a smartphone and the VCC’s efficient, high-quality live video connections, MSG Networks has been able to feature interviews each night with some of the top names in sports from anywhere in the world. Read full release

May 23, 2019. In an era of rising programming costs, media companies are looking for ways to reduce production budgets, through both live remote control operations leveraging the Cloud and the public Internet as well as the use of less expensive consumer-level technology. Full Article on the Broadcast Bridge

FOX Sports Detroit will televise 17 ‘Players Only’ telecasts during the 2019 season

Hall of Famer Jack Morris, Kirk Gibson, Craig Monroe, Dan Petry and special guests will be a part of all the ‘Players Only’ shows, which debut April 9. Special guests will join the broadcast through the Video Call Center (VCC).

“With this technology, we can check in with guys from all over the world and we plan to do just that,” said Gibson, who used the VCC during the 2018 Opening Day broadcast from Los Angeles. Full Release

Intersport Taps VCC Live Remotes by Smartphone

 Top Sports and Entertainment Producer Sees VCC Platform as Opportunity to Break New Creative Ground and Increase Fan Engagement

Palisades, NY, March 28, 2019 — The Video Call Center (VCC) announced today that Intersport, a leading creator of sports, lifestyle and entertainment-based marketing platforms, will use the VCC video-caller based television platform to expand its live Twitter coverage of upcoming marquee events including basketball’s Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. Read Full Release

China Awards the Video Call Center Key Patent for Smartphone-Based TV Production and Management 

Expansion of VCC’s Internationally-Recognized Patent Portfolio Enhances Leadership in Growing Television Segment  


Palisades, NY, February 20, 2019 — The Video Call Center (VCC), a developer and provider of television production technology and services, announced today that it has been granted Patent #ZL 201380050976.3 in the People’s Republic of China. This significant expansion of the VCC’s patent portfolio reflects the company’s leadership in the field of video caller-based television production, which makes it possible to leverage the world’s billions of smartphones to enhance remote coverage while lowering the costs of live remotes and production. Read more

How Fox Sports Southwest Boosted Its Friday-Night High School Football Coverage This SeasonWith a new studio, added reporters, and new tech, coverage reached new heights in Texas“For our group, it was a great feeling of accomplishment,” says Walsh, “because we set out in the beginning of the season to figure out how we could take a bigger swath of this state and cover it. Now we are everywhere in this state on any given Friday night. It’s mind-blowing.”

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Video Call Center Delivers Live Video Caller TV Innovation to NAB Show NYBooth N1017 is the place to see the latest video call acquisition and management technology and services that are reinventing contribution and audience engagement
The Video Call Center (VCC) today announced a significant lineup of new features that enhance the company’s patented two-way video call acquisition technologies, management platform, and expert video call production services. These will be on public display for the first time at NAB Show NY 2018 in booth N1017 of the Javits Center, NY, October 17-18. The highly configurable VCC platform and services are in regular, widespread use to support popular live and live-to-tape programs for content leaders including Discovery Networks, MLB.com, Fox Sports, Tegna, and many others. Read more

Discovery Selects Video Call Center for Multi-Year Multi-Network Agreement to Produce Live Video Caller Powered TV ProgramsVCC video call acquisition and management technology and services support contribution for multi-national productions and fan engagement opportunities
Palisades, NY, August 2, 2018 — The Video Call Center (VCC) today announced that it has been contracted by Discovery, Inc. to provide its patented two-way video call acquisition technologies, management platform, and expert video call production services for use by Discovery’s global networks. Read more

MLB Hits Home Run With VCC Caller Queue Fan Chat SystemMajor League Baseball fans can tweet all they want in the hope of catching the attention of their favorite baseball personalities. But only the Chatting Cage, a collaboration between the league and sponsor Edward Jones, gives baseball fans the opportunity to pose questions and speak directly via reliable, live video chat with the game’s biggest names. Read more at TVTechnology

 SVG’s Brandon Costa sits down with the VCC team to better understand how the Sports Media industry is taking to the VCC’s video call for broadcast technology. How The Video Call Center Is Revolutionizing the Concept of Caller Video

The Video Call Center Chosen to Partner with Major League Baseball for Digital Video Caller Management Platform.  VCC Provides MLB with Flexible, Effective Solution for Producing Live Digital Programs Featuring Guests and Fans Calling from Video Apps on their Phones and other Devices.
MARCH 26, 2018 — The Video Call Center (VCC) today announced that it is partnering with Major League Baseball (MLB) as part of a multi-year production support relationship that provides the VCC’s patented call computer systems to manage live video caller production within digital programs where fans and special guests from around MLB can interact.  VCC’s cloud technology and video call computer systems were integrated into the production facility within the MLB Network headquarters in Secaucus, NJ. Read more at theVCC.tv/MLBSports Video Group, Multichannel News, TV Technology,Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. All rights reserved.

