(San Antonio, Texas--June 16, 2009) NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster™ portable live production and virtual set system will be used to live stream pre-event red carpet coverage of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2009 Awards at 5:15 p.m. CST /3:15 p.m. PST on June 18.
The exclusive Webcast from the Palms Las Vegas Hotel will feature live interviews with NHL stars and Hollywood celebrities, including Kevin Connolly and Michael Bublé.
“We are excited to offer passionate hockey fans an all-access pass to one of hockey’s biggest events,” said Andre Mika, vice president, broadcast and new media, NHL. “Thanks to NewTek TriCaster, we can expand the Versus and CBC coverage to include red carpet arrivals that are not part of the television broadcasts. Now fans won’t miss a minute of the action.”
“In addition to bringing the brightest NHL stars together in one room, there will be a large celebrity fan turnout on hand to celebrate another great year for the league,” said Philip Nelson, senior vice president, strategic development, NewTek Inc. “The TriCaster-driven coverage gives fans VIP access to the red carpet, similar to what you’d see before the Academy Awards or Grammys.”
With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast and project a network-style production. A single operator or small team can produce a live show while switching between as many as six cameras with two DDRs, multi-channel effects and NewTek’s proprietary LiveSet™ virtual sets. In addition to being used to live stream the 2009 NHL Awards, TriCaster is used by sports organizations, broadcasters, government agencies, schools and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.
Pricing and Availability
The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in North America starting at US$3,995. The TriCaster family of products is available in multi-standard internationally beginning at US$5,995. Educational pricing is also available. For more information, please visit http://www.newtek.com
or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441, international callers dial +1-210-370-8000.
About NewTek Inc.
Benefiting producers and artists with its cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek Inc. is a leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line, 3PLAY™ and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards. Clients include: Fox News, BBC, NHL, NBA Development League, MTV, VH1, the Steve Harvey Radio Show, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). NewTek products have been used in blockbuster films and television shows, including “The Dark Knight,” “Iron Man,” “300,” “Hancock,” “Tropic Thunder,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Lost,” “Fringe” and more. NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit: http://www.newtek.com