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Newtek News...

NewTek Unveils Miniature Live TV High Definition Production Vehicle on Cross-Country Tour
Streaming events from 10 cities; see HD live production redefined at an event location near you
SAN ANTONIO – October 14, 2009 – NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the NewTek TriCasts™ America Tour, sponsored by Canon U.S.A., Inc. and TodoCast™. From October 27 through November 17, 2009, NewTek is traveling cross-country in one of the world’s first, and smallest, live TV high definition (HD) production vehicles showcasing the small footprint, portability and ease of use of NewTek products, including TriCaster™ and 3PLAY™.  From Los Angeles to New York City, NewTek is hosting 10 live events inviting audiences to see TriCaster XD300 HD portable live production system and the customized MINI Cooper® in action.

Sign up to attend an event at to see NewTek’s first full demonstration of TriCaster XD300 with all of its live production capabilities implemented, including live switching, live full HD streaming, live virtual sets, multiple effects layers and much more. NewTek will also feature 3PLAY, a portable multi-channel HD/SD slow motion replay system. Each event will showcase Canon’s XH G1S high-definition camcorders. Event guests also have the opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions with NewTek training and production experts. In addition, the MINI Cooper HD live production vehicle, the first of its kind to include HD broadcast and streaming, will be on display at each location.

Industry-leading companies, Canon, NewTek and Vitec® have also joined to provide four powerful live production bundles that will be featured on the tour. The combination of established products in one bundle including Canon XH G1S camcorders, NewTek TriCaster BROADCAST™ and high-end Vitec tripod systems with a custom Petrol TriCaster bag, deliver confidence for the live producer.

The NewTek TriCasts America Tour is coming to these 10 cities; reservations are limited, sign up today at

 Los Angeles, October 27
 San Francisco, October 29
 Las Vegas, November 2
 Phoenix, November 3
 Dallas, November 5
 Nashville, November 9
 Atlanta, November 10
 Winston-Salem, November 11
 Washington, D.C., November 12
 New York City, November 17

"NewTek is redefining HD portable live production," said Michael Kornet, chief marketing officer, NewTek. "We chose a MINI Cooper because it is the ideal vehicle to illustrate the small footprint of NewTek network-quality products. We invite everyone to participate in these elaborate events at exciting venues to see history in the making as we shatter the barriers to HD live production and delivery."

In addition, at you can view tour events, stories from high profile NewTek customers and other activities captured during the coast-to-coast trip. Join the crew for Meetups, live demonstrations and to check out the MINI® HD studio-on-wheels in-person by signing up online at

About The MINI Cooper
This miniature HD studio-on-wheels includes a multi-camera switcher, network-style virtual sets, full HD streaming, slow motion replay system, titling station, audio mixer, three camera ISO recorder, video editing, 3D motion graphics system and more. For the NewTek TriCasts America Tour, all HD cameras are provided by Canon and the satellite system for streaming distribution is provided by TodoCast.


About NewTek
Benefiting producers and artists with its cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek Inc. is a leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line, 3PLAY™ and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards. Clients include: Fox News, BBC, NHL, NBA Development League, MTV, VH1, the Steve Harvey Radio Show, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). NewTek products have been used in blockbuster films and television shows, including "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "300," "Hancock," "Tropic Thunder," "Battlestar Galactica," "Lost," "Fringe" and more. NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information, please visit:

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008†, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting

About TodoCast
TodoCast is the new system of choice for professional videographers, event producers and organizations.  At under $30,000, the revolutionary TodoCast kit is the first affordable lightweight satellite dish assembly that mounts to virtually any SUV, pick-up, van, trailer and some cars in just minutes. The TodoCast Content Distribution Network is also vertically integrated to provide TodoCast partners a pay-per-view and advertising engine that enables them to promote and stream live events while generating revenue through paid viewers or advertising revenue. To learn more about TodoCast, visit


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