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NewTek Showcases Significantly Expanded TriCaster Family

Company now offers the industry’s most complete, multi-camera video production solutions for any need and every budget

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands(07 Sep 2012)


NewTek today announced that for the first time the company is presenting its full line of new TriCaster multi-camera video production solutions. With systems starting at US$4,995, it is now possible for anyone to create professional, network-style TV programs, and broadcast, stream, publish, project and record?simultaneously. NewTek will showcase the entire TriCaster family—TriCaster 40, TriCaster 455, TriCaster 855 and TriCaster 8000—which together, comprise the most complete, multi-camera video production systems on the market.

TriCaster provides people with real-time television creation capabilities for delivery to broadcast, Web, and projectors. The TriCaster line is designed to meet the demands of the entire spectrum of video producers who want to produce and deliver live events to a global audience—from bloggers, schools and small businesses, to broadcast networks, large media publishers and major event producers. With the recent introduction of TriCaster 40, NewTek now offers a TriCaster that fills the live production and streaming needs for virtually anyone, regardless of the scope of a project or size of the budget.

“NewTek was founded on the principle that anyone can create a professional looking TV show, not just those with big budgets, a huge infrastructure and a massive staff,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, NewTek CTO. “That’s exactly why we built TriCaster, and our customers around the world are proving the point by producing over 60,000 hours of original, live TV-style content every week. More and more people turn to the Web every day for video programming, and it is TriCaster producers who are delivering the compelling content that audiences demand.”

TriCaster simplifies live video production by eliminating complicated setup and cabling between production components. It combines video switching, graphics, titles, effects, media playback, virtual sets, keying, recording and streaming all in one compact, professional solution for easy operation.

“I have been able to build a business, employ a team, turn a profit, and grow and satisfy an audience because NewTek made it possible for me to create and deliver a real TV-style show, right from my living room,” said Leo Laporte, founder “Just imagine how powerful that is?and now, with TriCaster 40, NewTek has blasted down any remaining barriers. If you’ve got the idea and the drive, there is nothing that stands in your way from making your own show, or even creating your own network.”

Chyron Develops for TriCaster

Also at IBC, Chyron, a leading provider of television graphics systems for more than 40 years, will present ChyronIP, a real-time HD/SD, 2D and 3D character and graphics generator designed exclusively to work with TriCaster. Using ChyronIP for TriCaster, video producers can have access to all the features and functions offered by Chyron’s Lyric CG software directly through the TriCaster’s network interface, instead of taking over hardware inputs. Chyron utilized the NewTek Video SDK in order to develop the new system.

IBC attendees can also experience NewTek's line of 3Play instant replay systems. 3Play gives sports broadcasters, leagues, teams, schools and venues an option to deliver instant replay and slow motion at an astounding price-performance value compared with other instant replay products; the savings can be hundreds of thousands of dollars over the cost of a single system with equivalent I/O capabilities.

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for TriCaster starts at US$4,995, with TriCaster 40, TriCaster 455, and TriCaster 855 available immediately through the company’s worldwide reseller network. TriCaster 8000 is expected to ship in Q3 2012. 3Play is available now with prices starting at US$18,995. Prices may vary internationally. Educational pricing is also available. For more information, and to find out which TriCaster or 3Play suits your needs, please visit, or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441International callers dial +1-210-370-8000.

About NewTek

NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications—to virtually any venue where people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses, faster than ever before.

Clients include: “The X Factor,” ESPN X Games, New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on NewTek please visit: www.newtek.comTwitterYouTubeFlickr or connect with us on Facebook.