MY Entertainment and The Video Call Center Partner on Development Deal.  MY Entertainment, Michael Yudin’s New York-based production company, has struck a deal with the Video Call Center (VCC) to co-develop programs.
MY Entertainment and the VCC will co-develop new show formats and series concepts utilizing the VCC’s patented video caller and social television technologies. The two companies will also further develop some existing programs within the VCC catalogue, Read more  at Multichannel News or TheVCC.tv

Video Call Center Chosen by Television Network TLC to Enable the Production of “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” Epilogue ShowProduction Complete on First of Multiple Shows TLC Plans to Create Using the VCC Video Caller PlatformThe Video Call Center (The VCC) today announced that TLC and Sharp Entertainment have completed production of the Tell All episode of the popular show “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” using the VCC’s revolutionary live video caller production platform and services for television. The show is the first of a variety of programs for which TLC has contracted with the VCC for production services. The two-hour special is scheduled to premier Monday, October 30 on TLC (preview).. Read more  at PRWeb  or TheVCC.tv

What’s the best way to stream video from remote locations to live TV, without deploying specialized equipment in the field?One solution comes from the Video Call Center, a 10-person company based in Palisades, N.Y., which has developed a system to let TV producers bring in live feeds from off-the-shelf smartphones and laptops over the internet — from as far away as Alaska and the Philippines. Read on at Variety.com (Todd Spangler)

The Video Call Center Selected to Manage Celebrity Guest Video Call Appearances for TEGNA’s New “Daily Blast LIVE” Show The VCC Simplifies Process of Bringing Video Callers to Air and Optimizes Reliability of Video CallsPALISADES, NY – The Video Call Center (The VCC) today announced that TEGNA (NYSE: TGNA) has chosen the VCC video caller platform to support the production of “Daily Blast LIVE” (DBL), the company’s new live daytime news and entertainment show. DBL premiered Monday, September 18 in 36 TEGNA markets and live via Facebook and YouTube. Full Release on Multichannel News

New Tech Gives Host Control & Breeds EngagementTalkers Magazine ft Robin LundbergOf the VCC’s technology, Lundberg says, “it’s a showpiece for a radical shift in host-based production control and an overall exhilarating experience.”

Host Robin Lundberg Single-Handedly Manages High Volume of Skype, FaceTime and other Live Video Callers in Growing Rapid Fire Sports Talk ShowPALISADES, NY—June 12, 2017—The Video Call Center (VCC) today announced that its weekly Stick to Sports show, which airs 8pm ET Wednesdays on Facebook Live and YouTube, set a record-breaking pace for the handling of live video callers on air in a half-hour show. Read full press release here.

Video Call Center Awarded Second Key PatentExpanded Patent Portfolio Reinforces VCC’s Unique Position as Technology and Service Leader in Addressing Needs of Growing Video Caller-Based Television Segment. Read on.TvTechnology.com

The Video Call Center Debuts Bleep IT™—the Only Professional Profanity Delay and Removal System Designed Specifically for Facebook Live and Other Livestream PlatformsAs More Programs and Brands Engage Audiences with Live Web Content, Defense from Everything from Libel to Nudists is Now Just an Affordable Click AwayRead more at BroadcastBeat.com Read more at tvtechnology.com

Fox’s KUTP & KMSP announces new video-caller Pilot program enabled by The VCC. On Friday March 24th, Love911 makes its debut on Fox’s Phoenix and Minneapolis St. Paul affiliate stations, my45 KUTP & Fox 9 KMSP, at 8:30PM PDT. Catch a promo of the show on Fox10! For your chance to call in, visit CallLove911.com.

