NewTek and BMXTVDIRECT.COM announce partnership to stream ABA BMX Races Live using TriCasterPRO
NewTek, manufacturer of video and
3D animation products, today announced that its TriCasterPRO will be used to
stream multi-camera, live video of the American Bicycle Association’s (
ABA) National BMX race
series. Carried live on ABABMX.TV, this collaboration will connect the largest
sanctioning body in the
States for bicycle motocross sports with its
growing online audience.
TriCasterPRO is a portable, live production suite with a comprehensive toolset
designed to facilitate live production for any organization – including
broadcasters, corporations, educators, churches and individuals who would like
to reach local and worldwide audiences with professional-quality, multi-camera
video via the Internet.
ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and
adults in the
Representing 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27
event-national race schedule, the
is the leading promoter and facilitator of “action sports” or “X-activities.” ABABMX.TV
was created when the American Bicycle Association joined forces this year with BMXTVDIRECT.COM.
BMXTVDIRECT.COM is a division of Lillethorup Productions, Inc., an Omaha,
Nebraska-based video production company that has supported BMX events for more
than 25 years.
“In the average ABA National race weekend, we cover
between 150 – 300 motos and over 100 main events with 1,000 to 2,500 racers,”
said Tim Lillethorup, President, Lillethorup Productions. “The portability, low
cost and ease-of-use we found with TriCaster has allowed us to focus on making
a great show instead of setting up racks and racks of expensive gear. Thousands
of BMX fans around the globe are watching their favorite racers thanks to
“The Internet television revolution is here,” said
Philip Nelson, Vice President, Video Sales and Marketing. “A traditional
television network won’t broadcast 12 hours of content from a single sport over
the course of a race weekend. ABABMX.TV allows the fan to choose what content
THEY want watch, with hundreds of motos to choose from. We are honored that
TriCasterPRO was chosen as the enabling technology for this ambitious project.
Our partnership is very timely, as BMX grows from the leading X-Game activity
to a 2008 Olympic sport. We have great expectations for this exciting
TriCasterPRO Features Include:
Portable live presentation from a 10 pound box less
than one cubic foot.
Live streaming to the corporate Intranet or the Web
without licensing or per-seat fees
Virtual VCR cues digital video clips and plays them
back the instant they are selected.
Integrated real-time video editing allows for
on-site changes and client approvals
Output to composite, S-Video or component
Simultaneous output to video, Internet and projector
Archive presentations to hard drive for later
playback, editing or on-demand streaming
Pricing and Availability
TriCasterPRO is available for a suggested retail price of $6,995 US. For more
information or to purchase, call NewTek Sales at 1-800-843-8934.
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