NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that its NewTek TriCasterâ„¢ portable live production and virtual set system will be used by LiveSportsVideo.com to live stream the 2009 USA Wrestling World Team Trials from Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 30 and 31 on www.livesportsvideo.com.
“We are excited to deliver the 2009 World Team Trials to a worldwide audience,” said Rich Bender, executive director, USA Wrestling. “Whether you are a faithful wrestling fan, or a relative or friend of one of the participants, you wonâ€™t miss a moment of the live action, thanks to NewTek TriCaster.”
“Its network-style quality, small footprint and ease-of-use make NewTek TriCaster a practical alternative to a TV remote truck for delivering extended live events to viewers,” said Philip Nelson, senior vice president, strategic development, NewTek. “Now, anyone can enjoy continuous online coverage of their favorite sporting event.”
Visit www.TheMat.com for the live stream schedule, which includes three sessions of menâ€™s freestyle, menâ€™s Greco-Roman and womenâ€™s freestyle competition on both days.
This event determines the athletes who will represent the United States at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships in Herning, Denmark from September 21 to September 27. The nationâ€™s best Olympic-caliber wrestlers will be on display, including numerous past Olympic and World medalists, as well as collegiate national champions and All-Americans.
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 NewTekâ€™s proprietary LiveSetâ„¢ virtual sets. In addition to being used at the 2009 World Team Trials, 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 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 ground-breaking technologies, NewTek Inc. is a leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCasterâ„¢ product line, 3PLAYâ„¢ and LightWave 3DÂ®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two EmmyÂ® 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: www.newtek.com.
About USA Wrestling
USA Wrestling is the national governing body for amateur wrestling in the United States, and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the international wrestling federation FILA. USA Wrestling provides wrestling competitions and programs for athletes of all ages, from youth through the Olympic Games. For more information, visit www.TheMat.com.
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