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NewTek TriCaster™ Chosen by USVets.TV to Produce and Live Stream Benefit Concert for USA Veterans

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NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster™ portable live production system will be used to produce and stream through live to tape delay, the 2010 ThanksUSA benefit concert being held on October 12 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. USVets.TV, a channel on the TV Worldwide network dedicated to United States veterans of all services and their families will be producing the event. The stream will be archived for a full year and will be available for viewing within 24-48 hours after the concert at: http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/thanksusa/101012.

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“To be able to produce an event that pays homage to the heroes of America is truly a great way to get the word out and to increase awareness of our mission,” said David Gardy, chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide, parent company of USVets.TV. “TriCaster is one of the best broadcast devices we have used, and our crews enjoy many benefits of delivering quality, SD and HD productions for both live and archived streaming of all the events we do on our Internet TV network featuring channels for government, enterprise and associations. We value the capabilities of TriCaster in bringing this great concert event to our USVets.TV audience worldwide.”

“NewTek TriCaster has been used to produce and live stream numerous events and allows producers to bring more live events to a worldwide audience,” said Philip Nelson, senior vice president, Strategic Development, NewTek. “We’re honored that TriCaster will be used for this event dedicated to the men and women who protect our freedom.”

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. In addition to USVets.TV, TriCaster is used by government agencies, schools, broadcasters, sports organizations, houses of worship 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$4,995 for education, and in multi-standard for US$5,995. 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
Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide 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: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US Department of the Interior, US Air Force, MTV, NBA Development League, New York Giants, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, the Steve Harvey Morning Show, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, ESPN X Games, Fox Sports, USA TODAY, “Furious World,”. NewTek products have been used in blockbuster films and television shows, including “Avatar,” “Repo Men,” “Angels and Demons,” “Battle for Terra,” “The Dark Knight,” “Iron Man,” “Tropic Thunder,” “V,” “FlashForward,” “Lost,” “Fringe” and more.

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit: www.newtek.com.

About TV Worldwide
Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as “Intelligent Internet TV”, Fortune 500 companies, 27 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations including the National Association of Broadcasters, utilize TV Worldwide’s live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company’s unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering 2007 through 2009. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA) (www.webcasters.org).

About USVets.TV
Internet TV Channel USVets.TV (www.USVets.TV ) is dedicated to all United States veterans of all services and their families. Parent network TV Worldwide (www.TVWorldwide.com) and the channel sponsors salute America’s veterans with USVets.TV programming. We all owe a debt of gratitude to these brave men and women whose sacrifices have preserved our freedom and protected national interests around the world.

About Thanks USA
ThanksUSA is a non-partisan, charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to “thank” the men and women of the United States armed forces. We’re doing that by providing college, technical and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses.

–TriCaster, TriCaster STUDIO and TriCaster BROADCAST are trademarks of NewTek.
–3PLAY, LightWave, TimeWarp, SpeedEDIT, VT[5], iVGA, LiveSet, LiveMatte, LiveText, and 3D Arsenal are trademarks of NewTek.
–LightWave 3D is a registered trademark of NewTek.
–All other products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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