Arena Football League Expands ArenaBowl Live Coverage Using NewTek TriCaster

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Eight shows from five venues, TriCaster™ gives AFL fans around the world access to events and activities surrounding ArenaBowl XXI

Last Updated: July 27, 2007 9:51 pm GMT
(San Antonio, Texas -- July 27, 2007) NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the Arena Football League selected NewTek's TriCaster™ to assist in the production of eight live webcasts of ArenaBowl XXI New Orleans Weekend events.

TriCaster's portable, live production broadcast capabilities help make it possible for fans the world over to experience these events in New Orleans via arenafootball.com: including: Media Day, AFL Radio's coverage of ArenaBowl XXI, the ADT ArenaBall Awards Gala, and pre- and post-game coverage starting July 27th through game day on July 29th.

"TriCaster was designed for exactly this kind of challenge," said Philip Nelson, NewTek's Senior Vice President, Strategic Development. "Doing eight webcasts at five different venues in only three days is certainly ambitious, but we're excited that the portability, broadcast quality and ease of setup with TriCaster makes it possible."

TriCaster enables sports organizations, corporate communications departments, broadcasters, schools and others to provide a whole new level of extended programming and content to their fans, partners and other constituencies. Now, a single operator can produce a live show switching between as many as six cameras with two VCR's, multi-channel effects, and NewTek's proprietary virtual sets and keying technology using TriCaster.

"We're excited to give our fans the complete experience of the activities surrounding ArenaBowl XXI New Orleans Weekend." said Marc Lowitz, President of the AFL Network. "With the assistance of the NewTek TriCaster and XOS Technology, Arena Football fans around the world won't have to miss a single moment of the excitement."

Pricing and Availability
TriCaster STUDIO in NTSC is available in North America for $9,995US. TriCaster STUDIO is available in dual standard internationally for $11,995US. For more information, please visit http://www.NewTek.com or call NewTek Sales at 1-800-368-5441, international callers dial +1-210-370-8000.

About NewTek
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is an Emmy® Award-winning and leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation, animation and special effects tools including TriCaster™, TriCaster Pro™, TriCaster STUDIO™, VT[4]™, SpeedEDIT™, 3D Arsenal™ and LightWave 3D®.

About XOS Technologies, Inc.
In its mission to offer comprehensive, cutting-edge technology solutions geared to help professional and collegiate sports teams, conferences, leagues and athletic administrators win on and off the field, XOS Technologies specializes in Coaching Solutions, Facilities Design & Integration, XOS Network Interactive Fan Services and XOS Total Ticketing & Donor Management – which help teams and leagues integrate video, data and fan management technologies to assure maximum return on each investment. XOS products can be found at practice facilities, arenas and on the road across the country. XOS serves more than 500 clients representing more than 950 teams in the NFL, AFL, CFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, NAIA, NCAA and in NASCAR. For additional information, visit http://www.XOSTech.com

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