SAN ANTONIO – NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced that SportsLink, a leading sports-marketing and management company, selected TriCaster™ portable live production system to produce and stream extended live coverage of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week events from Wednesday, December 31 through Sunday, January 4, 2009 on www.footballuniversity.org.
"The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week is exciting to watch for not only families and friends of the young stars who get to compete, but to all football fans who want a glimpse of the future's college and NFL stars," said Rich McGuinness, president of SportsLink. "Thanks to NewTek TriCaster, we can expand the NBC game coverage of the All-American Bowl to include other significant competitions and games during this week long San Antonio classic."
"NewTek TriCaster makes it possible to produce and live stream the whole week's worth of events for a fraction of the cost and effort of deploying a TV truck to cover one event," said Philip Nelson, the senior vice president of strategic development, NewTek Inc. "TriCaster is easy enough to use that high school students are able to deliver the events without losing the network-style quality that sponsors and audiences have come to expect."
Viewers can watch the action live on FBU TV: www.footballuniversity.org, including:
• U.S. Army All-American Bowl Skills Challenge – Wednesday, December 31 at 8:00 a.m. CST
• U.S. Army National Combine – Friday, January 2, 2009 at 7:00 a.m CST
• U.S. Army Pre-Game Pageantry – Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. CST
• U.S. Army All-American Marching Band – Saturday, January 3, 2009 at half-time
• U.S. Army American Bowl & Post Game Show – Saturday, January 3, 2009 immediately after the game
• Youth All-American Games produced and live streamed by students – Sunday, January 4, 2009 from 8:00 am- 6:00 PM. CST