FS1 Recruits The Video Call Center’s Caller Cloud for Live Remote Guests on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
The VCC (The Video Call Center) has received a contract extension from FS1 for the third year in a row. In particular, FS1 relies on VCC Caller Cloud for the daily studio show The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
“The sports world moves fast, which means that we often don’t know until the last minute what guests will be the most relevant for that day’s show,” says Mike Wilken, Senior Vice President, Systems and Technology. “The VCC gives producers and talent bookers for The Herd flexibility and confidence to reach out to the most relevant sports figures at a moment’s notice. VCC’s Call producers are a polished, professional, and seamless part of our show staff. The VCC is an integral part of the look and feel of The Herd.”
VCC’s Caller Cloud solution is a complete solution that combines patented technologies and the support of expert video call producers to add live remote contribution to live television production. To date, Caller Cloud has been used to deliver more than 20,000 remotes for streaming, cable, and broadcast programs. Caller Cloud removes complexity for busy, remote guests by eliminating the need to download anything to their device. VCC’s well-regarded AirFirstTM platform makes connecting as easy as clicking a link sent to them by text or email. VCC’s exclusive technologies enhance and stabilize the connection between guests and the production so that the guest is comfortable, looks great, and can engage in uninterrupted conversation with a show’s cast. Because VCC’s Call-Producers perform their function across many clients, their experience level is among the highest in the industry.
“Today’s live studio shows need both speed and quality when it comes to connecting with live guests,” says VCC CEO Larry Thaler. “At the VCC, our job is to eliminate the need for producers to compromise between those two requirements. Whether The Herd wants to reach a busy coach in their office on game day or an A-list celebrity on vacation in an exotic locale, the VCC makes it happen. If the guest has a smartphone and an Internet connection, the VCC can facilitate great conversation. We are thrilled to have again earned the long-term trust of the FS1 team.”
To experience the VCC in action, watch The Herd with Colin Cowherd on FS1, Monday-Friday from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET Eastern. VCC Caller Cloud white glove service is available immediately.