Video Services / Liveshot Studio

Microspace’s Video Services group has been a trusted provider for quality transmission of our clients’ occasional video content for over twenty-five years. Co-located with Microspace’s headquarters and Network Control Center in Raleigh, NC, our Video Services teleport and studio facilities offer a wide variety of satellite, fiber and IP distribution services for your programming from one central location.

Satellite Services

Video Services is equipped with Ku-band analog/digital/HD, C band analog uplink and downlink antennas. Each is positioned to receive or transmit to any satellite in the domestic arc.

We also offer private satellite network solutions for clients who need guaranteed dedicated digital capacity for occasional video transmissions for various applications, such as training and corporate wide news alerts.

Fiber Distribution / Inbound and Outbound

By offering inbound and outbound connectivity to the Level 3 (Vyvx) broadcast quality fiber network, LTN HD over IP platform, and The Switch, we can provide various methods of SD and HD video distribution throughout the US and many international locations. For programs that require a mix of fiber and satellite transmissions, we can utilize the skills and technologies of our partners and suppliers to design the solution that best meets your needs, both technically and economically.

Transponder Space

Microspace knows it’s important to be able to go to one resource to meet your requirements. That’s why we’ve aligned ourselves closely with many of the nation’s premier satellite transponder space providers. These alliances allow us to offer our clients a wide variety of transponder inventory at very reasonable prices. Locating the right capacity at the right price is always our goal.

Project Management

If your project requires outsourcing of multiple technologies and various geographical sites, we can assist you in locating remote studios, teleports, production crews, transportable uplinks and downlinks. Our long term relationships with highly respected vendors across the nation insure your event is handled professionally and at favorable rates.

The Expert Resource Network /Hundreds of Experts Available for Liveshots
Our Expert Resource Network specializes in providing a stress free, technically sound and a one-stop-shopping approach for your live shots for live or live-to-tape distribution.

By utilizing our Networks’ massive university linked databases, you can select the perfect media-trained expert for your news story. Most experts are located within close proximity to a campus studio with a fiber connection to Microspace. Read more by clicking the Expert Network tab on the main page.

Statewide Interconnects

Make us your first call in North Carolina for news, sports, business, government and university-related events. In many cases you can eliminate the need for a transportable uplink.

Microspace Charlotte

Located just minutes from downtown, our partners at Microspace Charlotte have multiple studio options for your live shot, VNR, or media tour. This facility offers a full time fiber interconnect to our teleport, as well as Level 3 (Vyvx) LTN, and The Switch. In addition to fixed facilities, Microspace Charlotte is equipped with a Ku HD transportable uplink and can provide single or multi-camera remote production.

Duke University

Many venues on Duke’s campus are connected to Microspace. Among them are Cameron Indoor Stadium for ACC Basketball broadcasts, Duke Recording Studios and Duke Medical Center. Duke has hundreds of media trained experts for on campus live shots, single and multi-camera studio production and media tours. It is also possible to originate live HD surgical procedures from Duke Medical Center.

Trailblazer Studios

Trailblazer Studios is one of the East Coast’s top video production companies and offers the largest stage facility between Washington and Atlanta. Located just blocks from Microspace, Trailblazer also has a full time connection to our teleport. Trailblazer Studios deserves a strong consideration for your multi-camera studio broadcasts.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC Chapel Hill News Studio has full time connectivity to Microspace for university based or medical center live shots. You can find a large number of on campus media trained experts. Microspace also offers HD transmission of ACC basketball from the Dean Smith Center.

We offer broadcast quality fiber backhauls (first miles) from all of these locations:

TV Stations

  • WILM (CBS) – Wilmington, NC (coastal NC)
  • WRAL (CBS) – Raleigh, NC
  • WRAZ (Fox) – Durham, NC
  • WBTV (CBS) – Charlotte, NC

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
UNC Wilmington offers a multi-camera studio facility and a growing list of campus experts on a wide variety of tocpics.

Wake Forest University / Baptist Medical Center
Dozens of university and medical experts are available for live shots through the Baptist Medical Center studio facilities.

Other Connected Venues

  • Bank of American Stadium – Charlotte, NC
  • Time Warner Arena – Charlotte, NC
  • Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
  • PNC Arena (formerly RBC Center) – Raleigh, NC

Our Partners

Broadcast Quality Fiber Connectivity

Microspace is ideally situated to take advantage of statewide fiber infrastructure through our partners Time Warner Cable and TW Telecom. We can provide end-to-end transmission from many venues with our connections to hubs in major North Carolina cities, including Raleigh, Charlotte, the Triad area (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point), Durham and Wilmington.

North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN)

NCREN is operated by MCNC, the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina. Microspace’s IP interconnection from nodes on NCREN’s high speed statewide network offers these facilities an outlet for satellite or fiber content distribution on a nationwide basis.

NCREN’s fiber-optic infrastructure provides Internet, video, audio, data and computing network services to all 16 of North Carolina’s public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees as well as the N.C. School of Science and Math, the nation’s first public residential high school for gifted students. In addition, constituents include Duke University, Wake Forest University, most of the state’s private universities and colleges, state government, regional community networking initiatives such as WinstonNet and ERC Broadband, and many of the state’s medical and research institutions. NCREN also provides access to national and international research networks, including Internet2 and National LambdaRail, enabling global research and collaboration.