NewTek TriCaster™ Delivered Live Webcast of 2008 Republican National Convention


TriCaster chosen by Pajamas TV to produce and stream Republican Party gathering to worldwide audiences

Last Updated: September 16, 2008 3:51 pm GMT
(San Antonio, Texas--September 16, 2008) NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster™ was selected by Pajamas TV, a division of Pajamas Media, to produce and stream live coverage of the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Pajamas TV, the first online media company to have its own platform for live video media programming at a national convention, used TriCaster to webcast the four day event that took place from September 1 to 4 at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Convention coverage, which includes the acceptance speeches of Republican presidential nominee John McCain and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is available on-demand at until the November 4, 2008 presidential election.

“Being able to deliver the entire 2008 Republican National Convention to anyone with Internet access is a shining example of the power of TriCaster,” said Roger Simon, CEO, Pajamas Media.

“This exemplifies the role that TriCaster plays in delivering critical government and policy content,” said Philip Nelson, the senior vice president of strategic development, NewTek Inc. “We are honored that, with the help of TriCaster, more people directly accessed the American political process and the historical events as they unfolded at the Republican National Convention.”

In addition to being used at the Republican National Convention, TriCaster is also used by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Governors’ Association and numerous local governments. TriCaster enables government, broadcasters, sports organizations, corporate communications departments, schools and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their 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. TriCaster allows anyone to produce network quality live video, and distribute the event simultaneously to web, video and projector.

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 or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441, international callers dial +1-210-370-8000.

About Pajamas Media and Pajamas TV
Pajamas Media (, an online media company, provides coverage, thoughtful analysis and commentary on issues of the day through its network of more than 90 correspondents and bloggers reporting from 47 countries and through original stories, podcasts and videos. Pajamas TV ( is a Media 2.0 Internet TV venture of Pajamas Media focused on covering news, opinion issues of the day.

About NewTek
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is an Emmy® Award-winning and leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production and presentation, animation and special effects tools, ,including TriCaster™, TriCaster PRO™, TriCaster STUDIO™, TriCaster BROADCAST™, VT[5]™, SpeedEDIT™, LightWave 3D®, LightWave Rendition™ for Adobe® Photoshop® and 3D Arsenal.™


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