PR: NewTek TriCaster™ to Live Stream 2009 UFC Fan Expo

NewTek TriCaster™ to Live Stream 2009 UFC Fan Expo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – July 09, 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 the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) Fan Expo, July 10 and 11 starting at 11:00 a.m. CST/9:00 a.m. PST at In conjunction with the UFC 100 Fight Card, this event offers extended coverage for mixed martial arts enthusiasts, with MMA demonstrations and interviews with UFC fighters, executives and celebrities, all weekend long from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
“This weekend is the largest UFC event ever held,” said Mike Straka, host of Fox Fight Game. “With NewTek TriCaster, we can unite fans worldwide with those at the event, as they honor their passion and enthusiasm for UFC fights.”

“The UFC is on the crest of the live streaming wave that is sweeping entertainment and sports,” said Philip Nelson, senior vice president, strategic development, NewTek Inc. “TriCaster has become the tool of choice for the creation of live Web content and NewTek is excited to be a part of this historical UFC moment.”

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

About NewTek.
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:


The TriCaster product line includes TriCaster, TriCaster DUO, TriCaster PRO, TriCaster STUDIO and TriCaster BROADCAST, which are trademarks of NewTek Inc.
3PLAY, DataLink, TriCaster VM, TimeWarp, LiveControl, SpeedEDIT, VT[5], iVGA, LiveSet, LiveMatte, LiveText, LightWave CORE, 3D Arsenal and LightWave Rendition are trademarks of NewTek Inc.
LightWave and LightWave 3D are registered trademarks of NewTek Inc.
All other products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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