NewTek’s TriCaster To Stream Behind-the-Scenes Coverage of 2010 NHL Awards Show

NewTek’s TriCaster TCXD850 portable live production system will be used to produce and live stream extended behind-the-scenes coverage of the 2010 NHL Awards beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 23. The live webcast from the Palms Las Vegas Hotel will include NHL player and celebrity sightings and interviews of the VIP red carpet arrivals. The live stream will be available at

“Now that the Stanley Cup Finals are over, hockey fans look forward to the NHL Awards to celebrate outstanding performers of the past season,” says Andre Mika, SVP, creative, NHL. With our TriCaster-generated live stream, fans from all over the world will feel like they are with us in Las Vegas for all the action,” “Last year’s live stream of red carpet arrivals and behind-the-scenes at the awards in Las Vegas was viewed by a sizable audience; we expect this year’s expanded coverage will draw even larger numbers. Our web traffic is growing at a fantastic rate.”

The latest addition to the TriCaster line of portable live production systems, TriCaster TCXD850 won four awards at the NAB Show 2010. TriCaster TCXD850 is a 22-channel 1080p Native HD/SD live production switcher in a rack mount form factor, with redundant power supply and removable storage; eight external sources, eight virtual/mix channels; audio mixing capabilities with audio follows video support; live HD virtual sets and advanced matte generation; overlay with rotation, positioning and scaling in 3D plus animated effects; HD live streaming and recording; increased media player capabilities; and multi-view monitoring of all inputs and outputs.

“True hockey fans don’t only attend and watch the action on the ice, they live and breathe hockey, so an opportunity to watch live, as the best and brightest are recognized in a star-studded forum, is very appealing,” says Philip Nelson, SVP, strategic development, NewTek. “The live streams of past season NHL Awards has been hugely successful, and now the production has really hit its stride with fans getting more bonus coverage than ever before.”

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in North America starting at US$4,995, and multi-standard internationally starting at US$5,995. Buy any TriCaster portable live production system now through June 30, 2010, and trade it in for the full purchase price towards TriCaster TCXD850.

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