Palisades Company Creating New Genre of TelevisionA new Rockland video center may be the answer for broadcasters looking for a more reliable way to interact with a live audience.Read more at Lohud.com

FOX Television and the Video Call Center Sign Agreement to Collaborate on New Program DevelopmentThe VCC Brings Patented Video Caller Production Platform and Services to Development Project PALISADES, NY. February 23, 2017—The Video Call Center (The VCC) today announced it had signed a technology license and services agreement with the Half-Life Productions unit of Fox Television Holdings to develop programming in the new genre of video caller television. Read More

How the Video Call Center’s Tech Brings Talk Radio’s Format to TVBroadcast Veteran Tom Wolzien Says His Patented System Makes Video Call-In Shows a Compelling Business Model Read more on Studiodaily

New Daily Show The Tea from the Video Call Center and Wetpaint Speeds Past Half Million Online Viewers in Just First Month in ProductionUses Exclusive Video Call-In Technology to Engage Audience by Connecting them with Their Favorite CelebritiesRead More

Video Call Center and Wet Paint Partner to Develop First-of-Its-Kind Online Daily Video Call-In Gossip ShowLeading social publisher partners with technology innovator the VCC to create The Tea, connecting fans and celebs via ground-breaking live video call-in technologyDecember 5, 2016—New York, NY— The Video Call Center today announced that Wetpaint, one of the leading social publishers focused on celebrity and entertainment news, has selected the VCC to partner on production of its new live, five-day-a-week, online gossip program, The Tea. Wetpaint parent company FunctionX also licensed patented technology and production services from the VCC.  More here

October 2016: Facebook announces The VCC as Video Solutions Partner & Broadcast Solutions PartnerThe Video Call Center partnership with Facebook Live enables Producers to create live Social TV programs featuring video callers anywhere in the World. The Video Call Center today announced it has been accepted as a Facebook Live Media Solution and Broadcast Partner. The VCC provides media companies with a complete, one stop solution for creating unique, live, highly social programming featuring video callers from around the world. The first Video Caller Center produced show for Facebook Live, OMGOSS!P, began airing on the platform in July 2016.
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September 2016: The VCC announces the immediate availability of Caller Queue™—the world’s first “Green Room in the Cloud”Producers of Entertainment, News and Sports Can Aggregate, Select, Screen and Engage Thousands of Video Callers, Reporters and Experts using Any Video Call Application to Create Live, Hosted Call-in Social Television.Read more about Caller Queue™ in TV TechnologyCaller Queue™ is available as a stand-alone Cloud service or as part of a complete production package from the Video Call Center.

July 2016: VCC and SEAT Team Up to Drive Fan EngagementThe Video Call Center just announced that it has teamed up with the Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology, or SEAT to form a strategic partnership ahead of the upcoming SEAT conference in Las Vegas.  VCC has been chosen as the exclusive call in partner and VIP sponsor of this week’s conference and SEAT announced SEATGlobal.tv a new recurring program intended to deepen interactions within the SEAT Global Community using The VCC platform. Read more at PR Web

July 2016: OMGossip launches on Facebook Live OMGossip Brings Celebrity Video Chat and Gossip to Facebook Live Using VCC Production Technology Tv TechnologyPowered by VCC Remote-by-Smartphone and Host Control Technologies, OMGossip Lets Celebrities and Fans Join Live Video Talk Show from Any Device, Anywhere Broadcast Beat 

April, 2016: Tegna’s Second Round InvestmentTegna Media Taps Video Call Center for Live Video Call-In Services Broadcast & CableIt’s appointment television for the selfie-generation Cynopsis MediaTegna Doubles Down On Video Call Center TV Newscheck

December, 2015: Clearcom Provides New IP Based IntercomClear-Com Provides New Intercom Systems to Video Call Center

October, 2015: Video Call Center Expands Digital Access For Its Unique Video Call-in Programming – Producers, Content Creators Can Use Any IP Video ProvidersNEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Video Call Center (VCC), a video technology and content company jointly owned by Wolzien LLC and TEGNA Media (NYSE: TGNA), today announced the expanded capabilities of its revolutionary new programming format that takes advantage of ubiquitous webcam/digital video technology to create live video call-in shows. Producers of programs with video callers now have a choice of IP Video providers from Skype™ to FaceTime® and many in between. And callers gain greater flexibility to contribute via smart phones, tablets, and computers.More

October 2015: KUSA Launches Post-Debate Call-in ShowTEGNA station taps Video Call Center for post-GOP debate show

June 2014: Initial Patent GrantedTV veteran Tom Wolzien’s Video Call center differs from from ordinary approaches to viewer or field reporter call-ins to live programming is that the host — not a producer running a traditional production switcher — runs the show, choosing which and how many Skype callers to put on air.Tom Wolzien Receives U.S. Patent to Enable New Genre of Live Talk Television ProgrammingSkype-Based Patent Clears Way For Low-Cost, Caller-Based Talk TVWolzien Gets Patent for Caller-Based Talk TVTom Wolzien Gets Patent for Video Call Center: New Breed of Television?Wolzien Nabs Patent For Video Call Center

March 2013: Technology Revealed to the PublicFormer Cable Analyst Tom Wolzien Chats Up Viewers on Skype Call-In