MUO officials expect this historic Web stream event, produced with the NewTek TriCaster portable live production system, to be instrumental in reaching an Internet-savvy audience. Pageant fans will be able to access the live stream from the Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas, via www.missteenusa.com on Saturday, July 16, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The Miss Teen USA pageant is an annual competition for girls between the ages of 14 and 19, with contestants from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Like its parent organization, MUO, the pageant seeks to recognize young women who are goal-oriented, with interests in advancing their careers, personal and humanitarian issues, and improving the lives of others.
"Thanks to NewTek TriCaster, we are able to provide our fans of the Miss Teen USA Pageant with high quality streaming and unprecedented access due to this incredible piece of technology," says Colin Hornett, director of digital multimedia for the Miss Universe Organization. "We offer behind-the-scenes coverage, exclusive content and never-before-seen moments because of the ease, sophistication and mobility that TriCaster offers. We are delighted to partner with NewTek since our very first webcast and hope we continue together for many more."
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 the Miss Teen USA Pageant, 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.
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.