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NBA D-League Live Streaming with TriCaster

Fans Can Access All Webcasts for Free on D-League.com (January 21, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-1-21--NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, and the National Basketball Development League (NBA D-League) announced that the league will utilize TriCaster, the portable production and virtual set system, to deliver live video webcasts of all D-League games throughout the remainder of the 2007-08 season.

All 14 NBA D-League teams will utilize the TriCaster to produce and stream games from their arenas to a worldwide audience.  The live webcasts of games can be viewed by fans for free at the official NBA D-League Web site at http://www.nba.com/dleague.

?Working with NewTek provides fans around the world with the unique opportunity to watch the next generation of NBA stars as their careers evolve, said Mike Rokosa, NBA VP of Engineering. ?TriCasters reliability, portability and cost-efficiency make it possible for us to professionally produce and stream every D-League game live.
?We are delighted to be teaming with the NBA D-League to produce live webcasts of every game, said Philip Nelson, Sr. Vice President, Strategic Development. ?In addition to delivering the performances of the sports next stars to basketball fans worldwide, TriCaster enables the NBA D-League to give them unprecedented access to each game, with additional behind-the-scenes insights and commentary.



TriCaster enables sports organizations, corporate communications departments, broadcasters, schools and others to provide a whole new level of extended programming and content to their fans, partners and other audiences. Now, a single operator can produce a live show switching between as many as six cameras with two VCRs, multi-channel effects, and NewTeks proprietary virtual sets and keying technology using TriCaster.
 
About National Basketball Associations Developmental League (D-League)
Entering its seventh season, the NBA Development League the NBAs minor league established to develop talent across all disciplines for the NBA has relocated its headquarters from Greenville, S.C. to New York City to help foster the D-League's continued growth by giving it direct access to the support and resources of the NBA and WNBA. During the 2006-07 season, 19 NBA teams assigned 24 players to D-League rosters, and 14 NBA teams called-up 16 players (?Gatorade Call-ups) while 31 D-League alumni participated in the NBA Playoffs. Additionally, every referee hired by the NBA since 2002 has worked in the D-League, while coaches, athletic trainers and front office executives are also being developed. The 2007-08 NBA season will also include the first-ever D-League coach to be promoted to the NBA with Sam Vincent taking over head coaching duties for the Charlotte Bobcats.

Designed to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and internationally, the D-League offers NBA-quality basketball and fun, family entertainment at affordable prices. For additional information on the NBA Development League, visit NBADLEAGUE.com.
 
About NewTek
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is an Emmy® Award-winning and leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation, animation and special effects tools including TriCaster, TriCaster Pro, TriCaster STUDIO, VT[5], SpeedEDIT, 3D Arsenal and LightWave 3D®.
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The TriCaster family of products include: TriCaster, TriCaster VM, TriCaster PRO and TriCaster STUDIO which are trademarks of NewTek, Inc.
SpeedEDIT, iVGA, LiveSet, LiveMatte, VT [5], 3D Arsenal and LightWave Rendition are trademarks of NewTek, Inc.
LightWave and LightWave 3D are registered trademarks of NewTek
All other products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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