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NewTek Launches 22-Channel TriCaster™ HD Portable Live Production System

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LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 12, 2010 – NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that it has launched TriCaster™ model TCXD850, the latest addition to the TriCaster line of high definition (HD) portable live production systems. This new TriCaster offers a 22-channel switcher, with eight HD or standard definition (SD) digital or analog inputs, two DDRs, titles, stills, two network inputs and eight virtual/mix channels. more

MTV, NBA and New York Giants Join NewTek at NAB Live Presentation

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NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that it will host “Stream or Die: How to Capitalize on Portable Live Production,” an event bringing together top broadcast minds as they reveal the art and science of next-generation live production. The event will be held Tuesday, April 13 beginning with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. PT, followed by the presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. PT at the Renaissance Hotel (adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center).

NAB attendees will connect with influential broadcast industry figures including Jeff Jacobs, vice president of MTV production planning and strategies; Shawn Smith, vice president of business development and chief marketing officer of the NBA Development League; Don Sperling, vice president and executive producer of Giants Entertainment, New York Giants and Peter Himmelman, Grammy® Award nominee and host of the “Furious more

NewTek to Give Away $60,000 in Prizes at NAB 2010

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LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – March 22, 2010 – NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show running April 12 to 15 in Las Vegas. NewTek will give away one TriCaster TCXD300 high definition/standard definition (HD/SD) system once a day during NAB. Show attendees can find registration postcards on the front of the NAB Show Daily distributed on Monday, April 12 and at the NewTek MINI HD Portable Live Production vehicle parked in front of South Hall. Attendees can also complete a registration postcard at the NewTek Booth SL10814. more

NewTek TriCaster™ TCXD300 at Winter X Games® Europe

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HD portable live production system to provide live venue video to event audience

BORDEAUX, France – March 8, 2010 – NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster™ TCXD300 high definition/standard definition (HD/SD) portable live production system will provide live venue video at Winter X Games® Europe in Tignes, France, March 10 to 12, 2010.

“On the heels of Winter X Games 14 and the Vancouver Winter Olympics, we anticipate highly skilled competitions as we unite our world-class X Games organization with France’s leading pay TV broadcaster and local expertise of Tignes for the first Winter X Games Europe,” said Kate Nelligan, live event programming producer, ESPN X Games.
“With NewTek TriCaster, we can create exclusive live content, delivering the ultimate experience to fans attending this premier event.”

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NewTek Encores NAB TriCaster™ Upgrade Guarantee

TriCasters purchased January 15 through April 12, 2010 can be exchanged for full credit towards any new models announced at the 2010 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – March 5, 2010 – NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the NAB TriCaster™ Upgrade Guarantee Program. Customers can trade up any TriCaster™ portable live production system purchased between January 15 and April 12, 2010 for full purchase price credit towards any new TriCaster product introduced at the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show taking place in Las Vegas from April 12 to 15. more

NewTek LightWave 3D® Artists Again Receive Coveted VES Awards

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Top LightWave® Artists Win Visual Effects Society Awards for “Battlestar Galactica,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “V”

SAN ANTONIO – March 5, 2010 – NewTek, manufacturer of 3D animation and video products, today extended congratulations to of all the 2010 Visual Effects Society (VES) Award winners who pushed the limits of technology to deliver outstanding visual effects in film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Of the many prestigious VES Awards winners, more than 10 are distinguished LightWave® artists and technical directors whose artistic contributions helped make “Hollywood magic” for broadcast and cinema. more

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NBA Selects NewTek TriCaster to Produce and Live Stream 2010 All-Star Game Weekend Events

SAN ANTONIO – February 11, 2010 – NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced today that TriCaster™ high definition/standard definition (HD/SD) portable live production system will be used by the NBA to live stream the 2010 All-Star Jam Session Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown and NBA D-League Dream Factory on February 12 at www.nba.com. TriCaster will also be used throughout the All-Star Jam Session February 11 to 13 to drive live venue video of all the action taking place in center court to courtside video boards as well as to on-site plasma screens. more

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Steve Harvey Selects NewTek TriCaster™ to Live Stream Daily Morning Radio Show

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SAN ANTONIO – February 1, 2010 – NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster™ portable live production system is being used by the Steve Harvey Morning Show to live stream video from the nationally-syndicated radio program. The live stream, which airs Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 a.m. CT/6:00 to 10:00 a.m. ET on www.steveharvey.com, has attracted 508,000 viewers since it debuted and continues to attract approximately 20,000 more followers each week. more

NewTek TriCaster™ TCXD300 and 3PLAY™ to Replace Live TV Trucks at ESPN Winter X Games® 14

HD portable live production and instant replay systems to provide live venue video and replays to event audience

NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that its TriCaster™ TCXD300 high definition/standard definition (HD/SD) portable live production systems and 3PLAY™ HD/SD slow motion replay systems will provide live venue video and instant replay at the ESPN Winter X Games® 14 in Aspen, Colo., January 28 to 31. Two TriCaster/3PLAY live production teams will replace and expand the capabilities that were previously provided by an expensive TV truck. more

NewTek SpeedEDIT™ 2 Now Shipping

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SAN ANTONIO – January 26, 2010 – NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced today that it is now shipping SpeedEDIT™ 2. This upgrade to SpeedEDIT offers numerous advancements, including support for additional file formats and enhanced Sub-Project capabilities for more flexible real-time layering.

“Workflow – it is not like other editors,” said Kristopher DeBolt, owner/chief pixel pusher, Digital Matters Productions. “It is fluid – not rigid and makes it easy to move things around and get things done fast.” more

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