PR: TriCaster to Stream Miss Universe Preliminary Competion

Atlantis Resort - Paradise Island, Bahamas

Atlantis Resort - Bahamas

Miss Universe’s First Live Stream will Utilize Ustream’s Broadcast Platform to Deliver High Quality, Premium Content to the Internet Audience via NewTek TriCaster™ Portable Live Production System

NEW YORK, NY – August 13, 2009 – The Miss Universe Organization, Ustream and NewTek announced today that the 2009 MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition (Presentation Show) will be webcast live on August 16, 2009 from Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas at 8 PM ET on and via Ustream and NewTek Tricaster™.

This marks the first time the Miss Universe preliminary competition will be streamed online to a worldwide audience. Ustream, the leading internet broadcasting platform, allows anyone to stream live to an online audience. Using NewTek TriCaster, portable live production system, anyone can produce and live-stream a network-style production.

At the Preliminary Competition, all contestants will compete in the Swimsuit and Evening Gown categories as part of the selection of the top 15 finalists who will be revealed during the beginning of the two-hour live telecast of the 2009 MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant live on NBC and Telemundo on Sunday, August 23rd at 9 PM ET.

The Preliminary Competition will be hosted by Miss Universe 2009, Dayana Mendoza and Local Bahamas radio personality Ed Fields. London based singer Anthoney Wright will be performing his hit song “Wud if I Cud” during the competition.

This year’s judges will include: Steven Schillaci, Talent Producer for many hit shows including American Idol; Best Buddies Talent Executive Mark Wylie; Last Call with Carson Daly Executive Producer David Friedman; Trump Model Management President Corinne Nicolas; Hollywood Choreographer of Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off, Mario Mosley; and Tiza Tjokroadisumarto, Director of Retail Operations, Michael Kors (USA). The technology provided by Ustream and NewTek will ensure that viewers receive the highest quality live streaming content and that the pageant reaches an unprecedented mass audience.

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