The Video Call Center Selected to Manage Celebrity Guest Video Call Appearances for TEGNA’s New “Daily Blast LIVE” Show

TEGNA Daily Blast Live hosts Ebony ​Steele, Jeff Schroeder​, Sam Schacher & Al Jackson speak on air with a witness of the Las Vegas shooting, Lisa Fine, live from her home via the Video Call Center ju

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.

The VCC Caller Cloud™ Video Service provides a caller acquisition and production system specifically designed to enable live, interactive broadcast remotes with celebrities, subject matter experts and everyday audience callers. The Caller Cloud enables TEGNA to:


  • Manage the process of screening and preparing callers for air in real-time. This includes the VCC’s experienced team of call screeners and the use of Caller Queue™, the VCC’s unique “green room in the cloud.”
  • Integrate video callers into the DBL production control room located at TEGNA station KUSA in Denver where DBL is produced.
  • Optimize the visual quality and reliability of video calls originating from smartphones and other devices using native video over IP applications and public Internet connections.

“Daily Blast LIVE is an innovative, fast-paced show that relies on the latest technology to engage with celebrities, experts and viewers no matter where they are,” said Bob Sullivan, senior vice president, programming, TEGNA. “TEGNA was an early adopter of the VCC and we are excited to work with them on DBL. Their innovative technology offers our production team numerous options to create an ever-changing and dynamic live…

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