PR: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Chooses NewTek TriCaster to Record and Archive Programming

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame

(July 20, 2009) San Antonio, TX

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 by the Country Music Hall of Fame and  Museum to record and archive many of its programs for on demand viewing  at

“Our mission is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music, and to educate our audiences, and we strive to be a ‘museum without walls’,” said Kyle Young, museum director. “TriCaster will help us further those efforts, allowing us to deliver our programming on-demand to a worldwide audience.”

“Cultural institutions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are always looking for new ways to curate historical information,” said Philip Nelson, senior vice president, strategic development, NewTek Inc. “These archived performances and interviews can deliver the spontaneity and excitement of music in its purest form, underscoring their importance to society.”

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record a network-style production that can be archived for on-demand viewing. A single operator or small team can produce and stream 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 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, TriCaster is used by music instrument manufacturers, broadcasters, schools, sports organizations and government agencies 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 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:

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