NewTek TriCaster TCXD300 at Winter X Games Europe

TriCaster at Winter X Games

NewTek, manufacturer of 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 Europein Tignes, France, March 10 to 12, 2010.

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

“On the heels of Winter 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 Nellingan, 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”.

“Using NewTek TriCaster TCXD300, Winter X Games Europe can deliver HD live venue video, maintaining the network-quality coverage that audiences expect from this world sports leader,” said Philip Nelson, senior vice president, strategic development, NewTek. “They can achieve this with just one portable live production unit, instead of having to incur the expense and space needed for multiple pieces of equipment.”

Anyone can simultaneously produce

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast and project HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can create sophisticated productions while switching between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while automatically inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multichannel effects. In addition to Winter X Games Europe, TriCaster is used by sports organizations, broadcasters, schools, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

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Halfpipe at Tignes

Pricing and Availability

TriCaster TCXD300 is available in multi-standard for EUR 14,995 and GBP 12,999 +VATin the UK. The TriCaster family of products is available in multi-standard beginning at €4,995. Educational pricing is also available.

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About NewTek & 3D Storm - NewTek Europe

Benefiting producers and artists with its cost-effective and ground-breaking technologies,NewTek Inc. is a leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and specialeffects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has wonnumerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards. NewTek products have beenused in blockbuster films and television shows, including “Avatar”, “Angels and Demons”,“The Dark Knight”, “Iron Man”, “V”, “FlashForward”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Lost”, “Fringe”and more. Clients include: Airbus, BBC, the EU Parliament, France TV, Mediaset, RTBF,RTL, SISLive, Twit.TV, CBS Radio, ESPN X Games, Fox News, MTV, Nickelodeon andNORAD. NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.

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