NewTek TriCaster™ Produced and Streamed Behind-the-Scenes Coverage of "Criss Angel Mindfreak"


TriCaster along with A&E and Image First Productions give fans unprecedented access to Angel’s escape from building implosion

Last Updated: August 5, 2008 4:38 pm GMT
(San Antonio, Texas--August 5, 2008) NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that Image First Productions chose NewTek TriCaster™ to produce and stream live coverage of “Criss Angel Mindfreak.”

The live webcast, which culminated in a “Building Implosion Escape” and included pre-coverage and post-coverage of the event, is available on-demand at

"We were thrilled to be able to give A&E’s audience a voyeur view, including a behind-the-scenes look at what was happening during the whole event from pre-show to post-event coverage," said Andrew Lipson, producer, Image First Productions. "Without TriCaster’s portability and ease of use, this wouldn’t have been possible."

TriCaster enables broadcasters, sports organizations, corporate communications departments, schools and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their fans, partners and other audiences. Now, a single operator or team can produce a live show while switching between as many as six cameras with two VCR’s, multi-channel effects and NewTek’s proprietary LiveSet™ virtual sets and keying technology. With TriCaster, anyone can produce network quality live video, which can be distributed simultaneously to web, video and projector.

"With TriCaster, A&E complemented a live, once-in-a-lifetime event with additional coverage, giving Criss Angel fans an exclusive experience via the webcast," said Philip Nelson, the senior vice president of strategic development, NewTek Inc. "TriCaster is a proven method for top producers to offer audiences VIP access."

Pricing and Availability
The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in North America starting at US$4,995. The TriCaster family of products is available in multi-standard internationally beginning at US$6,995. For more information, please visit NewTek or call NewTek Sales at 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 animation and special effects tools, video editing, live production and presentation, including TriCaster™, TriCaster PRO™, TriCaster STUDIO™, TriCaster BROADCAST™, VT[5]™, LightWave 3D®, LightWave Rendition™ for Adobe® Photoshop®, SpeedEDIT™ and 3D Arsenal.™


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