NewTek launches inaugural TriCaster® Director of the Year Awards

05 May 2022

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— Global celebration of talented visual storytellers using TriCasters to wow audiences —

SAN ANTONIO, May 5th, 2022— Calling all visual storytellers, creatives, directors, live content producers and maestros using the TriCaster. NewTek, the leader in IP-based video technology and part of Vizrt Group, today announces a quest to find and celebrate the everyday operators of the iconic line, with the TriCaster® Director of the Year Awards.

The TriCaster Director of the Year Awards will showcase the innovation, technical skills, and creative excellence of the global first-class talent that fly the TriCaster tech. Entries for the awards open on 19 May 2022.

"We are on a mission to honor the amazing talent that gives real purpose to our flagship product line. We want to recognize the visual storytellers that operate TriCasters and highlight how they artfully weave together video into impactful and compelling story. Cutting-edge content needs more than just technology, it needs talent. With the TriCaster Director of the Year Awards we want to give back to the TriCaster maestros who create magic and delight for audiences and the industry."

Barbara Spicek, President and GM of NewTek

The categories for this year include:

  • The TriCaster Director of the Year – Universal best director chosen by the judges
  • The ESG (Environmental, social, and corporate governance) TriCaster Director of the Year Awards
  • The Corporate TriCaster Director of the Year
  • The Education TriCaster Director of the Year
  • The House of Worship TriCaster Director of the Year
  • The Sports TriCaster Director of the Year
  • The Live Production TriCaster Director of the Year (music, events, awards, broadcast, etc.)

Any technical director or TriCaster operator can apply online by submitting a brief highlights video that represents their top TriCaster content this year alongside a short synopsis and statement of support. Submissions will then be reviewed by a panel of expert, industry judges (to be announced shortly) which will also choose an overall TriCaster Director of the Year from the entrants.

For the ESG TriCaster Director category, the judging panel will choose a shortlist of 10 entries and open the shortlist to a public vote. The public then has their chance to get involved and share their perspective on what creative director has made the most impact on their community with their content.

The winners will be invited to a one-of-a-kind NewTek gala ceremony in late November, where the winners will share in a $100,000 value prize pot. The awards show will also be streamed live on NewTek TV using a TriCaster to exhibit the production power of the product.

For all the updates on the NewTek TriCaster Director of the Year Awards follow the official hashtag: #TriCasterAwards2022

For more information, and to apply from May 19th visit:

About NDI

NDI is a brand of Vizrt Group. NDI software is in the hands of millions of customers worldwide and allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP. NDI can encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including cameras, converters, video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. #SDVS #NDIcentral

About NewTek

As the leader in IP video technology, NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications, to virtually any place people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses faster than ever before.

The NewTek brand joins those of Vizrt and NDI under the umbrella brand of Vizrt Group. The NewTek brand is 100% committed to its Channel Partners as its route to market.

Clients include: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Celebro Media, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Charles University in Prague, Pinsent Masons LLP, and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100.

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