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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Todd Rundgren Pay-Per-View Event to be Produced with TriCaster

From a press release:

Panacea Entertainment and Todocast, the affordable portable live satellite web-broadcasting system, announced today that they are offering pay-per-view tickets to a live stream of the upcoming sold-out Todd Rundgren concerts in Akron, Ohio on September 6 and 7 at 6:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. ET and Chicago, Illinois on September 12 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. CT.

Todd will be performing his watershed 1973 masterpiece, "A Wizard, A True Star" (AWATS) in its entirety for the first time, plus a second "surprise mystery set." The ticket offers a two-day pass in each city that includes coverage of the concert and exclusive backstage access.

"Todd is the acknowledged godfather of the convergence of music, video and multimedia technologies," said Eric Gardner, chairman of Panacea Entertainment and Todd’s manager since 1975. "The AWATS dates will incorporate production on a Las Vegas and Broadway scale, and NewTek and TodoCast's revolutionary products will allow fans worldwide to take in all of the groundbreaking moments as they unfold."

"TriCaster packs all of the essential capabilities of a live truck into a 10-pound device," said Chuck Silber, senior vice president of sales, NewTek Inc. "Concerts and other live events provide the perfect venue to showcase TriCaster’s ease-of-use as a portable live production and streaming device."

"With TodoCast, our system provides Todd the only end-to-end live via satellite system that delivers high quality video and audio through our player along with a seamless pay-per-view engine that will monetize the events," said Bryan Hill, chief executive officer, TodoCast. "Much like the TriCaster, our revolutionary 120-pound satellite dish and one-button activation system makes live via satellite to Internet broadcasting affordable and easy for virtually any kind of production."

The Akron two-day package costs $20.00 and can be purchased at: www.todocast.tv/toddrundgren/akron. The Chicago two-day package costs $20.00 and can be purchased at: www.todocast.tv/toddrundgren/chicago.

Using NewTek TriCaster, the production team will create a network-style production of the concert and backstage events, complete with titles and graphics, and Todocast will transmit the event via satellite uplink for pay-per-view distribution.

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