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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 15, 2011

 
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DIY Network Gives Adam Carolla a Hi-Tech Makeover with NewTek TriCaster 850 EXTREME

Lifestyle-technology expert, Janna Robinson, and her team upgrade Adam Carolla’s ACE Broadcasting studio
to HD on “Hollywood Hi-Tech,” August 17th

SAN ANTONIO – August 15, 2011 NewTek, worldwide leader in portable live production and 3D animation systems, announced today that DIY Network’s “Hollywood Hi-Tech” program will feature Adam Carolla’s ACE Broadcasting studio, which its host and crew have upgraded to HD. The centerpiece of the hi-tech makeover is NewTek TriCaster™ 850 EXTREME™ portable live production system. Tune into DIY Network on Wednesday, August 17th at 9:30pm ET/PT to see the premiere of the Adam Carolla “Hollywood Hi-Tech” episode.

“Hollywood Hi-Tech, the first TV series devoted to covering lifestyle electronics and custom installation, documents technology expert, Janna Robinson, as she goes into Hollywood stars’ homes to give one room the ultimate technology makeover using state-of-the-art, high-end gear to completely transform the space.

“We have the most downloaded podcast on the web. So, when we wanted expand to include multi-camera video, there was only ONE choice, NewTek's TriCaster,” said Danny Misraje, executive in charge of operations for ACE Broadcasting. “Now, with DIY Network upgrading the studio to HD using TriCaster 850 EXTREME, there is nothing that the big television networks offer that we can’t deliver right here at ACE Broadcasting.”

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. In addition to ACE Broadcasting, TriCaster is used by webcasters, broadcasters, sports organizations, schools, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

Pricing and Availability
The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available for education in North America starting at US$4,995 and in multi-standard for US$5,995. For more information, please visit www.newtek.com, or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441. International callers dial +1-210-370-8000.

About NewTek
Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide 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: ACE Broadcasting, MTV, TWiT.TV, ESPN X Games, New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), North American Aerospace Defense Command, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NewTek products have been used in feature films and television shows, including "Avatar," "TinTin," "Repo Men," "V," "Fringe," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and more.

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  Please visit: www.newtek.com.

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